about us

how to apply

Choosing to join our community is a positive step on a journey that will help you to achieve your organisation’s drone ambitions.

Membership is by application and can be initiated via the contact page on this website. One of our team will then get in touch to discuss your application and answer any questions you may have. 

Your application will be assessed by our Steering Committee who will be looking for mutual benefit, so if you are a service provider then you should already have a body of work in the construction sector or a product or service that would benefit the industry.

You will receive a decision within 14 days of your application.  

how decisions are made

In order to tackle the various challenges and opportunities of using drones in construction and infrastructure, our group consists of a broad and unique “ecosystem” of stakeholders.

We have client organisations, construction businesses, drone operators and trainers, manufacturers, software vendors academics and legal and insurance specialists.

To direct our efforts we have a Steering Committee which has a representative from each of our stakeholder groupsThis ensures that we are a members-led organisation and maintain a balanced and relevant program to deliver continual success.

Committee Members

Karen Holden

A City Lawfirm
- Specialists -

Mark Lawton

Skanska
- Construction -

Paul Lindup

Network Rail
- Clients -

Dr Bilal Kaddouh

University of Leeds
- Academics -

Andy Givens

TopCon
- Manufacturers -

Tony Shooter

COMIT Projects
- Operators & Vendors -

events

We recognise that It is important to have a network of peers around you to help drive your organisation forward. 

Our quarterly networking events link the group together. The agenda and format can vary widely and reflects the needs of our members at the time. Previous events have been exhibitions, presentations and workshops. They are usually hosted by a member which helps to ensure they are spread across the UK.

Complimenting our events programme are virtual meetings that provide a wide range of business related support and advice. They also serve to showcase member’s services and achievements.

projects

Projects are core to what we do and can be instigated by any member facing a challenge with advancing drones in the industry.

Proposals are vetted by the committee who will assemble a team with the required skills and expertise. The team will scope and manage the project and secure any external resources or funding that might be necessary. If applicable, test sites will be identified and the project evaluated in real-life environments. 

Progress will be monitored by the whole membership  and the final results will be published across the industry – ensuring that our members voices are heard throughout the construction and infrastructure sector.

contact

send us a message at smalltech to find out more about how we can help you