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Estimating the Costs of Drone Services on Construction Projects

Estimating the Costs & ROI of Drone Services on Construction Projects

Event Hosted by American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE) Chapter 32

Presented by Mike Raymond, Remote UAS Pilot - Operations Manager Sky-Cam

7:00am-7:30am, Registration, Networking & Coffee

7:30am-7:40am- Order Breakfast & Announcements

7:40am-8:45am- Presentation & Breakfast

Ten Uses for Drones in Construction, Costs & Savings
1. Site Safety Review Flights. Discover the costs (or cost savings) for Senior Safety Managers to monitor multiple jobsites for Safe Practices quickly and remotely with digital clarity from the comfort of their offices using drone videography and photography.
2. Monthly Project Progress Drone Flights for Pay App Verification. What is it the cost for unapproved pay apps due to lack of photo documentation?
3. Thermal Imaging to detect Roof Leaks, Potential Cold Spots in building or Hot Spots in Electrical & Mechanical Equipment. The costs for these services can have enormous Returns on Investment when major problems are detected.
4. Site Logistics. Site Logistics planning aided with Drone Captured information can eliminate unneeded equipment & material movements and help contractors coordinate their work better.
5. Maintenance Inspections. Drone flights can help site personnel avoid costly and time consuming maintenance inspections of high elevation structures such as Bridges, Roofs, Towers and Scaffolding without leaving the ground.
6. Construction Site Inspections. Builders can turn sensor data into 3D Models, Volumetric Measurements, and Topographical Maps allowing construction workers to track Construction Site Progress with extreme accuracy.
7. Commercial Real Estate Developers. Drone technology is allowing Developers to create stunning, hi resolution promotional photography, site progress photography for investors and bankers and this data can improve site safety and help keep projects on schedule and budget.
8. Point Cloud Laser Scanning for 3D Modeling. Drone Laser Scanning is used to capture the exact detail of buildings, cityscapes, topography to create Building Information Models (BIM) formerly unavailable except at great expense.
9. Decrease Labor Costs. Commercial Drones/Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s) are in a position to replace $130 billion worth of human labor across different sectors according to a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC).
10. Real Time Jobsite Construction Communication Management. Drone Inspections enhance overall project resource efficiency and increase the security of workers. Data from Drones allow construction teams to rapidly fix problems in construction site material deliveries and storage, anticipating hazards, and providing clients with constant and consistent updates on the progress of a project.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is Free Parking in the parking at the 10 Quivira Shopping Center

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email Eric Soriano at:

What's the refund policy?

We will provide refunds until 5:00 pm on Wednesday June 22,, 2017. After that you are welcome to send someone else in your place to enjoy an italian lunch and the presentation.

What can I bring into the event?

Bring a Laptop, Tablet, pen or pencil with you to participate in the exercise our Presenter will be administering.