Unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones, are rising in use on construction spots around the globe, aviation experts say. Technology advances and mobile devices have made unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, much easier to manage. Also, drones are a cost-effective way to check a project's progress or help jobsite managers see higher elevations or hard-to-reach spots for inspections.
Their use is also on the rise as the Federal Aviation Administration prepares to select six testing sites in the U.S. that will help determine more rules for commercial use of UAVs. The FAA modernization act of 2012 requires it to create safety rules to allow UAVs into commercial airspace by 2015.