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Global Insurer Launches Coverage for Drones in Construction

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 10, 2017

Starr Companies, a global insurance and financial services organization with headquarters in New York City, has launched primary and excess liability coverage for drones in the construction industry. A joint initiative between Starr’s aviation and excess construction divisions, the product [Read More]

DJI, Propeller Aero Create Turnkey Drone Solution for Construction/Mining

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 04, 2016

Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) software company Propeller Aero has partnered with DJI to launch an integrated solution to reduce costs, improve safety and drive operational efficiency in the construction and mining industries. The partnership brings together DJI’s Matrice 100 drone [Read More]

‘Robots for Roofing’ Inks U.K. Funding for Drone Training

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 26, 2016

As part of its latest funding round, the U.K.’s Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has awarded 15,000 British pounds to Liverpool-based Lacy Roofing to train its staff on how to operate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). CITB – sponsored by the [Read More]

John Deere Collab Highlights Drones in Guide on Future of Construction

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 11, 2015

How will next-generation equipment designs impact productivity and profitability on construction sites? To shed light on this, John Deere and Equipment Today magazine, a construction-focused publication, collaborated to create a print and online guide that includes highlights on drone technology. [Read More]

New Report Highlights Value of UAVs for Construction Projects

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 27, 2015

SPAR Point Group, the organizer of the Commercial UAV Expo, has released a report providing insights into how unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology is being implemented to improve efficiency, production and safety in construction projects. The report, entitled “Progressive Construction [Read More]

Boston-Based Engineering & Construction Firm Gets UAV Exemption

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 26, 2015

CDM Smith Inc., a full-service engineering and construction firm headquartered in Boston, has been granted an exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). According to the Section 333 exemption, the firm is authorized to [Read More]

Bechtel Integrating Drones into Construction Projects

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 07, 2015

Bechtel has been granted permission from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the commercial use of unmanned aerial system technology. This allows Bechtel to operate a Skycatch UAS for construction projects in the U.S. Founded in 1898, the engineering, project [Read More]

New Consortium Forms for Advancing UAS in Insurance, Construction

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 03, 2014

EagleView Technology Corp., a technology provider of aerial imagery, data analytics and geographic information system solutions, says it is leading the formation of the Property Drone Consortium. Chaired by Chris Barrow, president and CEO of EagleView, the consortium represents a [Read More]

California Construction Company Brings UAS On-Site

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 05, 2014

A construction company is enlisting the help of an unmanned aerial system (UAS) to capture photos at an in-progress work site of a Stockton, Calif., courthouse. According to a report from News 10 ABC, Turner Construction decided to operate the [Read More]

Drones Deliver Soda to Construction Workers Throughout Singapore

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 12, 2014

Marketing communications company Ogilvy & Mather Singapore (O&M) conceptualized a project for Coca-Cola Singapore in which unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) delivered thousands of cans of Coke to more than 2,500 construction workers throughout Singapore. According to O&M, the project, which [Read More]