Posts Tagged ‘Photo of the Week’

Photo of the Week!

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Well, maybe it’s photo of the month, or photo of the last quarter decade?


We were looking into some older project files and came across superintendent Russ Dodd’s photos from the 1980’s & 1990’s.  Spectacular photos of the team constructing wind farms in California and Nevada.   The images are in an much loved photo album that has been leafed through many times and they have the scratches and wear that a much loved photo album accumulates.   We thought about using photo shop to fix up photo scans, but the wear and tear really helps tell the story.   So we didn’t do any retouching and it doesn’t matter, they are gorgeous.  Russ Dodd took some mighty fine photos out there in the desert.

What a story of hardwork, lonely miles, months away from home and family, wind, rain, sun, and dust.   These photos tell part of the Batzer Construction story and how such a strong team has been forged here.  There is nothing quite like working under these type of conditions to test skills of good planning, good humor, problem solving, and teamwork.

Photo of the Week! #1

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Scott Heroux is project manager at North Medford High School Library Renovation. This week’s photo is from his Work in Progress report. He’s documented the re-use of N. Medford High’s iconic concrete columns in the new renovation. It has a great contrast of old and new, of manmade and nature.

Great Photo Scott!IMG_1743

Photo of the Week???!!!
We have more photos of holes in the ground than anyone could possibly imagine.  For that matter, we have photos of bolts, nails, and things being glued.

It’s hard to believe how important digital photography has become for construction management.   Our construction managers take photos to document steps of correct installation processes, to show clients the progress, to send to architects to ask a question, to discuss an issue with a subcontractor.   The photos are amazingly valuable tool.

Sometimes after looking at  endless numbers of photos of holes in the ground, we run into a great one.    With a click of a button the camera captures line, form, and light.  There is a beauty to what we do and how we do it.  There are stories captured in those digital photo files.  Hence “Photo of the Week” to is here to highlight those photos from our own staff, that say something beautiful or unusual about the work we do.