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April 2024 Meeting – Aerial Structural Inspections Using Drones and AI


THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2024 at Maggiano’s Little Italy, Memorial City Mall, 602 Memorial City Mall, Houston, TX 77024, Tel: (713) 461-0692

11:30 am – Social
11:45 am – Lunch
12:00 pm – Program

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  • Members $40
  • Non-Members $50
  • Students $5


This presentation will introduce audiences to the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) in the inspection of our infrastructure. Platform and sensor options will be explored to determine the best combination of tools to complete various tasks. We will also discuss the pros and cons of using these tools under human control as opposed to automated functions. Finally, we will discuss visual inspection, modeling, measuring, and the advancements of AI technology in fault detection. 


Brian Willig, Senior UAS Pilot 


Brian is a Senior Remote Pilot with Colliers Engineering & Design with over 5 years of experience flying drones for various types of surveys. He has hundreds of hours operating complex unmanned aircraft that carry specialized payloads including LiDAR, RGB Cameras, Thermal Sensors, and Magnetometers. He has experience collecting multiple hundreds of acres of data in as little as one day. He is the company’s internal trainer for Part 107 operations as well as for external organizations. 

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