Lean project management using unmanned aerial vehicles

Development of a lean and automated progress tracking system is one of the most challenging subjects in the construction industry. Since the current methods depend on individual and manual inspections of the site, they may have various problems. For instance, results include a natural bias since field personnel makes interpretations depending on their educational and expertise level. From the practical point of view, manual data collection and their comparison with construction drawings and schedules are inefficient as it takes too much time. With the recent advancement of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) into the market and inclusion of lean project management principles, project management studies are inclined towards the digital and lean approaches. Within this perspective, the objective of this study is to reveal the use of UAVs as a lean project management tool. This paper indicates merely that UAVs have the potential for such a purpose
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Citation Formats
A. B. Ersöz, O. Pekcan, and O. B. Tokdemir, “Lean project management using unmanned aerial vehicles,” North Cyprus, 2018, p. 1318, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: http://pcmc2018.ciu.edu.tr/.