Construction Today 2018 - Volume 16, Issue 3 - 73
ALL IMAGES CAPTURED WITH IBEAM CAMERAS AND USED WITH CLIENT PERMISSION.
'Clients use our cameras to substantiate
weather delays and resolve disputes.'
clients who do not want to invest in camera
equipment. Rentals and services are billed
monthly, and customers can change or
cancel at any time."
All of iBEAM's cameras are 4G LTE cellular enabled. In addition to cameras, the
company provides all-weather enclosures
and alternative power solutions. Cameras
are sent to clients fully assembled, preprogrammed and already in their enclosures,
making them easy for site personnel to
install themselves, a great cost saving for
iBEAM also provides an exclusive web
interface that gives users immediate access
to the imagery captured by its cameras. "We
designed the interface to be very easy and
intuitive to use," Robertson notes.
iBEAM's cameras are primarily used for
photo documentation of a project. In addition to live video, the cameras take a picture
of a location every 10 minutes that users
can access on their phone or computer. Other photo schedules are available depending
on camera or project needs. "Our cameras
are used to build a record of a project,"
"Clients use our cameras to substantiate
weather delays on a project and resolve disputes," she adds. "For example, you can see
if a subcontractor was on a job on a certain
day, and supervisors can use cameras to
make sure crews are there when they say
they will be. If a dispute goes into litigation,
they have proof of work that was done."
One of the company's recent customers, Facility Builders & Erectors, Inc., used
iBEAM Time-Lapse Pro cameras while
building the $8 million Aemerge RedPak
facility in Hesperia, Calif. The cameras enabled the contractor to share daily progress
with its clients and office team, and gives
future clients an overview of the project and
the company's capabilities.
The Aemerge RedPak facility converts
high-volume, low-density, infectious
medical waste into high-density, sanitized
char that can easily be placed in a landfill. Treated metals and glass are recycled.
Facility Builders & Erectors' work included
site preparation, foundation work, erecting
a four-story structural steel infeed structure, and installing processing equipment
including a 103-foot-long carbonizer, a
thermal oxidizer and a silo.
iBEAM cameras were also used during the
recent construction of a parking garage on
the University of Southern California campus. The 1,300-space parking garage serves
the $700 million USC Village residential and
retail complex and the Shrine Auditorium.
USC used the camera solution to check
progress at the site because the project is
eight miles away from the project manager's office, located on a separate campus.
Archived photos were used in weekly
progress meetings to illustrate work that
iBEAM's exclusive web interface
gives users access to job site
photos and videos.
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