ASTM WK58243

    New Guide for Visual Inspection of Building Facade using Drone

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    Developed by Subcommittee: E06.55 | Committee E06 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    This standard consists of guidelines for utilizing drones with cameras to document facade conditions with video and still photography. The purpose of this standard is to establish procedures and methodologies for conducting visual inspections of building facades via drone, and documenting such inspections.


    sUAS :Small Unmanned Aerial Systems:Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems


    In the USA, there are twelve cities with faade ordinances requiring periodic inspection of building faades or their appurtenances. This amounts to approximately 30,000 buildings requiring periodic inspection. This standard is needed to provide building professionals and drone pilots with a methodology for documenting faade conditions utilizing a camera mounted to a drone. It cites established FAA protocols and ASTM standards for the operation of a drone and further establishes an approach to scanning a building faade, preserving the data, and utilizing data recorded for reporting purposes.

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Michael Petermann


    E06.55 (20-02)

    Negative Votes Need Resolution