OSPE-FCC January 2019 Luncheon Program

OSPE-FCC January Luncheon Program

Date:  Thursday, January 17, 2019

Place:  La Scala Restaurant, 4199 W. Dublin Granville Rd., Dublin, OH

Time:  Registration: 11:30 am, Lunch: 11:50 am, Speaker: 12:00 pm, Closing Remarks: 1:00 pm

Cost: Members: $20.00 & Non-Members: $30.00, SPE@OSU Students: $5

Registration: CLICK HERE

Title: “Drones -  Industry Usage Presentation”

Synopsis: The use of UAVs has skyrocketed within the last 10 years. Here at Burgess and Niple, we have used our drone to aid us in facility inspections of various structures, surveying, and reconnaissance missions while performing wetland delineations.  The quality of the drone video/photographs and can take plus all of its autonomous features which can be utilized provide a very useful tool.  I have been a licensed pilot since November 2017 and have since then flown many different structures with the drone.  The presentation will highlight acquiring the knowledge and skills to fly the drone legally and commercially, the drone model itself and its capabilities (DJI Mavic Pro), the projects it has been used for along with photos and some video, and what our plans are for future use. 

PRESENTER: Michael J Kronander, PE Structural Engineer

BIOGRAPHY: Mr. Kronander joined Burgess & Niple in June 2015 as an engineer in the Facility Inspection Section.  He is involved with inspections and evaluations of bridges, dams, river locks, and other structures.  He has participated in more than 300 bridge inspections and has climbed on more than 100 bridges in a total of 8 states.  Mr. Kronander’s bridge inspection experience includes the use of both destructive and nondestructive testing methods to evaluate structural conditions.  He has experience with AASHTO and FHWA inspection manuals, PONTIS, BrM, and a variety of other structural evaluation and inspection software.  Mr. Kronander has performed load rating analyses on several bridge types and gusset plates.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from The Ohio State University and is a Professional Engineer in seven states. He is a certified UAV Remote Pilot, ASBI Grouting Technician, Level 1 Bonded Concrete specialist through PTI, and Level 2 SPRAT technician.

A certificate for 1 hour of Professional Development for attending the program will be presented at the luncheon.