The new rules for commercial drone use, Part 107 FAA Rules, went into effect on August 29 of this year and as one would expect these rules answer most questions. These rules, in comparison to previous rules for commercial drone use, are more simplistic and permissive.
One thing for you to know about these new rules is how they apply to project owners, contractors, and design professionals:
Despite the FAA’s less restrictive path to launching a drone on your construction site, there are still various practical considerations through which a project owner, contractor and design professional must parse. From use notices to ownership of the electronic data to drone insurance, it is still very much the Wild West out there.