MKAI hosts first Greener Construction Workshop Using Drone Technology For Sustainability
Milton Keynes, England, 13 SEPTEMBER 2022
The first insightful event of the Greener Construction Workshop series by MKAI provides the knowledge, tools, and resources needed to help the construction sector incorporate drone technology for a sustainable and efficient process.
Drone technology is expanding at an exponential rate. In the construction industry, small Unmanned Serial Vehicles (sUAVs) can improve surveying and mapping procedures, inspection, damage assessment, and even extraction efforts in disaster management operations. With innovations like artificial intelligence for post-processing/geospatial mapping and machine learning to support imagery interpretation, drones can be a powerhouse tool for the construction sector.
To provide a detailed insight into the wide-reaching applications of drone technology in construction and vital elements of sUAVs regulations and licensing, MKAI organised the first workshop of “The Greener Construction Series” at Chaffron Centre, centre for the Milton Keynes business community.
The Greener workshop brought together professionals from across the globe interested in sustainable construction solutions. The day’s focus was on drone technology and small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (sUAVs) and their impact on the industry. In addition, the participants could learn about a wide range of topics, including drone legislation and even ethics, with live demonstrations from the industry’s leading experts.
When asked about the aim of organizing the workshop, Richard Foster-Fletcher, Chair of MKAI.org said, “Through this opportunity to hear from industry leaders, see live demos of drone technology, and network with companies who are leading the way in sustainable construction, we could provide innovative learning solutions for construction professionals looking to mitigate the worst effects of climate change. I’m grateful to the leadership of MK College for making this possible.”
The workshop was designed to help the construction industry embrace new technology collaboratively and cost-effectively and to learn about drone technology’s potential to help businesses become more sustainable. Participants left with a clear understanding of each stage involved in incorporating drones into their business to see results in cost savings, increased safety levels, improved maintenance process, and reduction of liability.
The event, which brought together many professionals, looked at how drones can support green building initiatives in engineering, surveying, and planning. Discussions also focused on assessing the impact of drone technology on the adoption of drones in construction and supply chains.
Through this opportunity to hear from industry leaders, see live demos of drone technology, and network with companies who are leading the way in sustainable construction, we could provide innovative learning solutions for construction professionals looking to mitigate the worst effects of climate change. I’m grateful to the leadership of MK College for making this possible.
Richard Foster-Fletcher, Executive Chair at MKAI
MKAI is the responsible AI community that engages in open-minded conversation, events and crowdsourced projects around artificial intelligence themes such as; ethics, inclusivity, privacy and sustainability. It attracts people from different walks of life, with different experiences, driving its strength and impact from its diversity and inclusiveness.