College of Architecture and Environmental Design


Construction Management Department

Degree Name

BS in Construction Management




Phil Barlow


This paper looks directly at BIM and Drone Technology in today's age and how their integrative capabilities with one another can result in a highly productive construction atmosphere. There is an abundance of research for the topic, but no real-life examples. Webcor will serve as this example via case study. The research methodology for the project will come from interviews and a questionnaire featuring a project manager, superintendent, licensed flyer, BIM engineer, and cost estimator. The variety of interviews, will showcase the effects drone technology and BIM have on different sectors of a business. Themes that come out of these interviews include, hardware, software, surveying, safety, and financial impact. These results prove that drone technology is a relatively new industry with great common applications. This paper focuses on major techniques companies can use to further integrate drones with BIM to increase productivity.