BLOX, Bessemer, Alabama
BLOX is at the cutting edge of construction, using a new method called Design, Manufacture, and Construct (DMC). BLOX offers a building delivery system that leverages manufacturing to simplify the construction phase. BLOX’s cross-functional teams of architects, manufacturers, and tradesmen design and manufacture the modules in their Bessemer, AL plant. The facility has over a million square feet of production space and includes an on-site intermodal that connects them to every rail, truck, and port in North America. Working with an extensive network of general contractors who snap the BLOX modular systems into place, the BLOX team can quickly complete multiple construction projects across the nation.
BLOX applies DMC manufacturing techniques to produce pre-built medical modules such as hospital bathrooms, foot and headwalls, MEP racks, patient rooms, exam rooms, trauma rooms and fully equipped Free Standing Emergency departments. These rooms are then injected into the construction of hospitals and various healthcare facilities around the country, ensuring a quicker and more efficient build.
In order to monitor the progress of their modules from factory floor to numerous construction sites throughout the country, BLOX sought out affordable project cameras that were easy to set-up and relocate, were remotely managed and did not require on-site power. BLOX also required versatile time-lapse video tools.
After vetting several options, BLOX selected Sensera Systems for their robust, low-cost construction camera solutions for their fast-moving projects. Sensera was able to provide BLOX with the cameras they needed to monitor their projects from start to finish—from the production lines in their factory in Bessemer, AL to the numerous construction sites spread throughout the country—the BLOX team has the ability to monitor a project’s progress in real-time even when they aren’t on-site.
We were looking for a cost-effective construction camera solution for our fast-moving projects. We need to have cameras monitoring our projects from start to finish. From the production lines in our factory in Bessemer, AL to the numerous construction sites spread throughout the country, our team has the ability to monitor a project’s progress in real-time even when we aren’t on-site.
- Complete end-to-end solution — Camera hardware, cellular data connectivity, cloud-hosted servers, and ease of use software are all provided in one complete package.
- Solar-powered, LiFePO4 Batteries — No on-site power required. System is energized by the sun and powered at night by a lithium ion phosphate battery pack. Camera can run on battery power for up to 5 days.
- Real-time, remote monitoring — Leverage robust remote surveillance and monitoring to ensure safety and productivity when you can’t be on-site.
“We chose Sensera’s cameras because of these capabilities, their simple user interface, and high-quality time-lapse creation. Not only that, we really enjoy how small, portable, and easy these cameras are to set up, which means moving them from project- to-project is no problem. Plus their technical support is great.” —Nate Renfro, Project Manager, BLOX
The MC26 entry level monitoring and time-lapse camera is designed for shortcycle projects and jobsites with a smaller footprint. The MC78 full-featured camera produces 8MP images with live streaming and DVR edge recording for more extensive projects. Sensera’s SiteCloud software and service integrates with most BIM software, which allows for streamlined work-flow in Autodesk Construction Cloud and PlanGrid.