(aka DIGITAL TWINS)
Drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are increasingly being used to create 3D models or Digital Twins in the construction and historical preservation industries. One of the main benefits of using drones to create 3D models is that it allows for the collection of data from areas that are difficult or impossible to access with traditional image capture methods, such as high-rise buildings or historic sites with limited access. Drones can also cover a much larger area in a shorter amount of time, which can be more efficient and cost-effective than traditional surveying methods.
The process typically involves flying a drone equipped with a camera over the area to be modeled. The camera captures a series of images that are then processed using photogrammetry software to create a 3D point cloud. This point cloud can then be used to create a detailed 3D model of the site.
3D MODELS ARE USED IN
3D models can be used to plan and design a building, as well as simulate and test various construction scenarios before any physical work is done. This can save time and money by identifying and addressing potential issues early on. 3D Models are often used to compute volumes which quickly inform decision makers. Volumetric data is especially helpful in the early stages of a project to determine cut/fill volumes.
3D models can be used to create accurate digital reconstructions of historical sites and landmarks. These models can be used to study the construction and design of the original building, and can also be used to create virtual tours and exhibits. 3D models can also be used to plan and execute restoration and conservation projects, allowing preservationists to make informed decisions about how to best preserve the site.
3D models are a powerful tool that can be used in a variety of ways to improve the construction and preservation process. They can help architects, builders, and preservationists to work more efficiently and effectively, and can also be used to create engaging and educational experiences for the public.