Transforming Drone Programs From Cost Centers To Profit Centers

START DATE:9/29/2020

Start Time:2:00 PM EDT

Duration:60 minutes


Join ENR 400 top contractor, Layton Construction, to hear how to get the most value out of your corporate-wide drone program. Learn how to build and scale your operation that meets your operational needs and maximizes your investment return in a short amount of time. 

Corporate Manager, Jon Ferguson, and Visualization Coordinator, Austin Lay, will discuss how their team developed their drone program and share key insights, learnings, and best practices.

Register for this webinar to learn how to:

  • Invest in the right technologies and resources
  • Keep overhead costs down and deliver ROI within your first project
  • Drive the most value and build trust with key stakeholders, including project managers, executives, and clients
  • Streamline operations and workflows with drone data

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Jon Ferguson

Corporate Visualization Manager

Layton Construction

Jon Ferguson is a Visualization expert with over 13 years’ experience in the AEC Industry. Jon is currently the Corporate Visualization Manager with Layton Construction, overseeing all creative direction and pursuit graphic and visuals for the company. Since developing this aspect of the company 7 years ago, Jon has lead and developed industry leading innovations and game changing applications, contributing to a 208% growth in revenue generated, and $2 Billion dollars in acquired new work. With his career starting in a design studio dedicated to providing developers, architects and contractors with high-end marketing and graphic support, he has lead the design development of several large scale Multi-family developments, and has continued to do so across the country from Hawaii to South Dakota. Most recently, Jon has focused on the development of a full Virtual Reality Mockups of several commercial developments and construction projects spanning from conceptual design, to project completion. Jon Ferguson is an active member of the ACE Mentorship program providing access and knowledge of new technologies to young students of the industry. He is also a member of the Design Build Institute of America.

Austin Lay

Visualization Coordinator

Layton Construction

Austin Lay is a Visualization Coordinator with Layton Construction, based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Austin has been with Layton for three years and is a graduate of Weber State University. Austin assisted in starting Layton’s drone program just over two years ago when he became the first Part 107 license holder in the organization. Layton now has 24 licensed drone pilots with more to come. Austin also helped create a company-wide drone use policy. Drones have become a critical part of the construction process at Layton, where a mission is being flown every day of the week on current projects. Drones have been flown at projects from Hawaii to Miami and many other locations in between.

Katie O'Leary

Sr. Product Marketing Manager


Katie O’Leary is the Sr. Product Marketing Manager at DroneDeploy, driving go to market strategy and customer engagement. With 10 years of digital marketing experience, Katie has supported DroneDeploy’s international expansion while helping the company reach the 5,000 customer milestone. Katie grew up in the Bay Area where she currently lives with her husband and two children. Katie has a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Bentley University.

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