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Why Do Properties Become Abandoned

The U.S. economy is booming.  The collapse of the housing market began well over ten years ago.  September 15, 2018 marked the tenth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers.  And despite the time and distance between the bad times and the good, it’s not unusual in 2018 to see an abandoned property, houses, or even business locations in US …

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8 Ways Texans are Innovating with Drones

The term “drone” usually brings to mind military use or the neighborhood kid’s new toy. However, individuals and large organizations are finding drone technology to be a useful tool. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) predicts by 2020, there will be seven million drones flying over the United States. Currently, the FAA estimates there are 1.5 hobbyist drones flying around and …

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How the Construction Industry is Leveraging Drones to Improve BIM Output

Competition in the construction industry is fierce. Business Information Modeling (BIM) software has been around for a while, but savvy engineers, architects and contractors are now discovering the power of combining BIM with drone technology to get a leg up. BIM uses a wealth of data gathered in various ways to accurately create a 3D model of a project, significantly …

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Exploring Photogrammetry & Topographical Mapping

onstruction and civil engineering firms are increasingly turning to drones to gather data that was previously prohibitively expensive and difficult to obtain. Companies are choosing to either invest in the technology and training in-house, or outsource the process to consulting firms, thus freeing themselves from the tedium of collecting data and allowing them to better focus their efforts on analyzing …