Drones could soon be used to inspect buildings.
According to bimstore, the plans have been suggested following the death of architect Erica Tishman after she was hit by falling debris in New York City.
“The death of Erica Tishman tells us that we must move our technology and embrace technology to find a safer way to inspect buildings,” said Brooklyn Borough president Eric Adams. “Using drones would take us to a new height in carrying out that inspection.”
“It is not a toy, it is a tool,” he added. “These tools will save millions of dollars, save time, but most importantly it could actually save lives.”
At present, it is largely illegal for drones to be flown across New York’s five boroughs., although there are a few designated areas where it is allowed.