Drones in construction: Everything you need to know

Construction is one of several industries propelling commercial drone use, as companies can use the devices for surveying, inspection and data collection. The Federal Aviation Administration's final commercial drone rules released last year kicked the industry into high gear, and, as a result, more construction companies are now implementing drones into their operations. However, there are regulations, potential risks and service options to consider before launching a drone program. Here's what construction firms need to know about drones, and what's on the horizon for the budding industry.

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