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Transforming Engineering Asset Inspection: Avian Australia's Solution for Safeguarding Businesses


In this case study, we will explore how Avian Australia has revolutionized engineering asset inspection in partnership with inspection firms. By leveraging cutting-edge drone technology and tailored inspection processes, Avian Australia has transformed the way large roof areas are assessed for existing conditions, making inspections more efficient, cost-effective, and, most importantly, safer.

Client Background

Our client, an inspection company responsible for maintaining and overseeing multiple commercial building assets across various sites, faced a significant challenge. Inspecting large roof areas for existing conditions, including roofing and drainage, was a time-consuming and potentially risky endeavor. Traditional inspection methods often required costly safety approvals, equipment, and significant downtime.

Problem Statement

The client needed a solution that would ensure the safety of workers while efficiently gathering vital information about the condition of roof areas, including drainage systems. The sheer size of the assets and the infrequent downtime for repairs made routine maintenance inspections a time-consuming and expensive process.

Avian Australia’s Solution

Avian Australia partnered with the client to develop a tailored inspection process, specifically designed for these assets. Their solution involved the use of enterprise UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) equipped with safety guards, zoom lenses, and LED lighting. This technology allowed for the efficient capture of detailed information over a larger area, all from a safe and workable distance.

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Avian Australia’s methodology involved the systematic use of drones to conduct thorough inspections, creating comprehensive site maps for defect annotation and reporting. With the inspector’s guidance on-site, the drone operator could complete the necessary data capture and mapping in just three hours.

This approach enabled more frequent inspections of large commercial buildings, identifying potential issues sooner and streamlining the planning and scheduling of maintenance and repairs.


The results of Avian Australia’s innovative approach were transformative:

✓ Site downtime was significantly reduced, thanks to a more efficient inspection and maintenance planning process.

✓ Inspectors could classify and identify issues earlier, preventing the need for facility closures during inspections, maintenance, or repairs.

✓ The live HD video link during the inspection process allowed real-time communication between the inspector and the drone operator.

✓ Digital images and video could be reviewed and analyzed on a computer, establishing a defect history and trend analysis that informed maintenance and repair decisions.

✓ Materials and resources could be scheduled with greater certainty, leading to streamlined costs. Comprehensive digital records of the building’s existing conditions, including roof and drainage, were stored for future reference.

Choosing the right Building Inspection Services

At Avian Australia, we offer a range of asset and building inspection services tailored to meet the specific needs of facilities and building managers, engineers and construction managers. When choosing the right package, consider the scope of your project, the level of detail required, and your budget. Contact us today to discuss your project and receive a customised quote. 

Avian Australia Commitment

Avian Australia’s collaboration with inspection firms exemplifies how innovative technology can address complex challenges in asset inspection and maintenance. By leveraging drones and tailored processes, they have redefined the standards for efficiency, safety, and cost-effectiveness in the engineering asset inspection industry. This case study highlights the immense benefits of their approach, from reducing downtime to improving data analysis and informed decision-making.