Remote construction monitoring technology is rapidly becoming a must-have for owners, developers, and contractors who want to scale up and improve margins.
Multivista’s visual documentation services, combined with the cloud-based Multivista Platform and project management software partners, enable robust remote monitoring capabilities.
Multivista Remote Monitoring Capabilities
Multivista offers a range of services that can be used for remote construction monitoring.
24/7 Live HD webcams capture real-time project conditions from as many vantage points as you’d like. Live webcam feeds are available from any device via the cloud-based Multivista Platform. Some webcams even include remote pan/tilt/zoom controls to maximize visibility.
Photo documentation of progress, milestones, or final as-built conditions is captured by trained Multivista photographers and then uploaded to the Multivista Platform. Users can click through an interactive project floor plan to locate the exact photographs they need in an instant. Most photos are organized and uploaded to the cloud within 24 hours of being taken.
UAV photography and video can be used to gain a bird’s-eye view of your project and review regular progress in seconds. Multivista sends highly trained drone pilots to your job sites to collect aerial photographs and flyover videos, which are then uploaded to the Multivista Platform. Drones can also be used to safely capture hard-to-access areas, like roofs or high-rise exteriors.
UAV mapping services give owners and developers interactive orthomosaic and 3D maps of their project sites. These maps are processed through advanced software to enable measurement of distance, area, elevation, and volume, all from an intuitive in-browser application.
Multivista also works with leading construction software providers like Procore, Bluebeam, Autodesk, PlanGrid, and more to provide streamlined workflows for architects, design engineers, project managers, project engineers, and other stakeholders.
Here are three ways Multivista’s remote monitoring technology can help you grow your business:
Walk the job site remotely.
Remote monitoring technologies limit the need to travel to the job site to perform key functions such as identifying issues, checking up on progress, or holding contractors and subcontractors accountable.
With Multivista, you can use any internet-connected device to quickly and easily see how things are going on site. Remotely “walking” the job site using the Multivista Platform enables stakeholders to identify issues and (critically) determine whether those issues are isolated or systemic, saving money and headaches in the future.
If you’re interested in the big picture, take a look at an aerial photograph, UAV map, or strategically placed webcam to see at a glance how the project is progressing. If you want to get more specific, click into the interactive floor plan to view inspection-grade photographs of work done in a certain area.
Speed up critical processes.
Small delays in scheduling and communication for certain processes often lead to missed deadlines.
Remote monitoring technology enables stakeholders to speed up certain critical processes, thereby speeding up the entire project lifecycle.
For example, Multivista photo documentation can be used in the Multivista Platform or in conjunction with other project management software to quickly respond to RFIs and change orders and complete punch list tasks.
Photo documentation and drone technology can also be used to speed up certain observation and inspection tasks, while also making them more comprehensive. By taking photos of, say, a building exterior using a drone, then sending those photos to the observer via the Multivista Platform, more observations can be completed in less time. The observer can even complete their work remotely, making scheduling much less of an issue.
UAV mapping can also be used to tighten timelines for some construction tasks. For example, by using a UAV map to measure the volume of debris post-demolition, project managers can determine the exact amount of debris that needs to be removed per day to meet a certain timeline. This technique was used to great effect by Darden & Company following the implosion of the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
Improve stakeholder communication.
One of the greatest benefits of remote construction monitoring technology is the ability to communicate with stakeholders using data and visuals rather than just saying “trust me.”
Aerial photographs and UAV maps make the perfect presentation aids for OAC meetings. By showing stakeholders actual progress over time, you can effectively communicate that different initiatives are underway and timelines are being met. Stakeholders can then walk the job site remotely using the Multivista Platform to point out issues they’ve identified and monitor resolution.
In many cases, Multivista’s remote monitoring technology is just plain impressive to look at. Many multivista clients choose to add webcam feeds to their websites or keep them running on displays in the office. With near-real-time views of their job sites, stakeholders at all levels can feel connected to project success.
Multivista is a full-service visual documentation provider. When you hire Multivista, you get boots-on-the-ground support in the form of trained photographers, drone pilots, project managers, and more.
We handle webcam installation, photography, UAV insurance and permits, data organization, data hosting, and every other task involved in the documentation process. That means our clients can unlock all of the benefits described above while performing little to no additional work themselves.