• More Evidence That Drones Could and Should Play Major Role in Infrastructure Inspections

    From ConstructionDive:  A report from the Lulea University of Technology in Sweden indicates that drones have a major role to play when it comes to inspecting and monitoring the state of the world’s infrastructure, according to Digital Trends. To carry...

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  • Seven Trends That Will Shape Commercial Construction in 2019

    From ConstructionDive:  Is a trend really a trend if it repeats year after year? That’s a valid concern in the commercial construction world. For a competitive and fragmented industry that happens to be resistant to some of...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Drones Give Inspectors a Closer Look at Bridges

    From ENR:  Ted Zoli, national chief bridge engineer with HNTB, compares bridge inspections to taking his kids to the doctor. “Every few years you take another set of pictures of the bridge, and ultimately you can pattern...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Tech Toys: Parachutes for Drones, Internet-Connected Hardhats and More

    From ConstructionDIVE:  PlanGrid said its newly announced PlanGrid Tasks allows construction teams to track work in one place by creating and assigning tasks to team members in the office or the field. The tool also provides real-time status of any...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • Clayco Sells Drone Company

    From St. Louis Business Journal:  Clayco has sold its Uplift Data Partners drone company to North Carolina-based PrecisionHawk Inc., led by Washington, D.C. tech entrepreneur Michael Chasen. That’s five companies acquired by PrecisionHawk this year after raising $75 million...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • Behind the Lens: What Drones Do Beyond Images

    From ConstructionDive:  Frequently used to capture images and video to show clients and use in marketing materials, drones are becoming more commonplace on jobsites, with 57% of respondents to a recent JBKnowledge 2018 ConTech survey indicating their firms use the...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • Exploring the Full Potential of Drone Technology

    From Aviation Pros:  by Patti Beck, Director of Communications, Bi-State Development Drone technology is a hot topic around the country, and here in the St. Louis region, drones are becoming increasingly popular. Industry and city leaders, as...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • Drones Aiding St. Louis Businesses But Concerns Remain About Safety and Privacy as Use Grows

    From Aviation Pros:  As restrictions on flying drones have eased in recent years, their use by businesses has expanded. And expect to see that trend continue — the Federal Aviation Administration predicts the number of commercial drones...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • Exploring the Full Potential of Drone Technology

    Drones are becoming increasingly visible around the St. Louis region and are being operated by a wide variety of users ranging from construction firms, utility and mining companies and first responders to photographers and hobbyists. Despite the...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • Working Drones Come with Inherent Potential, Concerns

    From Government Technology:  As restrictions on flying drones have eased in recent years, their use by businesses has expanded. And expect to see that trend continue — the Federal Aviation Administration predicts the number of commercial drones will grow...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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