Drones: the next big disruptive innovation in the Indian construction industry

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By AV Antao, COO, Synergy Property Development Services

Construction is one of the most dynamic, responsive and unique sectors in the Indian economy. It contributes significantly to the country’s economic development by generating output, creating jobs and facilitating income generation. The Indian construction industry is undergoing a seismic transformation, with technology playing a pivotal role in shaping the industry.

One new-gen technology that is gaining interest in the construction industry is the usage of drones. It is poised to serve as an effective medium towards building smart cities in a cost-effective, faster and safer manner with optimum utilisation of skills and efforts. It is expected that in the next 10 years, the use of drones in construction will register a manifold growth and will play a leading role in futuristic buildings.

According to a recent industry report, India is one of the fastest growing markets for UAVs and by 2021, the Indian UAV market is expected to reach USD 885.7 million. The usage of drones in the construction industry has seen a 239% growth year-over-year globally, higher than any other commercial sector. In India too, the growth is set to increase manifold.





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