In an article published last year in Ted, an energy study conducted found that homes in the US are incredibly energy inefficient. When compared to similar-sized homes in Europe, on average, US homes consume 2x the amount of energy with only homes in Canada consuming more due to the severe climate prevalent for most of the year.

As is evident by the spate of new projects springing up all across Western Massachusetts, the construction industry continues to thrive. Despite slowdowns due to Covid, resource & supply chain crunches, and a genuine shortage of skilled manpower, companies in this sector are scrambling to keep pace with demand in residential and commercial sectors. 

In 2017, a pipeline leak in Alabama spilt hundreds of thousands of gallons of gasoline into the soil and nearby waterways. The cause? A crack in a buried section of the line was detected via aerial inspection - visual data collected from drones flying over the affected area. According to Colonial Pipeline Company spokesman David York, "had we not been using this technique, we may not have discovered it until the next time we physically walked the line." ( Drone Business Magazine, 2017)

In virtually every sector that needs visual inspections as a part of its routine maintenance procedures, drones are now being used. By collecting visible data on the condition of an asset using a drone, drone inspections save inspectors from having to put themselves in hazardous situations. Instead of putting himself or herself in harm's way to inspect a joint, a guidewire, or an electronic component like an antenna, or working on scaffolding within a boiler to check a weld, an inspector may dispatch a drone.

Quickly making itself as ubiquitous in the English language as Xerox or Google, Drones have enormous potential in a wide array of industries but have simultaneously suffered from a love-hate relationship with local city governments and municipalities. While there have been numerous high-profile drone catastrophes, which raise genuine concerns, they represent a small percentage of drone operations, the vast majority of which contribute to enhancing and serving communities for the better. 

The use of drones in construction has already resulted in several modifications in the way structures are constructed. In recent years, drones have assisted in many construction advances,  including increased reporting accuracy, improved safety conditions, cost reduction, and increased efficiency.

Historically, the construction industry is known for inefficiencies, cost overruns, and delays. While most construction companies will tout their stellar records of delivering projects on time and under budget, for the most part, these buzzwords remain just that and don't reflect the accurate picture on the ground. 

Drones are helping new homebuyers with a bird's eye view of their new homes. Real estate marketing is evolving and using Drone Technology; prospective homeowners benefit from viewing their new homes through every possible lens. 

It's no secret that drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are becoming increasingly popular in the real estate industry. They are affordable to use, incredibly labor-saving, and provide new methods of photography for real estate that traditional photographic techniques cannot match. 

Any home buyer would like to get a natural feel of their home before visiting it. To get a sense of what amenities are included, what the layout and landscaping are like, and more. Real estate agents who provide their potential clients with aerial images of their listings can quickly generate more leads and expect more conversions.

The City of Easthampton hired Web-tactics, MA to conduct a drone inspection on two of the city's water tanks. When you have your tank regularly inspected, small issues can be identified and addressed before they become huge problems, saving money in the long term.

Are you wondering how you can change the way your real estate business operates to suit the ever-changing needs of the 21st-century customer base? Well, one thing that will certainly put you on the right pedestal is the introduction of drones. Why have drones taken a front seat today? Well, it’s partly because the consumption of high-quality video and graphic content by the audience has grown beyond bounds.

Drone photography by itself is a tricky thing to master. Add the complexity of flying indoors, and the chances of getting that perfect shot for your website, your business collateral, or your sales team, becomes exponentially harder. Here are 6 aspects to aerial drone photography indoors that most drone websites don't tell you. 

Web-tactics was hired to take aerial drone photos of Providence Place at Ingleside - an exceptional 55-plus active adult independent living and retirement community located on a scenic hilltop in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

Drones can be an incredibly powerful tool for photography and video. The aerial views that are available using a drone can capture an entirely different vantage point and produce a stunning result. It’s fair to say that drones for landscape construction and design photography can be a game changer when it comes to our client’s sales and marketing approach.

You’ve started on your lists of small repairs, you’ve contacted a real estate agent, and now you’re in the final steps of getting ready to sell your house. But before you put your home up for sale, and certainly before having your first open house, here are 11 things to consider that most home sellers forget to think about and could cost you a sale.

Have you ever wondered how you could get the commercial for your business to really stand out from the rest? Well look no further than the use of a drone. Unlike a regular video camera that would only be able to get a certain view, drones can do so much more. Below you will find a few benefits you can gain by using drone videography for your next company commercial.

Planning for life’s big events is never easy. You want to be present, able to enjoy the moment without fretting over the details. Wedding days are a prime example of this—the food is taken care of, the guest list is no longer an issue, all preliminaries have been organized to a T. Here lies the ultimate question: who is going to document your special day? Surely none of your guests (even the closest of friends who have helped orchestrate this thing) want to be put in charge of a task such as this. What to do?

Drones used to be something the military used for combat. They were, for a long, long time, robots designed for combat. Although, with the invention of the GoPro camera and the rise of video sharing sites, drones are becoming more and more common.

Real estate has taken a form of innovation recently. Real estate’s agents have a new intelligence they are adding to their business, which is the introduction of drone.