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The Price of a Construction Camera: Is It an Expense or a Money Maker?

Posted July 1st, 2015
Building professionals are generally aware that construction cameras make projects more efficient, but they also tend to think of them as essentially an added expense. In fact, the opposite is true. Read more.

How Much Do Time-Lapse Construction Cameras Cost: Are You Looking at the Full Picture?

Companies that only a few years ago might have considered construction cameras merely “nice to have” on the jobsite are hearing more and more about the value and efficiencies they can bring to projects. Read more.

Managing Construction: Seeing the Details While Focusing on What Matters

Posted June 24th, 2015
Any larger general contractor or real estate developer can have several projects going on at the same time. With construction cameras at the jobsite, project managers can determine where and how to focus their attention. Read more.

Construction Cameras Help Maximize Worker Productivity, Minimize Errors, Enhance Client Relationships

Rebusiness Online, May 15, 2015
Construction cameras can mean a lot of different things to different people. While not as ubiquitous as hammers, construction cameras are becoming a regular fixture on jobsites across the United States. Read more.

Customers for a Lifetime: The Wisdom of Investing in Long-Term Relationships

Posted February 4, 2015
At OxBlue we take a longer view, where building enduring – or lifetime – business relationships with our clients is just as important as selling construction cameras. Read more.

Video or Photos: What's Better for Construction?

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

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

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

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

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."