An Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles as a Tool for Erosion and Sediment Control Site Inspections

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 PM Central

Education Track: Erosion and Sediment Control
Audience Level: All
Price: Free for IECA Members | Not Available for Non-Members
Credit: 1 Professional Development Hour

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One of IECA's University Partner Schools, Auburn University, will present this hot topic webinars on unmanned aerial vehicles. This webinar will showcase current ongoing research focused on using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for conducting site inspections applications. The study, being conducted by Auburn University researchers, focuses on erosion and sediment control applications in construction. Participants will be exposed to UAV technologies to develop: project progression documentation, photogrammetric site visualization, highly detailed digital elevation models, and assessment of vegetation and crop health. Developed inspection methods, case study site assessments, and preliminary research findings and results will be discussed. The webinar will cover topics geared towards conducting inspections for construction, infrastructure, environmental, and agricultural applications.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the importance of sediment control for water quality, and the importance of best management practices during construction
  2. Understand techniques used in good sediment basin design.
  3. Understand the proper design, installation and maintenance of various components associated with sediment basins.

Presented by Dakota Basham, E.I.T.

Dakota Basham, E.I.T., is a graduate student at Auburn University pursuing a Master’s of Science in Civil Engineering. Dakota earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky in 2016. His research involves measuring performance and pollutant removal efficiency of catch basin inserts for the Ohio Department of Transportation and investigating the use of Unmanned Aerial Systems for construction inspection applications.

IECA is the foremost organization for those involved in or concerned about soil erosion control. Membership (in IECA) tells others you take erosion control seriously and you want to help make a difference.

Scott Velting, CPESC, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA