Drones, Roofing Safety and Maintenance Strategy

Drones or UAVs are gaining significant traction in construction and more recently, facility management. Drones can be used to conduct inspections of roofs or other hazardous areas, survey overall site layouts, and more. This webinar presented brand new research specifically on maintenance strategies, work task time allocations associated with drone roof inspections, and implementation costs.

Learn more by contacting Dr. Brian Stone at B-Stone@wiu.edu

Summary of Drone Usage in FM


  1. Drones are a relatively inexpensive tool that drastically reduces safety risks for facility managers
  2. They take PRACTICE!
  3. But… there are some drawbacks:
    • Time consuming
    • Training is needed
    • Organizational culture / local rules & regulations
  4. Have a good plan in place when you start; stay organized