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AK Drones in Construction and Successful Site Design 8HR CE Course Syllabus

NEW! 8-hour Drones in Construction and Successful Site Design

This eight-hour course combines Drone Technology with Successful Site Design.  Learn the proper and practical use of Drone Technology as well as the basics of aerial survey and mapping. You will also learn to develop a building program, including site selection, utilization, and wayfinding.

Price: $99.00

Drones in  Construction and Successful Site Design  Course Syllabus 

8HR Online CE


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.



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



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


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