Alliance Engineering Planning Drone Division

Alliance Engineering + Planning, LLC (AEP), a civil engineering, land planning, land surveying, landscape architecture and government relations firm based in Alpharetta, Georgia, recently launched a new drone division. Led by Robert Wilhite, the new drone division is based out of the AEP Buford, Georgia office.

Wilhite has more than six years of experience as a commercial drone pilot. In this capacity, he oversees expanding the drone division, staffing and business development.

“Integrating innovative technology, such as drones, into our business positions AEP as an industry leader and enables us to deliver the best results for our clients in a timely fashion,” AEP Surveying Principal David Anderson said. “In today’s world, speed and accuracy are more important than ever and incorporating this technology in our workflow allows us to better meet the demands and deadlines for our clients while producing a quality product we can be proud of.”

At present, AEP has four drones including an industry leading Rockrobotic Automation Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) unit. With several certified drone pilots working for AEP, the company can conduct aerial mapping, topographical surveys, aerial videography, photogrammetry, aerial photos and much more.

Drones are up to five times faster than land-based methods of surveying and require less manpower. Drones are also incredibly accurate and can provide in-depth data. A single drone flight can yield thousands of measurements in a variety of different formats.

Delivered under leadership comprised of some of the industry’s most recognized names, the AEP full portfolio of services springs from its nucleus product, civil engineering. AEP engineers have experience in a broad range of projects, from small urban sites to large, complex developments.

Engineers work with an alliance of professionals to extend their services even further. The firm’s Government Relations Division offers zoning coordination services to align property with a community’s best land use. The AEP Landscape Architecture Division provides the finishing touches of a project, which are an integral part of any project’s design. AEP designers focus on details that shape a project’s identity.

No matter the project scope, the AEP team prides itself on delivering cost-conscious plans that balance design, development and budgetary goals while creating a unique visual environment. Consistent communication is a pillar of the AEP process and a primary reason it has long-term relationships with clients who return again and again for future project development.

About Alliance Engineering + Planning, LLC

Alliance Engineering + Planning, LLC is a full-service multi-disciplinary firm headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia with offices in Buford, Georgia and Huntsville, Alabama. Its client-focused design philosophy is to provide the most cost-conscious and creative solutions imaginable. The firm provides an alliance of diverse expertise with civil engineering, land planning, land surveying, landscape architecture and government relations. For more information on Alliance Engineering + Planning, call 770-225-4730 or visit

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