For this Pre Construction Video we were hired by the contractor Zachry Construction. This particular project did not require progress photography or construction photography. We have done projects in North Carolina and other states for the past five years with several contractors including PAR Electric, Wilson Electric, New River Electric and Meade Electric. This project required ALL PRO USA to document a hiking trail, the nature area around it, the neighborhood that the line would be running through, and the road and parking lots of businesses that would be impacted by the installation of this line. ALL PRO USA was also required to document streets, sidewalks and intersections in the town of Winston Salem, North Carolina which is within Forsyth County. The area that we working in was just a couple miles from the prestigious Wake Forest University.
The Project that Zachry Construction will be working on is the replacement of a waste waterline along an existing path as well as the installation of a new section. With this being a residential area with some traffic traveling through it, safety was a top priority for the team. Each team member was wearing their high visibility gear and although this job did not require hardhats we had them packed with the truck in case they became needed. We tackled this project with a three man team. This allowed us to capture all of the areas in a time effective manner. One of our team members focused on operating the handheld camera, while another focused on maps and drawings of the area to ensure we captured everything that was within the limits of disturbance for the project.
The focus of the video was to document the road surface, sidewalks, curbs, culverts, retaining walls, utilities and landscaping along the proposed construction path for the replacement of the pre-existing waste water lines as well as the installation of a new segment. The contractor also asked us to capture key locations such as the conditions around pre-existing collectors and the conditions of areas that would become construction entrances during the course of the project. There were two types of gear that were used to document this project our truck mounted camera and a handheld gimbal mounted mirrorless camera. ALL PRO USA documented each section of the project in a logical manner using a three man team. By documenting the project in this way the contractor has a cohesive package that can be watched from start to finish to see all of the areas within the limits of disturbance or jump to a specific section to allow for quick reference to a specific section of the job.