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Drones, on-demand: DroneBase pilot rentals let construction firms reap benefits of aerial imaging without risk

Drones, on-demand: DroneBase pilot rentals let...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 26, 2015

If the momentum of unmanned aircraft and the subsequent uptick of interest in the technology seen from the construction industry ...

Ohio’s Danis Building the second construction firm granted drone exemption by FAA

Ohio’s Danis Building the second construction...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 15, 2015

A large Ohio construction firm will soon begin to fly drones regularly over its jobsites with the good graces of ...

Michigan DOT considers using drones for road condition monitoring

Michigan DOT considers using drones for road condition...

Posted by Chris Hill on May 27, 2015

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has been researching the use of drones for investigating road conditions in an effort ...

Topcon granted drone exemption by FAA

Topcon granted drone exemption by FAA

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 28, 2015

Topcon has received an exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration, excluding the company from the agency's current unmanned aerial systems (UAS) ...

How DOTs could use drones to assess infrastructure damage from natural disasters

How DOTs could use drones to assess infrastructure...

Posted by Chris Hill on Mar 31, 2015

Researchers from the University of New Mexico (UNM), San Diego State University, and BAE Systems are working on a prototype ...

Construction on first drone business park in the U.S. to begin soon

Construction on first drone business park in the U.S....

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 25, 2015

The former home of B-1B bombers and current home to the RQ-4 Global Hawk drone, North Dakota's Grand Forks Air ...

FAA drone rules OK most construction uses, but put a major one in question

FAA drone rules OK most construction uses, but put a...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 16, 2015

On Sunday, the Federal Aviation Administration issued its proposed rules on the commercial use of small drones, otherwise known as ...

With drones and driverless dozers, Komatsu to begin leasing automated construction fleets

With drones and driverless dozers, Komatsu to begin...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 26, 2015

With consecutive showings on our annual Innovations awards, the Equipment World staff has talked pretty extensively about Komatsu's Intelligent Machine Control ...

VIDEO: “Animated History of the Drone” traces controversial aircraft’s origin back to first World War

VIDEO: “Animated History of the Drone”...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 08, 2015

The past and future of drones is one of the more interesting topics floating around right now. There is perhaps ...

This carbon fiber drone is technically a toy, but its indestructible design is perfect for construction use (VIDEO)

This carbon fiber drone is technically a toy, but its...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 31, 2014

One of the best, and perhaps worst, things about drones is that they blur the line between tool and toy. ...

11th Day of Construction Gifts: DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ drone

11th Day of Construction Gifts: DJI Phantom 2 Vision+...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 22, 2014

Despite the current purgatory of commercial regulations the technology currently finds itself in, drones (or unmanned aircraft systems, as the ...

FAA gives Chicago contractor, Ohio design firm and Trimble permission to fly drones

FAA gives Chicago contractor, Ohio design firm and...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 17, 2014

Though the Federal Aviation Administration has largely dropped the ball with regard to establishing regulations for commercial drone flights, the agency ...

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