3D models offer engineers, architects, project managers or anyone with a stake in any project, the ability to seamlessly inspect all regions of interest from any elevation or angle. Models of a site can be presented in an array of formats, including 3D mesh with a textured material overlay, point cloud or orthomosaic. Common applications for aerial 3D models are:
Utilised from the pre-planning due diligence stage through to completion, site volumetrics allow owners to rapidly visualise the current state of a site and perform measurements to determine necessary volumes required for cut and fill earthworks etc. Aerial 3D modelling can also assist in calculating volumes on land fill sites, quarries, mines and for modelling stockpile movements on construction sites.
Construction monitoring & renovation planning:
Maintain a detailed log of where and when developments occurred throughout a construction project. These assessments can be used to assist in continued project planning, compliance monitoring, progress reporting and to assist in planning for further extensions and renovations on existing buildings.
Utilised for assessing the risks associated with difficult terrain, a key example of this is identifying potential rock and tree fall hazards on slopes near roads or developments.
Telecommunications Asset Inspection:
Drone inspections for telecommunication assets offers an array of advantage over conventional inspection methods. Utilising drones, we can provide high definition imagery and video of the selected asset, as well as a live HD video feed to allow out clients to see what the drone is seeing in real time, and advise us on any shots they require.
3D modelling of telecommunication towers negates the need to send a worker to physically inspect the asset, which in turn means that the tower can remain fully functional throughout the assessment. Post processing a telecommunications tower using professional software can be completed and delivered to the client in less than a day and can provide 3D measurements with accuracies better than 10 mm based off previous test cases.
Coastal sand dunes are accumulations of sand parallel to the shore that have been formed over thousands of years to become dynamic parts of the coastal ecosystem. Worldwide it has been reported that 70% of beaches are eroding, and this can have severe consequences for the coastal environment. As sand dunes are eroded the protective barrier these formations provide becomes weakened and the impact of damaging weather patterns, salt spray, sand blast, and wave action becomes increased, affecting the surrounding terrestrial and urban areas. This can lead to a loss of biodiversity in adjacent habitats, affecting important flora and fauna, such as crabs, birds, wallabies and shea-oaks a native Australian Tree, and also negatively impacting urbanised areas (e.g. increased levels of rust, sand storms). With increasing pressure on coastal ecosystems in the form of recreation, tourism and development it is important to monitor these valuable ecosystems in order to identify, minimise and prevent key damaging processes. One of the leading causes of sand dune erosion is large swells in conjunction with high/king tides. Severe storm systems which produced flash flooding and high velocity winds also have a very considerable impact. We provide several environmental monitoring services, these services include
Modelling can be completed in a chosen time frame, weekly, fortnightly, monthly & annually. These models can be compared and areas that have a greater erosion rate can be detected.
Storm Damage Modelling
Modelling can be completed after a storm to illustrate the areas that were severely affected by the storm.
Tide Damage Modelling
Modelling can be completed after abnormally high/king tides to illustrate the areas on the dunes that are under the most duress.
Sand Banks of Estuaries & River Systems
Sand banks on the edge of estuaries and river systems are constantly changing. Monitoring these geographical changes is important. We provide 3D modelling services of these sand banks and with periodical modelling, the distance and direction of the shifting sand banks can be determined.
Rapid assessment can be conducted for use in determining effective roof space and solar exposure for solar panel installations, gutter monitoring, rust monitoring and for detecting tile slippage on tiled roofs.