As part of its internal and external audit requirements, Boral must assess stockpile volumes at each of its quarries nationally, to audit the amount of stock on the ground. This process has historically been done using manned aircraft, however, Boral recognised that using drone technology is less costly and provides better outcomes and data.
Boral partnered with BIRDI and our national network of local, fully licenced drone operators to capture aerial data at 57 quarries across 6 states and territoriesThe BIRDI platform was able to assist in:
Over a few short days, 50 local operators captured 57 sites using standardised drone capture methods to provide volumetric data on the stockpiles in six states and territories.
Boral Australia is the country's largest construction materials and building products supplier with operations in all states and territories.