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capabilities of drones as well as the technology," Worley says.
Soon after forming, Asset Drone acquired Skyvision, gaining its fleet as well
as the services of Cohen as chief pilot.
Cohen, a co-founder of Skyvision, is also
an Army combat veteran and Blackhawk
helicopter pilot and has more than 20
years of aviation experience.
Asset Drone maintains symbiotic partnerships with a number of companies. One
partner is Dallas-based BIS Consulting,
which provides geographic information
system (GIS) technology and IT services to
county tax assessors and other customers.
Asset Drone's recent projects include
several collaborations. The company is
working with a major railroad bridge
maintenance company to develop a
process that can detect bridge movement
over time. Asset Drone also is finalizing a
partnership with a prefabricated bridge
manufacturer, an engineering and land
surveying group, and a medium-sized
land development company.
The company is also developing a com-
plex 3-D model for a seven-acre electrical
substation property. "They need the ability
to measure or inspect the major components of that substation as it exists and
compare that against what the property
drawings say," Worley says.
Worley says the company will continue
to hone and expand its services, including
expansion outside of the United States.
"Our growth strategy is to continue to
refine our business model and tackle
harder jobs that require more innovative
solutions," he notes.
Worley sees drones having a major
impact in all phases of construction. Asset
Drone has identified five key areas where
drones could have the largest impact. Those
areas are detailed in a recent white paper
that can be downloaded at http://www.
Asset Drone has developed a number
of drone solutions that are not currently
available in the marketplace.
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