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Building insights at
your fingertips

 

 

PropTech HD is a facade and rooftop inspection service that uses drones to quickly develop comprehensive reports and data insights that building owners love.

 

Powered by Heartland Drone Company
Due to the growing demand for our inspection services, we developed PropTech HD to solely focus on capturing high-quality data.

"This technology has completely changed how we conduct building inspections."

Jeff Patterson, P.E.
Vice President  |  PMA Engineering

Drones are a workforce multiplier

Structural & Civil Engineers | Architects | Property Managers | Commercial Roofers | Project Managers | Superintendents

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28-Story Building Inspection

High-Def Inspection

Traditional Methods vs Drone Methods:

Traditional

  • Erect sophisticated scaffold and swing stages for multi-week inspection.

 

Drone

  • Drone serves as preliminary means of inspection. Cutting out several weeks of traditional inspection.

Why drones were the best option:

Speed

  • Inspection timeline with drone - 3 days vs multi-week.

 

Cost

  • Using drone saved owner ~$80K in scaffolding rental and inspection man hours.

 

Worker Safety

  • Drone replaced boots on a scaffold.

 

Public Safety

  • Owners can make real-time actionable public safety decisions.

 

Accessible

  • Clean data that can be easily stored and accessed for future use.

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Thermal Facade & Roof Inspection

Thermal Inspection

Traditional Methods vs Drone Methods:

Traditional (Roof)

  • Core cuts executed on the roof.

 

Traditional (Windows/Facade)

  • Swing stages for 1-2 week inspection.

 

Drone (Roof)

  • Thermal camera detects water penetration on roof.

 

Drone (Windows/Facade)

  • Drone served as preliminary means of inspection. Cutting out several days of traditional inspection.

Why drones were the best option:

Precision

  • Thermal sees what the naked eye can’t.

Speed

  • Inspection timeline with drone - 1 days vs multi-week.

 

Cost

  • Saved owner ~$40K in swing stage and inspection hours.

 

Worker Safety

  • Drone replaced boots on a scaffold.

 

Accessible

  • Clean data that can be easily stored and accessed for future use.

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Aerial Mapping

Traditional Methods vs Drone Methods:

Traditional

  • Boots-in-the-field to physically access and measure points in hazardous or difficult-to-reach locations.


Drone

  • When mapping challenging terrain, drones make it no longer necessary for human operators to physically access and measure points in hazardous or difficult-to-reach locations. Traditional methods require meticulous measurement, preparation, and planning, drones can capture comparable data in dramatically shorter timeframes.

Why drones were the best option:

Precision

  • Centimeter-level positional accuracy when capturing digital geospatial data. Drone meets the accuracy standards of the American Society of Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (ASPRS).

Speed

  • Drone can accurately map an entire area in minutes vs hours/days with traditional boots-in-the-field methods.

 

Cost

  • Precision data mapping results in accurate cost calculations across multiple phases of the project.  

 

Worker Safety

  • Drone allowed for the mapping of areas that would otherwise be inaccessible.

Flexibility

  • One drone flight produces thousands of measurements, which can be represented in different formats (orthomosaic, point cloud, DTM, DSM, contour lines, etc).

Repeatability

  • Drone missions re-flown multiple times throughout the life cycle of the project site with little set-up effort.

 

Accessible

  • Clean data that can be easily stored and accessed for future use.