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Presenter: Peter J. Tavino, Jr., P.E.

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Albany, NY

Hilton Garden Inn Albany Airport
800 Albany Shaker Road
Albany, NY 12211
Phone: 518-464-6666

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:30 - 1:30 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:30 - 4:30 pm

Quadcopter Basics

   Engineering uses

Bridge Inspection

   Bridge inspection per Minnesota Department of Transportation experience in Civil Engineering magazine

Infrastructure Inspection Overview

   Inspection of rooftop HVAC units, chimneys, gutters
   Dam and water resources structures
   Solar panels
   Wind turbines, antennae and telecom towers, electric transmission wires
   Inside commercial boilers
   Offshore drill rigs

Civil Engineering and Surveying

   Sewer inspection and water sample collection
   Topographical image processing with AutoCAD
   Volumes of excavation pits or soil/stone stockpiles
      • Calculating cut and fill
   3D modeling

Insurance Roof Damage Assessment

Thermal Imaging Below Ground

Construction Progress Monitoring

   Rebar inspection example

Simple AutoCAD Plan Production from Drone Photographs

Drone Inspection – Lessons Learned

Federal Aviation Administration Part 107

   Certifying unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) remote pilots
   Flight restrictions and regulation

Flight Control Basics

In-Class Flight Demonstration

Photography Settings and Video Editing

Uploading and Website Video Embedding

Ethics and Privacy

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers

This seminar offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers in all states. HalfMoon Education Inc. is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in New York (NYSED Sponsor No.35) and New Jersey (Approval No GP2400000700).

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Peter J. Tavino, Jr.

Owner of New York and Connecticut Drone Video and Peter J. Tavino, Jr., Professional Engineering Corp.
Mr. Tavino is a licensed professional civil engineer in New York, Connecticut and Florida with a master of science degree in Engineering from Columbia University. His career began in New York City as a structural and soils engineer, and then as a suburban land developer, subdividing acreage, building roads and selling lots. In 2008 he formed Litchfield Geothermal and was an active trainer and instructor in ground source heating and cooling. In 2016 Mr. Tavino passed the Federal Aviation Administration Part 107 remote pilot test and formed New York and Connecticut Drone Video. Mr. Tavino lectures and gives an introductory overview of drone applications for engineers.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $279.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $279.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $259.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.