Get to Know Bryant Schwartz; East Coast Training Specialist for Datum Tech and Part-time Outdoorsman

We catch up with our East Coast Training Specialist, Bryant Schwartz and get to know how he came up in this industry, why the iCON lineup of robotic total stations are his go-to product and what he projects the future of this industry holds. 
  • How did you start in the commercial construction space? 

I got my start working as a summer hand during college. I quickly realized that I had a passion for complex, symbolic, and meaningful projects - the first of which was the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle.

  • What’s one thing you know now that you wish you could have known 5 years ago in your career?

How prevalent and important this technology would become in the vertical construction industry! Five years ago I was working for a general contractor, and I hadn’t had the chance to see just how valuable these technologies can be to a project. Had I known more then, I would have joined DTS sooner.

  • What is the most utilized tool for you?

For me, the iCON lineup of robotic total stations. I am a firm believer that this is the number one tool for maintaining quality and ensuring the correct placement of building entities on a project. 

  • With all the latest tech and innovation in this space, what are you most looking forward to?

I am mostly looking forward to seeing what these technologies do to change the way that buildings are designed. Not just in the way that we construct them, such as innovations in modular design, but in the architecture itself. These tools allow for a more precise design/build workflow, which will allow us to build more complex, and beautiful projects for future generations to enjoy and draw inspiration from.

  • How long have you been working with Datum Tech and what’s your favorite part of working here?

As being one of DTS’s first employees - I have been here for nearly four years, my favorite part of the job is sharing with my work with people whom I consider family (and in some cases actually are). We get to work with industry-leading technology every day, and having customers who turn into great friends only bolsters the strength of that family. Without our amazing customers, there wouldn’t be a DTS, and we wouldn’t have a presence in the industry without them.

  • Besides flying drones what do you like doing in your free time?  


I am an avid outdoorsman. I really enjoy exploring new places to go rock climbing, hiking, fishing, etc. I have been living near Washington D.C. now for almost two years, and exploring the city is still a favorite pastime.


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Leica iCON Robot 80

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The Leica iCON iCR80 construction total station keeps its ‘eye’ on only one thing: the user’s target. Layout more points per day thanks to ATRplus, the most robust automated-aiming, lock and re-lock technology in the market. iCR80 is especially useful in congested sites with many distractions, such as reflections, machines, and people moving around. Challenging and changing site conditions should not be an obstacle.

The iCON iCR80 Allows Users To:

  • Layout lines for footings or chalk line for form work on foundations
  • Layout points on blinding layer, such as pipe insert or cut-outs before pouring concrete
  • Layout true design objects based on federated and enriched models
  • MEP layout of wall penetrations for pipes, hanger locations for HVAC and ductwork, inserts and slits for sheet metal work
  • Control a wide variety of construction machines, such as curb and gutter or milling machines, asphalt or concrete pavers, and graders or dozers

    The iCON iCR80 guarantees layout efficiency with the most reliable, simple and automatic set up procedure, industry-leading prism lock, and flexible handling of fully rendered 3D design models in the field. This sophisticated, one-person total station offers an ‘all-in-one’ solution for every purpose – especially the difficult ones, allowing you to speed up your workflow.

    More features include:

    • Faster prism search by patented technology, PowerSearch
    • Stable data communication with long-range Bluetooth® (up to 400m)
    • Easy hand-over control from pole to machine and vice versa
    • ATRplus technology, maximizing the total station’s ability to remain locked on your target for highest point-to-point layout speed
    • “Tune out targets” feature to ignore other distractions in the field
    • Fastest re-lock in case of an interrupted line of sight

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      Hear What People Are Saying

      The continued support for our field staff and BIM technicians has played a major role in helping Miller Electric embrace and use this technology; both for our advantage and for added value to the end product we deliver our customers. We value the service we receive from Stan and Datum Tech Solutions and look forward to continuing our relationship in the future.” 

      — James Sullivan, Miller Electric Company

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