Construction PMs Using Drones

It’s a sophisticated toy. That’s how one project manager describes the ease of use associated with drones his company has been using on construction projects in Seattle and several other areas.  “We’re saving the owner money because we’re not spending money each month to have a plane fly over, plus we can use it for much more information gathering,” says Kevin Butts. He’s the senior project manager for a housing development expansion, and is employed by The Weitz Co. of Des Moines, Iowa. “Frankly, in the construction industry, we’re just at the tip of the iceberg of what we can use this tool for,” says Butts.