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Using drone technology to monitor Texas Tower project

Today, the Wall Street Journal [paywall] published a piece on how ‘commercial property joins the tech revolution as spending soars’. One of the aspects of the commercial property industry is the increase in the use of drones. For instance, one of the world’s largest property developers, Hines, is using drone technology to monitor its Texas Tower project in downtown Houston several times per week.

Using drone technology to monitor construction project

Peter Grant and Konrad Putzier write for the Wall Street Journal:

“New technologies being used by Houston-based Hines, one of the biggest global developers, include a drone surveillance service provided by an Israeli startup named SiteAware. Several times a week, a drone flies over Texas Tower, a new office building rising in Houston, taking digital images that Hines compares with job specifications to confirm plans have been accurately followed.”

The article also includes some really nice photos of how drones are used in the industry. The drone shown in the images seems to be a DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0.

SiteAware says on its website that the company offers “digital construction quality monitoring solutions” to provide “continuous quality inspection reports of buildings under construction, as well as completed buildings.” as a turn-key service to real-estate developers, owners and construction companies.

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Photo: Jeff Lautenberger / WSJ



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Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Main Writer at DroneDJ, where he covers all drone related news and writes product reviews. He also contributes to the other sites in the 9to5Mac group such as; 9to5Mac, 9to5Google, 9to5Toys and Electrek. Haye can be reached at or @hayekesteloo