Drones

MyDefence Communication’s Co-founder and CEO Christian Steino (pictured at right) has partnered with two stadiums in England and two prisons in Denmark to test his company’s KNOX anti-drone system. The system can jam a UAVs signal to prevent the drone operator from controlling the device.

November 03, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new anti-drone system looks to protect stadiums, prisons, and other sensitive buildings and s...

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A drone flying in a wooded area
September 26, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The technology can be used to prevent terrorist attacks and spying.

Photo courtesy of CyBe Construction

June 14, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building is a lab for research on drones and 3D printing technology.

Drones shot video to document the test of a fall-protection system at Level 10 Construction’s 181 Fremont high-rise project in San Francisco. In this case, the system protected an active daycare center on the roof next door. Courtesy Level 10 Construction.

March 08, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Some estimate 85-90% of drone operators aren’t FAA certified under the agency’s Part 107 rules or...

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For the construction of an ice rink (top left building) for a high school in Massachusetts, drone footage overlaid with BIM modeling and advanced visualization helped a project team understand design options and simulate construction sequences. Image courtesy Skanska USA.

March 08, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

More AEC firms are boarding, as new FAA rules ease restrictions on operating unmanned aerial vehi...

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Rendering courtesy of Saúl Ajuria Fernández 

December 07, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project was designed by Saúl Ajuria Fernández as part of his master’s degree in architecture....

FAA issues final rule on commercial use of drones

Photo: Paul Cooper/Creative Commons.

July 13, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The rule covers commercial uses for drones that weigh less than 55 pounds, and it takes effect Au...

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Photo Credit: Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance

April 25, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The SkyBEAM UAV is used for identifying energy leaks, rooftop damage, deteriorating façades, and...

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Drone use isn’t just a curiosity anymore AEC

A Stantec technical expert launches the firm’s fixed-wing drone. Lightweight fixed-wing and quadcopter UAVs are becoming important tools for AEC firms. Photo courtesy Stantec. Click images to enlarge.

March 18, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

UAVs, now mounted with higher-quality image-capture cameras and software, offer crisp building an...

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The Mall of the Future will be a combination community center and gathering place. It will be technology rich, be attached or near living and working spaces, and will provide variety to lure customers for frequent visits. Image: CallisonRTKL's “Mall of the Future” report

March 16, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

CallisonRTKL foresees future retail centers as hubs with live/work/play components. 

A construction specialist programs the flight path of a drone using a Sony tablet that's part of a Site Scan platform that Sony, 3DRobotics, and Autodesk have introduced to make using image-capture data from the field easier with modeling and design software easier. Image courtesy 3DRobotics

March 09, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

3DRobotics, Autodesk, and Sony launch Site Scan to speed the process of making models from field...

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Drone imagery of map volumes—such as stockpiles of building materials—can now be measured and processed in the field, with accuracy that the software provider claims rivals laser scanning. Image: DroneDeploy

February 03, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

DroneDeploy’s latest app is available for all mobile devices. 

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