Up in the Air: Applications, Risk and Regulation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
John Babel, CRIS, STSC XL Catlin North America Construction Risk Engineering The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also referred to as drones, is rapidly changing the construction business. UAVs can be equipped with various tools that can enable contractors to quickly and economically identify potential hazards and constructability issues, monitor project conditions, inspect work quality, etc. However, UAVs pose important operational, regulatory, safety, and risk management challenges that need to be carefully considered. This presentation will examine types and features of UAVs, applications, regulatory issues, safety risk, liability, and insurance options.
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