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Two Out of Three: Heavy Equipment Demand in 2015

Posted by Tom Lombardo on Thu, Feb 12, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Now that the construction industry has finally regained its footing, heavy equipment dealership owners and managers face the difficult task of trying to foresee what their contractors will need and how they’ll want to pay to for it.

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Tags: Heavy Equipment, Construction

Aerial Drones Descending Upon a Construction Worksite Near You

Posted by Tom Lombardo on Wed, Feb 04, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

First burning question: At what point does a recreational drone flying underneath FAA regulations morph into a commercial drone fully exposed to the FAA’s wrath?

Answer: The moment you use it to examine a construction site or any other property: “You may not fly a [drone] for commercial purposes by claiming that you’re operating according to the Model Aircraft guidelines.”

Second burning question:  Since that makes no sense, to whom can you appeal for an exemption?

Answer: The FAA, here, but don’t get your hopes up. Despite intense interest, the FAA has exempted only twelve operators so far.

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Tags: Technology, Construction