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Technology plays a pivotal role in shaping construction industry. Adoption of new trends, tools, software and technology would motivate to minimize problems that arise during use of drones in construction. The paper not only elaborates previous reviews on Drone Technology (DT) in Construction Industry (CI), but also explores extensive literature review on (i) classification of drones, construction software used with drone, (iii) overview of utility of DT in construction and related industries (iv) recent construction technology trends, tools and techniques accomplish with drone technology. This is basically a review paper. The aim of this paper is to study the potential of DT in construction industry, extended it to understand the following issues in better way(i) benefits and impacts of drone in CI, (ii) record disadvantage of drone in CI(iii) integration of BIM with DT at substantial length and volume (iv)extensive description and enumeration on applications and uses of drones in CI(v) use of drone at each stage of construction stage to monitor the progress of construction rightly from the purchase of land to close out the project(vi)lastly appended a note on the impact of COVID-19 on construction. This study (2012-2021) also discusses challenges, opportunities, limitations, and strategies for the adoption of drones in construction. It assists to contractors, building planners, designers, academicians, engineers, and architects to improve the construction activities for greater efficiency and better performance. It also motivates towards inclusion of these technologies in the curriculum in Architecture Engineering.