A View From The Top | Timelapse Cameras At Knowles
In keeping with our manifesto of constantly evolving and investing in innovative technologies on our sites, especially those that benefit both us and our clients, Knowles work with time-lapse cameras on certain sites – often those of a larger scale, complexity, and those in a hard-to-reach location.
With the global pandemic putting the opportunity to host site visits on pause, we found our time-lapse cameras playing a vital role in the management and overseeing of our sites vital. The cameras allowed for both the Knowles team and our Clients to be kept up to date with progress on site.
Knowles currently have three cameras installed on our sites, two of which are located at projects in the Home Counties, and the third located at our project on Kensington High Street. These state-of-the-art cameras are high definition, and record constantly, allowing for real time, and past time updates when necessary.
Please see the video below which demonstrates the use of a time lapse camera at our Kensington site.
The benefits of Knowles using these cameras can be seen across the project, by multiple project roles – from our project managers and quantity surveyors to Clients and other project teams. both from our teams and the Client’s. See below how key roles at Knowles utilise and benefit from this technology:
“I check into the camera every day, and often leave it running so I can see in live-time what is happening on site. I use the programme to verify works that have taken place, check on deliveries and support monthly valuations and reports’
– George Winters, Quantity Surveyor
‘The time-lapse cameras are great for key project stakeholders and Clients to be able to view a project when visits may be hard to make. Equally, we find the technology very useful for international clients, especially in the time of COVID when international travel has been limited. Furthermore, it is a great tool to showcase the efficiency and progress on a site’
– Robin O’Toole , Project Manager