Halfway through construction, it was discovered that Harmon Towers, part of a $8.5B resort, was structurally unsound. Rebar was misplaced within 15 floors of the building, weakening the entire structure. It’s potentially one of the biggest mistakes in Las Vegas’ history. The tower was at the middle of a $400 million lawsuit between the owners and builder even as the tower is taken apart piece by piece.
Construction progress photos can prevent costly mistakes and lawsuits. You can take progress photos of rooms and make notes on the photos using barcoding to quickly identify the room. Imagine if you could easily review the visual progress of a construction project by date or location anytime on the web. Imagine if you could share this progress with project team members and executives in weekly and monthly staff meetings. Might someone on the team notice that the rebar had been placed too high or too low on the floor of Harmon Towers? What other insights might the team make to remove remove project obstacles?
Jobsite photos have many other benefits as well. They can be used to identify and capture safety issues that prevent future incidents which might endanger your workers. With proper geotagging and audit trail, you can be sure of the authenticity of the picture. This can be helpful to resolve disputes and claims between parties.
So, before you begin your next project, think about this…Is investing the time and resources to capture jobsite progress photos worth the cost to prevent a future multi-million mistake?
Learn more about how to leverage job site photos for your business at our upcoming Latista webinar on 11/18/2015. Register today.