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August 27, 2015
Commercial UAV Expo Issues Report on UAVs and Construction

Portland, Maine, USA, August 27, 2015 — The organizers of Commercial UAV Expo today announced the release of their most recent report, titled “Progressive Construction Firms Mobilize to Put UAVs to Work.” This free report provides key insights into how UAV technology is being implemented to improve efficiency, production and safety in construction projects. The complete report is available for download here.

The report comes as a result of increased demand from the construction industry for more information on implementing drone technology in construction projects. To date, more than 1,000 Section 333 exemptions have been granted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for operating commercial drones. Many of these exemptions are for construction related applications such as aerial surveying, construction site inspection and monitoring, aerial photography and 3D mapping.

In advance of Commercial UAV Expo, which will take place October 5-7, 2015 in Las Vegas, the report will delve into how industry leaders from leading firms including AECOM, Barrick Gold and DPR Construction are using UAV technology, where they are finding the greatest benefits from it, and how the value of UAVs data gathering solutions will grow in the near future.

Jon Amdur, Vice President and Program Manager for AECOM’s Unmanned Aerial Systems (DCS Division), Iain Allen, Barrick Gold’s Senior Manager of GIS and Scott Widman, Project Manager at DPR were interviewed for the report. Jon Amdur and Ian Allen are on the Commercial UAV Expo Advisory Board and will be chairing sessions at the event. Scott Widman will be speaking in two sessions at Commercial UAV Expo, “Reality Capture in Construction – Drone Data” and “Insurance Considerations.”

About Commercial UAV Expo

Commercial UAV Expo is a conference and exhibition exclusively focused on the commercial sUAS (small Unmanned Aerial Systems) market in North America covering industries including Surveying & Mapping; Civil Infrastructure;  Mining; Construction; Process, Power & Utilities; Precision Agriculture; Law Enforcement, Security and Search & Rescue (SAR). Registration is available online now. Prices increase September 15. UAV professionals are encouraged to register early for the best rates.

Commercial UAV Expo is organized by SPAR Point Group, a leading organizer of conferences and trade shows with 15 years in the geospatial arena, including SPAR 3D Expo & Conference and International LiDAR Mapping Forum. SPAR Point Group is wholly-owned by Diversified Communications. Commercial UAV Expo will take place October 5-7, 2015 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

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