Analysis of Time-Lapse Construction Films

by Howard B. Sprinkle, Sales Engr.; Lee Turzillo Contracting Co., Atlanta, GA,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1972, Vol. 98, Issue 2, Pg. 183-199

Document Type: Journal Paper


This paper discussed various methods of converting filmed construction operations from data in the form of motion pictures into useful management statistics and charts. The time-lapse filming technique as a means of collecting data is explained. Case studies are presented to demonstrate the various ways time-lapse films taken of construction operations can be converted into man and machine charts, crew balance charts, work flow charts and effectiveness ratings.

Subject Headings: Construction management | Construction equipment | Case studies | Information management | Motion (dynamics) | Statistics | Data collection | Flow duration

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