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Presenter: Paul Wheeler

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Marriott University Park
480 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Phone: 801-581-1000

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 - 4:00 pm

The Present and Future of Unmanned Aircraft Technologies

   UAS platforms: fixed wing and rotorcraft
   Selecting UAS
   Uses - cases
   Future technologies

Commercial UAS Applications

   Architecture and construction
   Environmental monitoring and compliance
   Defense and public safety
   Marketing, media and public relations
   Infrastructure development and maintenance

Mapping Using UAS

   Photogrammetry vs. LiDAR
   Sensor considerations
   Software set-up
   Preflight planning
   Flight operations and considerations
   Data deliverables

Civil Engineering Applications for UAS

   Site inspection and site work
   Construction progress monitoring
   3D modeling

Thermal Imaging with UAS

   What is thermal imaging?
   Industry use cases and benefits
   False positives and false negatives
   Cameras and settings
   Post processing
   The importance of proper atmospherics

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers

This seminar offers 6.0 CPE hours/PDHs
to professional engineers.

 Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.0 continuing professional education hours/PDHs to professional engineers licensed in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Utah.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers.

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.


Paul Wheeler

Utah Department of Transportation

Mr. Wheeler is the Unmanned Aerial Systems Program Manager at the Utah Department of Transportation. He is an instrument-rated pilot and serves on multiple national committees to help foster innovation through the use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS). He was named one of the top seven drone visionaries in civil infrastructure by Commercial UAV Expo and is an internationally recognized speaker and innovator for UAS technologies.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $269.00

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