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UER Forum > UE Tutorials, Lessons, and Useful Info > Entering active buildings/Construction sites (Viewed 2947 times)
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Entering active buildings/Construction sites
< on 9/21/2015 6:10 AM >
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Hello–

I'm more of an underground person, so I usually stick to drains, which are plentiful in Southern California, but I just moved to Portland, and there's a lot more to explore here with sub-basements and rooftops and construction galore. I never really have tried the whole infiltration thing before, so is there anything that can help here? Is just waltzing in with self confidence the best way to bypass security?

Thanks all




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Re: Entering active buildings/Construction sites
< Reply # 1 on 9/21/2015 8:47 PM >
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Not sure if you have read Ninja's book "Access All Areas" but infiltration of all types of sites (including active ones) is covered extensively. Its the bible of Urbex and I cant recommended it enough.

With regards to your question about waltzing in confidently, I think thats kinda hard to answer. Yes that sometimes works but how you get in and how you can move around once youre in depends on so many variables. Again I would say read the bible and the truth shall set you free!




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Cherokee 


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Will do. Thanks much!




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< Reply # 3 on 9/29/2015 7:28 PM >
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Yes. Match your appearance to that of those who belong there and stride in with confidence.

Having said that, I know personally how difficult it can be to dress up like a construction worker (even assuming you have the boots, reflective vest, and hardhat) and just waltz in during a regular work day. In fact, I've never done it -- though I'm convinced it would be very possible. (I've been inside many construction sites, but usually on a holiday, Sunday, or evening, when no one, or no one much, is around.)

Start with something a little more low-key. I like hotels for this. For one thing, vast areas of them are open to the public, and it's almost impossible not to look like a guest. Convention centers, community centers, malls, large office buildings are also good practice. Get in the habit of opening doors marked "No Admittance," "Authorized Personnel Only," and "Fire Exit: Alarm Will Sound." If anyone gives you a funny look, or asks if they can help you, tell them you're looking for the rooftop patio / swimming pool / restaurant that you could have sworn was in this building somewhere. Or the bathroom. Or that you're lost, and trying to get back out to the street. Or tell them the truth: You're just snooping around. You'd be surprised how disarming that can be. (That last one is a tip from Access All Areas, too, I think.)




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< Reply # 4 on 9/29/2015 7:44 PM >
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If it's a question of actually passing by security, you can't beat smiling and nodding at them. Another alternative is to be importantly fussing with your cell phone, or better yet, faking a conversation or actually having a conversation on it. (Or go with a friend and be deep in important-sounding talk about something businessy.) Even security guards are reluctant to invade the privacy bubble you create when you're in a conversation.




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Some cranes are just not easy. Two layers of razor wires and a mobile office parked in direct line of sight.






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Some cranes are just not easy. Two layers of razor wires and a mobile office parked in direct line of sight.
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Ouch! Cranes coming up out of future high-rises are so much easier to infiltrate than that! Or maybe it's just a Texas thing... Yikes.




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Yeah the vast majority of cranes aren't like that!

For active sites, +1 to Mr. Ulcer's comment - Access All Areas contains everything you need to know about that, and more.

For construction sites (particularly highrises), I've had the most success with evasion rather than hiding in plain sight. It usually means hopping a fence and getting to a stairwell as soon as possible - this is the riskiest part. Then just walk up - flight after flight. Buildings under construction are so large that the chances of being apprehended by security are very slim. If you are seen, and you suspect they know you're not supposed to be there, best to go talk to them. Generally cops with dogs will come find you otherwise.




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Hello–

I'm more of an underground person, so I usually stick to drains, which are plentiful in Southern California, but I just moved to Portland, and there's a lot more to explore here with sub-basements and rooftops and construction galore. I never really have tried the whole infiltration thing before, so is there anything that can help here? Is just waltzing in with self confidence the best way to bypass security?

Thanks all


Depends on the site. Many times especially on smaller jobs, the super knows exactly who should be there including inspectors especially. They have no problem walking straight up to you if they see you. You are a liability to them if you're there uninvited. It's their site and responsibility to police it as well as all that goes on there during the duration of their company's contract.

I've shot active construction and demo sites with permission, which is another method to consider. The demo or construction company owner ie the site foreman has active control of that site during demo or construction, not the property owner. If you get in good with them, you're in like Flint. Plus if you win their confidence they may invite you to other projects. I shot 5 demo sites and a RR accident clean up like that, free range in broad daylight. Good as it gets making it worth the trouble.




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