LAN Natasha Lombard

Natasha Lombard

EIT

Pipeline Engineer

LAN Will Byland

Will Byland

EIT

Pipeline Engineer

Eyes in the Sky, Boots on the Ground

Dec 1, 2020

By Natasha Lombard, EIT and Will Byland, EIT

As the popularity of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) skyrocket, so does their use in the engineering and construction industries. In recent years, the City of Houston has started using UAVs for its drinking water distribution system projects. Houston’s largest ever water infrastructure project, a series of 120-inch and 108-inch water lines collectively called the Northeast Transmission Line, is currently under construction. Natasha Lombard and Will Byland discuss how to document the extensive, 16.5-mile project and others like it from the air.

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