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Drones Are Transforming Infrastructure Design

August 17, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By Hugh McFall It’s increasingly common to hear the steady hum of a drone flying on a construction site. They’re being used to share progress updates, manage earthworks, perform cut-and-fills and much more. But there’s also an emerging use case for drones…

Video: Oroville Dam Spillway Repair

July 17, 2017 - in Supply, Video, Water

Aerial drone footage from the state Department of Water Resources reveals progress on the Oroville Dam. Shot July 11, the video shows concrete being pumped…

Delair-Tech Becomes the Official National Provider of Fixed-Wing Drones for French Government Agencies

June 12, 2017 - in Corporate, News, Technology

TOULOUSE, FRANCE - Delair-Tech, a leading commercial drone company, announced today that its DT18 and DT26X drones have been selected as the official…

Michael Baker International Pioneers Drone Activity at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Gather Runway Improvement Data

April 27, 2017 - in Projects, Transportation

Pittsburgh (April 27, 2017) - Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services, recently marked a significant milestone for the aviation industry as it partnered with the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International…

Vertical Images: From Film Making to Inspection, and Why the Future of Drones Doesn’t Lie in Flying

Successful drone entrepreneur Petr Lněnička went from award-winning filmmaker to drone inspection leader in his native Czech Republic. Here he lays out 3 pieces of advice and explains why for him, the transition seemed logical, and why he believes the future…

Drone Video Footage Helps Washington State Engineers Monitor Unstable Rock Slide Area

March 29, 2017 - in Roads

When part of a steep hillside gave way March 13 in southwestern Washington and emptied debris onto part of State Route 503 near Woodland, the Washington State Department of Transportation needed to assess slope conditions before trying to clear the road. So…

Video: Mark Biagi and Sandra DiMatteo: Leveraging BIM Investments, AssetWise CONNECT Edition, Drones, Standards and Rail

February 20, 2017 - in Interview, Video

Informed Infrastructure interviewed Bentley Systems' Mark Biagi, Business Development Executive, Asset Performance Products, and Sandra DiMatteo, Marketing Director, Asset Performance Products, at the Year In Infrastructure Event held Nov. 1-3, 2017, at the…

Infrastructure Outlook: How UAV Surveying Can Improve Land-Development Projects

February 14, 2017 - in Articles, Column

By Dustin Price, L.S. A successful development project begins with an accurate land survey, which is why it’s critical for organizations to capitalize on the latest in surveying technology. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, are one example of a…

Atkins Uses Drone for Construction Work at World’s Busiest Airport

February 10, 2017 - in Lifecycle

Atkins, one of the world’s leading design, engineering, and project management consultancies, helped orchestrate a first for the aviation industry by successfully flying a drone over Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), the busiest airport…

North Carolina DOT Works to Integrate Drones in Emergency Response

February 6, 2017 - in Transportation

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation is exploring how to best implement unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, into future disaster relief efforts. The department’s Division of Aviation recently collaborated with nearly 50 state and local government…