TRB Webinar: The Ubiquitous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle – UAVs for Infrastructure Monitoring

March 16, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
1.50 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.00 hour(s)
AICP: 0.00 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

Applications for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, have become more ubiquitous. TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will explore the use of UAVs for the purposes of monitoring geotechnical infrastructure. Presenters will discuss Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) guidelines, UAV platforms, and their infrastructure monitoring applications.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Geotechnical Instrumentation and Modeling.

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinar. Sign into to view registration information.

Webinar agenda and presenters

  1. FAA guidelines: Michael O’Shea, FAA
  2. Different UAV platforms and sensors: Thomas Oommen, Michigan Tech University
  3. Case studies: applications of unmanned aerial vehicles in monitoring geotechnical assets, Surya Sarat Chandra Congress, Texas A&M University (TAMU)
  4. Question and answer session: Khalid Mohamed, Federal Highway Administration

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify FAA guidelines to safely conduct aerial inspections
  2. Discuss applications of UAVs for infrastructure monitoring
  3. Discuss importance of using different sensors to collect data

Professional Development Hour Information

Professional engineers (PEs) who register and attend the entire webinar as an individual will be awarded 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). TRB’s webinar program awards PDH credits only to the registered individual, and not to other members of a group that view the webinar together. To be eligible for the credits, individuals must remain signed in for the entire webinar, including for any question and answer session following the presentations.

Please check with your licensing board to ensure that TRB webinar PDHs are approved by your board.

TRB will report credits earned to the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20005.

Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum.