Webinar, March 24, 2020; 12pm  (PST)

Instructor: Sean Christian, PE, FAA 107

The use of geospatial technologies plays a critical role in Civil Engineering and is the underlying data that most construction, daily operations and permit compliance to rely on when operating sanitary landfills.

The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or UAVs coupled with advances in GIS/CAD capabilities is quickly changing how construction management, field operations, surveying, and design work together.

The presentation provides an overview:

  • GIS and drone technology have in managing traditional operations of sanitary landfills
  • Recycle centers and how low-cost investments in software and hardware
  • Technology can yield significant payback in efficiency gains
  • Infrastructure management and improved decision-making
Sean Christian has 27 years of GIS application experience in Civil Engineer with the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts with 15 years of wastewater facilities planning, property management, demographics, and environmental analysis. Over the past twelve years, he has worked in many aspects of Solid Waste Field Operations, including Fleet & Asset Management, Recycle Facilities, and Landfill Operations. He currently manages two closed landfill sites (Puente Hills and Spadra Landfills). Sean also teaches geospatial technologies as a part-time professor at Rio Hondo Community College. He has a bachelor’s and master’s in civil engineering from California State University at Long Beach. Is a registered Professional Engineer within California and a certified FAA drone pilot/operator.  Sean also has over 20 years of professional experience applying, GIS, GPS, Asset Management and, more recently, drone technologies within the public utility sector. His area of expertise in the geospatial analysis includes demographics, population statistics, environmental impact analysis, biodiversity and archaeology studies, sewer and storm drain hydraulics, surface water drainage, grading, and many other civil engineering-related applications.

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