Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Our Drone inspection and data collection projects range from government agencies, utilities, non-profits and many other client types.
David Mason + Associates provides land surveying, field services inspections (UAS equipped), civil engineering, transmission and distribution design (gas and electric), structural engineering and CCTV locating services to meet the needs of a diverse base of customers. Over the years, we’ve established a reputation for getting the job done on time and within budget, utilizing the latest technology to take projects from concept to completion. Our corporate culture emphasizes continual improvement to provide the highest quality service to our customers, and we pride ourselves on consistently exceeding our customers’ expectations. We’ve found that frequent communication among team members is key to the success of all our projects.
David Mason + Associates’ (DMA) structural and field services divisions have the manpower and resources necessary to field 4 UAS crews. The combination of engineering and construction inspection experience between our structural and field services teams, respectively, provides our clients with a unique approach to UAS projects focused on added value. Value not achieved with a typical/standard UAS inspection firm. Our team is able perform UAS inspections through a unique “lens” that aligns with client goals.
Our Drone operators with our field services team, manages our UAS data collection from two different types of drones- DJI Matrice for larger projects and the Mavic for smaller projects.
Our Drone inspection and data collection projects range from government agencies, utilities, non-profits and many other client types. Once data is collect our Pix4D software is used to clean up, model, interpreted and deliver the data- photos or Video.
3D SCANNING COUPLED WITH UAS
When developing survey grade documents that meet our clients demands, DMA typically will use our 3D scanning technology (ground-based LiDAR) to gather the topographic data and relevant site features. This process also provides more detailed information on the slopes of the pavement, widths, existing setbacks, and overall site conditions. This technology reduces time spent in the field by our survey team which increases the project safety factor for both the traveling public and our field teams. 3D scanning also provides our engineers and design partners with much more information than a traditional survey. We often will marry our drone data with 3D scan data that has been collected. All drone images can be “stitched” together with our 3D scans to provide fully integrated 3D models. It should also be noted that this 3D Scanning technology does provided survey grade accuracy and gives our team the ability to transfer between 2D documentation and 3D documentation.