Leading players in the heavy machinery sector are betting on the use of drones as a productivity enhancement tool for construction sites.

Heavy machinery giant Caterpillar expects aerial surveillance technology in tandem with data analytics to drive dramatic gains in efficiency and productivity on construction sites. The company recently entered a partnership with drone analytics startup Redbird to investigate the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s) for the collection of visual data in relation to site operations. The partnership will explore the…