Behind the lens: What drones do beyond images 5-7 minutes Frequently used to capture images and video to show clients and use in marketing materials, drones are becoming more commonplace on jobsites, with 57% of respondents to a recent JBKnowledge 2018 ConTech survey indicating their firms use the technology. Beyond capturing images and video footage, however, […]

How drones are saving millions for construction companies The construction industry might be slow to adopt new technologies, but it’s certainly getting more and more comfortable with drones. In the construction industry, technology has the power to disrupt existing workflows and transform traditional processes — however, most businesses aren’t interested. Using 3D printing, for example, […]

Why training and coordination is needed for effective integration of UAS into disaster management By Christopher Todd MIAMI – Last year’s hurricane season was a benchmark year for the role of drones in emergency management.  Harvey, Irma, and Maria all had varying characteristics that served well to showcase the benefits that unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) […]

Eye-in-the-Sky Helps Contractor Finish Major Construction Project Ahead of Schedule Real-time drone data yields 75% cost savings for Chasco Constructors on $29M project Construction crews working on a 50-acre site in Texas earlier this year probably didn’t even notice that one of the project’s most valuable assets was hovering just a few hundred feet overhead. Flying a […]

Unmanned-Aircraft Industry Divided Over New Name for Drones Sputnik 3-4 minutes The unmanned aircraft industry rejects the term "drone" claiming it is technically inaccurate, however companies are divided on a new name for the devices, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. MOSCOW, October 9 (RIA Novosti) - The unmanned aircraft industry rejects the term "drone" [...]

The Colombian governmental agency coordinating the response, Unidad Nacional para la Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres (UNGRD) sent an international call for help. Canadian-based GlobalMedic’s RescUAV team partnered up with Aeryon Labs Inc and went to Mocoa to join forces with local emergency response organizations. In emergency situations, GlobalMedic’s RescUAV provides imagery and 3D mapping […]

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