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Presenter: Chuck Adams CEO and 1 more

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Seminar Location: Online

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9:30 - 10:00 am CST

Morning Session
10:00 am - 12:55 pm CST

12:55 - 1:25 pm CST

Afternoon Session
1:25 - 4:50 pm CST

Overview of Drones - Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for Utilities

Specific types of UAS/sensors/software and applications that benefit utilities
Analyzing return on investment for UAS vs. manned aircraft
UAS for survey-grade mapping, 3D modeling, digital twin, building information modeling,
virtual design and construction, as-built, point clouds, digital elevation, modeling, digital terrain modeling
UAS for recon: using UAS to document existing site conditions and to monitor progress
UAS for compliance: improve safety with UAS as part of robust safety programs

Legal Ramifications of Drone Use for Utilities

Federal and state regulation of UAS and airspace
FAA Part 107: Remote Pilot Certification
Pilot sources and resources, hiring and training
Evaluating contractor certifications and experience
Liability and risk mitigation
Commercial aviation insurance, auto policies and operational policies
Standard operating procedures

UAS for Survey Grade Mapping/3D Modeling/Digital Twin

Software, applications and dashboard
Data collection process, post flight workflow, and curation for data centric and creative centric data-sets
Data deliverables, analysis, and worldwide, real-time, stakeholder collaboration and use

UAS for Recon

Pre-bid site analytics
Monitoring construction progress and documenting any special processes
Quality analysis and quality control

UAS for Compliance

High-risk inspections
Gas leak investigation
Thermal/infrared surveys
Right-of-way: pole/line/vegetation patrols
Erosion/sedimentation detection, monitoring, and analysis
UAS case studies Future applications for UAS: next-generation equipment, machine learning,
 artificial intelligence and other technological advancements

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers

Professional Engineers
6.0 PDHs

Continuing Education Credit Information

This live interactive webinar offers 6.0 PDHs/continuing education hours to professional engineers licensed in all states. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (S-0130), and North Dakota. Other states do not preapprove educators or courses.

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for engineers via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2).

Course completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete the webinar in its entirety, respond to all the prompts during the instruction, and earn a score of 80% on the quiz that follows the instruction (multiple attempts allowed).


Chuck Adams CEO

1UP Aerial Drone Services, headquartered in Golden, CO Mr. Adams is CEO of 1UP Aerial Drone Service, which sells drones and sensors, and provides expert consultation & aerial services to a range of industries, including engineering, commercial real estate, land development, construction, insurance, forensic science, surveying. Mr. Adams is an FAA Part 107 certified pilot, and a tenured information technology and cloud industry veteran who has spent 25 years in the high-tech industry.

Michael Raymond

Having his roots firmly in Kansas City Construction, Mr. Raymond has been an apprentice and a journeyman in multiple trades. He is also an experienced estimator and project manager. Mr. Raymond now uses drone technology to help architects, engineers and contractors (AEC) clients achieve a safe and productive worksite throughout the entire project life-cycle, including the creation of digital twins for handover. A veteran of the US Army, he served 11 years as an enlisted combat medic and a commissioned aviation officer flying three types of rotary winged aircraft. He has also owned and operated a hot air balloon ride business for eight years. As “Chief Remote Pilot” for Skycam - Kansas City’s advanced drone services, Mr. Raymond offers drones as a service for architects, engineers and constructors. With high precision and survey grade sensors he offers thermal/infrared inspections, transmission and distribution infrastructure mapping as well as project documentation and full scope land surveys. He helps train other remote pilot and chief drone program managers on how to safely and effectively use unmanned aerial vehicles in the AEC industry. With hundreds of hours of safe manned and unmanned aircraft operation, Mr. Raymond is certain to satisfy the most demanding clients with his “on-demand” drone services.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $199.00

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