How Could Drone Technology Help Grow Africa's Construction Industry?
Utilising drone technology
S a h e l M a j a l i
Lea Bienaime, spokesperson
for French drone manufacturer
Dronevolt, indicated in 2018 that
there could be huge potential for the
commercial drone market in African
nations. The continent’s vast, open
spaces offer exciting opportunities,
not only in terms of commercial drone
technologies, but in using digitisation
to help grow the African economy.
Drone technologies are already being
implemented on African construction sites.
In South Africa, The Gauteng Department of
Infrastructure Development has implemented
drone technology to monitor progress on
the Phillip Moyo Community Health Centre
How Could Drone
Technology Help Grow
for UAVs in African
Marius Hough, Dronezone’s Director of Operations in South
Africa, has indicated that Africa can benefit from Western
technology in a big way. Drone technology helps construction
companies rise to the top, particularly in developing
economies, where the construction market holds vast
From carrying out security patrols and monitoring progress to
delivering small, key items on site, drones help construction
companies minimise the time and cost involved in a
project, while at the same time protecting the safety of its
contractors and employees.
There remains a lack of infrastructure in some African
countries. By leveraging digital technologies, African
construction companies can gain huge competitive
advantages over their rivals, enabling nations to start
developing ‘smart’ buildings and infrastructure.
Sahel Majali | Engineering expert and
founder of dynamic construction, investment
and development company, the Mid Group.
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