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MA Drones in Construction and Successful Site Design 6HR CE #CS-012202 Course Syllabus

This course can be completed for continuing education in the following states and national associations
MA Continuing Education
CS-012202

 

 Drones in Construction and Successful Site Design 

Course Description

Drones are the new tool companies are raving about for their marketing and personal use. There are many potential uses for drones in the construction industry, but there are rules and regulations set in place that currently don’t allow them. So why should you care? Stay up to date with technology and ahead of the competition. This course is designed to familiarize business owners with the practical use of drone technology.

While land developers are seeking to maximize their land use and minimize their development costs, governmental regulations are applying pressures on budgets that can kill a project.  Architects are being relied upon to steer site decisions and engineering professionals in order to produce cost-effective and functional designs that meet the myriad of growing municipal requirements. The following topics will be discussed:

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Become knowledgeable about available technology and proper use of drones.
  • Learn the basics of aerial survey and mapping.
  • Explain the FAA application process for an FAA 333 Exemption.
  • Understand the process of securing the appropriate information that will help to develop a scope, schedule, and budget.
  • Be able to develop a building program, including site selection, utilization, and wayfinding.

 

Course Syllabus

 

DRONES IN CONSTRUCTION

 

Overview (20 Minutes)

1. Introduction
2. Types
3. Overhead Imagery

Types of Drones (25 Minutes)

1. Large Platform
2. Most Popular
3. First Person View
4. Considerations

Federal Rules and Regulations (15 Minutes)

1. Drone Act
2. FAA 333 Exemption
3. Minimum Requirements
4. FAA Recommendations

Costs (20 Minutes)

1. More FAA Recommendations
2. How Drones can Help
3. Realistic Costs of Drones

Industry Uses (20 Minutes)

1. Agriculture
2. Utility
3. GIS
4.  Construction
5. Excavation
6. Pros and Cons

Surveying and Mapping (25 Minutes)

1. New Technology
2. Real Estate
3. Architects
4. Construction
5. Surveying
6. Placement of Materials
7. Site Access

 

Measuring and Scanning (15 Minutes)

1. Measuring Stockpiles
2. Roof Inspections
3. Thermal/Infra-red

Marketing and Advertising (15 Minutes)

1. Real Estate
2. Resort and Hotel
3. Banners
4. Brand Awareness
Security (25 Minutes)

1. FCC Rules on Jamming
2. Airport and Port Security
3. Event Protection
4. Prisons
5. Infrastructure
6. Heat/Thermal/Infra-Red

Chapter Quiz


 

SUCCESSFUL SITE DESIGN

Securing Information – 20 minutes

1.  Pre-Design: Scope, Terms, Responsibilities, Permits
2.  Securing Information: Services, Surveys, Contaminants, Authorities, Fees

Programming and Site Evaluation – 20 minutes

1.  Programming: Basics
2.  Site Evaluation: Utilities, Site Constraints

Site Selection, Utilization, and Wayfinding – 20 minutes

1.  Site Selection: Restrictions, Storm Water, Landscaping, Parking
2. Wayfinding

Laying Out the Design – 20 minutes

1.  Layout: Fire Lanes, Traffic, Space Considerations
2.  Examples

Site Standards – 20 minutes

1.  Accessibility
2.  Site Lighting
3.  HVAC
4.  Grading
5.  Pavement
6.  LEED

Utility Coordination – 20 minutes

1.  Water Service
2.  Sanitary
3.  Storm Water Management
4.  Franchise Utilities
5.  Examples

Preparing a Site Plan – 45 minutes

1.  Video

Documents and Contract Administration – 20 minutes

1.  Documentation: Drawings, Lighting, Paving, Utilities, Landscaping, GPS
2.  Construction Administration
3.  Conclusion

Chapter Quiz


  • This course is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education.  As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA or any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.
  • Course instructors will be available by email or telephone between 9am and 5pm Eastern Standard Time. They will assist you with questions regarding course content.

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