HERO Crane camera

Crane Camera solution for construction monitoring

2D and 3D as-built data delivered every day automatically with no site intervention needed

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Revolutionize the way you verify the progress of your site

Trouble-free mapping system
Automated mapping
Rely on our trouble-free solution to capture and process site images automatically without human resources or interference with site operations.
Daily automated site monitoring
Daily as-built surveys
Monitor site progress in 2D and 3D every day on a cloud-based platform accessible from any devices, anywhere in the world.
Ready to use data
Measurable data
Measure, verify, annotate, compare to CAD drawings, share and export to CAD/BIM software and rapidly detect, document and communicate build errors or schedule deviations.
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Customer reviews

Beck Group

“The biggest benefit of the Crane Camera is that it is a fully autonomous solution. It doesn’t require any human interaction, other than to consume the information. It’s really helpful, especially for people like us that have a lot of things on our plates.”

— Grant Hagen, VDC Manager, The Beck Group

Barnhill Contracting Company

“I look at the results every day, so does the team. This is something we would never be able to get with regular or even drone surveys. It’s a good way to track our progress and document the site.”

— Layton Lomax, Virtual Construction Manager, Barnhill Contracting Company


“Monitoring the change over time, day-to-day on the construction site, is very valuable and this alone justifies why we use this technology.”

— Kevin Grover, UAS Operations Manager, Stantec

Leonhard Weiss

“We use the innovative Pix4D Crane Camera system to detect deviation early and to be able to carry out fast as-built /as-design comparisons. This avoids costly rework and eliminates capacity bottlenecks in a timely manner. With Pix4D Crane Camera, there is no more obstacle to on-time project completion in the required quality.”

— Peter Wildermann, BIM Engineer, Leonhard Weiss Construction Company

How does the Crane Camera solution work?

Strabag uses Pix4D drone mapping software for their construction projects

Connected camera system mounted on crane jibs

  • Installed easily and powered by the crane.

  • Weatherproofed, designed to resist crane vibrations.

  • Integrating a professional photogrammetric camera, mini-computer and GPS/IMU navigation sensors for remote control.
the Onyx Tower project while in progress

Daily automated workflow based on our cloud platform

  • Automatic image capture during normal crane operations.

  • No human intervention, no site disruption. Collection time and frequency set up remotely.

  • Automatic image transfer to Pix4Dbim Cloud via a 4G connection.

  • Automatic image processing on Pix4Dbim Cloud.
Crane Camera: maximizing space in a constricted area

Online results with built-in measurement tools

  • Daily planned or on-demand 2D and 3D deliverables.

  • Outputs available on the Pix4D Cloud platform to be visualized in a timeline, measured, annotated and compared with CAD drawings.

  • Sharing and download options for seamless integration with CAD or BIM software.

The Crane Camera delivers the outputs you need

Original high-res images

Raw images are stored and referenced to the 3D model, and can be used for inspection

Export formats: .jpeg

Software integrations: All documentation applications that store and analyze images

Virtual site inspection with the Crane Camera

2D map

Georeferenced and scaled 2D orthophotos in high resolution, ideal for site visualization, planning and measurements

Export formats: .tiff, .kml, .html

Software integrations: All software applications that work with 2D drawings for project documentation


3D point cloud

Densified 3D point clouds to get the most accurate 3D representation of your site

Export formats: .las, .laz, .xyz, .ply

Software integrations: All applications which utilize point clouds for design and construction verification

3D point cloud output

3D mesh models

Highly visual 3D textured mesh perfect for communication and client updates

Export formats: .obj, .ply, .dxf, .fbx, .pdf, .osgb, .slpk

Software integrations: All surveying and earthworks applications, for both the design and construction phase

Crane Camera BIM software integration
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On demand webinars

Pix4D Crane Camera solution - a fully autonomous alternative to drones in construction

Webinar for construction progress monitoring with crane camera in EU
Europe use case: VolkerWessels

webinar for construction monitoring in USA
North America use case: The Beck Group


Read customer use cases

Strabag uses Pix4D drone mapping software for their construction projects

Paving the way with automated as-built reports

Barnhill Contracting Company needed a way to daily monitor concrete work and get complete as-built reports of all the structural components. They found the solution in Pix4D's Crane Camera.

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Crane Camera: maximizing space in a constricted area

Crane Camera: maximizing space in a constricted area

Planning and monitoring construction projects in tight urban areas is a challenge. That’s why The Beck Group relies on the Crane Camera.

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the Onyx Tower project while in progress

Using the power of visual documentation in construction

Every construction project inevitably has its challenges. Learn how visual documentation and the Crane Camera not only helped VolkerWessels overcome them but also to comply with a new quality assurance law.

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