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PrecisionHawk’s Latest Acquisition Expands Drone Construction Offerings

By Amy Kluber | November 5, 2018
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Uplift Data Partners provides drone services in the construction, real estate and broadcasting industries. Photo courtesy of Uplift

PrecisionHawk has purchased Uplift Data Partners, specializing in the delivery of inspection services for construction, building information management and real estate.

This is the fifth acquisition for PrecisionHawk this year. Prior acquisitions include Droners.io and Airvid. In September, the company purchased HAZON, Inc. and InspecTools Inc., which specialize in inspection services and technology for the energy industry. The integration with PrecisionHawk opened up solutions that elevate airborne intelligence and strengthen the data value chain for the enterprise, a company press release said.

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Uplift's network of commercially trained drone pilots will join Precision's Droners.io network, which includes 15,000 pilots. Uplift CEO Suzanne El-Moursi will also join Precision's executive team to manage the company's construction line of business.

“This acquisition displays PrecisionHawk’s commitment to strengthening our technology and expertise in high-growth markets,” said Michael Chasen, PrecisionHawk CEO. “By combining PrecisionHawk’s leading-edge products and services with Uplift’s industry experience and training standards, our customers will receive best-in-class aerial data and analytics for complex construction and facility inspection projects through a simple and easy to procure process.”

Uplift was created in 2015 as a subsidiary of Clayco, an architecture engineering, design-build and construction firm. With the acquisition, Clayco will now sources its construction projects to PrecisionHawk.

According to Precision, the construction industry is increasingly adopting commercial drone technology, decreasing the need for lengthy visual inspections, reducing planning time, improving safety and identifying problems.

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