Comparative project photo provided by Golf Netting, Inc.
Comparative project photo provided by Golf Netting, Inc.

Construction is underway on the development of a $1.2 million unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) netted facility on Oak Lane, southwest of the Virginia Tech Golf Course. The facility, a 300’ by 120’ drone cage, will have several 85’ tall grey posts around the perimeter that will hold the black net that will enclose the space. Two trailers will be located on the site to serve as office/meeting space. ADA compliant sidewalks, ramps, and street lighting will be installed. This project is part of a $75 million plan to emphasize intelligent infrastructure. It is expected to be complete in fall 2017.

Building Number

Gross Square Feet
Drone cage will be 300’ x 120’ x 85’ 

Virginia Tech Project Manager
Anthony Watson, 540-231-6852.

Construction Manager
Philip Stafford
DCI Shires & Shawn Szuba
Golf Netting Inc.


Project Budget

Construction Status
Project will begin construction in summer 2017

Project Completion
Late summer/earlyfall 2017


Comparable Project Photos