Rogers-O’Brien Construction employing drones to guide recycling efforts at Legacy West in Plano TX

Drones are helping with recyling efforts - City of Plano TX
Drones are helping with recyling efforts – City of Plano TX

From the City of Plano

At Legacy West, construction cranes are not the only things filling the sky at the northwest corner of Legacy Drive and the Dallas North Tollway. Rogers-O’Brien Construction is using drones to oversee the building of Legacy West, a 35-acre project consisting of an extensive retail center for shopping, dining and fun. Construction began in May 2015 and some sections of this highly-anticipated complex will be open for business in spring 2017.

A camera drone flies to heights of 500 feet as part of the construction team. One person watches the drone from the ground and another at the office steers the joystick with a screen to monitor the drone’s photography. According to Steve Pesnell, senior superintendent, Rogers-O’Brien Construction has used drones since 2010, helping site managers stay on top of large projects.

The drone is launched weekly to the same exact coordinates, cruising over the site and photographing the project’s progress. It provides detailed photos–providing valuable information for planning, such as verification of the number of pallets of stone delivered.

In addition to coordinating the workforce of 300 crew members and the myriad of tasks, recycling construction debris is also carefully monitored and managed with the drone. To date, over 1,630 tons of concrete, masonry, sheetrock, metal, paper, plastic and wood have been recycled and diverted from the landfill.

With an outstanding diversion rate of 98.95 percent, Rogers-O’Brien is doing its environmental best for future generations as they build a stunning development for our generation.

Special thanks to the City of Plano, Environmental Waste Services Division, 4200 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, TX 75093

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Classic cars draw crowds across Collin County every week

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Put these car events on your calendar and check them out
Pep Boys Speed Shop in Plano TX hosts a gathering the last Wednesday of every month on “Hump Day” from 4-8 pm. Hot dogs. Location: 928 West Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, TX 75023. Contact: Contact Brian (BT) Thompson 972-422-7575 –

Every Thursday at 7 p.m. at Stacy’s Furniture parking lot at U.S. 75 and west on McDermott. Contact: Marcos Pena at 214-287-1645

Gather at front of Kohls off U.S. 75 and Eldorado each Thursday at 8 p.m.


The Morning Maniacs meet each Saturday at 8 a.m. near Whole Foods in Fairview TX on east side of U.S. 75 at 205 Stacy Road Fairview,Texas 75069.

Car Guys & Gals gather for coffee at La Madeline restaurant west of U.S. 75 Central north of Eldorado at 8 a.m. every Saturday.

Second Saturday group meets at 7 p.m. Fuddruckers at 380 Towne Crossing between Taylor Burk Drive and University Drive – Hwy. 380 at 2025 N Central Expressway in McKinney TX.

The Downtown McKinney Morning Maniacs group drives up the for a 7:30 a.m. gathering on the last Saturday of each month On The Square. Contact Wendy Meagher at 972-832-6599 –

Cars and Coffee meets the first Saturday morning at 6800 Dallas Parkway, Plano TX

‘Chuz to Cruz’ east on Hwy. 380 to Princeton TX to Belairs n Burgers at 133 W. Princeton Drive on the first Saturday night of the month. Contact Tom Hoyt – 214-533-0287

Wylie is wide away for Morning Coffee, Cars and Bikes at 8 a.m. on Saturdays at Meteor Hamburgers at 620 TX-78 #627, Wylie, TX between Brown and Marble Streets. Contact: Scott Belshe –

On the last Saturday, car enthusiasts meet at 3 p.m. in the sHome Depot parking lot at 951 S Westgate, Wylie, TX off Hwy. 78.

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