Diaphragm Walls Equipment, Method & Sequence used to build underground Metro station. Includes 3D animations. Film used for planning, organising works, designing temporary works, constructability study, knowledge transfer and safety inductions. Also to prepare risk assessments.
In construction the main problem is turning ideas (Drawings) into reality. Most people working in construction are Do-ers who are better at walking the walk than talking the talk. Do-ers need to have a mental picture of what has to be built with the sequence, methods and plant required so they can understand what has to be done, effectively create something and solve problems, for this reason visual learning is effective and the best learning style.
Another problem in construction is knowledge and knowhow gained on construction sites is not captured and shared. Furthermore site staff and workers need to be trained on what to expect when they go onto site and the safety risks and control measures to reduce the probability of injury and accidents.
As a way of overcoming the above I make films with 3D Animations, infographics, timelines, photographs and video footage to show how work activities and projects were and are constructed. These projects range from airports, seaports, motorways and railways to oil and gas pipelines, metros, in-situ piles, bridge construction, post-tensioning, precast yard, quarry, roofing and more.
The films fall into the category of ‘edutainment’ and contain engineering educational value which students find of great interest.
For the past six years, I’ve been working for international construction companies in the Middle East on billion-dollar oil and gas and aviation projects. As part of my work, I was asked to write articles and make PowerPoint presentations showing how it was intended to carry out works containing methods, sequence and the resources. This developed into producing short films containing 3D animations, photographs and video footage.
The films are used for tender presentations, for supporting contractual claims, as site inductions to familiarise staff and workers with projects, to show progress, to demonstrate construction issues with proposed designs and for promotional purposes. The films are generally shown at workshops, conferences and tender presentations.
Recently, for example, I prepared a film for a major international oil and gas company as part of a constructability presentation, showing how a gas-processing plant and pipelines will be constructed that included the resources to be employed and timelines for the various activities.
In this digital age, it is possible to make high-definition, bespoke short films using inexpensive cameras and editing software at a low cost. Short films capture clients’ attention instantly and make a lasting impression. I intend to specialize in producing short technical films related to civil engineering construction. Films are most effective in capturing someone’s attention and getting ideas, vision, strategy or messages, across in an effective and interesting way.
3D Animations can be used for the following purposes - tender presentations, planning, organising work, site inductions to familiarise staff and workers with projects, to show progress, illustrate construction issues with proposed designs, to evaluate commercial risk and for promotional purposes. The films can be shown at progress meetings, workshops, conferences and tender presentations.
Also 3D Animations can be used for technical and Safety Induction Training to familiarise new employees with projects, also can be used to evaluate risks and to perform financial and safety risk assessments.
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