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VDC Manager's Approach to Staying in their Lane While Taking to the Skies

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    The Las Vegas Stadium will provide a world-class home for the NFL Raiders upon the team’s relocation in 2020. The Mortenson|McCarthy joint venture team is currently building the $1.9 billion domed stadium. To overcome the aggressive schedule, scale and complexity the project is supported by a culture that fosters an innovative approach to implementing advanced technology, processes and lean construction methodology. In this session Joel Jacobson, and his 3+ years of managing Drone deployment on large-scale Mortenson projects, will share his unique approach to partnering with industry experts such as Dustin Williams of FlywheelAEC to deliver enhanced project awareness and improved communication across the entire Las Vegas Stadium project team. Joel and Dustin will share and discuss best practices, future outlook observed within the industry, and will demonstrate the lessons learned and data visualizations produced as a result of effective planning and coordination.

    Key Learnings

    • Navigate the current trends and regulations that impact the planning and early deployment of UAVs on Mortenson projects.
    • Identify the opportunities and benefits when partnering with outside experts in the field of UAV piloting and data delivery.
    • Experience a VDC Manager's unique approach to outsourcing drone deployment in order to focus on data access & visualizations.
    • Witness the preparation, delivery and consumption of the drone data outputs utilized on a complex and large-scale project.