Julien Raby currently works out of the same office at Irving Equipment that he sat in as an engineering co-op student in 2005. Since then, he has become a full-time Planning Engineer and the sole pilot of the Irving Equipment drone. Julien realized the advantages of using a drone on the job at Irving Equipment to improve project efficiency and service to customers.
“It’s a useful tool for surveys and clearances; it gives us a unique perspective. It’s also a lot safer,” says Julien. “There’s a lot of research that has to go into flying the drone – you have to have special certificates with Transport Canada, register with Transport Canada, have a special document that lets you fly commercially, and you have to be insured."
Julien plans heavy lifts and the safe transportation of over-sized cargo. The drone is frequently used at site surveys to size up the location and the job. The drone has a live feed which can capture images to help obtain measurements that are required to safely execute jobs.
Julien Raby, Planning Engineer, Irving Equipment
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About Irving Equipment:
In business for over 50 years, Irving Equipment is the largest provider of heavy lifting, specialized transport, and pile driving services in the Atlantic Provinces. Irving Equipment maintains an extensive equipment fleet of 115 cranes with lift capacities ranging from 8 tons to 827 tons.