Work Item
ASTM WK86230

New Guide for Drone Assessments of Commercial Real Estate

1. Scope

Develop standardized baseline guidance and terminology for the capture, evaluation, and delivery of drone flight imagery for the purpose of supporting commercial real estate assessment and management objectives.


unmanned aerial vehicles; UAV; Aerial imagery; inspection; field data collection; observation; site reconnaissance; digital photography; digital video; fly-over


Commercial real estate assessments, including many associated with the standard guides and practices published by ASTM Committees E50 and E06, (e.g., environmental and property condition due diligence) are increasingly incorporating drone flights to collect aerial imagery and, in turn, perform various analytics in lieu of or as a supplement to in-person observations. Drone reconnaissance of attributes such as roofs, facades, parking/paving and land features, etc., can materially enhance assessment data sets and lead to improved decision-making and project records.

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


Developed by Subcommittee: E50.02

Committee: E50

Staff Manager: Molly Lynyak

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 05-04-2023

Technical Contact: James Bartlett

Item: 000