We use the latest technology to tackle project challenges in new and innovative ways to add value for our clients.
With our fleet of unmanned aerial systems (UAS), Michael Baker provides innovative, cost-effective approaches that compliment traditional manned-aircraft acquisitions or ground-based surveys. Our team of licensed Part 107 pilots are located across the U.S. to provide national coverage with local response. To serve your needs, we have rapid deployment abilities for accelerated project schedules. With a sizable number of professional-grade UAS vehicles, multiple aircraft can be operated simultaneously at an individual location to provide same-time, precise, aerial solutions for large areas.
Our fleet of UAS includes a mix of fixed-wing and Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) aircraft that facilitate the rapid capture of high-resolution color imagery, thermal Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) and Color Infrared (CIR) imagery. As licensed engineers and surveyors, we also create orthophotos and 3D models to support engineering projects.
We are at the forefront of adopting and incorporating the latest UAS technologies and best practices to provide creative technical solutions for our clients. We offer UAS collections and derived products for missions supporting:
We recently collaborated with Intel and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to use drone technology to help inspect and analyze the Daniel Carter Beard Bridge, an eight-lane interstate that crosses the Ohio River. By leveraging the latest drone technology, the bridge – which carries nearly 100,000 vehicles daily – remained open and fully functional during inspection.
Our experts routinely leverage drone technology and rope access to enhance the safety and efficiency of bridge inspections. Our work was featured in Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine with insights from Scott Roux, National Bridge Practice Lead, and Paul McGuinness, Bridge Inspection Lead.
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Few technologies have evolved as quickly or have been adopted as broadly as Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR). As an early adopter, Michael Baker uses LiDAR for nearly all engineering, surveying and mapping, architectural and visualization applications.
We are one of the foremost experts in the application of LiDAR to collect information on roadways, airports, utilities, rail and transit systems and for smart vehicle technology. We are currently applying our knowledge to lead the implementation of connected vehicles for the deployment and testing of smart vehicle technology in various developed environments and roadways. We use LiDAR to support development of a smart transportation network that’s safer, more efficient, less expensive and largely automated.
Michael Baker provides a full range of pavement engineering and management services using technology-based approaches for complete pavement data collection, assessment, design and implementation of pavement management systems.