Foster + Partners and BeTomorrow exploring use of drones to autonomously map building construction

Foster + Partners is working with Be Tomorrow UK, the UK arm of a leading autonomous drone software developer, to develop a drone-based solution to accurately detect clashes and potential snagging issues on construction sites.

The project aims to create a reliable and cost-effective system that can map construction sites and help compare the as-built environment with the proposed design on a continuous basis, thereby eliminating potentially expensive construction errors and delays. Such a service will offer significant benefits to the construction industry, helping lower overall project costs and risk, while increasing quality and client confidence, for a relatively small investment.

Developing this solution involves overcoming several technical challenges, the most significant being the development of a suitable autonomous mapping solution that works in the complex and demanding environment of a live construction site. The objective is to build a working prototype for this service that can be used to demonstrate its potential for large-scale projects.

This project will build on BeTomorrow’s drone related work since 2007, as well as Foster + Partners’ innovative approach to BIM and construction management. The research and development has been co-funded by a grant from the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate-UK.

Notes to editors:

SLAMBE project has received funding from the UK Technology Strategy Board InnovateUK programme under grant agreement No. 102911.

Innovate UK is the UK’s innovation agency. It works with people, companies and partner organisations to find and drive the science and technology innovations that will grow the UK economy. For further information visit

BeTomorrow’s focus is on employing the latest sensors and algorithms to enable drones to carry out very specialised tasks autonomously.

LiveSailing Team signs the 7th season of the EXTREME SAILING SERIES !

For the sixth consecutive year, BeTomorrow will provide the live 3D images and TV skins of the famous Extreme Sailing Series race throughout the world.
The LiveSailing team is currently in Muscat, Oman, to cover the first act of the race, which will run from 8 to 11 March 2017.


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Dronisos (BeTomorrow Drones) at the Melty Awards 2017

Dronisos (BeTomorrow Drones) made the show at the last Melty awards ceremony that took place in Paris on February 6th, making Ilyes Djadel dance with drones !
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BeTomorrow covers the Sailing World Cup 2017

BeTomorrow has covered the first stage of the 2017 World Cup in Miami, Florida, providing the live 3D images of the last 2 days of the race.
The next race will take place in Hyères, in France, at the end of April.

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