Massaro has been serving the region with construction management services, 24/7 emergency response, design-build, commercial real estate services, and general construction.


Pittsburgh, PA


Improve communication among all stakeholders
Resolve incidents and verify claims
Document and track progress
Monitor safety and compliance agreements
The team used OxBlue's web app to monitor progress

The Challenge

Ensure accurate, timely communication

Every construction project manager expects delays, but nothing quite prepared Massaro Senior Project Manager Mark Hartman for what his team encountered at a job site in Logan, West Virginia.

The aim was to give construction managers and officials across West Virginia a way to simultaneously track progress and improve accurate and timely communication. Then a nearby building went up in flames and a portion of the structure landed in the middle of construction.

The construction cameras captured a fire that impacted the jobsite

The Solution

24/7 live streaming construction cameras

OxBlue’s time-lapse cameras captured clear, high-resolution images of the blaze and the destruction it caused. During cleanup, Hartman used the cameras to monitor progress without leaving his office in Massaro Corp.’s headquarters, 300 miles away in suburban Pittsburgh. He knew exactly when it was time to send the construction crews back in, all without spending time or money on travel to the worksite.

  • "The cameras have been extremely helpful in the documentation process. I can see the whole site or zoom in on something specific. I can look at my computer screen and see that the archeologists are digging in 30 different places. Once again, it helped us document the delay."

    -Mark Hartman, Senior Project Manager, Massaro

  • "We use OxBlue extensively. It’s convenient. It’s powerful. We’ve been very pleased and satisfied with OxBlue’s products and quick, reliable service.”

    -Mark Hartman, Senior Project Manager, Massaro

Through flames and archaeological finds

But the story doesn’t end there. Soon after crews returned, workers unearthed what appeared to be a grave site. The project again came to a halt while experts analyzed what turned out to be a Native American burial ground. Archaeologists moved in, and Massaro’s crews moved out. Hartman once again relied on OxBlue cameras to monitor progress at the site and determine when construction could resume.

The Results

Beyond fires and archeological finds, OxBlue cameras have provided more predictable benefits, such as improved project management, Hartman said. He and his colleagues use temperature, precipitation and other environmental information provided by OxBlue sensors to check conditions and document weather-related delays. The project team logs on regularly to monitor whether workers are following safety procedures and complying with required government regulations. In addition, Hartman attaches images to invoices to verify exactly when work was completed.

Watch the Time-Lapse

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