Drones


Sweatt Construction Relies on 4Rivers for Reclamation Project

A contractor is getting a lot of help from above on a challenging project in a remote corner of New Mexico, near the Colorado border. Sweatt Construction, with assistance from 4Rivers Equipment, is using drone technology and GPS machine control to efficiently complete a reclamation project at the abandoned Swastika Mine, a former silver and lead mine, near Raton, N.M....


NCDOT Awarded First-Ever Waiver for Drone Bridge Inspections

Drones are the N.C. Department of Transportation's newest tool in maintaining the safety of the state's bridges and other infrastructure. The Federal Aviation Administration on Oct. 2 approved a waiver that allows NCDOT to operate unmanned aircraft systems beyond visual line of sight while conducting bridge inspections....


Komatsu Mining 'Gets Smart' Building New HQ

In Milwaukee, new technology is helping transform an old building site. The construction of Komatsu Mining Corporation's $285 million headquarters is widely considered a good idea because the redeveloped property will be an attractive addition to the Harbor District....


RDO Integrated Controls and Vision Aerial Partner on RDR Series Drones

To address customer needs for a drone with more payload options, RDO Integrated Controls partnered with Vision Aerial in Bozeman, Mont., to develop a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) primarily for construction and earthmoving companies....


Smart Move: Embracing New Tech for an Edge

Implementing new technology into construction is a smart decision, but it's a process. The technology must present tangible value from Day 1, and it has to make sense for the job site. It must work as well in the field as it did at the tradeshow....


Doosan Infracore Unveils 'Concept-X' Drone Solution

On Nov. 20, 2019, Doosan Infracore (DI) unveiled "Concept-X" at its Proving Grounds in Boryeong City, Korea. More than 200 people were in attendance, including National Assemblymen, Mayor of Boryeong City, business executives from Bosch, ASI, LG U+ and PoteNit related to the development of Concept-X, representatives of government agencies, and scholars from various academic institutions....


Teen Entrepreneur's Drone Business Begins to Take Flight in New Jersey

MEDFORD LAKES, N.J. (AP) There's a tree in the field behind Jon Moraglia's house that still has a drone stuck in a branch at the top. It's been up there for about four years. That's back when he was playing around with toy drones....


Use of Drones Becoming Standard for State DOTs

In 2016, when the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) first compiled the findings of its inaugural survey on drone usage among state transit authorities, the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit received some surprising results....


NCDOT Receives Award for Drone Use During Florence

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has received national honors for its innovative use of drones during the state's coordinated response to Hurricane Florence. NCDOT was awarded the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International's Xcellence Award in the humanitarian category at the AUVSI's annual Xponential Conference, which was held in Chicago April 29 to May 2....


Making Drones Work for You on the Job Site

It's well known that drone deployment in construction is growing exponentially, but how exactly are the UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) machines employed? To learn more about the specifics, Construction Equipment Guide spoke with two SpawGlass staff members: Richard Evans, a drone integration specialist, and Grady Frank, a quality control superintendent, about how drones are having an impact on recent projects....






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