The global construction drone market reached a value of US$ 4,579.40 Million in 2021. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach a value of US$ 10,610.30 Million by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 16.10% during 2022-2027. Keeping in mind the uncertainties of COVID-19, we are continuously tracking and evaluating the direct as well as the indirect influence of the pandemic on different end use sectors. These insights are included in the report as a major market contributor.

A construction drone is a remotely controlled aircraft equipped with a global positioning system (GPS) and downward-facing sensors, such as red, green, and blue (RGB), multispectral, thermal, and light detection and ranging (LiDAR). It helps gather accurate survey maps and aerial images of construction sites, materials, machinery, and people for detecting potential issues, which are not evident at ground level inspections. As it allows location referencing in real-time, the construction drone is increasingly being utilized by contractors, building planners, designers, academicians, engineers, and architects to improve construction activities for greater efficiency.

Construction Drone Market Trends:
The rising focus on infrastructure development represents one of the key factors propelling the growth of the market. Construction drones are employed in the construction sector for inspecting and maintaining pavements, highways, bridges, and buildings, monitoring damages and cracking, maintaining facades, and mapping historical monuments. They also find extensive applications in 3D modelling for building reconstruction and photogrammetric uses, such as volume measurement. Besides this, construction drones assist in making several improvements, such as increasing accuracy in reporting, improving safety conditions, reducing costs, and streamlining workflow. Apart from this, as they are operated remotely, construction drones can perform surveys in high-risk zones where casualties may occur. This, coupled with the increasing construction of high-rise and tall buildings on account of rapid urbanization, is driving the market. Moreover, conventional terrain surveys require the manual acquisition of multiple GPS points, which is time-consuming. However, construction drones aid in accelerating this process by capturing data in less time than conventional methods. This, along with rising technological advancements, is projected to create a positive outlook for the market in the coming years.

Key Market Segmentation:
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global construction drone market, along with forecasts at the global, regional and country level from 2022-2027. Our report has categorized the market based on type, application and end user.

Breakup by Type:

Fixed Wing Drone
Rotary Wing Drone

Breakup by Application:

Surveying Land
Infrastructure Inspection
Security and Surveillance

Breakup by End User:


Breakup by Region:

North America
United States
South Korea
United Kingdom
Latin America
Middle East and Africa

Competitive Landscape:
The competitive landscape of the industry has also been examined along with the profiles of the key players being 3d Robotics Inc., Aerialtronics, Delair, Dronedeploy Inc., Kespry Inc., Parrot Drone SAS, Precisionhawk Inc., Skydio Inc., SZ DJI Technology Co. Ltd. (iFlight Technology Company Limited), Teledyne Flir LLC (Teledyne Technologies) and Yuneec International Co. Ltd.

Key questions answered in this report:
How has the global construction drone market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
What has been the impact of COVID-19 on the global construction drone market?
What are the key regional markets?
What is the breakup of the market based on the type?
What is the breakup of the market based on the application?
What is the breakup of the market based on the end user?
What are the various stages in the value chain of the industry?
What are the key driving factors and challenges in the industry?
What is the structure of the global construction drone market and who are the key players?
What is the degree of competition in the industry?