Why is Time-lapse so Popular for Construction?

Construction camera time-lapse of bridge


Construction professionals are increasingly turning to technology to help keep projects on schedule, within budget, and ultimately successful.

Construction cameras with time-lapse capabilities are among the most popular technologies that are impacting the construction industry today, but why are they so popular?

Let’s take a look at the driving factors behind their popularity and what actual iBEAM clients have to say.

It’s All About the Benefits Time-lapse Brings…

  1. Time-lapse construction cameras give contractors a compelling way to tell a complete story about their project from start to finish in crisp, UltraHD 4K resolution.

    “Our executives were amazed that a camera running on solar power and a cellular modem could be set up to capture the progress of the building, and they watched in fascination...as work progressed.

    “We have used and reused images and time-lapse movies within our leadership and internal corporate videos.”

    – Bruce D., Guthy Renker

  2. Time-lapse is a powerful and versatile marketing tool.

    Construction cameras with time-lapse features allow companies to share detail-rich 4K photos and movies on websites, in press releases or eNewsletters, on social media channels and more!

    "Time-lapse video helps us illustrate how fast modular buildings are installed. It's quite dramatic to see a building being installed in a few days as opposed to a few months with conventional construction.

    “We also use the cameras to document how our modular buildings are assembled. It can be hard for our customers to visualize how 24 modules fit together like Legos to create a building.

    "“Time-lapse video allows us to capture the installation so the customer understands the process."

    – Darleen S., WillScot

Construction camera documents progress
  1. Time-lapse is helpful to construction companies for spotting inefficiencies throughout the construction process.

    From improper delivery and storage of materials to subcontractors that are habitually late to show up, construction cameras with time-lapse features allow you the opportunity to address and resolve inefficiencies earlier, rather than later.

    “Our project manager uses the cameras on a daily basis to confirm that we have contractors on-site and work is progressing as scheduled.”
    – Tiffany L., Wall Development Group

  2. iBEAM’s time-lapse construction cameras provide cost-effective photo documentation and job site monitoring solutions to a variety of construction professionals and a variety of project types.

    With purchase and rental options available, we’re confident we have a construction camera for nearly any budget.

    “We checked out a couple of other camera providers, but they were at least twice as much as iBEAM!”
    – Oli W., Reef Development of Hawaii

    Additionally, construction professionals are defraying the cost of time-lapse cameras by utilizing them on a number of projects over the course of a construction season.

  3. Our Time-lapse cameras and solutions are easy to deploy and even easier to use.

    Simply plug in your construction camera to power, then log into your password-protected iBEAM project web page…it’s really that simple!

    “The camera is super easy to use! If we would have known how easy iBEAM Construction Cameras are to use, we would have ditched the DIY cell phone pictures a long time ago!”
    – Todd H., Empire Construction Group

Take The Plunge with Time-Lapse


As demonstrated above, iBEAM clients can’t stop talking about the benefits their time-lapse construction cameras provide to them and their many projects.

With such a wide range of benefits, it’s no wonder why time-lapse construction cameras continue to grow in popularity year after year.

If you have yet to experience the benefits of time-lapse cameras firsthand, there’s no better time than now to get started! Our short-term rentals start at just one-week and are a great way to trial-run a time-lapse camera solution on an upcoming project. Plus, all of our camera solutions are backed by our satisfaction guarantee and lifetime warranty to give you added peace of mind.

Our team of camera specialists are here to help, so if you need to Request a quote for a time-lapse solution, or if you have questions about our other camera options, don’t hesitate to reach out.


Vicki Robertson
Vice President
iBEAM Construction Cameras

Doing the right thing, for every client, every time.