Emery Sapp & Sons

Employee-owned multi-faceted contractor who thrives on delivering complex heavy civil projects by developing innovative infrastructure solutions.

Gasconade River, Missouri


Increase efficiency for a $600k bonus
Reduce site travel among teams
Maximize efficiency through visual site management
Market success with stunning time-lapses
Provide peace-of-mind to the public on progress
Remote monitoring for bridge projects

The Challenge

Speed up bridge project and minimize disruption

The Missouri Department of Transportation had three requests:

-Repair a 670-foot-long highway bridge

-Get it done with minimal traffic disruptions

-And get it done, fast

To complete the $4.5 million project, the westbound lanes of Interstate 44 would have to be closed at the bridge, with westbound traffic shifted to the eastbound side of the highway. Only one lane of traffic would be open in each direction along half-mile stretch — creating a traffic slowdown that MDOT wanted to be as brief as possible.

On demand contruction progress

The Solution

Remote on demand access to prevent errors

Emery Sapp & Sons Inc. stepped up with an innovative and time-saving plan, one that meant using a time-lapse camera to enhance efficiency, cut travel costs and manage the project.  Using OxBlue’s camera and technology, Emery Sapp project managers could log on from the firm’s headquarters in Columbia, Mo. In addition, the camera helped the team spot errors early and address them before they disrupted the schedule.

  • "The OxBlue camera helped immensely. I didn’t have to be on the site all of the time, but I could still get a visual of what was happening and use that information to plan what needed to happen next"

    -Chip Jones, Division Manager, Emery Sapp

  • "The whole project would have been a lot harder without the camera."

    -Chip Jones, Division Manager, Emery Sapp

Visibility through a construction camera remote webapp

The Implementation

Project management through time-lapse cameras

Rather than tie up traffic for weeks by building the new bridge, the general contractor would build a new bridge nearby then slide the fully constructed structure into place. Using the cameras helped the team adhere to the aggressive timeline and manage every moment of progress for maximum efficiency. The team was able to reduce travel to the site, improve project management with camera tracking and address errors early.

The Results

Early delivery and a story worth sharing

Emery Sapp’s precise planning and constant monitoring led to success—and $600,000 in incentive pay. The firm finished the bridge replacement project with only 20 days of traffic disruption. Ultimately, the crew slid the new bridge into place in just one working day.



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