National Engineering Firm Finds Promise in Drones, LiDAR
Adoption of UAS part of wider expansion efforts by Maser Consulting
Maser Consulting P.A., a national consulting and engineering design firm, is expanding its presence and its service offerings. The firm recently opened an office in Charlotte, N.C. The new location aims to support one of the firm’s newest services, providing right-of-way (ROW) land management services for the oil and gas, utility, and renewable energy industries.
The company has also entered the unmanned aerial systems (UAs) service market to complement its existing LiDAR survey capabilities. When outfitted with LiDAR scanners, UAS survey data can be integrated with data collected from terrestrial and mobile scanners to provide survey mapping for a wide range of project types. When integrated with sensor technology, UAS also supports the firm’s power utility, oil and gas, environmental, emergency response and asset management services.
“Since UAS services are mobile in nature, it’s enabled the firm to perform this unique set of services virtually anywhere in the nation,” says Kevin Haney, president and COO of Maser Consulting. “This has helped substantiate our strategies for increasing service to existing clients while expanding into new markets.”
The new oil and gas services include land acquisition for ROW projects such as pipeline, electric transmission, upstream land acquisition, renewable energy (solar and wind), and railroad projects, ensuring they are fully researched from ownership, environmental and subsurface utility engineering (SUE) investigation to compliance and permitting. This new division is supported by the firm’s existing multidiscipline capabilities.
Additionally, Maser Consulting has increased its presence in Florida with offices in Miami, Orlando and a newly expanded office in Tampa, Fla. These locations have grown their services to include survey, civil/site, planning, geographic information systems (GIS) and subsurface utility investigation (SUE) services to better serve clients while supporting the surrounding communities though job creation.
About Maser Consulting
Maser Consulting offers advanced survey services to rail customers nationwide through the use of GPS, geospatial survey including mobile LiDAR and the AMBERG GRP system. The firm employs standard and creative solutions for capturing comprehensive track geometry and corridor data in the unique rail and tunnel environments backed by a full range of engineering and design services.