Maintenance Operations

Maintenance Operations

360-degree Point Cloud photography and reconnaissance drones to ID and resolve facilities problems

Office of Maintenance Building Services Section is proposing to test the use of a 360-degree Point Cloud camera for internal and external facility use as well as a reconnaissance drone for external facility inspection at several key locations. These two technologies would be used in tandem to evaluate the condition and performance of our facilities building systems, from exterior envelope (roofs, siding, doors, walls ...more »

Submitted by (@chris.moates)

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Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) - Pond and Stormsewer Inspection and Data Collection

MnDOT Metro District has over 600 stormwater ponds to manage. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) have proven beneficial for the inspection and maintenance of bridges. Could the same technology be used to assist Metro District in the management of these ponds? The ponds tend to be very difficult to survey. Most are overgrown with vegetation and to survey pond bottom a boat is required. We would like to develop a ...more »

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Implementation of Wet or Soft Soil Crossing Technology

Maintenance and construction operations need to cross and stage over wetlands or low bearing capacity soils to perform necessary state work. Various permits require wetland avoidance or minimization of impacts. Additional environmental commitments include minimizing or preventing soil compaction, preservation of soil function and structure, preservation of the native plant community, preservation of soil habitat for ground ...more »

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