McClure Engineering Co. Adds Drone to Digital Services

CLIVE, IOWA, July 19, 2016 – McClure Engineering Company (MEC) is excited to announce the recent addition of a new state-of-the-art Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). The MEC Survey Team will utilize the drone to capture photo and video of project sites for use during design and construction. McClure Engineering Company is an industry leader in high definition scanning, and the addition of the drone adds to MEC’s digital services portfolio.

The use of a drone will allow MEC to provide quicker and more cost effective video updates on projects for clients. There are many opportunities for using the drone which will save time, money, and improve safety.

“Drones can be used to inspect infrastructure in areas which are hard to reach in person,” said Josh Doughan, Survey Team Leader, “as well as delicate natural environments like wetlands, which could be damaged by bringing in equipment.”

However there are still limits to the drone’s capabilities. The FAA requires operators to pass a background check, hold a remote pilot certificate, and fly within certain parameters. In addition, drones cannot be flown higher than 400 feet or weigh over 55 pounds.

If you have questions about McClure Engineering Company’s drone, please contact Josh Doughan, Survey Team Leader, at jdoughan@mecresults.com or 515-964-1229.

Manufacturer: DJI
Model: Phantom 4
Max Altitude: 400’
Max Range from Operator: 5 km
Max Speed: 45 mph
Max Flight Time: 28 minutes per battery
Photo Resolution: 12 megapixel
Video Resolution: 4K UHD

About McClure Engineering Company

McClure Engineering Company was founded in 1956. With a vision of building strong communities, MEC’s mission is to build relationships to help its clients be successful in the eyes of their constituents. McClure Engineering Company’s area of expertise is in guiding its clients on making long-term capital investments in infrastructure. The company specializes in public infrastructure and capital improvements planning in the areas of transportation, water, wastewater, environmental, structural, rail, transloading, land development, aviation, surveying, mapping (including 3D high definition scanning), county drainage and stormwater management projects throughout the Midwest and nationally.

McClure Engineering Company has seven offices in Iowa, including Fort Dodge, Des Moines (Clive), North Liberty, Cedar Rapids, Sioux City, Spencer and Red Oak; and three locations in Missouri: Columbia, Lake Ozark and St. Louis. For more information on the company and services provided, email Info@MECresults.com or visit www.mecresults.com.