Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) - Keeping an Eye on Our Projects
AMT utilizes DJI Phantom 4 Pro drones to gather image data for project inspections, corridor mapping, engineering conceptual planning, topographic surveying and promotional imaging. Our drone effort is compliant to all current rules and regulations. We currently have three (3) FAA UAS licensed pilots, and the UAS crafts are registered and marked per FAA regulations. We have also established a liability insurance policy to cover the use of this equipment commercially.
As an example of our work, AMT recently captured video imaging of several newly constructed roundabouts in the Central Virginia region. As we analyze the 20-minute duration videos, placed directly over the center of the roundabout, we observe the traffic patterns and identify conflicts that may be corrected by the engineering design of current and pending projects. Through observing the vehicles, the decisions made by the drivers can be analyzed as they choose entry, circle and then exit the roundabout feature. For other roadway projects, we have been able to observe aerial image data for analyzing and identifying traffic management challenges during peak usage at intersections, merging lanes and highway interchanges. We have also utilized still images from flights capturing existing site conditions and to develop rendered graphics showing potential future conditions.
Moving forward, we will continue to advance our use of small unmanned aerial systems to better assess potential projects and to communicate project understanding, concepts and expectations, construction status and successful completion.
VDOT Southgate Interchange, Blacksburg, VA
AMT was the Lead Designer for this DDI project that eliminated an at-grade T-intersection and realigned over three miles of roadway and one mile of Huckleberry Trail.
US 21 Widening, Allegheny County, NC
AMT served as lead project construction administration/engineering and inspection services for the US 21 project spanning 9.68 miles between Roaring Gap and Sparta at the Blue Ridge Parkway Bridge.
James S. Long Park, Haymarket, VA
For this project for the Virginia Soccer Association, AMT provided a topographic survey utilizing sUAS technology. The footage showcases the flight video along with screen shots of the processing.
I-95, Baltimore, MD
AMT served as the construction manager on the award-winning I-95/I-695 Interchange reconstruction which was completed on time and on budget. The huge interchange connects Interstate 95 to the “Baltimore Beltway.” This was one of our largest construction management projects to date.
Colonel Jamieson Roundabout, Culpeper, VA
AMT conducted a “road diet” for a portion of US 522/Evans Street/Sperryville Pike with federal funding through the VDOT LAP program. The roadway was modified to reduce four travel lanes to two travel lanes, with one in each direction. Pavement was re-purposed into two bike lanes with a landscaped median, with dedicated left turn lanes at key intersections.
Huntersville Roadway & Signalization, Huntersville, NC
AMT is providing professional engineering services required to produce plans for improvements along three different sites; including additional turn lanes and signal, a ramp, and signal modification design.
George W Liles Parkway Extension, Charlotte, NC
AMT provided construction administration/engineering and inspection services for this $37.4 million contract building 3.2 miles of George Liles Parkway between Roberta Road and Weddington Road.
Our Work Counts
MDOT relies on AMT for the safe and proper installation of traffic count equipment along all interstates. In this video, an experienced AMT team is installing equipment to accurately record traffic data along each of the thirteen (13) lanes of I-270, just north of MD 28.
Reynolds Park Road Bridge Replacements, Winston-Salem, NC
AMT provided roadway Construction Engineering and Inspection and Structures services for this 0.226 mile combined STPON project to replace Bridge No. 86 over Salem Creek and Bridge No. 87 over Brushy Form Creek on Reynolds Park Road. The contract is valued at $5 Million.
US 74/Shelby Bypass, Shelby, NC
AMT is serving as lead project inspection role and multiple project inspectors for this $34 Million, 2.3-mile project including grading, soil stabilization, paving, drainage, signals, and structures, including three bridges, a double barrel 8 x 8 foot box culvert extension, and mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) wall.
US 221 Bridge Replacement, Marion, NC
AMT provided lead project inspection for this bridge replacement project, which replaces existing Bridge #17 and approximately 0.511 miles of roadway located five miles south of I-40 on US 221. Overall project costs are expected to total $5.8 Million.