Unmanned Systems

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), and Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV).

MICRODESK reveals top trends for 2015 that will shape the AEC industry

NEW YORK, N.Y. Microdesk, a provider of business and technology consulting services for the design and construction industry, shared its predictions for the top trends that will shape the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry in 2015. Microdesk surveyed its executive management team, customers, and technology partners to gain their insights and perspectives on the coming year. As a result, they have identified the following major trends as those that will directly impact the AEC industry in the coming year and beyond.

Commercial UAV Expo announced for October 2015

Portland, Maine SPAR Point Group announced that it will launch Commercial UAV Expo, Oct. 5-7, 2015, at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. As organizers of 3D technology events in North America, Europe and Asia, SPAR Point Group is well established in the data capture and imaging technology space.

Stabilizing geotechnical assets: Research aims to identify potential highway, railroad problems

Houghton, Mich. In a new project led by Michigan Technological University, Thomas Oommen, assistant professor of geological and mining engineering and sciences, heads a team that is using advanced technology to develop a comprehensive management system to monitor our nations geotechnical assets the ground that forms the base for the concrete, asphalt or steel that makes up our transportation system.

Engineering firms merge as Ryan Biggs Clark Davis Engineering & Surveying, P.C.

Clifton Park, N.Y. Ryan-Biggs Associates, P.C., and Clark Engineering and Surveying, P.C., announced a new firm name after the two consulting engineering firms merged earlier this year. Ryan Biggs Clark Davis Engineering & Surveying, P.C., is now one of the largest women-owned engineering firms in Upstate New York, providing structural engineering; civil engineering; repair and restoration; construction support, inspection, and testing; and surveying services.

Team digitally documents historic battleship

Norcross, Ga. Leica Geosystems, together with Haag 3D Solutions, LLC, has embarked on a volunteer effort to digitally document the nations largest battleship, the Battleship New Jersey, anchored in Camden, N.J. The project is being undertaken in preparation for the upcoming educational seminar and 150th meeting of the West Jersey Chapter of the New Jersey Society of Professional Land Surveyors, which will be held September 10th on the battleship.

R.A. Smith National provides surveying, sitework engineering for rehabilitation of Milwaukee neighborhoods

Brookfield, Wis. R.A. Smith National, a multi-disciplined civil engineering and surveying firm, is providing surveying, site planning, and grading and erosion control design to Gorman & Company, Inc. for the rehabilitation of homes in inner-city Milwaukee neighborhoods. R.A. Smith National has provided surveying services for more than 200 sites since 2006 and engineering services for more than 60 new home sites since 2011.

Michigans top engineering and surveying projects recognized at annual ACEC Excellence Awards Ceremony

LANSING, MICH. The American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan (ACEC/M) recently honored firms for engineering and surveying excellence during the associations 49th annual Engineering and Surveying Excellence Awards ceremony. On February 22, design professionals and guests gathered at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids to recognize outstanding Michigan engineering and surveying projects from the past year, as well as engineering professionals who have significantly contributed to the profession.

McKim & Creed celebrates 35 years of engineering and surveying

RALEIGH, N.C. — On June 1, McKim & Creed, Inc., one of the largest engineering, surveying and planning firms in the U.S., celebrated 35 years of providing the “most responsive and dependable service all the time.” This mission statement has guided the company’s operations since Herbert P. McKim, Jr., P.E., PLS and Michael W. Creed, Ph.D., P.E., established McKim & Creed in 1978. The two young North Carolina State University graduates set up shop in downtown Wilmington, N.C., and “prayed for the phone to ring,” recalls Creed. “Praying for the phone to ring quickly gave way to getting out of the office and doing cold calls to potential clients. That is ultimately what changed the tide and got us moving in the right direction.” 

McKim & Creed acquires Texas surveying company

RALEIGH, N.C. — McKim & Creed Inc., an engineering, geomatics (surveying) and planning firm with offices throughout the South, acquired a 31-person AECOM survey operation based in Texas, formerly known as SURVCON. The Texas group will operate under the name SURVCON, a Division of McKim & Creed.  

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