This course provides an overview of drone technology and its various applications, highlighting its benefits for engineering firms, surveyors, and construction companies interested in exploring drone use for facility inspections, photogrammetry, project progress tracking, or other purposes.
Drone technology has been a major platform for innovation since the Federal Aviation Administration’s introduced its Part 107 rules for compact unmanned aircraft system drones. Nearly 40,000 remote pilots were certified in the first 12 months. Engineering Institutions have fully embraced utilizing drones as unwavering airborne tools for conducting operational examinations on their facilities and capturing important visual documentation. Surveyors have taken advantage of the evolution of the cost-effective photogrammetry business to create their topography maps, while construction companies have begun utilizing drones to update project advancements continuously.
This course was designed to give a basic outline of drone use and its benefit for individual engineers and engineering firms as a whole. Whether you are seeking to implement an internal drone program, obtain a license to use drone technology, or even hire a company specializing in drone utilization, this course will ensure that you have the essential knowledge needed to do so.
Author: Peter J. Tavino Jr., PE
Course Number: 294
Course Hours: 4 PDH