Joe Hunn Presents on Drone Technology

By Joseph Hunn, PE, Vice President, Transportation

Joe Hunn, Vice President of Cotter’s Transportation Group, has recently presented at the IRTBA Conference in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and the T.H.E. Conference in Champaign, IL.

About Joe: As Vice President and Transportation Group Manager for Cotter Consulting, Joe is responsible for strategic planning, division and staff management, and employee development for Cotter’s Transportation Group. He is a professional engineer with over 17 years of experience leading high-profile transportation projects. He has demonstrated success as a Resident Engineer and Project Manager on several large-scale transportation projects, such as the Tri-State Reconstruction and the Veteran’s Memorial Tollway Rehabilitation. Joe is licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a certified drone pilot.

About the Presentation: Over the last decade, vehicles have become safer due to automation and advanced technology. Safety campaigns costing millions of dollars promote buckling up, preventing distracted driving, and discouraging drunk driving to make roadways safer for all.

With accidents and roadwork deaths being a persistent concern for roadway construction, the need for increased safety in active construction sites remains a top priority. Roadworkers assume many risks operating in active traffic zones and during overnight roadwork. The use of drones for construction inspection in high-risk work zones can provide a safer work environment, dramatically lower cost, improve accuracy, and identify and mitigate potential safety hazards.

This presentation explores the use of drones throughout the construction lifecycle and identifies potential opportunities to increase safety and efficiency.

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Joseph Hunn, PE Vice President, Transportation