Take To The Sky

The use of drones is taking off—and for good reason. The range, stability, and precision of drones—also called Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS)—are a boon to all industries benefiting from remote sensing technologies. Drone mounted sensors help save time, cut costs, and improve safety, especially during inspections. Moreover, sUAS capture imagery and other types of data are invaluable to design, planning, and project management.

We operate an industry-leading aviation-based sUAS program. Our pilots are Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transport Canada–certified and trained by experienced instructor-pilots who oversee mission training and qualifications for our staff.

With a focus on safety and capabilities in digitally enabled mapping, inspection, and environmental solutions, our drone program delivers.

Our teams can quickly deploy and fly drones over hundreds of acres with ease and have experience operating in mountainous corridors and highly congested airspace. From civil to defense projects, we have the equipment and experience to meet your needs.

Drone-Based Mapping
We use drone imagery and light detection and ranging (LiDAR) to generate maps and models to be integrated into computer-aided design (CAD), building information modeling (BIM), or geographic information systems (GIS) and other design applications. The processed drone data is used for everything from storm-surge modeling to reality models for complex construction design and phasing. Rapidly generated maps allow us to track construction progress and calculate productivity based on measurements derived from produced models.
We use drones to manage risk during inspections in a broad range of industries and capture data in hard-to-access locations such as towers, bridges, industrial facilities, buildings, and roadways. By using zooming cameras, thermal sensors, and autonomous drones, we perform inspections both up close and from a distance.
Environmental Monitoring And Remediation
The data we capture with drones creates a more sustainable future.We assess environmental conditions such as water quality in difficult to reach areas, conduct artificial intelligence-based traffic analysis prior to recommending the expansion of roadways, locate orphaned oil wells via drone-mounted magnetometers and other payloads, and find unexploded ordinance to tag and remediate.  

Taking Project Performance To New Heights

Our extensive drone program offers our clients a myriad of safe, cost-effective solutions, including the following:

Construction Development And Monitoring

  • Progress photos and videos
  • Safety monitoring and inspections
  • Compliance and documentation
  • Photogrammetry: orthomosaics, reality modeling, clash detection, terrain mapping, schedule analysis, cut-and-fill volume calculations
  • Construction-site planning

Intelligent Transportation Systems

Maintenance Inspections

  • Critical infrastructure inspections
  • Bridge and tower inspections
  • Change detection over time
  • Oil and gas pipeline monitoring

Asset Inventory And Management

  • Facility-conditions assessment
  • GIS and surveying
  • 3D scanning
  • Automated object recognition and cataloging

Emergency Response

  • Disaster management
  • Scene size-up and awareness
  • Damage assessments

Environmental Monitoring And Cleanup

  • Orphaned well locating
  • Methane detection
  • Detection of UXO
  • Erosion monitoring
  • Water sampling and contaminant collection  
  • Plant health and restoration status

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