Elevate Your Business – Understanding the Why and How of Unmanned Systems in Engineering and Construction Firms

This webinar aired on March 3rd at 12pm CST.

The integration of unmanned systems is exponentially growing throughout all industries. This webinar will guide professionals of the engineering and construction industry on the benefits of adopting new technology in the form of UAVs and the process of achieving all certifications and licenses to fit regulation standards. Adopting new technological advancements will give your firm a competitive edge by creating a more efficient workforce. 

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe ways to use UAVs in the engineering and construction industry
2. Understand the benefits of integrating UAVs in business practices and services
3. Understand the implications of not adopting new technology
4. Explain the process of achieving certification and licenses to operate unmanned systems
5. Understand the regulations for UAV operators

Meet the Speakers:
Michael Mitchell, C.M.
Aviation Planner, KSA Engineers
Michael joined KSA in 2016 as an Aviation Planner. At the start of his career, Michael was involved with multiple projects at airports across the US including Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Dallas Love Field, Chicago O-Hare International Airport, and William P. Hobby Airport. He has been involved with numerous projects including runway reconstructions, terminal planning, master planning, and capital improvement programs. In 2018, Michael was tasked with creating and implementing KSA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Program. Following the program’s inception, KSA has employed the use of UAS at numerous airports across the Midwest in support of aviation planning exercises, gathering data to assist with inventory and environmental analysis, aerial imagery, pavement inspection/analysis, and 3D rendering. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Management, a Master of Science in Aviation & Space Science, and is a Certified Member (C.M.) of the American Association of Airport Executives.

Anna M. Gomez, J.D.
Partner and Co-Chair of the UAS Group at Wiley Rein LLP
The former National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Deputy Administrator, Anna specializes in a wide range of spectrum licensing issues and regulatory, policy, and transactional matters related to domestic and international telecommunications and unmanned aircraft systems.  Anna served for 12 years in various positions at the FCC, including Senior Legal Advisor to then-Chairman William E. Kennard and Deputy Chief of the International Bureau, where she developed and implemented Commission policy on international telecommunications and satellite spectrum. Anna is co-chair of Wiley’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Practice Group.

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Welcome to your Elevate your Business - AUVSI Webinar


What resource governs the operation of UAS within your organization?


Which of the following is a metric you should consider during cost/benefit analysis?


Which of the following applications can be useful to clients other than Airports?


UAS can be utilized to scare wildlife from the vicinity of the airport.


Detailed logs should be maintained documenting which of the following metrics?


Under Part 107, an operator can get authority to operate in controlled airspace by applying through:


Under Part 107, an operator may operate a drone:


A drone operator must be at least what age to obtain a UAS Remote Pilot in Command Certificate:


A small UAS is one that is:


The rule for which the FAA has granted the most waivers is:

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