Why Time Lapse For Infrastructure Projects Is A Good Idea

Using time-lapse for infrastructure projects can help ensure that a good record is kept of changes made to the landscape while also providing a useful tool for tracking their progress. Moreover, it can help with identifying potential project problems or oversights with accuracy, thereby mitigating some of the risks of going over time and over budget.

Typically, infrastructure projects are large-scale construction projects that are designed to last for generations. They are commonly defined by their service to society and the advancement of civilisation.

Examples of infrastructure projects include things such as:

  • roads, highways, bridges, tunnels and interchanges;
  • mass transit facilities such as railroads, train stations, airports and runways;
  • dams, pipelines, canals and water treatment plants;
  • telecommunications lines and cell phone towers;
  • power transmission lines, power generation stations and power substations;
  • Public service buildings such as libraries, hospitals, fire stations and police stations, besides others; as well as
  • waste removal and storage facilities such as landfills, sewage systems, recycling plants and hazardous materials storage facilities.

Time Lapse And Public Perception

Since infrastructure projects are, by their very nature, of public interest, time-lapse photography can serve as an excellent way of maintaining good public relations.

Not only is there often a huge amount of money at stake in such projects – much of which often comes from the State – but their successful completion is usually of immense political importance as well.

As such, infrastructure projects almost always undergo much scrutiny from the media and the public. Therefore, it is critical for the progress and setbacks of such projects to be closely monitored to ensure the best possible outcome.

How It Works

Time-lapse photography can capture the long-term progress of construction and then be presented at a higher speed to show months or even years’ worth of progress in seconds. It is comprised of thousands of photographs taken at defined intervals – such as one hour apart – and then pieced together afterwards to make a video that shows the changes over time.

When conducting a time-lapse for infrastructure projects, the weather-protected cameras are usually placed high up on a stable surface or pole, out of reach of potential tampering. They are typically provided with backup power to ensure that no gaps in coverage occur, and then they are automated to operate according to specified parameters according to the project’s needs.

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