This P-Tn Time-Lapse was a long time in the making. The Kansas City ZOO Sobela Ocean Aquarium project got underway back in 2021, and celebrated its Grand Opening this September! P-Tn installed a ProgressWEBCAM Site Monitoring System shortly after site clearing, when grading and excavation work was underway. We’ve been patiently monitoring construction site activities throughout the build, capturing daily images and editing a P-Tn Time-Lapse Video of the entire build. The end result yields an ... Read More about KC ZOO AQUARIUM
Let me remind you that P-Tn is celebrating 50 YEARS in business this year! Over that time, we’ve established and maintained working relationships with many major construction industry players in the Kansas City Metro and the Central Midwest. We’ve photographed and/or videotaped countless projects throughout the region. One of our many valued clients is Superior Bowen of Kansas City, Missouri. SB is celebrating 75 YEARS of building! We were asked to re-supply some construction and final ... Read More about HISTORY IS CATCHING UP
The end of the year is on the distant horizon … but the LAST Building Science Symposium for 2023 is just around the corner. The SOUTHEAST SYMPOSIUM will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina on October 10th and 11th. You can get all the information you need, including event schedule, venue, and presenters, on the bsandbeerkc.org website … under SYMPOSIUMS. Before long, P-Tn will be posting new information about the 2024 event schedule for BS* and BEER Symposiums across the country, so bookmark ... Read More about 2023 BS* & BEER Symposium WRAP-UP
We mentioned creating some GROUP Portraits this spring & summer. Now we’re sharing just a few of our individual shots that are sometimes requested when we handle more extensive field photography. On-location headshots might be situated in an office, like the LG Barcus staff photos for their website contact page. Or at a project location, such as these shots of Catalyst Construction’s owners, Travis Brungardt & Joe Cook. Both approaches capture the important people in your business, ... Read More about CANDID PORTRAITS & HEADSHOTS
EVERYBODY wants to keep ‘EYES’ on their jobsite. Who’s entering, and when? Has my material arrived? Are all of the crews on site? When did the last person leave at the end of the workday? Was the main gate closed? Anyone there on the weekend? When did that delivery occur? There are a lot of questions that might need answering, and you may not have been there when they happened. And, of course, you always want to know if someone is visiting when the site is not active.We can help with ... Read More about NEED TO KEEP ‘EYES’ ON YOUR JOBSITE?
P-Tn and our photographers have been busy throughout 2023 – thus far – and we hope the same has been true for all you, as well. In addition to exceptional growth in the sheer number and scale of PRE-Construction PHOTO/VIDEO Documentation assignments we have received, we have handled more “non-documentation” work than we’ve seen in several years! These assignments are more ‘creative’ in nature than our documentation imaging, and often involve finished building exterior views, nite shots of ... Read More about A CREATIVE SPRING & SUMMER SEASON
Surely you been noting that we often include the website bsandbeerkc.org in our social media and P-Tn.com BLOG posts, and we do so for good reason. We had the pleasure of refreshing (rebuilding) the site for two gentlemen who work tirelessly to teach the fine art of fine home building to the next generations of contractors and tradesmen. Building Science* is what they share .. affectionately referring to is as “BS*” .. and their efforts have spread nationwide!Learn more about the opportunities ... Read More about BUILDING SCIENCE INTRODUCTION
And another ProgressWEBCAM Project Time-Lapse has just come through our editing department. This is nearly a one-year construction period on a new branch bank for United Missouri Bank – at I-435 and State Line. General Contractor, David E. Ross Construction, has been a P-Tn client for many years … this was our first ProgressWEBCAM installation for them. Have a look at this build, compressed to about two minutes! View our UMB BANK Time-Lapse. The final image is simply a ‘dressed-up’ webcam ... Read More about UMB BANK BRANCH TIME-LAPSE
Transformation of the 1900’s Rock Island Steel Truss Bridge linking Kansas City, KS and Kansas City, MO continues. General Contractor, L.G. Barcus & Sons “lifted” the middle section to a new elevation 4 feet higher than before, in preparation for additional construction to begin. This work will transform the old bridge into a new destination entertainment venue, and P-Tn will share the progress.How do you manage to move a section of a 100 year old bridge even an inch (much less a few ... Read More about THE TRANSFORMATION CONTINUES…
This project is approaching the ‘finish line’ and we’re sharing a look down the final stretch. We’ve been employing a P-Tn ProgressWEBCAM throughout this build to capture images for this full-length Time-Lapse Video. In addition, we’ve captured periodic aerial views of milestones by our drones and professional pilots. The end result – to-date – is this video from demolition to pre-landscape, which you can view HERE! We hope to add a few more exterior views once the landscaping is complete, ... Read More about ALMOST TO THE FINISH LINE!
Our ProgressWEBCAM Solar Trailers have been well received by a growing number of P-Tn clients in need of remote site monitoring capabilities. Typically this offers quick(er) deployment to the site, repositioning capabilities, and wireless + solar power to simplify installation and activation. We’ve based our ProgressWEBCAM System on this approach. However, we routinely handle custom installations that do not involve one of our Solar Trailers. We mount our monitoring cameras to poles, ... Read More about SOLAR TRAILERS ARE POPULAR
When a DRONE can’t do the job for our client’s aerials, we simply step-it-up with something bigger to get the altitude we need! P-Tn Head Photographer Travis Berndt recently took to the air with a professional pilot to capture a special composition – for a special client -- of downtown Kansas City. We had to wait patiently for the ‘right’ weather conditions, and he hit the mark … clear skies, no clouds, and virtually no haze, thanks to a quick spring storm a day or two before. This is a small ... Read More about AIRPLANES TOO!