SPECIAL PROJECT SESSION 2. "THE USE OF UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS (UAS) TO REMOTELY COLLECT DATA FOR ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE"

Oct. 7, Monday. 10:00-11:30

Conference Room B

Chair: Mr. Thomas D. EVERETT, Executive Director, Federal Highway Administration, USA, and First Delegate from USA in PIARC

The Session will present the outcomes and findings of the PIARC Special Project "The use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to remotely collect data for road infrastructure" and some additional case studies.
From Canada to Tanzania, transportation agencies are using unmanned aerial systems (UASs), also known as drones, to collect data, design and construct road infrastructure, inspect bridges, monitor roads for avalanche and mudslide dangers, identify flood damage risks in urban areas, reconstruct crash scenes, and monitor traffic and road conditions. Public agencies, under pressure to reduce costs and to be adaptable, are turning to drones as one means of improving operations and cutting costs.

Introduction

PIARC Special Project Overview
• Mr. Thomas D. EVERETT, Executive Director, Federal Highway Administration, USA

Case Studies using UAS in the road sector

Case study from Korea
• Ms. Jeemin CHUN, Deputy Director of Private Financed Highway Division, Road Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Republic of Korea

Case Study on Bridge Component Inspection Using UAS
• Ms. Jennifer L. WELLS, P.E, State Bridge Inspection Engineer, Minnesota Department of Transportation, USA

Study and applicaiton of highway rapid surveying with UAV lidar in China
• Mr. Yang MING, CCCC Second Highway Consultants, China

Questions & Answers / Debate

• Audience and all speakers

Summary & Conclusions of the Session

• Mr. Thomas D. EVERETT, Executive Director, Federal Highway Administration, USA, and First Delegate from USA in PIARC