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UAV and Technology for Long-Lasting Partnerships


Taylor and Viola UAV is a company that focuses on the leading edge of technology and innovations in mapping, as-built creation, and field information gathering for the construction and utility industries.  We use the most up to date UAV's, cameras, and scanners to gather data for our clients.  As a subsidiary of Taylor and Viola Structural Engineers, we focus on creating high quality UAV and Technology for long lasting partnerships.


In order to gather our field information for our large scale mapping and BIM needs, our office utilizes the very best technology.  We use a combination of UAV equipped Lidar, Laser Scanning, UAV Photometrics and Infrared equipment as well as precision softwares for the data processing and management.


Our UAV Lidar is developed by Lidar USA and is supported by a DJI M600 Pro drone with a Reigal VUX Scanner and Snoopy INS.  Using our software systems we can create highly detailed three dimensional point clouds and models that are smart and completely editable.


We utilize a Leica RTC360 scanner for smaller work and interior work.  This scanner also creates highly detailed three dimensional point clouds and models that are smart and completely editable as well as 4K-360 degree photometrics.


The photometric equipment is supported by a variety of UAVs including the DJI Matrice 210 RTK and the DJI Inspire 2 as the primary platforms.  We have several different camera platforms which will allow for 6K video and photography as well as super-zoom cabilitilites.  We utilize software that can allow us to superimpose these photos over the Lidar images to create fully editable RGB lidar BIM models and maps.


All of the technology that we utilize is extremely versatile and adaptable to many field situations allowing us to custom create quality solutions for virtually any client and need.

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Taylor and Viola Structural Engineers was founded in 1988 by Joseph M. Taylor, PE and in 1989 he was joined by J. Kirk Viola.  They always felt that technology in construction and design was important and were some of the first engineers to utilize Cad drafting in their daily work.  As time progressed the company continued to stay at the forefront of technology and innovation using BIM modeling, design and field data gathering.  During this time, the company transitioned from a small local engineering firm to a much larger engineering firm working with regional and national clients.

As the company entered its next generation of management and ownership under James S. Tate, PE, Joshua J. Winchester, PE, and Jason M. Reep, PE the company continued to develop technology and innovation using BIM technology and field gathering techniques.  This work led to the creation of Taylor and Viola UAV and Technology that will continue to serve our clients with quality results and service for years to come.