Flying helpers at the DACH+HOLZ International Fair, 2-5 February 2016 in Stuttgart.
Inspect roofs and facades with the help of highly efficient images, even when there is strong wind and no framework.
Inspect roofs and facades with the help of highly efficient images, even when there is strong wind and no framework: If it would be up to Norman Hallermann, civil engineer and scientist from the Bauhaus University in Weimar, carpenters and roofers would use the support of unmanned aircrafts, such as drones, more frequently in the future. DACH+HOLZ International will present the possible applications of the flying helpers and the associated simplifications for building roofs and facades in their own special exhibition from 2 to 5 February 2016 in Stuttgart. “Drones will definitely not replace specialists and experts in the future”, Norman Hallermann says, “but they can significantly facilitate their work.” The civil engineer and scientist from the Bauhaus University in Weimar has been dealing with flying mini robots and their possible applications for some years now. Together with the company Ascending Technologies from Krailling near Munich, one of the leading manufacturers and developers of professional unmanned aircrafts, he has developed a drone especially for the inspection of building, roofs and facades in a research project. It is not about replacing present work processes or saving labour but about integrating new high-tech-solutions in daily workflows, he stresses. “Nothing entirely replaces the human eye and the experience of roofers and carpenters.” The goal is to show new technical possibilities and practical solutions for the industry. At the DACH+HOLZ International at the Stuttgart Exhibition Center, trade visitors can experience what the use of drones means from 2 to 5 February. Together with Ascending Technologies, the Weimar scientist will present many of these possibilities in a special exhibition at the gallery in Hall 1. After all, the advantages of working with drones are supposed to be manifold according to Hallermann who tested the use of the flying helpers at the Halberstadt Cathedral amongst others places. “The architects of the cathedral regularly checked the roofs and facades with binoculars and were convinced that everything was in good condition”, he says. However, the drone showed a very different picture, displaying images of numerous damages. At the end, it turned out that both towers needed new roofs.
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