Construction Progress Pictures In the Age of Personal Tech

Lance Winslow
August 15, 2012 — 1,480 views  

One of the smartest things to do as a contractor and something that is  completely appreciated by the owner of the property or building once it's  completed is if you take progress pictures. As the grading is completed, the  trenches are dug, the foundation is put in, and the building takes shape it's  nice to have pictures along the way. This has always been quite common in the  construction sector, but many contractors are so busy they never seem to get  around to it. However, it's a lot easier today than it ever has been in the  past.

Consider if you will the reality that everyone has a digital camera in their  smart phone, and there are new 3-D apps for the Apple iPhone. It's easy to take  all these digital renderings, and even build a 3-D model day by day as the work  progresses. I suppose the future holographic imagery and spectral imaging will  be part of this, as all those pictures are made into holograms. So you can see  the building being built in real time in one sequential video. Perhaps you've  seen this on YouTube where a building just gets built and you can watch it all  in a three-minute video. That's pretty cool.

Being able to do this for your customer, and also having it available to show  future customers puts you on the leading technical edge, and sure works great  for presentations at planning commissions to show the great work you do. It's  definitely a digital keepsake and it's nothing like the old days where you would  take the pictures, and then go down to perhaps a local Walmart to have the film  developed. Then you would have a stack of pictures to hand to the owner, or  perhaps you would have them mounted in a scrapbook and then hand it over.

Usually, the contractor would make two scrapbooks one for himself and one for  the owner. The scrapbook for himself would be kept in his office to show future  clientele how things were done. Now, all of these things can be put on YouTube  and people can subscribe to your channel, and they can look at all the projects  you have ever done and watch it all unfold as you did it.

What amazing new technology, and what a wonderful application for the  construction industry, and the long-term entrepreneurial contractor that wants  to grow his business. It is my sincere hope that you will please consider all  this and develop your digital progress construction strategy in the new age of  personal tech.

Lance Winslow

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