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Andy Thoma

LD22020: Balancing with Drones: Using UAVs for Site Balancing and Haul-Road Design

(Duration 53:59)

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Find out what benefits there are to utilizing a UAV or drone on a construction site
  • Understand what it takes to utilize a UAV on an active construction site
  • Take away lessons learned from solutions to real-world challenges using drones for aerial surveys
  • Learn how to develop custom workflows and identify required resources to create consistent and reliable data to use for earthwork

Description

Description

Do you have a drone and are curious about what you can use it for beyond pictures? Do you want to balance earthwork volumes on a large project site that is constantly changing? This course studies a project where a drone was used to find the optimal location of a haul road and balance the earthwork in its construction. With a 200-acre site and multiple phases of landscaping, finding a location for haul roads was proving to be a challenge. As the project moved between phases, the haul road had to be moved to facilitate landscaping and grading. We needed a way to locate the road for as long as possible, while keeping the earthwork balancing to zero. By taking flight, we used the drone to identify a location for the road and obtain a topography survey, which enabled us to design a haul road that balanced to zero. This session features AutoCAD Civil 3D. AIA Approved

Target Audience

Target Audience

Construction and civil firms that would like to see how new tools and technology can streamline their workflows for earthwork and design

Speakers

Speakers

Andy Thoma

Andrew Thoma is a building information management professional with 19 years of accumulated experience across multiple architectural, engineering, and construction environments. Thoma has a successful track record of development, implementation, and usage of advanced engineering technologies.

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Tags

Published

  • 2016
  • LD22020
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • AutoCAD Civil 3D

Industries

  • Construction Services
  • Civil Infrastructure

Topics

  • Land Development
  • Building Construction