Pasadena, Calif. – John Dietler has been promoted to the position of Southern California Principal. John joined SWCA in 2008, and has been instrumental in growing our Pasadena office. He first served as Principal Investigator, eventually moving into the Cultural Resources Director role in 2010. In August 2017, John took responsibility for both the Cultural and Natural Resources programs in Pasadena. Over the past 9 years, John has developed and contributed to a variety of operations and offices with a strong focus on our clients, projects, and staff.
Most of us are now familiar with the sound: a high-pitched whir that grabs your attention and makes you crane your neck toward the sky. Whether it’s your neighbor kid’s toy, a photographer at a sporting event, or a professional on a job site – there’s no denying the power of drones. According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), more than 770,000 drone registrations have been filed in the past 15 months – and more are added daily. On a commercial level, drones are being used for everything from real estate photography to avalanche control at ski areas. Their biggest benefit?
The end of a disaster is often just the beginning. Once the storm abates, the smoke clears, and the dust settles, the recovery process begins. In addition to the billions of dollars in property loss and the deep personal loss that many people endure, there are often unseen environmental impacts that have to be mitigated.