EarthCam, the leading provider of construction camera technology and services, announced an important update to its PlanGrid integration, focusing on its new initiative of automating visual jobsite data at Connect & Construct
EarthCam has continued to build valuable features for PlanGrid and its mutual clients since 2017. The update offers a new Jobsite Weather Station monitoring and analysis solution. The 4G LTE wireless, solar-powered sensor measures eight points of environmental jobsite conditions and combines them with EarthCam’s live webcams and 360° reality capture imagery. The visually enhanced data is then automatically uploaded into PlanGrid where EarthCam creates a daily weather log. With 24/7 recording of environmental conditions for the entire jobsite – both inside and out – teams will benefit by saving time and generating a more accurate record within PlanGrid.
Another new feature is the ability to create requests for information (RFIs), which allows project managers to identify potential issues, designate them as actionable items, and assign them to a specific team. EarthCam reinforces these RFI submissions with its cameras, UAV and 360° reality capture content. The data-rich imagery provides clear visual evidence of jobsite conditions thanks to easy-to-understand annotated pictures.
“EarthCam’s continued partnership with PlanGrid demonstrates our long-term commitment to providing advanced solutions for the construction industry,” said Lisa Kelly, Executive Director for EarthCam. “By combining our high-resolution imagery with PlanGrid’s robust platform, construction teams can minimize time in the field, alleviate rework, and communicate from one single source of visual information to generate data-rich reports that support successful project management.”
Combined with EarthCam’s professional line of live streaming video, time-lapse construction cameras and 360° reality capture solutions, the valuable content is easy to analyze and is driving productivity for a more informative jobsite. EarthCam provides end-to-end services, including camera rentals, professional installation and same-day delivery.