OxBlue's technology makes visual time-travel simple.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 28, 2012
OxBlue, a leader in the construction camera industry, highlighted today the tangible results that their clients are experiencing in the field. The firm pointed to Noble Investment Group, an organization which manages $2 billion in hotels and resort assets throughout the United States, as an example of how OxBlue construction/time-lapse cameras provide gains in both productivity and collaboration, while reducing liability at constructions sites.
Gary Womack with Noble Investment Group explained why the construction cameras, also known as construction webcams, are so valuable to his organization. “Because our investment and executive teams are based here in Atlanta, those guys don’t get a chance to view the progress of our company’s construction ventures in real time,” he said. “They are typically limited to the review of progress reports. OxBlue images provide a great way for the team to see their investments come to fruition, right from their desk.”
OxBlue construction cameras feature easy-of-use, high-resolution zoom-in imagery, time-lapse capability, and weather data on every image. “OxBlue’s technology makes visual time-travel simple.” Womack said. “We have the flexibility to look back in time and see a project from beginning to the current point. We are able to use OxBlue images to quantify the time spent onsite and materials that are coming and going. It’s helped us resolve several disputes.”
Womack highlighted a hotel renovation and expansion in historic Charleston, SC as a flagship example of how OxBlue cameras help to monitor critical steps in the construction process, such as waterproofing. “As different layers of waterproofing and flashing are applied, it’s very beneficial to be able to track the installation progress and make judgments about construction quality while the crews are working,” Womack shared. “Such detailed monitoring can help Noble prevent a problem, rather than deal with its effects in the future.”
At the Charleston site, the construction camera also helped Noble stay true to promises made to the homeowners who live near the site. “We are building in a residential community, and part of our development agreement is to perform construction work only during certain hours,” Womack continued. “We had instances where work was being performed outside of those hours, and we were able to verify that with the camera. Using the documentation, we were able address the situation.”
Gary Womack feels that the OxBlue construction camera system has been a resounding success. “We are pleased with the service,” he declared.“
About Noble Investment Group
Through its private equity real estate funds, Noble Investment Group is a value-added, active investor in hotels and resorts throughout the United States. Since inception, Noble has realized premium, risk adjusted returns while investing approximately $2 billion in the lodging sector. The organization’s current discretionary private equity fund represents $310 million of equity commitments.
OxBlue is a leading construction/time-lapse camera service provider, giving numerous Fortune 500 companies the hardware, connectivity and expertise to enable constant access to jobsites through high-resolution construction webcam images. OxBlue’s construction cameras connect people on and off site, and measure variables such as labor, risk, quality and materials. The cameras provide accountability and increase communications between construction companies and clients and provide time-lapse videos for PR, marketing and training.