Industry News: EarthCam premieres 50 new software features for construction

March 15, 2021

Also: WSP USA names Director of Commercial Planning and Development; ALL Crane Rental Co-Founder Dead at 83

EarthCam premieres 50 new software features for construction

EarthCam, the leader in webcam technology and services, released important Software-as-a-Service upgrades for its worldwide customer base. Control Center 8.7 includes an expanded API for custom partner and client integrations, predictive solar analytics, and a state-of-the-art video player. Critical visual information can now be merged with new data points for more efficient decision making.

Over 50 features and upgrades were introduced for clients using EarthCam’s services, including new efficiencies for 360° VR Site Tour to merge architectural plans with webcam, drone, and immersive videography. Additional enhancements for management platforms such as Autodesk and Procore were also integrated throughout the SaaS platform.

An expanded, fully documented API makes partner integrations easy and facilitates customer interaction with their cameras and data. Clients can now more easily bring camera content into their internal systems, backend management tools and project dashboards. The API comes from EarthCam’s development team which has decades of experience working with third parties to build custom integrations and empower clients with meaningful visual information.

(February 2021)

WSP USA names Director of Commercial Planning and Development

Peter Waldt is bringing nearly four decades of experience to WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy, as the firm’s new director of commercial planning and development. In his new role with the firm’s Advisory Services, Waldt will be leading efforts to find commercial value in public transportation, rail and highway sectors, as well as property portfolio management for clients. He will leverage WSP’s capabilities and expertise across multiple sectors to provide superior value through collaboration with clients.

Waldt brings experience in asset monetization and transit-oriented development (TOD) transactions, particularly in creating the financial architecture of a project and land value capture. His experience also includes commercial lending and real estate finance, notably for more than 30 stadiums and arenas. He has both private sector real estate advisory and major agency public sector management experience.

(February 2021)

ALL Erection & Crane Rental Co-Founder Jake Liptak Dead at 83

One of the co-founders of ALL Erection & Crane Rental Corp. and a pioneer in the crane rental category has died. Jerome “Jake” Liptak was 83. With his brothers Mike and Larry, and Mike’s wife, Marvine, Jake co-founded the company in 1964. Jake Liptak is remembered as an industrious man who loved his work in the field, even after ALL became a leading construction brand across all of North America. He remained active in the company until just a few years ago, when he retired from his day-to-day work to focus more on his health. He passed Wednesday, January 27, with his family by his side.

(January 2021)

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