Applications for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Session Type: Convention, Management Workshop


Location: Convention CenterRoom Number: 153C

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In recent years, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have moved from strictly military platforms to many areas, including; agriculture, law enforcement, utilities, and construction. Although the FAA is still working to finalize rules that balance safety with commercial and recreational interests, companies across the US and around the globe have been pouring funds into this exploding sector. This program will show the applicability of UAVs to tasks related to electric utility line work, including surveying, preventative inspection, and damage assessment.


  • Simonian, Lonny

    Lonny Simonian

    California Polytechnic State University Mr. Simonian is a Professor in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design and is also a graduate course instructor in the College of Engineering at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly). He is a licensed Professional Electrical Engineer in the State of California, and a Project Management Institute (PMI) certified Project Management Professional. Professor Simonian’s previous experience includes positions as an Electrical Engineer at San Diego Gas and Electric, an Electrical Engineering Supervisor at Bechtel, and Senior Project Manager for Berkeley Laboratory. His teaching responsibilities at Cal Poly have included instructing classes in Building Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Systems, Construction Contracts, Construction Project Administration, Principles of Construction Management, Project Controls, Management of the Construction Firm, Professional Practice for Construction Project Managers, and co-instructor of an Interdisciplinary Design-Build Studio.