• Mundher Alsamarraie School of Civil Engineering, Engineering Campus, USM, 14320, Nibong Tebal, Penang, Malaysia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4610-9074
  • Farid Ghazali School of Civil Engineering, Engineering Campus, USM, 14320, Nibong Tebal, Penang, MalaysiaSchool of Civil Engineering, Engineering Campus, USM, 14320, Nibong Tebal, Penang, Malaysia
  • Zaid M. Hatem School of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • Alhamza Yassin Flaih School of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia




Barriers, Benefits, Construction site, Drone, Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)


The use of drones in construction site surveillance increases gradually with a reasonably lower cost than hiring an additional workforce. At the same time, the construction industry was slow to adopt new technologies and reduce on-site problems such as cost overruns, poor quality, risks. This study is to review and investigate previous researches and illustrates the benefits and barriers of using drones. A questionnaire survey and an extensive literature review collected all the data needed to stand on critical points. The study revealed that the benefits of using drones permitted high effect sight in site safety, security, control on quality, cost of work, and documentation. On the other hand, privacy and security, environmental issues, public perception are the most frequent barriers to drone employment in construction sites. The authors conclude that drones in monitoring construction sites improve the fluent implementation of work on schedule and the high performance for entire project activities despite numerous addressed barriers. For future studies, the researchers suggest studying the effectiveness of using drones in the construction site during the covid-19 pandemic.


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How to Cite

Alsamarraie, M., Ghazali, F. ., M. Hatem, Z. ., & Flaih, A. Y. . (2022). A REVIEW ON THE BENEFITS, BARRIERS OF THE DRONE EMPLOYMENT IN THE CONSTRUCTION SITE . Jurnal Teknologi, 84(2), 121-131. https://doi.org/10.11113/jurnalteknologi.v84.17503



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