November 2017 IPA

8 APAC / November 2017 , and Main Roads, Queensland; Tulla Sydney Alliance; Unitised Building; University of Melbourne; University of Technology, Sydney; Veritas Event Management; Vic Urban; Vicroads; Visionstream and Xstrata Coal. Cameron is keen to share with us details about the company’s three main product offerings, the Remote Time-lapse Trailer™, the secure on-line Image Viewer and their Remote Time-lapse Units™. “The Remote Time-lapse Trailer™ is a portable mounting and power solution that can be setup virtually anywhere, eliminating hazards such as working at heights, heavy machinery and reducing environmental impact. It is also easily relocatable so can capture multiple angles of a project. Its main features can be summarised as follows; 9.5 mast (travels at 2.1m); certified to 170 km/h winds; 150W/100Ah solar power; 1.2 tonne base (when water tanks are full); no working at heights; no heavy machinery; no environmental impact and a 2m x 2m site footprint. “Our secure on-line Image Viewer uploads images at lightning speed every 15 minutes and allows you to clearly see what’s happening on-site at any time of day. From anywhere in the world. The main features of this products are as follows: images every 15 minutes uploaded to viewer; responsive design for desktop, tablet or phone; zoom and pan function for detailed image analysis; SSL encryption to keep your images secure; see what is happening on-site at any time of day; save time by not having to undertake site visits; perfect for OHS and dispute resolution and monitor progress from anywhere. “Remote Time-lapse Units™ are our custom hardware that combine high-end Nikon digital SLR based capture technology, with industrial computer and telemetry components, resulting in ultra high resolution images from the most reliable and robust capture system available. It features: 4G, Wi-Fi or cable internet connected; solar or 240V powered; professional DSLR, lenses and filters; remote monitoring (ensuring continuity of capture); capture and upload RAW Image files every 1 minute; full scheduling variability; geo- redundant upload of RAW or JPEG images and IP68.” The company’s website showcases a spectacular overview of the company’s many construction, road and rail, urban renewal, university and energy projects with accompanying images. Cameron is keen to share a selection of these with us in his own words. “On construction, the first example is the Comdain Infrastructure construction project at Anna Bay, NSW. Since its establishment in 1962, Comdain Infrastructure has evolved into a dynamic organisation with an enviable reputation for being a leading construction and maintenance services business specialising in the gas, irrigation and water sectors. Comdain engaged The Time-lapse Company to capture construction of a new facility in Anna Bay, NSW. “Another construction project was for VicRoads, concerning the Montague Street bridge gantry installation in South Melbourne, VIC. Here, two height warning gantries were installed on either side of the Montague St Bridge in South Melbourne. The gantries will prevent trucks and vans from crashing into the 3m-high overpass, by eliciting an ‘alert’ if the vehicle is too tall to pass underneath. A total of 102 bridge collisions have occurred at the infamous bridge, one of the more dramatic involving a Ballarat tourist bus. The Time-lapse Company worked through the night to shoot and edit footage to be used the next morning in media announcements. “Moving to road and rail, one of our projects was with John Holland KBR JV for level crossing removals and station upgrades at various locations in VIC. John Holland KBR Joint Venture were awarded the contract to remove the first four of many dangerous level crossings in Melbourne. The Time-lapse Company captured these important works, involving station upgrades, along with the removal of level crossings at Gardiner, Bentleigh, Ormond and McKinnon stations.” The Time-lapse Company are very proud to have been involved in various urban renewal projects, a couple of which Cameron is eager to share with us. “Working with Places Victoria, we worked on The Nicholson in Coburg, VIC. The Nicholson was opened in November 2011 and is an award-winning and innovative apartment development, providing affordable and sustainable high-density housing in Melbourne’s inner suburbs. To date, The Nicholson is the largest building in Victoria to use modular construction, with apartments built offsite and craned into position. This method reduced construction time by approximately 50%. “Our work with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning concerned a sea wall development in Sorrento, VIC. When dangerous sinkholes started to appear along the Sorrento foreshore footpath, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning commissioned the construction of a new sea wall and reconstruction of the path area. The Time-lapse Company captured these works, in particular, a new seawall design features coloured concrete steps and creates a new meeting point for people to comfortably sit at the water’s edge.” The company have also worked with some higher education institutions in the country, including Monash University and Melbourne University, more of which Cameron is eager for us to learn about. “Our work with Monash University concerned their earth sciences garden, in the Clayton, VIC area. This project was the first of its kind in Australia and certainly the most comprehensive worldwide. The Monash earth sciences garden is inspired by the geology and geomorphology of Victoria, Australia. The Time- lapse Company were contracted to capture this impressive centrepiece, featuring rare rocks from around the world, providing an exciting new learning tool for the institution’s geoscience students. “Working with Melbourne University, The Time-lapse Company was contracted to capture the construction of the Melbourne School of Design building. This exciting build was captured from five dynamic angles over a period of two years – documenting the evolution of a buzzing creative hub for tomorrow’s brightest design stars.” Finally, Cameron is eager to impart his thoughts on some of the company’s exciting solar energy projects, as this in-depth interview concludes. “Working with Horizon Power, they completed construction of a state of the art hybrid solar power station in the inland Pilbara town of Marble Bar. The power station combines solar technology with a back-up diesel generation solution. Reliability of power supplies in the town has improved dramatically since installation and the technology provides the highest solar penetration possible, with 65% of the day time load achieved from solar energy. “CAT Projects worked closely with NT Airports, to develop this solar installation project in Darwin, NT from concept through to execution, undertaking all of the front-end engineering and design work. The 4 MW PV solar farm will offset about two-thirds of the airport’s peak load or roughly a quarter of its total annual energy consumption and is expected to provide cost savings of $1.5 million a year based on current peak tariff rates. It is one of the largest photovoltaic systems in Australia, the largest solar project in the top end and one of the largest privately- funded projects in Australia.”