Historical Building Inspection using the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle


  • Hanita Yusof Ts. Dr.
  • Mustaffa Anjang Ahmad UTHM
  • Aadam Mohammed Taha Abdullah UTHM


UAV Inspection, Historical Building Inspection, Historical Buildings Conservation, Heritage Building Malaysia


Building inspection is very much required for all buildings especially those historical ones to maintain the structure condition and the safety of the people around. Visual inspection is commonly conducted using manual descriptive information carried out by the inspector personally. The problem with this technique of assessment is that the time needed to write all the defect description on site and to access difficult area can be hazardous. The aim of performing historical building inspection on Tan Swee Hoe’s historical mansion is to evaluate the overall condition of the building with Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) image assisted inspection and Condition Survey Protocol 1 (CSP1) method. From this drone assisted inspection, it shows that the time spent on site is less than half an hour and the data collected being evaluated with CSP1 method defined that the building is dilapidated. The overall building condition is in red class and require serious attention to avoid any injuries to the visitors. To prevent a possible failure of a building in the coming years, a suitable condition inspection has been carried out to identify the current existing defect so that it would be fixed before further damage to the building and visitors around it.


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Yusof, H., Anjang Ahmad, M. ., & Abdullah, A. M. T. . (2020). Historical Building Inspection using the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. International Journal of Sustainable Construction Engineering and Technology, 11(3), 12–20. Retrieved from https://publisher.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/IJSCET/article/view/7111