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Contractors are using drones to save big on construction projects

Contractors are using drones to save big on construction projects (Video: Sinclair Broadcast Group)

SAN ANTONIO - More and more people are using drones every day. But while some people use drones for recreational purposes, some businesses use them to help them save on costs.

"We use a lot of tools in all processes in the life of a construction project," says Luis Berumen, director of Construction Technology at Bartlett Cocke, one of the largest general contractors in the state.

"Drones are just another tool in our toolbox to leverage technology to do more with less." Berumen adds that previously, his company would contract with a third party vendor to fly over projects once a month and provide updated pictures.

Now, Bartlett Cocke employees three FAA-certified drone pilots to do the work they previously paid others.

In addition to surveying projects, Berumen says drones help the company with quality control on various projects.

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