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There are a range of techniques and technologies which, either used individually or through a combined approach, can be used to inspect and survey water infrastructure like canals and inland water ways. Using drones to robotic vehicles we can provide data collection in the form of Remote Visual Inspections, Photography, Laser Scanning and Photogrammetry / 3D models. 


We believe that this type of technology is critical to maintaining asset integrity of ageing assets and to report any early stage issues. It enables faster, cost-effective, and more regular inspection and monitoring techniques for various water infrastructure assets.

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A visual inspection of a dam, and its surrounding area, are an important part of a reservoir safety check. Unusual features on the face of a dam may reveal important clues about the condition of its internal body. The challenge for owners and operators is to ensure that their ageing dams are able to handle anticipated loads from frequent flooding or natural disasters that could occur. 


With a combination of advanced sensor equipment, stabilised cameras, and compact designs, drones can be successfully implemented in dam surveying and visual evaluation of large-scale structures and hard-to-reach areas. We also utilise various robotic vehicles which can be used for close visual inspection or facilitate dam 3D modelling. Drone inspections performed by knowledgeable inspectors are a cost effective way to manage the risks associated with operating a dam.



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Culvert inspection and maintenance services can be undertaken without our inspectors having to undertake a confined space entry. We can undertake a thorough inspection of all structures to ascertain any defects in the brickwork, masonry, metal work or concrete using specialist technology like caged drones or crawler vehicles. The technology is an essential tool for inspecting and surveying culverts as well as underground sewers, drains and other drainage assets safely and quickly. 


Calculations made from the data collected can assist with pinpointing location of defects within an asset and estimate the area of the features in order to provide inspectors with quantitative information on the condition of the infrastructure.

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Incorporating state-of-the-art survey & inspection technology and practices with pioneering deployment solutions, we have become a trusted partner to clients across multiple industry sectors. Explore a selection of our latest project case studies below.


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Innovair has over 50 years combined experience in specialist survey and industrial inspection. We are more than just a service provider. We are passionate about delivery and exceeding our client’s expectations on every project.

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