BLOX BUILT CASE STUDY
BLOX BUILT, Bessemer, Alabama
Building Delivery System Simplifies Construction through Manufacturing
BLOX Built 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 BLOX facility has over a million square feet of production space and includes an onsite 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 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. Additionally, BLOX required versatile time-lapse video tools. After vetting several options, BLOX joined the ranks of over 750 GCs who have selected Sensera Systems for their robust, low cost camera solutions.
Sensera Systems has been able to provide BLOX with multiple jobsite cameras, utilizing a mix of Sensera MC26 and MC78 cameras.
“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. 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 Built
The Sensera MC26 is a basic time-lapse camera that captures clear HD 6MP images, takes customizable, automated time-lapse video and allows for up to 2 hrs/month of live streaming video. The solar-powered Sensera MC26 wireless time-lapse camera is designed for short-cycle projects and jobsites with a smaller footprint, which is ideal to monitor BLOX’s factory production lines. By adding the Sensera MC78 into their tool-kit, BLOX gained full-featured, 8 MP images with live streaming and DVR edge recording for more extensive projects, and like all of Sensera’s cameras, the MC78 is 100% solar-powered and take only 20 minutes to install. The Sensera SiteCloud service integrates with most BIM software, which allows for BLOX to streamline their workflow in Autodesk BIM 360 and PlanGrid. Learn more about how Sensera’s Technology Reduces Costs.
Complete end-to-end solution-
Camera hardware, cellular data connectivity or WiFi, 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 iron phosphate battery pack. Camera can run on battery power for up to 10 days.
Real-time, remote monitoring-
Leverage robust remote surveillance and monitoring to ensure safety and productivity when you can’t be on-site.
Weighing under 8 pounds and wirefree, the Sensera MC26 time-lapse camera with live streaming is a breeze to install andrelocate.
Sensera’s solar-powered MC78 keeps an 8MP eye on BLOX’s manufacturing and assembly operations.