Transforming Construction Project Management: Avian Australia's Innovative Monitoring Solution


In this case study, we will explore how Avian Australia, a premier provider of land surveying and mapping services for the construction industry, employed innovative techniques to monitor a construction project. By leveraging drone surveying, photography, and geospatial technologies, Avian Australia delivered real-time project updates, supported compliance efforts, and ensured project success.

Client Background

Avian Australia services the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) sectors across Australia. Chris Patchell, the GM and Director of Operations at Avian Australia, leads a team of experts specialising in a wide range of land surveying and mapping services, including large area feature surveys, road and rail corridor surveys, topographical and digital terrain models.

Problem Statement

The client required comprehensive and real-time monitoring of a civil construction site. Their goals were to ensure compliance with project timelines, regulations, and quality standards, as well as to identify potential safety hazards, optimise resource allocation, and enhance overall project efficiency. Additionally, they sought a solution that would allow for transparent reporting, collaboration among stakeholders, and prompt decision-making.

The project was further complicated by local sensitivity, necessitating strict adherence to local and national regulations and privacy laws, as well as secure data storage and sharing protocols.

Avian Australia’s Solution

Avian Australia devised a multifaceted solution to address the client’s complex needs. Their approach included:

  • Utilizing drone mapping techniques to capture high-resolution sitemaps of the construction project at regular intervals.
  • Employing photography and video to document progress on each visit.
  • Providing real-time updates on construction progress with digital maps compatible with ArcGIS.
  • Ensuring compliance with local and national regulations and privacy laws.
  • Facilitating transparent reporting and collaboration among project stakeholders.


Avian Australia executed their solution with efficiency and precision. Regular site visits, drone mapping, and the capture of high-resolution imagery allowed for the creation of accurate digital maps compatible with ArcGIS. 

Stringent compliance with regulations and privacy laws was maintained throughout the project, in addition to secure data storage and sharing. 

The real-time reporting system facilitated seamless collaboration among project stakeholders and enabled prompt decision-making.


The results of Avian Australia’s construction monitoring solution were remarkable:

Enhanced Safety: The bird’s-eye view provided by aerial monitoring helped identify project errors and safety hazards, reducing the risk of accidents and injuries.

Improved Project Management: Real-time data allowed project managers to track activities efficiently, optimise resource allocation, and keep projects on schedule and within budget.

Accurate Documentation: High-resolution imagery and videos served as valuable documentation for future reference, aiding in dispute resolution, quality control, and compliance.

Effective Communication: Clear visual updates enhanced communication, trust, and collaboration among team members, clients, contractors, and the public.

Enhanced Efficiency and Cost Savings: Construction monitoring identified inefficiencies, enabling proactive decision-making and resource optimisation, resulting in cost savings and streamlined operations.

Confidence in Compliance: Avian Australia’s meticulous approach alleviated concerns about compliance, ensuring the client’s confidence in the project and overall success.

Choosing the right Construction Survey Partner

At Avian Australia, we offer a range of surveying and laser scanning services tailored to meet the specific needs of 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 construction monitoring solution exemplifies the power of technology and expertise in overcoming complex challenges in the construction industry. By providing real-time data, enhancing safety, and facilitating transparent communication, Avian Australia not only met but exceeded the client’s expectations. This case study underscores the importance of innovative monitoring techniques in ensuring the success of construction projects, ultimately resulting in improved efficiency, cost savings, and client satisfaction.