Using 360 degree cameras on site

Using new technology can enable construction sites to better address safety concerns. Photography in particular can be a useful tool to record progress, map the site and share images with others. See the examples below for how one site developed this use of photography:

  • Used a 360 degree camera, the Ricoh Theta S, which can record high resolution panoramic images and videos.
  • This portable camera connects wirelessly to a smartphone, and once downloaded to the smartphone the images and videos can be shared with other members of the team.
  • Each team within this project developed different uses for the camera. Alongside mapping safety hazards, the 360 images and videos were used for site-specific inductions, pedestrian and driving routes, work records, and liaison between site and management.
  • The system could be further developed in the future to allow for live streaming of the site.

The use of 360 videos and images opens new opportunities for sites and offers a chance to alter and improve working methods.

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Monitor report. Ferrovial Agroman. London. March 2017.


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