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Wednesday, October 13, 2021
1:00 – 3:00 pm CDT


Presented by
Michael Raymond

Specific types of UAS/sensors /software and applications that benefit utilities
Analyzing return on investment for UAS vs. manned aircraft
UAS for survey-grade mapping, 3D modeling, digital twin, building information modeling,
virtual design and construction, as-built, point clouds, digital elevation modeling,
digital terrain modeling
UAS for recon: using UAS to document existing site conditions and to monitor progress
UAS for compliance: improve safety with UAS as part of robust safety programs


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Professional Engineers:
2.0 PDHs

2.0 CE Hours (non-HSW)

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


Continuing Education Credit Information
See each course listing for the type and amount of each continuing education credit
available. Individual courses for engineers and architects are not subject to preapproval. HalfMoon Education does not apply for landscape courses in FL, NC, and NJ
or land surveyor courses in NJ or TN, unless expressly stated.

HalfMoon Education Certifying Entities
American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (No. J885)
International Code Council (No. 1232)
Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
Boards of Engineering: Florida (No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059),
Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), and North Carolina (No. S-0130).

Course-by-Course Providers:
Association of State Floodplain Managers
International Society of Arboriculture
Society of American Foresters

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider
for engineers, architects, and landscape architects via its registration with the
American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the
Commissioner §68.14(i)(2), §69.6(i)(2), and §79-1.5(i)(2)).

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event,
respond to prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the
presentation (multiple attempts allowed). Only AIA HSW-approved courses qualify
for New York engineering credit.


Michael Raymond

Having his roots firmly in Kansas City Construction, Mr. Raymond has been an apprentice and a journeyman in multiple trades. He is also an experienced estimator and project manager. Mr. Raymond now uses drone technology to help architects, engineers and contractors (AEC) clients achieve a safe and productive worksite throughout the entire project life-cycle, including the creation of digital twins for handover. A veteran of the US Army, he served 11 years as an enlisted combat medic and a commissioned aviation officer flying three types of rotary winged aircraft. He has also owned and operated a hot air balloon ride business for eight years. As “Chief Remote Pilot” for Skycam – Kansas City’s advanced drone services, Mr. Raymond offers drones as a service for architects, engineers and constructors. With high precision and survey grade sensors he offers thermal/infrared inspections, transmission and distribution infrastructure mapping as well as project documentation and full scope land surveys. He helps train other remote pilot and chief drone program managers on how to safely and effectively use unmanned aerial vehicles in the AEC industry. With hundreds of hours of safe manned and unmanned aircraft operation, Mr. Raymond is certain to satisfy the most demanding clients with his “on-demand” drone services.

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: Focus on Drones: UAS Spotlight for Utilities

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course on drones will cover specific types of UAS, sensors and software applications, using UAS for survey-grade mapping, 3D modeling, BIM, and digital terrain modeling, as well as using UAS to document site conditions and improve construction site safety.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify specific types of UAS, sensors and software and explain how they can be applied to benefit utilities.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to describe how UAS are used for applications including survey-grade mapping, 3D modeling, BIM, virtual design and construction, and digital terrain modeling.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to discuss and explain how UAS can be used to document existing site conditions and monitor progress.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to describe how to integrate drones into safety programs and improve safety on construction sites.

LUs: 2.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Basic familiarity with drone technology

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 07/29/2024

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.