Every day we see announcements about some new way to determine the progress being achieved, or not achieved on the job site. Many of those emails, posts, etc. are introducing ways to capture info through scanning or 3D imagery. It is really “cool” technology, but what information does it really provide?
Photos can show you something has been installed, but can it also tell you if it has been connected and tested? Photos can’t show how many man-hours it takes to complete specific tasks and if they’re ahead or behind on schedules. Tracking labor costs to schedules can directly impact costs. Pictures only show the status of an installation at one point in time.
Pictures are great, but does it truly tell you percent of complete, or calculate earned value? You have a choice!