Environmental & Engineering Services Using sUAS Platforms
*NEW FOR 2017*
Comprehensive Environmental Inc. (CEI) is excited to launch a wholly owned subsidiary, EagleEye Aerobotics™ for Environmental and Engineering Services using small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) platforms, sometimes referred to as drones. This new service combines the use of customized real time imagery with CEI’s engineering and scientific expertise to provide superior access, timely site reviews and increased data precision. CEI’s EagleEye Aerobotics™ in-house pilots are certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and fully insured for sUAS flights wherever you need them. Our pilots also are trained civil or environmental engineers or environmental scientists with the knowledge to help your projects succeed. As a fully certified small woman owned business (WBE), CEI’s EagleEye Aerobotics™ can help you meet your set aside needs.
Now booking projects in 2017
Water Storage Tank Inspections
CEI’s drone services provide an additional tool for water storage tank inspection. Images and video taken using the drone exceed those obtainable from ground level. The drone provides the ability to capture a full 360 degrees around the tank and views from above the tank, at vantages not seen before. The drone can be used to complete annual tank inspections without the need for climbing the tank. Additionally, images from the drone can be used for planning and scheduling of a thorough inspection that would require someone to climb the tank for a closer look at tank finishes, rust or pits, vents and other features.
Watershed Security, Evaluation & Monitoring
Scheduled aerial views of large managed areas such as protected watersheds, conservation parcels, parks, trails and easements help owners and supervisors better manage property. EagleEye Aerobotics™ can inventory and evaluate property that may be too large or difficult to access on a regular basis. We can work with you and your staff to identify and monitor areas that may need more frequent inspection. This may include assessment of trends in sedimentation, erosion, invasive species, land use concerns or security issues that might need addressing in future management efforts.
Aboveground Asset Management & Horizontal Pathways
Take your asset management and Capital Improvement Plan to the next level with cost-effective mobile mapping that can capture visible aboveground assets with a wide degree of image coverage. Aerial imagery can help to eliminate ground impacts such as traffic control and safety hazards.
Similarly, EagleEye Aerobotics™ can be used to develop essential preliminary pathways for underground utilties, roadways and other horizontal pipelines. Unlike other services, EagleEye Aerobotics™ not only provides the flight services but combines it with experienced civil engineers who can expertly process collected data for real world use.
Disaster Preparedness & Post Disaster Forensics
Vital for all public entities ranging from utility suppliers to first responders to facility managers, pre-disaster planning is vital to municipal emergency preparedness. EagleEye Aerobotics™ can assist with both community wide planning efforts and post-recovery tasks. These may include: vulnerability assessment, repetitive loss analysis, aid prioritization, landscape change mapping, debris quantification and erosion/sedimentation mapping and impact analysis.
Construction Inspection & Progress Photodocumentation
Construction reporting is often a large component of permit compliance at local, state and federal levels. Using EagleEye Aerobotics™ to increase construction inspection frequency and reliability can help keep costs low while providing a more comprehensive look at active and seasonally inactive sites. Construction progress photodocumentation can be a valuable component to project development and an essential visual tool when providing updates to local stakeholders. Generally obtained at major milestones throughout the construction progress, photodocumentation with an sUAS is significantly more cost-effective than a manned flyover or on the ground inspections and can be completed on a more regular basis providing a fuller picture of project progress.
Natural Resource Inventory & Analysis
EagleEye Aerobotics™ can collect spatial data and imagery of large areas making it ideal for natural resource inventories. These may include coastal resource analysis, forestry management planning and hydrologic resource mapping. Data can be collected in a much shorter timeframe and be used to identify problem areas, short and long-term changes, site specific problems such as beaver dams and other blockages, and overall landscape changes that may impact downstream resources and long-term management decisions.