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By Mike Winn

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General contractor Brasfield & Gorrie - the $2.3 billion construction
giant responsible for the Georgia Dome, the Atlanta Braves stadium
(SunTrust Park) and state-of-the-art hospitals - is an industry leader
that is already leveraging commercial drones. The company runs its
drone operations through its virtual design and construction (VDC)
group, a team aimed at improving construction processes through the
use of building information modeling (BIM). Equipped with drones,
the company has already seen the benefits of speed, safety, accuracy
and cost reductions firsthand at a hospital construction site in Florida.
These capabilities are now accessible to almost anyone. The
Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) operational rules for small
unmanned aircraft systems (drones), Part 107, went into effect on
Aug. 29. Part 107 eliminated some of the most significant barriers to
commercial drone use. Now, the FAA only requires a "Remote Pilot
Certificate," awarded after passing a written knowledge test at one of
hundreds of easily accessible testing centers located around the United States. It's also significantly more affordable than the previously
required $7,000 cost to obtain a license to pilot manned aircraft.

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Worth the Investment

Company Profiles

The ROI of using drones on the job site is clear. Lift Technologies, born
from Clayco Construction's internal unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)
research, is an early innovator that started using drones under the
older Section 333 ruling, a previously required FAA exemption for
flying commercial drones. Among the many things they learned, one
of the most valuable was simply that using drone maps significantly
improved their client communications and relationships. Clayco's
clientele want to know what is happening on their job sites, and
high-quality drone maps help keep everyone up-to-date.
Another lesson has to do with the difference in the richness of the
dataset between ground-based and drone-based mapping. While a
ground-based team may collect thousands of data points when making measurements, a drone can easily collect millions of data points.
The result is that local accuracy, at a given point, may still be better
with a ground-based team, but a drone can provide a much richer
understanding for what's happening across the entire job site. And it
does it in a quarter of the time.
If you or your company are considering deploying drone technology to improve efficiency, increase on-site safety and reduce cost, here
are a few things you should consider:
Start small: Today's off-the-shelf prosumer drones are safe, reliable
and accurate.
Start now: Early adopters are already seeing tremendous competitive
advantages with drones by better managing their job sites and teams.
Start simple: Cloud-based software has made it extremely easy to
operate a drone. From an operator's perspective, it requires just two

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taps on a mobile device to autonomously
launch a drone to capture imagery.
Start ROI: The time-to-value with today's
commercial drones is measured in minutes.
If you are looking for a competitive advantage, then drones should be a critical tool
in your company's toolbelt. With the right
training and technology, your business will
be transformed.
Mike Winn is the CEO and co-founder of DroneDeploy, a leading cloud-based
software platform for commercial drones. DroneDeploy enables professional grade
imagery and analysis, 3-D modeling and more from any drone on any device.
DroneDeploy users have mapped over 6 million acres across more than 130 countries. Prior to starting DroneDeploy in 2013, he worked at Google as a technical
lead for big data and tools, and as a sales account manager. For more information,
visit www.dronedeploy.com.

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