A site is in pre-construction condition ONLY ONCE – Document it Now, so you don’t have to Pay for it Later!
We provide the construction industry with professional video surveys of construction sites and serve as inexpensive insurance policies for construction companies and government agencies. Professional construction video surveys are carefully planned out and shot by a disinterested third party trained in legal photography and are particularly effective evidence.
Construction videos and photos taken prior to and during construction can be a cost effective way for a financial institution or a contractor to view progress made and judge the worthiness of periodic payment claims without expensive travel. Carefully prepared videos are highly effective in showing a home office expert the details of work completed.
Pre-construction Video “Saves The Day” Examples
Granite installation on your backsplash is complete, and now you see the granite contractor covered over the electrical box. The plans show where it is supposed to be, but you remember it got moved during rough-in. You’ll have to cut into the granite to try to find it. If you don’t get it right, the whole slab will probably have to be redone.
Fortunately, you have a before video of the wall at completion of rough-in. There’s the electrical box, centered between the third and fourth studs, about 6 inches above the beam. You should be able to make the cut accurately with no problem.
Process Video “Saves The Day” Example
Your team is removing solar panels from cardboard cartons on an 8-story high roof. Falling cardboard is a hazard, so each box is flattened, weighted down, and bundled before removal. Two days later, a piece of airborne cardboard nearly hits a pedestrian and damages a parked car. You are the prime suspect. It’s your word against theirs. To preserve goodwill, you pay the claim.
You know it’s not your cardboard and you can prove it. In a tight shot you bookmarked, you see that your cardboard is different from the cardboard that hit the car. You send a copy of the video to the car owner’s attorney. The claim was dropped with no further argument saving $3,000 – $4,000 in car repair bills, untold hours of administrative time, and provide goodwill for the project and the contractor. Had the pedestrian been hit by the cardboard, there’s no telling how much money video could have saved.
You don’t have time to watch a shipment of conduit being unloaded, so you delegate. Upon completion your supervisor gives you a delivery receipt and an oral confirmation that all 200 cartons were received in good condition and stocked.
Later you check the video and see that the delivery truck had one trailer. That doesn’t seem right. You find a tight shot of the carton label and see the part number is slightly different than the one on your PO. You got 200 cartons of conduit with half the needed capacity. Good thing you saw that before installation.