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Thursday, November 4, 2021
8:30 am – 4:30 pm CDT (incl. a 60-min break)


Presented by
Chuck Adams

Overview of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for Inspection and Maintenance
Types of UAS
Benefits and drawbacks of using UAS for inspection and maintenance
Economics of using UAS
In-house vs. outsource UAS

UAS Regulation, Risk and Liability
Federal and state regulation of drones
FAA remote pilot certification
Liability risks
Commercial drone insurance

Types of Assets for UAS Inspections

Review thermal drones—photogrammetry – LiDAR
Software overview
• Inspections in 2D
• Inspections in 3D
Potential issues
• Broken part
• Cracks
• Debris
• Drainage problem
• Erosion
• Hot spot
• Incomplete work
• Leak
• Missing part
• Plan deviation
• Rust
• Safety hazard
• Stressed vegetation
• Vegetation encroachment
• Weather damage

Planning and Monitoring Flights
Data analysis and use

Case Studies in UAS Inspection and Maintenance


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Professional Engineers:
6.5 PDHs

6.5 CE Hours (non-HSW)

AIA:    (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar or Seminar)
6.5 LU| Elective

International Code Council:
.65 CEUs (Administration)


Continuing Education Credit Information

Drone-Based Inspection and Maintenance
This webinar is open to the public and offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 continuing education hours to architects licensed in all states that allow non-HSW coursework.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §69.6(i)(2)). Courses approved by the AIA/CES qualify for Florida architects. Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.5 LU|Elective (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Administration (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event online, respond to prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).


Chuck Adams

1UP Aerial Drone Services, headquartered in Golden, CO

Mr. Adams is CEO of 1UP Aerial Drone Service, which sells drones and sensors, and provides expert consultation & aerial services to a range of industries, including engineering, commercial real estate, land development, construction, insurance, forensic science, surveying. Mr. Adams is an FAA Part 107 certified pilot, and a tenured information technology and cloud industry veteran who has spent 25 years in the high-tech industry.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Drone-Based Inspection and Maintenance

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This courses examines unmanned aircraft system (UAS) usage in construction inspection and maintenance. Topics include UAS regulation, drone hardware, software and common troubleshooting issues, flight planning and monitoring, and case studies in UAS inspection and maintenance.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify and distinguish between various types of UAS and explain the benefits and drawbacks of using UAS for inspection and maintenance.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to describe the federal and state regulatory framework that drones operate within, discuss the remote pilot certification process, and identify liability risks for drone operators.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to discuss and reference industry standard hardware and software used for UAS inspections, and troubleshoot common issues that can arise in the inspection process.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify and describe best practices when planning and monitoring drone flights, including how to analyze and use the data collected.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with construction site inspection and maintenance

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 09/03/2024

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.