Facades of buildings are subjected to weathering as they aged. As façade deteriorates, there is risk of façade elements breaking and falling. To improve public safety, the Periodic Façade inspection regime was introduced during 2020 in Singapore. Periodic inspection of facades is meant to detect potential issues with the facades, including deteriorating façade materials, cracks in tiles and connections, etc.
In pre-COVID-19 environment, inspections will typically involve multiple meetings to plan and execute key activities like project milestones definition, stakeholders and inspection team coordination, etc. In current COVID-19 situation, most of the above-mentioned activities are reduced or performed remotely, resulting in significant delays in the inspection process.
There is a need to adopt commercially viable drone solution to address the inspection requirements.