Skanska UK has developed an insurance approved supply chain framework for drones.
Skanska has developed a framework for Resource Group, Skycap and Cambridge UAV to provide standards and procedures for drone operations.
The framework includes agreed levels for insurance cover.
”[T]he framework is multi-layered. It does assist insurance and data protection. It also gives us the confidence that we have the right level of expertise, with the right hardware and software that has been subject to the correct pre-flight checks, [and] suitably qualified personnel following the right processes having obtained the right permissions, and with an understanding of our data needs,” said Kevin Perlmutter head of communications – infrastructure.
Skanska UK director of BIM and digital engineering Malcolm Stagg said: “RPAS [Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems] can deliver data that is significantly more advanced and detailed than is possible through traditional methods.
“It’s a key component in Skanska’s overall digital engineering strategy that can help us to undertake work and collect data much more quickly and effectively.”
Skanska’s executive vice president Thomas Faulkner added: “We have invested consistently in digital engineering over many years in order to improve how we work and the services we provide to our customers.
“Embracing the use of drone technology enables us to create new insights – facilitating more effective ways of planning and delivering projects.”