Aerial Services


Manage, measure, and communicate site progress with detailed, bird's eye perspective that includes 3D modeling. Unlike Google Earth, photogrammetry is current and has far higher resolution.

Inspection Photography

Evaluate facades from a vantage point not otherwise available and see incredible detail of exteriors- roof sags, deteriorating conditions, ... that only UAVs can provide.

Thermal Imaging

Assess thermal anomalies revealed with infrared (IR) cameras that find temperature differences and pinpoint thermal losses, roof leaks, solar panel failures, and more. 


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Photogrammetry is 2D photos, algoritmically altered to produce orthomosaics and 3D models. Our specialized software generates volumes, surface area, linear and volume measurements, and Digital Elevation Models / topos. 


  • Survey-grade DEM with/without classifications
  • Quick calculations of Cut & Fill surface areas
  • High quality, site images for conducting initial estimates
  • Current photos of area with 10 - 25 times better resolution than Google Earth
  • Subcontractor progress checks with data overlay in BIM
  • Timeline analysis and documentation


Revit-/CAD files and other software interface for client's use

Hi-Res Photography & Videography

Drone photography is better, faster, easier, and cheaper than traditional inspections.

Inspect facades and get close-ups - see cracks, bad caulking, roof conditions, and more ... view incredible detail without using manlifts or having teams repel from the roof.

Hi-Res Photography Applications:

  • Close-up visuals
  • Facade assessments for historic preservation and building renovations
  • Project estimation
  • Assessment of current and potential projects
  • Safe reviews of hazmat areas and difficult to access sites and structures - without putting boots on the ground


  • Organized image files






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With our hi-res cameras, we provide aerial videos that showcase a building or development.

Videography Applications:

Videos are an ideal mechanism to market a project for:

  • Advertisement/sales
  • Zoning hearings
  • Leasing opportunities
  • Social media content


 Thermal image of roof, showing temperature readings and problem areas

Thermal image of roof, showing temperature readings and problem areas

 Solar panel issues are immediately visible

Solar panel issues are immediately visible

Thermal scans capture details invisible to the naked eye by making subtle temperature differences visible - see the unseen!


  • Thorough, accurate assessments of areas that show water or air intrusion with flat roofs and siding
  • Safer, faster, more accurate concrete delamination detection vs chain drag and hammer sounding


Inspect with piece of mind: 

  • Flat roof tops
  • Concrete delamination
  • Solar panel arrays 

Deliverables:                                                                              Certified thermographers on staff

Analysis report and images

Benefits of Working with Us

  • Detailed, precise, and more data
  • Safer alternative to manlifts and propelling crews on structures
  • Access to hard to reach areas and rugged terrain
  • Far more information that is easy to understand and use
  • Quick turnaround
  • Less costly