Time Lapse is the thing of the moment for us at present. We've been inundated with enquiries since our work on the Shard in London last year and when it comes to our current project, the Platform one extension at Peterborough station, our time lapse illustrates perfectly a job that required an efficient working process and results in a possession window of less than 20 days.
Constructing the 67m extension going South on the existing platform 2 (now re-numbered 1) was tricky as it's an extremely busy platform so it was important that the project was completed quickly and over a quieter period, Christmas. James is familiar with this need for Christmas scheduling having monitored the time lapse on the M6 Mossband Viaduct demolition over Christmas 2008. The Modular Polystyrene solution although widely used in Europe has only been used once in the UK, but compared with the concrete or modular steel options it was by far the quickest option for the timescale window. The risk of going with the generally unknown paid off with the construction of the platform taking approximately 35 hours with no injuries, incidents or delay minutes. The development provides the station with much needed extra capacity to cope with growing demand.
We installed two cameras over a month and took 48000 still images from each camera. During the period we monitored the images using the 4GEE network from our base in Cumbria. We were also able to output still images from base and had the option to stream together a draft for the client without even having to access the material from source.