Construction Technology Team Growing and Taking Flight

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Laura Prosser, Winter Construction’s newest drone pilot.

Project Engineer Laura Prosser recently joined the Construction Technology team at Winter Construction. She is a terrific fit for our department, and proved it by passing the Federal Aviation Administration’s test for remote pilot licensing within her first few weeks on the team. And that’s not an easy test.

Our team’s ability to operate unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) allows us to gather information about our projects much more thoroughly than in the past. We can generate imagery and data more frequently and at much lower cost than with traditional aerial photography. In Laura’s first project on the team, the construction of a 12-story hotel in Atlanta, she will be replacing the usual jobsite camera with a drone full time for aerial photography, inspections, progress photos, and photogrammetry—just to start. Laura will also use state-of-the-art platforms for modeling and coordinating the project, and for document management, quality control, material tracking, and punch list.

Because of the close proximity of structures adjacent to the site, we performed laser scanning, photogrammetry studies, and 4D simulation of foundations and underground work before the first shovel hit the ground. In all of Winter’s projects, we assess the Construction Technology needs prior to starting, and we define the potential challenges and opportunities specific to each job. We support the project management team throughout all stages of construction through the innovative use of methods ranging from 3D and 4D models to virtual reality.

We hope you enjoy hearing Laura’s story in this short video

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About the Author:

David Epps
David Epps is the Director of Construction Technology with Winter Construction. depps@winter-construction.com