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Westminster Drone Survey

As an approved contractor for UK Parliament, EK Specialist Surveys has been instructed to undertake roof conditions surveys for a number of buildings on the Parliamentary estate including Millbank House, a grade II listed office block.

Ek Ss Westminster Case Study 1

The drone was used to enable full inspection of the roofs without the need for other more expensive and intrusive access solutions such as scaffolding.

With Westminster being an extremely central and busy location it meant a safe and time efficient method was required to record all sections of the roof. This required meticulous planning, including additional airspace clearances, and working with our client to ensure our risk assessments and mitigations met with the expected high standard in such a high profile and prestigious location.

The aerial photographic survey assisted our surveyors in making recommendations in relation to repair works and identifying areas that need immediate attention.

Challenges for the drone team included; management of the operation area , maintainingVLOS(visual line of sight) of the drone at all times and ensuring continuous communication between ground crew and the remote pilot.

As a result of the planning and hard work of the team throughout the inspection it was completed on time and the report was issued to the client within 7 working days ensuring they could action the recommendations as quickly as possible.

Location

London

Service type

Drone building survey

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