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FAA Clarifies UAV Rule, Paves Way for Larger Fields of Operation

by Steve Santovasi June 29, 2016

In recent years, the engineering and construction industries has started to see progress on the expanded use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for commercial applications. On June 21, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved expanded regulations on permissible UAV altitudes to include objects higher than 400 feet, as long as the operator remains within 400 […]

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Using ITS Technology for Transportation Safety

by Andrew Reid April 13, 2016

There’s a growing trend in the transportation industry as it shifts toward using more intelligent transportation systems (ITS) — the advanced technology applications used to provide innovative services for transportation and traffic management. Across the country, construction companies and transportation agencies are using ITS to provide motorists and workers alike with safer, more efficient work […]

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Hands-On Workshops Bring ArcGIS to Life at MAGIC 2016

by Bryan Claxton April 11, 2016

When it comes to capturing, storing and analyzing data, there aren’t many technologies that provide more benefits than geographic information systems — or GIS — which is one of the many reasons it’s become so widely used across the AEC industry. From municipalities to transportation agencies, airports and utilities, it’s no surprise that nearly all […]

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Emerging UAV Technology Simplifies Pipeline Permitting Process

by Steve Santovasi January 28, 2016

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) — more commonly called drones — are changing the world as we know it. Not since the Internet or cell phones has a technology been so quickly adopted and used for multiple applications across such a wide range of industries. And nowhere is that more true than in the world of […]

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Why Airports Need an Asset Management System

by Vicky Borchers January 15, 2016

A new maintenance facility being built at Kansas City International Airport (MCI) will showcase a powerful and convenient  computerized asset management system (CMMS) that’s expected to revolutionize how operators measure, define and monitor the way their building runs and functions. Imagine a building being able to communicate via mobile device in real-time about what maintenance work […]

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