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New Partnership Expands UAV Services

  DONAN and DataWing Partner to Offer Nationwide UAV Inspection Services to the Property Insurance Industry Louisville, KY – June 16, 2016 –Donan is proud to announce they are partnering with DataWing, a national UAS services company based in San Antonio, Texas, to provide nationwide UAV inspection services with fast turnaround times and competitive pricing. This partnership will combine Donan’s …

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Donan Inaugurates ’21st Century Home’

On June 6, 2016, at 10 AM, Donan officially celebrated the opening of its new headquarters at 12450 Lake Station Place, with a ribbon cutting ceremony. It has been a little over a year since the company broke ground on the 2.7 acre lot in Blankenbaker Station II in April 2015. The 38,400 square-foot facility features state-of-the art offices, training areas …

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CAT Protocol in Texas – Starts 5/2/2016

  Due to the number of those affected by this month’s severe weather events in Texas and surrounding areas, Donan’s three Texas offices, which include Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Houston, will be operating under Engineering CAT Protocol as of Monday, May 2. We are leveraging our national resources to bring additional engineers to Texas to increase our capacity and meet the dramatically increased needs …

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Case Study: Robot aids fire department’s investigation

Donan’s Packbot, Scio Surveyor 7, aided the Louisville Fire Department in their investigation of a massive fire that broke out on historic West Main Street in downtown Louisville.  Named “Whiskey Row,” these buildings are the second largest collection of cast-iron facades in the U.S.—second only to New York City’s Soho district. This case study provides a look at how the technology …

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FAA Authorizes DONAN for Nighttime Drone Operations

Under the new FAA regulations that went into effect August 29th, commercial drone flights are prohibited outside of daylight hours unless the operator receives special authorization from the FAA. We are proud to announce that Donan is now among the first drone operators in the country to receive the authorization for flights at night. Nighttime drone flights will require additional …

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Floods: Know the Facts and Be Prepared

  The Red Cross has reported the flood devastating Louisiana as the worst natural disaster to strike the United States since Hurricane Sandy slammed the East Coast in 2012. Over 25 inches of rain flooded southeastern Louisiana leaving six people dead and 20,000 people rescued. Following this historic floods, Louisianans are bracing for a second menace, mold; which threatens to …

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DONAN Launches CAT Protocol in Louisiana

In response to the historic and disastrous flooding affecting the state of Louisiana, Donan’s Louisiana office in Baton Rouge will be operating under Engineering CAT Protocol as of Monday, August 22, 2016. The firm’s national resources are being redirected to bring additional engineers into the affected areas in order to up our capacity and meet the dramatically increased needs of our clients …

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The Hidden Forensics of Crash Data Retrieval

How Donan’s Crash Data Retrieval Process Can Tell You What Really  Happened   Most passenger vehicles on the road today contain on-board systems capable of recording information when an accident occurs. When the vehicle’s air bags are deployed, the crash data is saved on the airbag control module. If the airbags do not deploy, the crash data may or may …

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NEW FAA RULES: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Donan helps decipher what the new FAA regulations mean for you The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced its much anticipated new regulations on June 21, 2016, which considerably reduced the requirements for operating UAVs during forensic investigations.  The FAA’s new regulatory framework for small unmanned aerial systems includes changes to the requirement for Visual Observers (VOs) during operations and …

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3 Customer Experience Improvements

Three Things We Are Doing Today To Better Serve You Take a moment to read over 3 recent improvements we’ve made to better meet your business needs.

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The Missing Link Between Science and Law

The Missing Link Between Science and Law: Top 5 Reasons You Need an Expert Witness More than ever, Expert Witnesses are being called upon to provide professional insight in court proceedings. These experts are individuals with special knowledge, skill, training and/or education that surpasses the experience of an average person. The more important or complex the matter, the more likely …