Recently I photographed Chadstone shopping centre using aerial drone photography (also called UAE photography) to record the mightily impressive new shopping centre under construction for Peri Australia (they did all of the scaffolding for the building). Peri Australia provide formwork and scaffolding systems. The images were also used extensively by Probuild the chosen builder for the project.
Drone photography offers a unique and easy way to get fantastic perspective on subjects viewed from the air. In industrial photography the use of drones to photographically record the progress of a major building work such as the Chadstone Shopping centre provides imagery that was never as easily attainable as it is now.
The construction photography was done on a rostered day off at the site and no workers were present.
The drone photography images were also used by extensively by ProBuild the builder for this project. The development has added more than 34,000m2 of space including a major 25,000m2 retail expansion and a 10-level, 17,000m2 office tower with basement car parking (which achieved practical completion in July 2016).
Each of the several thousands of glass panels were imported from Germany. Every panel is different and manufactured to very small tolerances. The result is magnificent.
David McArthur 2016