The organizers of Commercial UAV Expo have released a new report, titled “Progressive Construction Firms Mobilize to Put UAVs to Work.”

The free report provides key insights into how UAV technology is being implemented to improve efficiency, production and safety in construction projects. The complete report is available for download here.

The report comes as a result of increased demand from the construction industry for more information on implementing drone technology in construction projects. To date, more than 1,000 Section 333 exemptions have been granted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for operating commercial drones. Many of the exemptions are for construction-related applications such as aerial surveying, construction site inspection and monitoring, aerial photography, and 3D mapping.

In advance of Commercial UAV Expo, which will take place Oct. 5-7 in Las Vegas, the report delves into how industry leaders from leading firms including AECOM, Barrick Gold and DPR Construction are using UAV technology, where they are finding the greatest benefits from it, and how the value of UAVs data gathering solutions will grow in the near future.  

Jon Amdur, vice president and program manager for AECOM’s Unmanned Aerial Systems (DCS Division); Iain Allen, Barrick Gold’s senior manager of GIS; and Scott Widman, project manager at DPR, were interviewed for the report. Amdur and Allen are on the Commercial UAV Expo Advisory Board and will be chairing sessions at the event. Scott Widman will be speaking in two sessions, “Reality Capture in Construction — Drone Data” and “Insurance Considerations.”

Commercial UAV Expo is a conference and exhibition exclusively focused on the commercial sUAS (small Unmanned Aerial Systems) market in North America covering industries including surveying & mapping; civil engineering & infrastructure;  mining; construction; process, power & utilities; precision agriculture; law enforcement, security, emergency response, and more. It is organized by SPAR Point Group, a leading organizer of conferences and trade shows with 15 years in the geospatial arena, including SPAR International and International LiDAR Mapping Forum.