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Pilsen, Czech Republic - March 17, 2015: Drone quadrocopter Dji Phantom 2 with didital camera GoPro HERO4 Black edition. New tool for aerial photo and video.

This Week’s Course Spotlight: Drones in Construction

As a contractor, showcasing your work is one of the better ways to set yourself a part from the competition. Drones, can capture a vision of your work, that before would have been impossible to see. Greg MacMaster from Eagle Eye Drone Service in Traverse City, MI, is our featured instructor in our new course that focuses on Drones in Construction. This course covers everything from the different types of UAV/Drones to the benefits of using drones at the job site.

How Can I Use Drones in Construction?

This course will answer the questions “Which drone is right for me?” and “What is it that I want my drone to do?” Greg MacMaster does an excellent job of covering important topics in this 4-hour introductory course. The following topics will be addressed:

  • Surveying
  • Mapping
  • Site Selection
  • Inspections/pre-inspections
  • Project progress
  • Aerial photo documentation on the job completion
  • And much more!

Real Life Example of Drone Use in Construction:

Let’s say a customer owns a three story hotel, and wants the roof inspected. You find out, there is no roof access, and it has a 12/12 pitch. You have two options, hire another company to come in with their equipment, which could take days to complete a full roof inspection costing extra time and money. Or take twenty minutes out of your day to fly a drone, equipped with a camera, up near the roof and complete a full inspection. Having the ability to inspect the roof by drone will not only save time and money, but it will also keep you and your crew safe from the dangers that come with steep pitch roof systems.

greg_macmaster_head_shotAbout the Instructor

Greg MacMaster spent 22 years as a Meteorologist for WPBN/WTOM (NBC) Traverse City, Michigan. During that time, he also taught as an Adjunct Instructor in Aviation Meteorology at Northwestern Michigan College. After retiring as a Meteorologist Greg served as a State Representative and represented the 105th District, from 2011 to 2014. Today Greg is the co-owner of Eagle-Eye Drone Service and preforms aerial imaging services for many industries, and teaches as a Certified FAA Instructor – Wings Program. He has accumulated over 2000 flights and 400 hours of flight operations in real estate construction industry

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