College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Bryan Knakiewicz, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


Over the years, the construction industry has been steadily seeing an influx of new technology and innovation that has potential to improve the industry in many ways. One form of technology that has been introduced into the construction industry is Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). UAS technology includes drones, photogrammetry capabilities, and the software that links field data to analytic tools. In the past decade, drones in construction have seen a considerable amount of growth and the uses for drones in construction, therefore new job opportunities in construction have been created that require knowledge of UAS technology. As the construction industry is incorporating more technological advances, so too should universities be adapting to prepare future construction professionals. Therefore, this project creates a detailed budget for implementing this technology into Cal Poly’s Construction (CM) Department, shows the potential benefits of the technology into specific courses, and justifies the need to implement the technology from the viewpoint of industry professionals through survey data. The data collected in this project is to encourage the department to purchase an in-house UAS technology and implement drones into the curriculum to better inform and prepare students, as well as to provide a curriculum that reflects industry trends.

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