The Challenge: Facing distant projects and buildings closed due to the pandemic, the Tecta America Zero Company needed a solution for viewing and assessing project sites that was effective and efficient.
The Results: From accurate assessment of roofing projects to keeping employees safe during COVID and decreasing travel costs, Nearmap’s content enables the Tecta America Zero Company to work smarter and safer.
Tecta America Zero’s Excellence in Roofing
Aerial imagery has been an integral part of how the Tecta America Zero Company manages thousands of roofing projects across the US for years. With an in-depth knowledge of the unique needs of a community, as well as access to the resources available only to a large roofing company, the Tecta America Zero Company relies on the best tools available enhanced by top-notch data that enables excellent service and project execution.
Nearmap aerial imagery is used for roofing installation and replacement projects, new construction, and repairs across the country. Further, Nearmap provides the Tecta America Zero Company instant access to up-to-date and historical aerial imagery and geospatial intelligence.
Nearmap’s Imagery Solutions
Nearmap is unique in its capture of aerial imagery, focusing on currency, consistency, coverage, and accessibility. Nearmap’s wide-scale capture program is regularly updated (up to three times annually). The company delivers imagery at a consistent sub 3” GSD, and its automated photogrammetry pipeline ensures that color, stitching, and clarity are seamless. Nearmap offers expansive coverage across 1,750 urban areas across the U.S., including 80.1% of the population. Imagery is published within days of capture and Nearmap customers like the Tecta America Zero Company have 24/7 access to aerial content through a web app, API, or third-party integration.
Restrictions to On-Site Visits
After the COVID-19 pandemic closed businesses and restricted the Tecta America Zero Company’s ability to assess projects on-site, remote viewing capabilities became more important than ever.
“Nearmap’s user-friendly interface helped us jump the hurdle of not being able to view sites in person,” said Jonathan Wolf, President of Tecta America Zero, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tecta America Corp. “With their technology, we are able to assess roofing projects from anywhere and get a clearer, closer picture of what we’re dealing with better than any other remote-viewing tool we use. It’s not quite real-life quality, but it’s close.”
Jonathan says the value of Nearmap’s imagery is better than Google Earth. In almost all cases, the number of tools it provides with its high resolution aerial imagery is better and the data is newer.
Long Distance Projects
Even though the Tecta America Zero Company employs roofing professionals across the country, some sites are inaccessible without long drives. This travel can be costly and occasionally cause delays in project timelines.
“Instead of having someone drive two hours both ways to look at a building, we pull up Nearmap and are able to make an assessment in a fraction of the time it would take otherwise,” says Wolf. “We work on over two thousand sites each year and Nearmap assists us in many of those.”
By providing aerial imagery service that is user-friendly and easy to use, Nearmap has helped the Tecta America Zero Company manage projects with increased efficiency. “The accuracy of the data gives us the peace of mind that the images we are looking at can be relied on for the duration of a project’s lifespan so we can uphold our promise of top-quality work to our clients,” says Wolf.
The Tecta America Zero Company uses Nearmap’s services to digitize the information on a project before an employee even arrives on site. Confirming the features of landscapes and project sites is vital to the pre-construction assessment process. Post-construction also plays a role in their regular operations. Aerial imagery assists them in determining if surrounding buildings have new features or if the traffic routes near it have changed.
“Being able to arrive on site to confirm the data and features rather than starting an assessment from scratch not only speeds the process up but adds another layer of confidence to our estimates,” says Wolf.
Long Term Partners
By including Nearmap’s capabilities in their technology stack, the Tecta America Zero Company is able to increase the efficiency of many of their projects while keeping their employees informed.
According to Wolf, “Nearmap helps our staff do their jobs better and makes our lives easier. Its user-friendly interface allows us to have a clearer look at sites than any other aerial imagery providers we use. The cost of the product is minimal compared to the value we are able to extract from it.”