WEBINAR:Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS or Drones): Embracing an Important New Technology on the Jobsite

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In the past two years our industry has seen a quantum expansion in the use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in construction. From providing quick and easy aerial progress photos to automated BIM model building. UAS technology has become an indispensable tool on the jobsite. But what are the implications for the use of the technology? The webinar will provide an overview of the current legal landscape in the U.S., provide practical how-to information for integrating UAS into your operations, and share insight into the future of this technology. We will also discuss the benefits that the technology can provide your company.

After attending this webinar participants will understand:

  • Current FAA regulatory landscape for commercial UAS use
  • What is the FAA Section 333 Exemption, do I need it, and how do I obtain it
  • Legal restrictions on UAS use
  • Insurance coverage considerations
  • Forthcoming comprehensive FAA regulations
  • Anticipated timeframe for enactment of new regulations


Blake Potts
VDC Specialist IT
Rogers-O’brien Construction 

Blake Potts is a Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) Specialist with Rogers-O’Brien Construction, a Texas based general contractor. He is focused on researching new construction technologies and the application of BIM for field operations. He led initiatives for MEP coordination, digital survey, laser scanning and architectural visualization. During his time at Rogers-O’Brien, Blake has pioneered Rogers-O’Brien’s use of UAV technology for aerial photography and next generation virtual reality for 3D visualization. Blake is a graduate of Auburn University with degrees in Building Science and Psychology.

Jonathan Ziss
Goldberg Segalla

Jonathan S. Ziss is the Chair of Goldberg Segalla’s Aviation Litigation Practice Group, a member of the Defense Research Institute’s Aviation Law Leadership Committee, and a member of the Aviation Litigation Committee at the American Bar Association. He represents regional, national, and international air carriers, as well as under wing service providers, municipal authorities, general aviation owners and pilots, and fixed base operators, in connection with property and casualty liability litigation. In addition to handling disputed matters, he counsels commercial airlines in connection with industry-related consumer compliance and contractual matters. Jonathan is a frequent speaker and writer on aviation-related litigation and risk avoidance. Most recently, he was a panelist on “The Present and Future Landscape of Drone Usage” at the 2014 ACI Aviation Claims and Litigation Summit in Chicago, and he authored “Drone Regulation Would Create Need for Liability Insurance” for Business Insurance and the extensive “Strict Liability for International Aviation Disasters” in DRI’s For the Defense.

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