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"Video or Photos: What's Better for Construction?"

By Chandler McCormack (Posted October 10, 2014)
When clients first contact us about using a construction camera to monitor a project or create a time-lapse movie of an upcoming project, they’re often curious about why we use a system to capture many thousands of high-resolution photographs instead of video. Read more.

"Construction Webcams for Interior Build-outs"

By Chandler McCormack (Posted September 19, 2014)
Interior build-outs in the retail sector can be some of the most expensive construction projects, with cost per unit area far exceeding that of an exterior build. Read more.

"The 5 P’s of Positioning Construction Cameras on Your Site"

By Chandler McCormack (Posted August 25, 2014)
We pioneered the development of multi-megapixel construction cameras over a decade ago. That experience has been used to develop what we call the 5 P’s: Positioning, Placement, Perspective, Phasing, and Power. Read more.

"The Observer Effect and Construction Cameras"

By Chandler McCormack (Posted July 30, 2014)
Beyond the more obvious benefits, such as reduced travel to the jobsite and improved project management, a theme emerges from the thousands of projects our cameras have been on: When things get off track, they are recognized and resolved quickly. Read more.

"3 Essentials to a Customer-Oriented Culture"

By Chandler McCormack (Posted July 2, 2014)
At OxBlue we know we offer a high-quality, proven product to our clients. We also know that no matter how good our product is technically, it comes down to creating a culture that delivers value and a great customer experience to clients. Read more.

"Monitoring Projects with Construction Cameras""

Construction Canada, April 2014
Although most construction cameras are used to capture the exterior build of projects, there is growing interest in using cameras to manage and document interior build-outs, including new retail stores and capital improvement projects.

"The Greenest College Residence Hall in the World"

Private University Products and News, August 2013
Before breaking ground on the aptly named Deep Green Residence Hall, the office of Berea College Operations and Sustainability installed an OxBlue construction camera. The camera delivers a live feed to a website that covers every aspect of the design, construction, and sustainability efforts of the project.

"Work Site with a View - Crate & Barrel uses on-site cameras to monitor construction progress"

Stores, May 2013
The process of building and remodeling retail stores is undergoing a transformation. On-site camera not only give project managers 24/7 views of works in progress, they can help cut travel costs and raise supervisor productivity by reducing the number of in-person inspection visits.

"Web-enabled Cameras Help Boston University Expedite Construction Timeline"

Private University Products and News, January 2013
In the spring of 2011, Boston University embarked on roughly $70 million worth of new construction, renovations, and technology upgrades. One of these projects was the Center for Student Services, a 122,000 square-foot, six-story building.

"Construction cameras document University of Iowa Healthcare Projects"

Medical Construction & Design, November/December 2012
With three existing construction projects underway, community relations professionals at the University of Iowa were eager to showcase the school's growth to internal and external stakeholders. The projects include a new University of Iowa Children's Hosptal, off-campus clinic and a state-of-the-art data center.

"Web-based Cameras Keep Walmart's Sustainability Projects on Track"

Chain Store Age, June/July 2012
To monitor its multiple renewable-power and energy-efficiency projects and help them stay on track, Walmart uses Web-enabled construction cameras on the jobsites. The cameras, from Atlanta-based OxBlue Corp., give Walmart's teams 24/7 virtual job-site access.

"On the record: Using Webcams to Document, Share and Archive"

Public Works, February 2012
In two very different regions of the country, construction cameras have proven their value beyond project documentation. Nevada and Missouri road managers installed them to improve public relations, manage remote projects, and resolve contractor claims, but ended up saving a lot of money as well.

"Eye in the Sky"

Stores Magazine, January 2012
Construction is an expensive piece of the retailing puzzle. Executives managing construction and property development could typically spend weeks traveling between project sites. Just ask Sephora, who has locations in 24 countries. They chose to use OxBlue's Web-enabled worksite cameras and monitoring platform as a tool to enhance new store and capital improvement projects efficiency and to aid in schedule adherence.

"A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Dollars"

Construction Executive Magazine, December 2011
The use of photographs and videos to document construction projects is not a new concept. However, photographic documentation as a strategy to proactively manage risk and legal exposure is becoming more prevalent, and technology is evolving to meet that need.

"Off The Grid: Solar-powered Jobsite Cameras Allow for More Flexibility of Use"

Constructor, Debra Wood September/October 2011
Cameras can capture the action on a jobsite, allowing contractors and owners to track progress without hopping in the car and wasting time and gas on the road. A solar station from OxBlue now allows cameras to run off the electrical grid.

"New Technologies Having a Positive Impact on Contractors' Bottom Lines"

Construction Executive Magazine, May 2011
Construction Executive asked construction technology leaders to share their insights on how the latest solutions are positively impacting contractors bottom lines. Here's what we had to say.

"Cameras Improving Energy EPC Management"

Zeus Technology Magazine, May 2009
Zeus Technology, the oil and gas industry's leading IT publication, features OxBlue construction cameras. The cover photo for this issue was captured by an OxBlue construction camera being used on a major construction project. Use of a camera image for the cover of a magazine demonstrates the high-quality images captured by OxBlue construction cameras.

"More Than a Project"

Constructech Magazine, January 2008
To steal a phrase, "we've come a long way, PM." Project management, once thought of as a necessary but mundane task to every job is now acknowledged as one of the three most critical aspects of...

"Webcam Benefits"

Constructech Magazine, January 2007
Whether it's securing jobsites at all times, having support for when subcontractors or project owners have complaints, or reducing travel costs by reviewing sites remotely, Webcams have much to offer the...

"Unique Collaboration"

Constructech Magazine, September 2006
Effective collaboration takes the right technology. For many builders and contractors this extends beyond typical collaborative project management and project portals. Some are turning to the help of...

"An Eye on Construction"

Constructech Magazine, March 2006
While still images and video don't qualify as new or perhaps even cutting-edge technology, the capabilities they bring to the jobsite provide tremendous ROI (return on investment) for contractors...

"Tech Trends: Breaking New Ground in Construction Camera Technology"

Construction Executive, March 2007
Discussion on the changing trends in construction camera technology, who is using them, and four key aspects to consider when selecting a service provider and technology. Read the full article here.

"Construction Webcams: New Tools for Project Control and Team Coordination"

FIATECH Webinar, September 2006
OxBlue featured in FIATECH Emerging Technology Series Webinar. What is FIATECH? Click here to find out.

"Web Cams: A New Tool for Managers of Construction"

Northern Nevada Business Weekly, November 2005
OxBlue cameras help the project team stay on track at $240 million hospital expansion at Washoe Medical Center in Reno, NV.

"Lessons Learned: Webcams for Contractors"

Construction Executive Magazine, June 2003
Tips for contractors, owners, and architects when considering purchasing and implementing a construction camera system.

"Simplify Your Life"

Retail Construction Magazine, Spring 2002
A discussion of the project delivery benefits of construction camera systems. Excerpt: "Just as the Internet has become an essential tool for business communications, job-site cameras are becoming an essential tool for construction project teams. The ability to make informed decisions from reliable visual information helps to eliminate redundant or inaccurate communications and avoid delays. Webcams can also offer reliable and unbiased documentation that can be used to quickly resolve issues and keep the construction schedule on time."

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