Photo documentation is an important part of what helps companies to lead projects in different industries. Digitized photo documentation covers many key areas; from quality control and compliance to successful and timely project delivery. Let’s see how to make photo documentation work for you and your teams.
Examples of documents that use photos:
For a better understanding of how images work on a job site, let’s look at construction photo documentation, in particular – punch list workflows.
1. The supervisor (manager, site architect, contractor) inspects the site and fills in the punch list on iPad or iPhone upon detecting any defect. They add a brief description and add corresponding images right in the form.
2. The completed form is then submitted to the contractor so that they can make any necessary repairs, and it’s also sent to the client for project revision.
3. Once the errors are corrected, the contractor sends the punch list with photos of the fixed defects to the supervisor and client.
4. If everything is fine upon repeat inspection, the project can move on to its official completion.
The same principles apply to managing other documents. You add photos, submit the document, and it’s instantly delivered to the required person on the project. Real-time communication and fast response times allow you to meet deadlines and achieve the highest project completion standards.
Efficient photo management can determine overall project efficiency. Fluix has a wide functionality for photo processing, allowing you to interact with photos in numerous ways.
Capturing images on mobile and sending them for review in real-time. Documents with added photos can be made instantly available to assigned users in Fluix. Users can then quickly review it and address any issues if needed. A fast response might be important when you need to quickly address alerts related to safety issues or emergencies on-site.
Adding images offline. In the Fluix app, your field team can fill out a form and add images when they’re working remotely – even without connectivity.
Images as annotations. In forms without predefined image fields, you can add photos as annotations to accurately reflect the job site, or to reference particular objects/tools/machinery.
Notes. Give a quick description or explanation of the pictured object. You can add voice notes, which are convenient when you’re wearing personal protective equipment and can’t type fast.
Geolocation. GPS tags tie a photo to a specific location, which can help with locating objects both indoors and outdoors. Geolocation gives a detailed picture of interior and exterior positioning, allowing for more precise measurement and planning, as well as more accurate inspections.
Timestamps. Label photos with the time and date to make a record of when the picture was taken. For long-term projects, when the time between project completion and revision is long, timestamps help to identify how old the defect is, and whether the contractor has caused it – potentially helping to avoid legal claims. Time stamps are also helpful for reporting and for making data-driven decisions.
Include images to support reports. Create reports with image-based evidence and export them at the touch of a button. The images will be exported as links, available for fast review and download.
Notifications to inform any assigned Fluix users about changes. Once all defects are fixed and corrected, photos are submitted as proof. Users are automatically notified about it, allowing the project to move to the next phase.