Driving productivity using drones in the Housing Sector

DATE: 29 June, 2021

LOCATION: Online Webinar

START TIME: 10:00 am END TIME: 12:00 pm

Connected Places Catapult (CPC) and Disruptive Innovators Network (DIN) are co-hosting a webinar on 29th June 2021.

The objective of this webinar is to help understand the impact of drones to deliver cost savings, drive productivity, enhance the data available on building assets and improve services to tenants and leaseholders.

The webinar will benefit organisations that manage housing assets including Housing Providers, ALMOs, Local Authorities and any other organisations that are looking to increase efficiency and safety through using drones and new methods of working towards preventative rather than reactive maintenance and delivery of Net Zero.

The objective of the webinar is to:

  • Provide an understanding on how drone technology can benefit the housing sector
  • Share outcomes from drone demonstrations hosted by Yorkshire Housing including the opportunities and benefits that can be achieved from using drones
  • Provide next steps on how your organisation can adopt drone technology

The agenda will include:

  • Housing Provider’s perspective
  • Yorkshire Housing demonstration of building condition surveys
  • Solutions available today including 2D orthomosaic, 3D modelling, thermal imaging, and the benefits of changing the current processes
  • How to implement drone technology and how your organisation can get involved
  • Open Q&A session

CPC will also share an update on the industry engagement activity as part of the Government Drone Pathfinder Catalyst Programme, sponsored by the Department for Transport. The Pathfinder Catalyst Programme aims to boost the development and use of drones across the UK economy, with the support from industry and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). 


10:00 – 10:05

Welcome and opening remarks

Howie Chau, Systems Engineer

Victoria Moffett, Head of Building and Fire Safety Programmes

10:05 – 10:15

Government Drone Pathfinder Catalyst Programme

Hannah Tew, Director of Air Mobility

10:15 – 10:25

Challenges and opportunities for housing associations

Darren Williams, Lead Innovator

10:25 – 10:45

Drone data solutions for building condition survey

Richard Scriven, Managing Director

10:45 – 11:00

Drone uses cases supporting net zero and preventative maintenance

Graham Brown, CEO

11:00 – 11:15

Integrating drones into housing

Jenny Danson, Associate Director

11:15 – 11:25

Fireside chats – Addressing key concerns for drone adoption

Jenny Danson; Graham Brown; Chris Gee; Richard Scriven

11:25 – 11:45


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