According to Construction News, when Parkway Properties of Jackson, Miss., and builder Harrell Contracting Group (HCG) began building The Pinnacle at Jackson Place in downtown Jackson, Miss., they decided they wanted to install a construction camera to track and record construction on the nine-story, high-rise office building. The cameras could keep workers up-to-date on the progress of the building and inform future tenants about how the building was constructed.

Dale and Associates Architects, involved in constructing the Jackson Convention Complex, also liked this idea and pushed the Convention Center Commission to put a camera at the complex. The camera allows viewers to watch live action at the construction site 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Using a remote control, viewers can pan and zoom into different areas, and it is further equipped with automatic day/night mode and an all-weather enclosure so that it can operate in inclement weather. Citizens of Jackson can log on to the convention center’s Web page to view live progress.

The service provider also makes monthly and end-of-project movies available, which show all the work completed in the time period in an easy-to-watch format, helping companies determine where progress has been made and what needs improvement.

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