CPWR is hosting a webinar on drones in construction. While there has been much discussion about how drones can be used, this webinar highlights research results that demonstrate the safety benefits of a drone program in construction projects.

Drones in Construction
Date: March 23, 2022
Time: 2pm – 3pm
Location: ONLINE

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According to a recent survey of construction companies conducted by Dodge Data & Analytics, 37% of contractors are currently using drones on their job sites, with an additional 6% expecting to begin use in the future. Drones give users the ability to observe job sites and track progress, but they can also play a critical role in assessing and monitoring workplace hazards and safety concerns. In this hour-long webinar, you will hear from three university researchers that recently conducted CPWR small studies exploring use of drones to improve safety and health as well as the potential for new hazards generated by the drones themselves:

  • Nebulizer-retrofitted drone deployment at residential construction sites
    • Rod Handy, MBA, PhD, CIH, Professor, Family & Preventive Medicine, University of Utah
  • Using unmanned aerial systems for automated fall hazard monitoring in high-rise construction –
    • Masoud Gheisari, PhD, Assistant Professor, M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management, University of Florida
  • A practical model for measuring and mitigating safety hazards generated by using UASs in construction –
    • Yiye Xu, Civil & Construction Engineering, Oregon State University