Drone Technology Led Fire Damage and Major Loss inspections

Drone Technology Led Fire Damage and Major Loss inspections

THE PROBLEM

When a major event occurs weather that be fire or flood the effects can be devastating, not only for the affected property or properties and business but for the people affected by the event. Fire and flood can have major implications on persons lives whether that be financial or physical and mental health. in these scenarios the people affected rely on professionals such as Loss adjusters, insurance companies, engineers and contractors to facilitate quick decision making and solutions. One of the problems is the accessibility of the affected area due to access issues or safety. By incorporating Drone technology led fire damage and major loss inspections into your workflow could pay dividends.

CASE EXAMPLE

After a major fire event in the south of England which affected a large retail outlet, Iprosurv were contacted by one of our clients to facilitate the collection of data to enable the decision making process to be started, reserves had to be set and works needed to commence in order for decisions and further actions to be planned. the issue encountered was that the structure had been so badly damaged due to fire that large parts of the structure had collapsed and access due to safety was restricted, the emergency services were also still on site dealing with the incident.

TRADITIONAL METHODS

The traditional way of dealing with these types of scenarios would be multiple people attending site to carry out their own investigations, compiling reports and presenting the data to the major stakeholder or client. In the case in question the structure could not be accessed and any access around the structure was very limited.

TECHNOLOGY-LED METHODS

With the continued growth of drone technology and the huge leaps in the advancement of drones and the sensors attached to them data gathering and advanced data outputs can be carried out in a very quick time. Not only can the data be delivered in multiple formats often drone technology will give the professional a unique view that would normally could only be obtained by expensive and time consuming methods. The data set can be delivered and viewed by multiple people offsite or from desktop. Not only does this save time and money as well as increasing safety there is also the reduction in carbon output due to limiting unnecessary visits.

THE SOLUTION

Iprosurv listened to the clients requirements and advised on the best course of action to take to enable drone technology to be used and to get the best output for the client.

From there Iprosurv started to plane the operation keeping the client informed at all stages of the planning and subsequent operation, the client was kept informed at every stage of the flight planning, Iprosurv facilitated all of the neccesasry flight applications, local authority applications, and police notifications.

The client had decided that they would require a 3D interactive model that would enable them to quickly identify issues and annotate measurements, and annotations on the model with the ability to share with other stakeholders.

Drone Technology Led Fire Damage and Major Events

Iprosurv listened to the clients requirements and advised on the best course of action to take to enable drone technology to be used and to get the best output for the client.

From there Iprosurv started to plane the operation keeping the client informed at all stages of the planning and subsequent operation, the client was kept informed at every stage of the flight planning, Iprosurv facilitated all of the neccesasry flight applications, local authority applications, and police notifications.

The client had decided that they would require a 3D interactive model that would enable them to quickly identify issues and annotate measurements, and annotations on the model with the ability to share with other stakeholders.

RESULTS

Once the inspection had been completed the media was uploaded to the Iprosurv’s proprietary system where the data was processed through advanced analytics to the clients requirements in this case the 3d interactive model.

The client has the ability to inspect the 3d model and individual images that were produced to make up the model, the client also has the facility to make linear and volumetric measurements as well as apply risk ratings and annotations.

The data can be instantly shared through the Iprosurv portal with unique user access.

SAVINGS

The savings in this case were all around time and the ability for one data set to be shared with multiple stakeholders, Insurer, Loss Adjuster, Structural Engineers, Forensics investigators, Contractors but to name a few. One data set with each stakeholder being able to investigate and intemperate the model for their own professional service outcome.

This data set wash shared with 36 people that were unable to attend site and gain access due to health and safety, saving time, cost, increasing safety whilst reducing Co2 emissions through reduced visits.

INCORPORATE DRONE TECHNOLOGY INTO YOUR WORKFLOW

Incorporating Drone Technology Led Fire Damage and Major Events inspections into your workflow can be easier than you think!

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