Visual Documentation Services
Visual Documentation Services
In a few minutes, our P-Tn Online PORTFOLIO will show you What We Do!
P-Tn Visual Documentation Services include three basic groups. PHOTO is about using traditional photography, or still image capture. We are professional photographers, so we are all about taking pictures – lot’s of them!
CLICK HERE and then THE PHOTO – see where we’ve been!
Over the years (nearly FIVE decades and counting…) we have developed a specialized business niche in heavy construction and engineering-design industries. Starting with Pre and Post-Construction photography of existing conditions along pipeline routes or street improvement projects, we also provide construction ProgressPHOTOS from ground and air, 360-degree PANOS, Owner Training videos, as well as Post-Construction or finished project “final” photography. We also deliver a variety of non-construction photography, such as drone or aircraft aerials, architectural, marketing, candid portraiture, and other still imagery.
Don’t forget to have P-Tn document the HAUL ROUTES to and from your project site.
As digital technology advanced so dramatically in the last two decades, we have moved from traditional film capture, and are now working completely in all-digital technology for capture and delivery of our imagery, using our LINKINGapp system … read more below!
We also produce professional quality videos of Owner Training Sessions on mechanical systems in new-building construction. These on-site recordings, with quality audio, delivered on our LINKINGapp, give the owner a useful tool for facilities management and future personnel training.
The fastest-growing addition to our video services line-up involves UAS Drone AERIAL Imaging.
BIDS & SPECIFICATIONS
The project specifications on many current projects contain wording created or edited by our staff, detailing requirements for shooting and submitting project photos, videos, and related documents. We assist in revising or updating specs, and
we are available to inform estimators & designers of current processes and technology for professional Visual Documentation.
Do you want to require a professional, a site webcam, UAS-drone Aerial Imaging, Owner Training videos, or something else?
Please contact our staff to be involved in this rewrite process by sharing input on what you WANT, or DON’T want!
VIDEO is a powerful, and therefore more popular, approach to sharing imagery of business activities and accomplishments.
Our services have expanded exponentially in recent years. The Pre-Construction and Post-Construction VIDEO documentation we’ve produced for decades is still a mainstay of our construction services, delivered digitally thru our LINKINGapp. But with the advent of our UAS-Drone services we are creating more and more video footage of construction sites, plus many other assignments that call for more than still photos alone. Our editing capabilities and the skill of our video editing team, equips us to deliver marketing quality VIDEOS for our clients. Play these: CONSTRUCTION / INDUSTRY / REAL ESTATE / SPECIALTY / SALES. They’re typically ‘shorts’ featuring finished projects, special events or activities, or promotions for businesses or company services, letting you deliver an eye-catching message to clients via social media posting, website pages, or in-office flat screen displays in your lobby or conference room.
We also create VIDEO Time-lapse “movies” from our ProgressWEBCAM Site Monitoring System captures, illustrating a multi-month or multi-year building project in a matter of minutes. These, too, are edited to marketing quality, suitable for online posting in promotional campaigns. Here’s a: BASEBALL FIELD
Perhaps you need “better” editing from a video you’ve received thru a non-pro, or perhaps you simply need your own company’s video footage or still photos edited to a level that you can utilize online or for internal presentations. We can help! Our own P-Tn Online PORTFOLIO includes a wide range of photos & video clips.
M-E-P In-WALL or As-BUILT ARCHIVE
Simply put, M-E-P In-WALL or As-BUILT Documentation creates a photographic record of virtually every square foot of all walls and ceiling spaces in your new construction – just after final inspection, and prior to enclosure with drywall or ceiling tiles. This record shows the location, type, and installation details of all Mechanical-Electrical-Plumbing systems within a new building. Future maintenance, remodeling, and repairs are facilitated by knowing exactly what is located inside the walls, and above the ceilings. It can be expanded to include images before concrete is poured for floors and columns, as well as pre-con site clearing, total-building documentation at time of occupancy, etc.
Our LINKINGapp again delivers this extensive documentation in an all-digital format that permits easy viewing of any photography, simply by using the original plan sheets from construction. This same type of total-structure documentation can be a valuable asset as a pre-demolition or remodeling record on renovation projects.
This is the time to introduce iPlanTables Wide-format Interactive Workstations as the solution for permanent archiving of this and other project closeout electronic files. In one place, all critical ‘paperwork’ from you project is stored for facility manager and maintenance staff access, whenever needed. Including an iPlanTables Workstation or iWallMount unit in the building will insure that those documents remain with the new building, and are readily available for years to come. iPlanTables / iWallMount Read more …
Owner Training Video
Training of Owner Personnel on the operation and maintenance of mechanical equipment systems and other new-building operations is an important aspect of project closeout. Often, these sessions must be video recorded for the owner’s permanent archiving, and for their future use – a quality presentation can be a valuable P/R delivery to a satisfied client.
Not only do we handle this important closeout item for you, but we will deliver those videos on our LINKINGapp, organized and accessible by session title, for playback on any PC computer! Best of all, our professional recording procedures provide quality video in on-site conditions, and wireless microphones that permit you to hear what the presenter is teaching. We can ADD select closeout documents to your LANDING APP, for the owner to easily access O&M Manuals, warranties, inspections, etc.
Impress the owner with quality Training Session videos & closeout documents – have P-Tn build a LANDING APP, or insist that your subs and suppliers do it right.
An iPlanTables Interactive Workstation is an ideal central storage and retrieval ‘headquarters’ for all of that valuable information … it will become your hub for Total Project Management, from digital take-off, document mark-up, team collaboration, video conferencing, plan-linking, to final archiving & retrieval of ALL important documents. Digitize all documents and link them to plans or other documents for quick and easy retrieval, building a permanent repository for your facilities management department, or to archive all your projects (past – present – and future). Read more …
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Low-altitude aerial imaging, using UAS (Unmanned Aerial System or DRONE) equipment is still evolving, but we are active participants in this new arena. See UAS Aerial Imaging (below), and call to discuss this unique option for aerials.
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We provide INTERACTIVE detailed surface information using UAS Aerial Progress Reporting in construction!
Aerial imaging using UAS – Unmanned Aerial Systems [Drones or Quadcopters] is a rapidly growing new technology, and P-Tn is moving forward in this arena. Our FAA Certified Pilot employs UAS for both still frame capture and HI-DEF aerial video imaging. We are insured and operate within FAA regulations to deliver safe and productive aerial imagery assignments. Don’t end up the target of $10k fines from the FAA for flying without a license – or for HIRING an unlicensed UAS Pilot!
If you want the advantages of low-altitude aerials for your project or more impact for marketing efforts, don’t hesitate to call and have a chat with our pilot.
Wall Displays for Office or Client
Whether we create still photographic images or videos for you, those digital files are meant to be used!
Purchasing digital files will make them available for your use electronically; web posting, social media, and email attachments are the most common uses. However, you hsould be thinking BIGGER! We offer professional printing of our imagery, 16×24 is a popular print size, and typically up to 20×30 or even 24×36 inch sizes can be produced from our digital master files. These make impressive WALL DISPLAYS for your lobby or conference room. Then consider matting and framing for a traditional presentation that will last for years to come. However, modern printing innovations make CANVAS prints, or curved and flat METAL printing a unique and distinctive alternative style to consider.
These prints make great gifts for clients after project completion, and deliver a lasting ‘thank you’ while handing clients a promotional piece from YOU and they will display in their offices for other to see. A win/ win for everyone, and a terrific advertising vehicle. Click this image and see our basic lineup.
With videos … no framing is necessary, of course, but you should be uploading and playing both stills and videos on a flat screen display in your office. We professionally edit videos of your project, Time-lapse videos from our ProgressWEBCAMS, plus slideshow videos created from still photo digital files; let us create something for you.
Marketing & Architectural Photography
Marketing photography means many things to many people.
Our clients, most of whom are contractors, engineers, and architects, are often in need of interior or exterior views of completed projects – this is where our marketing photography is focused. Think about the value of professional photographs of your projects; just A FEW GOOD PICS! A creative fee applies to the on-location photography, then we post the images we create to an Online PROOFING WebGALLERY for your review, and to make final selections. The images you choose are then professionally finished and released as reproduction-ready hi-res digital files, or printed and framed as wall-display color enlargements, to decorate your offices and for gifting to clients. Here are some options for Wall Displays, including canvas and metal prints!
Now, let’s not forget that building architectural photos can be captured from the air, using conventional aircraft, or UAS-Drone 4K Aerial Imaging … and drone use opens the door to VIDEO capture, completely changing the outcome opportunities to include video editing and uploading to social media and website online posting. Read our VIDEO EDITING Service for more examples of video marketing options. Remember to raise your expectations with DRONE IMAGING.
Take a few minutes to view our Online PORTFOLIO VIDEO for more ideas, and to see What We Do!
ProgressWEBCAM T-M-S / Trailer-Mast-Solar
P-Tn installed its first ProgressWEBCAM in the 1990’s, to record Time-lapse of construction of an Overland Park Office Building for DiCarlo General Contractors. The technology has advanced rapidly since that first unit, and we continue to provide this valuable site-monitoring tool, now in 720-dpi resolution, browser-based viewing, wireless internet, Pan-Tilt-Zoom user controls, multi-view image archiving, and quality/edited Time-lapse Videos of construction. And we can deliver a turn-key unit to your site rapidly with our T-M-S [Tower mobile, Mast mounted, & Solar powered] units, or mount at your location.
Over the years, requests for units that offer more of a security-monitoring aspect have come from our clients, but ProgressWEBCAMS perform a different function. Now, however, P-Tn brings motion-detecting infrared Monitoring Options to our clients, with alerts directly to your phone as soon as they occur. This still allows LIVE VIEW access to Pan-Tilt-Zoom. Most all of our units can be trailer/mast mounted (19′) and solar powered. Sales and leasing options are available, just give us a call!
Our ProgressWEBCAM Site Monitoring Systems offer a unique and effective approach to viewing activities on construction or development projects – local or remote. Through a customized ARCHIVEpics INTERFACE, our clients access images captured throughout each work day, showing general on-site activity, plus options for sharing and analysis of those PICS. An edited Time-Lapse Movie of the build is updated throughout construction; a marketing-quality version is delivered after completion.
We offer design, installation, start-up, and hosting of our ProgressWEBCAM systems, with turnkey options for client-mountable units, or trailers outfitted with masts and solar power units. Learn more …