Video Monitoring Solution for Construction Projects

No matter where you work or what you are in charge of, project delays and disruption – especially on large scale projects – are biggest threats for Project Managers. To keep progress on track, smart tech and advanced software are being deployed to support critical project paths. The construction industry with its complexity characterises with plenty challenges to be tackled.

CEECAM Corporation, wishes to accelerate the evolution of the construction sector, by delivering world class digital camera systems, which track progress on-site allowing companies to implement best practice project management.

Industry
Other
Technology
Python, Kubernetes, Google Cloud Platform, Google Cloud Functions, Django, Vue

CLIENT

CEECAM Corporation, a leading Canadian telecommunication company, was founded in 2012 in Ottawa. Since its beginning, the company has delivered software and hardware video systems to track the progress of construction projects. The principal goal of company strategy is to deliver superior-quality and cost effective video solutions for construction projects. The company is growing rapidly across North America and around the world. It now offers cameras that take superior- quality (16, 24, and 36 megapixel) pictures at regular time intervals and which can also live stream video directly from on-site projects. CEECAM also develops its own software apps, which offer precise control functions for its hardware products. Based on direct customer feedback, the company improves its systems continuously to meet client expectations.

CHALLENGES

CEECAM required a high quality, customer friendly interface for its online system, which would allow the review of photos and entire collections of them from different projects. The range of available tools should be wide, from the basics (enhance, rotate and repair), to pro-level. A key desired feature would enable customers to be continuously informed about real-time on-site project delivery.

The previous online app was limited; it was dedicated for each site (project), which generated additional unnecessary maintenance costs and required new infrastructure capabilities for each new site. On the top of this, a new management system platform was required.

RESULTS

The first results were obtained at the beginning of 2018, with the deployment of a prototype image slider. The new app was designed by three software engineers. The final product was implemented in March 2019. Since then, Ulam Labs has been upgrading and improving the app to optimize both performance and customer satisfaction.

KEY FUNCTIONALITIES

Multi-tendency of software application

The platform has been transformed into a multi-tenant solution where a single app serves multiple customers. Each CEECAM customer has their own independent database and customized app interface. Software development and maintenance costs are shared, driving down expenditure and rewarding customers with additional financial benefits.

Auto-playing featured photo slider

An online app allows users to create a photo slider, which switches between images after a period of time. The auto player plugin can be customized, including the interval of when it should stop, continue or finish auto-playing.

Weather forecast plugin

The application accurately detects weather in your project location and shares detailed weather information. The plugin includes information about atmospheric pressure, relative humidity, dew point, wind speed and direction, in addition to making a future forecast.

Historical frame comparison plugin

An image overlay slider allows customers to compare two different images – usually before and after – with the images superimposed over each other. The slider can be manipulated and dragged to display progress and any changes made at the construction project.

On demand photo downloading system

The app offers clients high quality photo storage and on-demand image download.

Administrative interface

The app works as a serverless solution whereby users do not have to keep track of system dependencies - all updates and maintenance occur invisibly and automatically. The new platform contains powerful administration features, fully configurable via a user friendly interface.

Used technology

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Testimonial

Customer opinions proves we are trustworthy.

Carl Westerlund
Director of Technical Services

Ulam Labs offers cooperation with communicative senior developers that understand the role that tech business solutions play. We were kept up to date on all that was going on. They were not scared of working harder, faster, or longer to complete our project.

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