What Our Clients Are Saying
In today's world of tight time and even tighter budgets, we help you increase quality and reduce costs to deliver better built, better-managed projects on time and within budget.
Moss & AssociatesScott Moss
First Florida BuildingBob Miller
The Fria CompanyRick Fria
Hunt Construction GroupPat Delano
Brasfield & GorrieMichael Thomas
Senior MEP Manager
“Multivista is a best practice information system for top tier GC's. Comprehensive, organized and accessible, Multivista captures what is actually happening on the job site and delivers it to you remotely with the click of a button.
I would consider Multivista for every complex job in the pipeline.”
“A very accurate depiction of the job done in a professional manner. I would recommend this tool on every job and to every owner for a future tool to have a digital record of the building.”
“We use Multivista on all our projects. The monthly progression photos allow us to retrace our steps easily by providing comprehensive coverage of the entire build. We find it especially useful during the finishing stage as it gives us the ability to confirm rough-in locations and back-framing layouts. In addition, our clients benefit as Multivista provides them with a detailed record of their homes – a great tool for any future renovation project.”
“We brought Multivista on board for two reasons -- To help reduce the propensity for claims and to provide our facility maintenance staff with something that is more functional than "as-built" drawings that may or may not be accurate. Multivista has been on 5 projects to date and our facility maintenance staff is finding the "behind the wall" photos a very useful tool. We wish all of our buildings were photographed during construction to the quality of Multivista.”
“Multivista's webcam services are providing us tremendous value on our TELUS Gardens project located in downtown Vancouver. These webcams allow us to remotely view the site in real-time enabling us to verify progress daily even when we cannot physically be at the site. The project's historical data stored on the Multivista website lets us review progress from previous dates. For example, we can look back and see exactly when installs relating to structure and glass, as well as other major milestones, have been completed. In addition, at construction completion, Multivista is commemorating the entire process with a time-lapse video.”
“It is a valuable technology which should become a standard practice for companies.”
“Multivista lets us have x-ray vision without having to do an x-ray. For example, if you need to identify a potential defect in your slab, a slab x-ray needs to be scheduled resulting in additional costs and construction delays. Multivista works so much better because we can sort the issue out quickly using their photographs. It is a necessary tool to use before you drill into a slab; the system is priceless in terms of saving us money.”
“We manage multiple remote projects throughout North America and have been utilizing Multivista documentation on all of our projects for the past two years. We were recently asked by an inspector to verify the installation of 53 valves already covered by paint and drywall.
Using Multivista we were able to look inside every wall without having to perform any unnecessary destructive verification. We estimate that Multivista saved us over $53,000 on this one issue alone. Considering what we paid for Multivista, we have already benefited substantially from their service.”
“Jacobs Engineering brought Multivista on board for its development of the new Staten Island Courthouse in New York.
Project Managers and Site Supervisors used Multivista to non-destructively look inside (finished/sheet-rocked) walls to quickly verify the completion of change order work and confirm or research issues such as missing backing at various locations. It was all done very efficiently using their web-based floor plan indexed photography system. On one occasion, for example, we discovered that backing was omitted in error in one location. We used Multivista to look behind the walls without disrupting the finish work or sheetrock and identify which rooms were affected and how widespread the issue was. We then were able to specifically address only those areas identified. No destructive investigation was necessary due to Multivista’s progress and Exact-Built® photography. There is no comparison to the time and money that was saved using Multivista as opposed to traditional photographic ‘progress photos’ in this one instance and throughout the entire build.
I would recommend Multivista to any PM, contractor or owner seeking to reduce project risks and save time and money on their construction projects.”
“In order to install [a] recessed trench duct, we needed to identify exactly which electrical home-runs ran thru the trench duct and pull the wire out prior to saw cutting the slab. At first, we assumed the only way to get this information would be to x-ray the slab (approx. cost of $3000). We then decided to review Multivista’s Pre-Slab Exact-Built® photos and using the floor plans that showed the exact locations of the photos, we were able to identify which home-runs to pull wire out of.
This saved us the time and cost of having to x-ray the slab.”
“Given the complexity of the Miami Dolphins Stadium renovation, we decided to engage Multivista’s BIM Integration Program - a decision that has proven to be both rewarding and paramount to the success of our QA/QC processes. Using BIM 360 Glue®, we are able to coordinate and access our Multivista photo documentation directly from the stadium’s cloud-based BIM model.
The ability to review the existing conditions and progression photo documentation from the BIM model during coordination meetings is a significant benefit for us. In addition, by allowing us to review the photos from the model, the project team is saving countless hours of time from physically walking the site to verify conditions. The Multivista platform itself and mobile app are both very easy to use and Multivista’s consistent involvement and support throughout the project has not only proven their dedication to their clients, but their drive to deliver a superior product and remain on the leading edge of technology. Multivista has exceeded our expectations.”
“Multivista’s extensive construction photography can greatly benefit projects in many ways. The detailed documentation can be paired with RFIs, SIs, and Change Orders to help eliminate mounds of paperwork and the confusion that easily results when working from multiple documents. It is also a very helpful tool when tracking project deficiencies. The Multivista interface allows me to easily match deficiency photos to the floorplan layout and present the deficiency review to clients and consultants.”
“We are approaching the completion of a residential high-rise project on which Multivista has saved us at least $75,000 to date. Rather than using a Ground Penetrating Radar machine at a cost of $26,000, we were able to use the Multivista documentation to determine if and where we could core sleeves for additional MEPs without hitting the post tension cables or existing MEP in the slab.
The detailed photos also gave us the information needed to effectively avoid remediation costs of approximately $50,000 when we had to repair a drainage pipe in the slab on grade. The remediation work would have included excavation, repair to waterproofing, repair or replacement of P/T cables, etc. The documentation was again utilized during the installation of railings and screwing in of the window panes. For example, the photos helped us avoid piercing cables in the deck slabs, which if occurred would have cost an estimated $2500 per cable to repair or replace.”
“We use Multivista specifically for multifamily construction, however it’s clear that Multivista is a powerful tool for any construction project. Its highly organized website allows us to view all our project photos and quickly identify the progress made in any specific area. Each photo is tied to its exact location on the plans and we can view the live streaming video of a project under construction at any time. The level of project organization Multivista provides us is incredible!”
“My first experience with Multivista was on a custom private residence on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach. Due to the nature of the project – a lot of technology with minimal space and clearance for it - we decided to record the rough ins for inevitable future upgrades. Throughout the entire project Multivista was professional, punctual, and responsive to the ever-changing site conditions and schedules. Their photo documentation service is user friendly and accurate. I am already recommending them for my next project and would have no problem recommending them to any other contractors or owners.”
“We have been using Multivista for many years. Our clients are often away or out of the country for extended periods of time and use Multivista to monitor the progress of their build and receive updates from any location at any time. When we are completing the finish carpentry for any build, we post Multivista's photos at specific locations to avoid damaging heavy wiring and plumbing.
The service Multivista provides also allows us to go back in time to any phase of the project and pinpoint why something was done the way it was and by whom and fix a problem if necessary with minimal cost. A small repair can sometimes cost upwards of $500 and having similar multiple repairs quickly adds up. Multivista can significantly reduce the time and effort that normally would be required to resolve an issue. In addition, having the home's complete construction history communicates the home's quality to the homeowner and any future owner of that home. It will always greatly assist with any future renovation project. Multivista really has become a standard on any WoodRose Homes project.”
“During construction of a recent project, we found Multivista very useful in determining construction compliance. Multivista directly assisted us in viewing improper, concealed construction; the result was a $40,000 credit to the owner.”
“During the planning and construction of a mechanic's shop, an upper roof access was missed. For costing and ease of installation, we chose an access ladder from the outside. Since the build was already completed, we needed an inside view of the structure. Multivista's photos were a valuable tool in "opening up" the walls to see where the crossbeams were located so that a contractor could choose his mounting points for the new access ladder. The project was a success with the aid of Multivista.”
“Our end users at The Terrace at Bonita Springs, the Executive Director and the Director of Plant Ops, have found tremendous value in Multivista's photographic as-built documentation – they have used it to help diagnose issues without having to incur destruction, to evaluate noise transmission, and to verify allowable wall locations for residents who wish to install objects.”
“Multivista has been instrumental in allowing BCAD to easily monitor and navigate the overall construction progress of the CIP#3835 Maintenance Facility project at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The photo documentation embedded within the plans is easy to navigate to a specific area of interest within minutes versus the laborious old days of searching through photos from all team members. There are many benefits to our entire team who encompass diverse responsibilities from designing and scheduling to construction and maintenance.
We recommend Multivista for use on any type of project and look forward to working with them on future projects here at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport.”
“Multivista's documentation services were a tremendous help to us in earning valuable LEED points on the Westerleigh Retirement Residence project. At the project's start, we did our best to take as many project photos as possible, but our photos did not meet several of the LEED criteria. Multivista's documentation, which provides a comprehensive date-stamped record of the entire build, helped us achieve the LEED specifications.
In particular, Multivista's assistance with the LEED photos prevented us from losing out on several LEED criteria point areas such as: a smoke-free environment; HVAC and mechanical duct protection; and clean spaces for workers and dust control. Without these points we would have been forced to spend at least $10,000 to $20,000 to get the Green Initiative Points and the project's credibility would have been negatively affected.”
“We recently had a water line leak inside a wall in one of the campus buildings that Multivista had documented during renovations. The Facilities Maintenance team used the photographic documentation to quickly locate the exact area of the leak and identify the issue. They are singing Multivista's praises.”
“Multivista's documentation service has had a profound impact on our team communication, collaboration, and life cycle continuity for the Lowry Avenue Bridge project overall. The documentation Multivista offers will provide our county with a long-term permanent record of all elements of the Lowry Avenue Bridge construction process.”
“With Multivista documentation as a reference tool, Hennepin County will save time and money for future maintenance of the Lowry Avenue Bridge. I highly recommend Multivista documentation to all bridge owner/operators.”
“Multivista's performance has at times pushed the Contractor to remain on schedule and has definitely increased the overall quality of the work produced by the Contractor. The current detailed product being produced by the Multivista Team has far exceeded our expectations.”
“Multivista has been a great asset during the construction phases of our program and its value in facilitating resolution to some significant field issues alone made it worth the price of admission. However, the real value is in the long term maintenance of the facility. The facilities department has welcomed the ease of use of the program and depth of information that cannot be found on any "as built" drawing. The customer service and support has been outstanding and I plan on Multivista being a part of all my future projects.”
“A no brainer, the service pays for itself”
“Multivista has photographed several of our existing schools that are most vulnerable, as well as costly. If a loss occurs at any of these sites, and we must make claim to our insurance and/or FEMA, we now have the ability and solid proof of existing buildings and assets for maximum recovery.
Multivista's product is easy to use, and their staff is professional. Making an investment such as this in our Long Term Recovery Planning Process is smart and economical and will benefit us immensely if we ever have to use the claim process.”
“Multivista gives FHA the long term tools for facilities management that add value over the life cycle of the facility.”
“We contracted Multivista to capture comprehensive coverage of our Fulton Market Redevelopment project. Initially, we only expected Multivista to add value before and during construction by capturing existing interior conditions, saving on site visits, and monitoring the pace and quality of work. However, Multivista has continued to deliver value, exceeding my expectations.
The entire team was able to pull up real-time information and share the progress with colleagues, stakeholders, and future tenants. Multivista will continue to pay for itself as a facilities management/renovation tool for years to come. We now regularly include Multivista in our planning for new projects.”
“Multivista has shown itself to be the best practice in documenting construction at critical milestones and is an excellent tool for accountability.”
“Owners will benefit throughout the life the building with this photographic documentation. If a drawing is worth a thousand words, then a picture is worth a thousand drawings, especially photographic documentation of the entire build process.”
“When you have the obligation to meet a tight schedule, you don't always have the luxury to have approved change orders prior to implementing the work. Multivista's services help us substantiate entitlement for these change orders by recording the work that was done and allowing the construction to progress, thereby avoiding change order impacts to the schedule.”
“Multivista is a tremendous resource for assisting in the resolution of disputes by taking the guess work out of the status of the project or different aspects of the work on a given day. They will be at the top of our list when a project is in need of a photo-documentation expert.”
“I cannot think of a better way to document this significant project.”
“ZOM Development values the services provided by Multivista. Their photographic documentation of construction gives us the ability to share progress photos within our group, and communicate construction related questions and issues such as RFI's, field adjustments, coordination, etc. ”
“One of the most important benefits is the thorough, long lasting photographic documentation of details for project records, archived for sharing and future use. Should an issue ever arise, the photographic evidence is indisputable and provides a level of comfort to us and our investors, helping greatly with accountability and quality control.”
“I was informed that our company requires the use of a professional photo-documentation company on larger projects... but I was very against moving forward with spending our precious funds on this service. I asked a co-worker, who happens to be one of the most cost conscious people that I have ever met, and he was a big proponent of Multivista. I have now made a complete 180 and totally recognize the value of professional photo-documentation.
We recently determined that we need to remodel an area recently completed. We had 3 different opinions on where the utilities were located. Someone referenced the MEP Exact Build and other Multivista progress photos and we knew exactly where everything was located. This resource ended up saving time and money as well as led to a more elegant design solution.”
“Multivista allows us to have real time access to progression of our projects, along with visual as-builts, indexed within the plans, over the web. I have yet to see another program like this. We estimate the return on our investment to be substantial, given the insignificant costs of Multivista’s services.”
“Prior to working with Multivista, we always hired a freelance photographer to document our projects. We were already aware of the value in having photographic documentation of a project's progression, however, once we had the chance to try out Multivista's digital photographic indexing system, this value was taken to a whole new level.”
“Multivista has enabled our remote design team to resolve technical and constructability issues quickly. The DOE headquarters management is also using the site and gives kudos routinely.”
“The service provided by Multivista is a real time-saver and very helpful. In one recent example, we were reviewing a contractor’s monthly requisition and noticed a pay item claiming 100% for a façade demolition. Given this item’s significant dollar value, I needed verification. I then remembered receiving Multivista’s project notification email informing me the project photos were updated. I checked the updated photos and they clearly showed that all façade demolition was finished. This saved me from having to drive to the site to do a visual check and at least two hours of my time. Thanks for providing an excellent service.”
“Multivista’s services are valuable for numerous reasons. Its software is easy to use and intuitive; its website is user-friendly; and the quality of the photographs taken by Multivista’s construction photographers is excellent. I coordinate from the office and find Multivista’s tools very useful for getting timely, up-to-the minute information to and from a site. In addition, having an archive of the construction process gives us the ability to consult the photographs and prevent problems before they materialize.”
“There are numerous benefits to the Multivista system. From an architect’s point of view, Multivista is an incredibly powerful tool. Buildings are documented during construction at key stages, providing the design team with oversight and the ability to highlight defects early. Multivista’s construction documentation allows the design team to report potential issues missed during site visits and ensures compliance to technical quality and design intent. The platform is very intuitive and we recommend it to all our clients and contractors alike.”
“We used Multivista’s construction photos to quickly and easily locate a conduit feed that ran from the kitchen wall to the kitchen island. The extensive photographs taken during this multi-family facility’s development allow us to look inside walls, floors, and ceilings without causing costly destructive discovery.”
“We recently used Multivista’s construction photos to successfully resolve a few disputes with a new homeowner. The homeowner alleged that a piece of hardwood was missing from above the sink and we used Multivista’s photos to prove otherwise. Additionally, we also used the photos to confirm a faulty hose bib was the cause of a defective outside hose and not due to a kink in the pipe. Lastly, during construction, a subcontractor had boarded over the booster fans in every suite, so we used Multivista’s photos to ‘see’ inside the ceilings and easily locate each one. This effectively eliminated all costs associated with destructive discovery.”
“Prior to Multivista, we took hundreds of “inside the walls” photos to document wiring, plumbing, and rough framing. We then printed, labeled, and assembled those photos into a binder for the client and ourselves. It was time consuming, expensive, and provided very limited information. I’ve used Multivista on five large residential projects in the past two years. I’ve found it to be invaluable. It’s reasonably priced, works extremely well, and is very easy to use. From any device, I can pull up and zoom in on rough utilities on any project, from my office, from my truck, on the job site, or years later in the finished home. Homeowners also find it extremely easy to use and very useful. I couldn’t be happier with the product.”
“In the interest of university maintenance, general record keeping, and construction quality control, I believe Multivista is a crucial service that is useful throughout a facility's life. Multivista creates photographic records of the installation of MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) systems in a unique and accurate manner that is impossible for us to duplicate ourselves. The construction documentation helps universities through improved facilities maintenance and future planning and renovations. It gives FM teams a systematic record of the precise locations of piping and conduit, etc., in walls, slabs, hard ceilings, etc.
Given the large financial stakes and the building lifespans of higher ed. facilities, it seems reasonable and prudent to spend funds on construction documentation services provided by Multivista.”
“As a contractor who specializes in the installation of solar equipment, we often get called after the concrete has been poured. One of our current projects, a large science museum, uses Multivista's construction documentation services. Multivista's images allow us to see exactly what is in the concrete we are working on, and in this case, we needed to know exactly where the plastic conduit and rebar were. X-rays don't work well for finding empty plastic pipes; the conduit would have to be filled with wire to make them viewable. Without these photos, we run the risk of cutting into or drilling through mechanical and structural systems that should always remain untouched.
The pictures are invaluable as they reduce the risk of causing damage during installation, they save money for the owner (no x-rays and no unnecessary repairs), and our installs become much easier when we know exactly what is where. We are always relieved to discover that Multivista was used on a project as we frequently get contracted years later to install a Solar PV. This service is helpful for the entire lifecycle of a building. We wish every job used Multivista.”
“During the early stages of construction of Metairie Manor, we had a lady who lived in a neighboring apartment complex make a claim. She took a pre-existing condition, which was a crack in her wall, and tried to claim our pile driving caused it. We used a pre-existing conditions photo that was taken by Multivista to put this to bed immediately. We are ecstatic about this service. The claim was resolved within minutes of arising.
Additionally, we had to core slabs for misplaced thimbles, we did not want to hit any post tension cables, they are tensioned to 5,000 pounds each. I was able to check the pictures Multivista provided to pinpoint the exact locations of post tension cables, and adjust the new corings so they would not hit any cables. A damaged cable costs $3,500 to fix and the Multivista pictures allowed us to not hit any!
“After completing the construction of one of our custom homes, I was contacted regarding a water leak that was occurring in the kitchen ceiling. While on site, I used my mobile phone to log in to Multivista' s Exact-Built photos for this project to quickly see what was above the ceiling where the leak was happening. Multivista's service and technology saved us thousands of dollars in this one instance alone by minimizing the invasive repair that was required to fix the leak. We are now using Multivista on all of our custom home projects; the service is invaluable and has paid for itself many times over.”
“Our jobsite and office were able to access the Multivista online site, view the items needed to support the seamless continuation of construction, and eliminate the potentially costly hunt and seek thanks to Multivista's immediate response. Not only did the Multivista team set things up quickly for needed additional user accounts, they provided everything needed to use the Multivista App for access on the phones of our jobsite crew--all within less than an hour of the initial call. Thank you, Multivista, for your service at a moment's notice.”
“In the past we had relied on our own photo documentation and video taping. The work by Multivista took this to a whole new level of quality and professionalism which was well worth the investment.
Their Photo documentation makes it easy to track each aspect of the project from start to completion. If there are problems or disputes it is very easy to go back through the photo timeline to see exactly what was done and when in any given area.”
“Multivista is an information system that takes quality control and contractor/sub-contractor accountability to the next level. As you continue to use it, you will find that the applications are practically endless and the cost savings generally pays for service before the job is even complete. It is a project management tool, insurance policy and an X-ray of your project, all rolled into one.”