PMI Atlanta Chapter - Architectural, Engineering, & Construction (In-Person) Forum - 240312

Architectural, Engineering, & Construction (In-Person) Forum - 240312

"Aerial Photography, an Essential Tool for Construction Planning and Management" present by William Brown III, PMP, EIT, Owner/CEO at Plan View Drone Aerials, LLC

The PMI Atlanta AEC Forum is a focus group that hosts regular events with ranging topics in the architectural, engineering, and construction fields. We will show the importance of solid project management in these related fields of study.

Presentation Details   

What is the use for a drone in the AEC industries? Consider the following tasks: mass-grading, surveying, and mapping, pre- and post-construction documentation, bridge construction and subsequent maintenance inspections, and inspections of building facades. Now, consider these questions: can these sites be difficult to access safely and efficiently on foot or vehicle? Will the ground-level vantage point provide the best perspective? Will documenting work during its performance interfere with the work? We are aware of the physical limitations of performing all field documentation tasks from the ground. These situations, are best suited to aerial photography and data collection.

During this presentation, William Brown will outline when and how to develop a drone program, and how to integrate their use as a regular part of the project schedule. Join us as we learn more about this efficient, cost-effective method to take your projects to new heights.

Biography Brown-William  

William Brown formed his aerial photography company, Plan View Drone Aerials (PVDA), in 2020. Since its formation, PVDA has provided services to local governments, building contractors, and real estate agents. PVDA is now a certified DBE/MBE.

William is a native of Sacramento, California. He has been an Atlanta resident since 2001. He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering Technology from the College of Architecture and Construction Management at Southern Polytechnic State University, now Kennesaw State University. William has obtained his Engineer-In-Training (EIT) and Project Management Professional (PMP®) certifications. He is currently pursuing his Professional Engineer’s (P.E.) licensure in Construction Engineering. William is an FAA, Part 107 certified drone pilot. And has been flying drones for over 5 years.

William has spent the last 20 years working as both an owner and owner-representative in Project Management and Construction in Georgia and Tennessee. He has advanced from a construction intern with GDOT, to Deputy Director with Rockdale County Department of Transportation (RDOT). During this time, William has learned and applied the business and technical sides of the Architecture, Engineering, & Construction (A/E/C) industries.

William has a 13-year-old daughter named Zoie and 20-year-old godsons named Isaiah and Stacey. In his spare time William enjoys participating in running events, collecting house plants, and of course, aerial photography.


Tuesday, March 12, 2024, 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM.  


Motion Recruitment,  400 Perimeter Center Terrace, Suite 300, Atlanta, Georgia 30346   


PMI Atlanta Member: $15.00, Early Bird Rate $12.00 through February 20th
Non-Member: $18.00, Early Bird Rate $15.00 through February 20th


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Talent Triangle Category: Business Acumen

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Event Properties

Event Date 03-12-2024 6:00 pm
Individual Price $18.00
Location Motion Recruitment

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