Construction companies are looking for new ways to cut costs and time, improve efficiency, build accountability, boost transparency, judicial use of resources, and workers’ performance. But with so many different projects and geographical locations, keeping tabs on your costs can be challenging.
Here is where 360-degree photos come in. These images capture a construction project from every angle all the time, enabling project managers and business owners to keep tabs on costs, time frames, and more without leaving their desks.
What are 360-Degree Photos?
When we talk about 360 construction photos, we talk about “spherical panoramas.” They are images that capture the entire level of the construction project from every angle possible, from beginning to end. First, the camera zooms in and out around the building to record its internal structure, and then panoramic photography is created by shooting the same building at different angles. Finally, it creates a 3D image allowing the viewer to navigate the building and explore its interiors from every angle.
Why Use 360-Degree Photos for Your Project?
Some of the reasons why 360-degree photos are the future in construction include:
1. Increased Customer Satisfaction
Customers are going to love being able to see the finished product from every angle. It will go a long way toward showing them that you understand what they ordered and delivered. In addition, customers are more likely to prefer a company that cares for their needs when they have straightforward and consistent access to information.
2. Increased Productivity
Customers are more apt to work with a contractor they are confident will deliver on their promises when they have straightforward and consistent access to information.
3. Increased Staff Retention
Employees are more likely to work with a company if they feel there is a place for them there and they have the opportunity to grow within their roles. In addition, as technology improves, it becomes even more critical to have a culture that encourages learning.
4. Showcasing Completed Projects
Having a birds-eye view of a construction project lets business owners see the entire lifecycle of their construction project from start to finish, including the bidding process and execution.
5. Showcasing the Interior Spaces
Such 360-degree photos can help you get a sense of scale and capture views of the design and construction stages. By taking these exterior photos, you can show off the architecture or the interiors of your completed projects. As a result, you can use this data to inform your designs or to suggest ideas for new features and rooms.
6. Collaborating with Team Members
One of the most important things you can do as a photographer using a 360-degree camera is collaborate with your team. Collaborate on the planning and shooting side to identify common points of interest and better understand your team members’ workflow. It will help you create better content and provide more accurate representations of the work being done on your project.
7. Documenting Construction Progress
One of the best uses of 360-degree photography in construction is to document the progress of your projects. You can use this data to track the workload and assign people to various tasks. You can also use the data to understand who is on the job and delivering quality work. The data can improve the internal communication between teams and ensure everyone is representing their company correctly.
8. Up-to-date Records for Project Tracking
In many ways, these photos are your project tracking records. You can see who was responsible for what construction stage, what equipment, and even what materials were used at each stage. In addition, it can help you spot risks in the planning and construction stages often overlooked by traditional photography.
The future of construction is 360-degree photos. Construction management is now using them to record and document projects and share them with the public. These digital images are stored on various platforms and can be viewed online, on mobile devices, or via VR headsets. In addition, the 360-degree image gives a much more detailed and accurate representation of the state of the project than traditional photography can provide.