Drone data-based solutions
The complex nature of construction projects result in a lack of near real-time data and this is why delays and overruns happen at the ground level. Different stakeholders focussed on varied aspects of a single construction site. While the engineers focus on aggregate and volumes, the management looks into the overall time and cost overruns.
Skylark Drones builds and delivers drone data-based solutions that streamline planning, reduce overheads in contractor management and increase oversight of operations for the construction sector across sites in different verticals and geographies. Mughilan Thiru Ramasamy and Mrinal Pai were college mates and had pursued their engineering in Bengaluru. Aerospace was a shared passion. They realised that the inherent advantages that drones and drone data bring can be leveraged with the right technology to solve prescient real world challenges. They established Skylark Drones for enterprises to plan, build, and sustain assets by reducing operational costs, saving time, and increasing revenue.
MrinalPai, Co-Founder, Skylark Drones, says, “What we do is recreate construction sites near-real time and analyse the geospatial twin with AI driven intelligence for engineering information and management insights across every stage of construction.”
At the pre-construction stage, Pai adds, “Drone solutions serve to understand the topography in terms of land usage and ownership to streamline planning. During construction, these provide an accessible way for project managers to understand the quantum and quality of work delivered by vendors and contractors on a day-to-day basis. And, post construction, drones play a major role in the area of defect and anomaly detection.” Drone solutions are driven by high-density data points that are about five times as accurate as satellite data.
Drones and drone data help cut down the time spent in every phase of the data to decision process. The other aspect is reach. Pai shares, “One can understand the area of interest faster and give the engineers a bird’s-eye view of what is happening across the entire site.” Similarly, a manger can monitor not just one but multiple sites in tandem.
Year of Establishment: 2014
Clientele: Tata Steel, BOSCH, L&T, UltraTech, Syngenta, CleanMax Energy, Vedanta, ShapoorjiPallonji and Alstom.