Drones in Construction
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Thursday, October 13, 2022
9:30 am – 4:50 pm CDT
Overview of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in Construction
Uses for UAS in construction
• Monitor progress
• Site reconnaissance
• Improve safety
Types of UAS
Economics of using UAS
In-house vs. outsource UAS
UAS Regulation, Risk and Liability
Federal and state regulation of drones
FAA remote pilot certification
Potential liability risks
Commercial drone insurance
Construction Site Mapping with UAS
Data analysis and use
Civil Engineering and Surveying
Digital twins with drones
Sewer inspection and water sample collection
Topographical image processing with AutoCAD
Volumes of excavation pits or soil/stone stockpiles
Calculating cut and fill
Using UAS to Monitor Progress, and Maintain Safety and Quality
Monitoring construction progress
Post-Construction: Using UAS to Conduct Periodic Structural Inspections
UAS inspection capabilities
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6.5 non-HSW CE Hours
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Chuck AdamsCEO, 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 more than 25 years in the high-tech industry: the last 7 in UAS, AI, & Machine Learning.
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Course Title: Drones in Construction
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This courses examines unmanned aircraft system (UAS) usage in construction, applicable federal and state regulations, potential liability risks, construction site mapping, monitoring construction progress, safety and quality, and post-construction structural inspections.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to describe the applications of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or drones in construction, including site mapping, site reconnaissance, monitoring progress, and improve worker safety.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to reference federal and state regulation of drones, discuss FAA remote pilot certification procedures, potential risks associated with drone usage, and available commercial drone insurance.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to explain the benefits of using UAS technology to monitor the construction progress, maintain safe site conditions, and to ensure project quality standards.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to explain how drones can be used to conduct post-construction inspections in cases that present high-risks to inspection officials or design/construction personnel.
LUs: 6.5 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with construction site management and safety
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 08/17/2023
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