The Case for Digitization of Engineering + Architectural Drawings

Engineering and architectural drawings are the lifeblood of any construction project. They consist of architectural (elevations), site, structural (columns, beams, footings and reinforcement details), plumbing and electrical plans. Prior to the 1980s, 2D engineering and architectural drawings were sketched by hand on paper or mylar.

Today, engineers and architects use computer-aided design (CAD) software such as AutoCAD or Revit to create 2D and3D drawings. CAD files are invaluable assets—data repositories that carefully guide construction at every stage of the process.
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Construction-related industries

Drone technology is transforming the building industry. Drone surveys are a critical component in structural condition assessments. They provide a wealth of data that is easy to store, index, and access. That data, in the form of flight videos and still images, provides a historical record that can aid in insurance claims and future renovations.

As drone use evolves, infrared and LIDAR technologies will be perfected, allowing even better management of residential, commercial, and industrial assets. Manual surveys? Well, they'll soon become a thing of the past.
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