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June 14, 2018
[OnDemand Webinar] Unmanned Aerial Systems in Construction: Applications of a New Technology
Unmanned Aerial Systems (aka “drones”) are evolving rapidly and are becoming an indispensable tool within the architecture, engineering and construction industries. Drones have the unique ability to be equipped with an array of sensors and cameras to improve data collection, reduce cost, and increase safety. But what are the implications of these new technologies and how can they add value to your next project? Find out the answer to these questions and more in our free webinar. Watch the recorded version of the webinar by completing the form below....
October 19, 2016
Forensics: What Really Happened?
In today’s society, there are some people with a perceived notion that if something is not right or broken, it must be someone else’s fault. When dealing with damaged structures, I focus exclusively on the issues that occur in buildings, either from design defects, construction defects, or unfavorable forces of Mother Nature. Despite the perceived cause of the condition, the question insurance companies, attorneys, and other parties ask is “What really happened?” Answering this question obviously requires background information on the building, much of which can be collected by a site visit. When visiting a site, we want to investigate: Age...