Construction site drones and 15% material savings

An article in Fortune magazine (September 15, 2016) titled “A Drone for every Job Site”, claims that 15% of materials delivered to construction sires end up in landfills because schedules are not synchronized or purchasing issues. Thus, with  $1.13 trillion in US construction spend, the waste is estimated to be $160 billion. The article claims that drone data from job sites, integrated with structural models, will enable better synchronization of purchases with needs. What coordination models can be expected to emerge to realize these savings?  Will builders cut their cost estimates to expect these savings and thus force their adoption?  Will the added information regarding worker productivity, from camera data, impact cost estimates or will it change worker behavior?

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