RaPAX® Construction Photography was established in early 2014 to provide the construction industry with a photographic company that understands construction and the dangers of working on a busy work site, in conjunction with a thorough understanding of photography. The team at RaPAX® includes videographers, photographers, and editors, with a thorough understanding of the etiquette for filming on a modern construction site.
RaPAX® is managed by Michael Wells, who not only has an Engineering degree, but also has over 30 years’ experience in construction related photography. This diverse skill set is unique and allows us to work safely and closely with the construction crews on the work site. A distinguishing feature of our photographers, is that they actually know what is happening on the works site; they understand the sequence of the work, the danger areas, and the jargon/terminology to ensure clear communication of the project requirements and deliverable. When we are operating on the work site, our photographers can pre-empt what is happening, ensuring we capture the important facets of the construction.
Whether it be a major infrastructure site, or a small commercial development, RaPAX® has the knowledge, skill set, people, equipment, documentation, and technology to provide unique footage. Samples of our unique footage can be viewed in the accompanying Gallery.
Some shots cannot be achieved without aerial equipment. These viedo reels show some of the shots capable with our technologies.
Operation of photographic equipment and RPAs (Drones) on construction sites requires competence and understanding of both construction site safety, aviation, and photography protocols. RaPAX® is well placed to meet these fundamental safety requirements by virtue that each of its operators has extensive construction industry experience and has a comprehensive understanding of construction etiquette in conjunction with photography fundamentals.
RaPAX® has been operating drones commercially for over 4 years.The drone operations are only a part of our operation nonetheless the safe operation of the drones is paramount. The systems, processes and controls of our drone operations have been stringently reviewed, observed and approved by the Civil Aviation Authority (CASA). RaPAX® is CASA “certified for operation”.
All of our pilots are trained on the equipment we use. Each pilot is not only endorsed by the manufacturer of the UAV but has also been approved by CASA and issued with a “certificate for control”. Each of our pilots is regularly reviewed for competency using our CASA approved in-house assessor.
As per the CASA requirements the following restrictions must be considered prior to any flight
The crew at RaPAX® have been active in the construction and photographic industries for many years and many since the late 1980's. Our Managing Director has 30years years photographing and working on major infrastructure projects both here in Queensland and on the international stage.
As a result of this background RaPAX® has in place a strong safety culture, with work method statements, oh&s policies and operational guidelines. Whilst working on the construction sites, our attention to safety is of utmost importance, with relevant PPE, safety equipment, documentation and most importantly clear concise communication.