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Adopting Construction Technology for Winter Projects

iBEAM Construction Camera working in winter weather

 

Winter is coming.

For many of us across the United States, winter is right around the corner. With winter storms arriving earlier than normal for some, it’s time to start thinking about how your construction company will remain productive in the dark, cold winter months ahead.

Here are a few tips to help you successfully find and deploy new technology that will keep your teams and projects on schedule and productive regardless of what mother nature throws at us this year.

Location, Location, Location

2017-18 North American winter
Image credit: 2017-18 North American winter. Retrieved from Wikipedia, as provided by NOAA.

First, it’s imperative to understand the seasonal weather patterns where the majority of your construction projects will take place during the upcoming winter.

For builders and construction companies that operate primarily in southern states, there isn’t too much to worry about when it comes to inclement winter weather.

Occasionally an ice-storm or abnormally slow cold front may push through causing minor winter weather-related issues or construction delays, but it’s usually nothing compared to what builders and construction companies in northern states have to contend with on a regular basis during winter.

Northern states, and the builders and construction companies that call them home, need to account for extreme ranges of winter weather conditions — from blue-bird days with highs in the 60s to white-out blizzard conditions with highs in the teens or lower.

By understanding the seasonal weather patterns in your area, you’ll be able to find construction tech solutions designed specifically to operate and withstand those frigid conditions in your neck of the woods.

Find Solutions Designed for Tough Winter Conditions

It’s no secret that winter in Miami is worlds apart from winter in Detroit.

When vetting a new tech solution for your construction company, request documentation that reflects the usable range supported by the solution you’re considering. Even better, ask for real-world examples of how the tech solution you’re looking at stood up to harsh winter conditions like the ones you’ll be working in later this year.

Test a Winter Tech Solution First-Hand

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Providers and manufacturers can make claims about the durability of their solutions all day long, but what really matters is how those solutions perform in the field when it’s -10F outside and the snow is blowing!

Instead of relying solely on the words of a provider or manufacturer, ask them to provide real-world examples or documentation that substantiate the claims they’re trying to make.

Here at iBEAM, we encourage builders and construction companies to try our real-world, winter-rated construction camera solutions first-hand — that’s why we offer short-term rentals for all of our construction camera models!

Our short-term rentals are a great way to put a construction camera solution to the test and see for yourself how powerful our solutions really are.

iBEAM Camera Solutions Withstood the FROZEN Polar Vortex

 

We’re proud of our construction camera solutions that stand up to harsh, real-world winter conditions, but instead of just making claims about our solutions, we have the data to back them up.

Our construction cameras continued to perform and exceed customer expectations even under the most extreme winter conditions — the Polar Vortex of 2018/2019!

During the record-breaking Polar Vortex of 2018 and 2019, we had construction cameras up-and-running in some of the most unforgiving winter weather conditions seen in years.

Our construction cameras withstood:

  • -28F in Minnesota (-56F with windchill)
  • -23F in Illinois (-52F with windchill)
  • -21F in Wisconsin (-40F with windchill)
  • -11F in Indiana (-41F with windchill)
  • -14F in Michigan (-40F with windchill)

Below are some of the incredible images captured by our construction cameras during the Polar Vortex:

 

Succeed this Winter with a Little Help from iBEAM

If you have winter projects on the horizon for your construction company, our team of camera specialists are here to help keep them on schedule and on budget.

With purchase options and short-term rentals starting at just one week for all of our camera models, we’re confident we have a construction camera solution for nearly any budget and any type of project.

Request a 100% free, no obligation camera quote today!

We also offer a full line of alternative power solutions for all of our construction cameras, so if your winter projects won’t have power available it won’t be a problem.

Until next time, keep what’s really important in focus.

 

Vicki Robertson
Vice President
iBEAM Construction Cameras

Doing the right thing, for every client, every time.