Managing concrete evidence
Software manages the entire concrete testing and certification process with automatic generation of compressive strength reports and posting of results to private web portals
Admet, a provider of integrated materials testing systems, hasintroduced a database program designed to facilitate the testingof concrete cylinders and the distribution of test reports.Called Concrete-Traker, the software program manages the entiretesting process to accurately report test findings toconstruction managers and clients.
Its innovative web portalreporting capabilities save days of turnaround time, as well aslabour and postage costs, by replacing next-day package deliveryservices with instant access to reports over the internet.Recognising that testing labs often require customised reportsfor different clients and projects, Admet has designedConcrete-Traker with a flexible data presentation format.
Just aslab personnel can redesign printed reports, Concrete-Traker letsusers order and format reports using project-specific layouts andtemplates.
Designed to bridge the gap between field samplecollection, lab testing and results reporting to clients,Concrete-Traker handles daily specimen management in concretetesting laboratories.
It allows users to assign a unique set ofspecimen and job numbers for each concrete cylinder and enterfield data, such as supplier, mix design, date/time, placementlocation, temperature, slump, air content and other factors, tocreate a tracking file.
In the lab, Concrete-Traker importscompressive strength results and break types from the concretetesting machine via an RS232 serial port.
When imported,Concrete-Traker automatically aligns the compressive strengthresults with the field data to produce compressive strengthreports in paper or electronic form.
Reports also highlightspecimens with low 28-day breaks.
The net result is a reductionin the cost to produce compressive strength reports and theelimination of data entry errors.
Compressive strength reportscan be automatically posted to a password-protected web portalwhere onsite construction management, client management and otherauthorised personnel can view the results from their web browser.This eliminates days in the testing cycle and significantlyreduces express postage costs.
"Accurate, timely concretetesting is a critical process for many constructionprojects," commented Richard Gedney, Admet founder andpresident.
"It's inherently complex because sampleshave to be gathered onsite, brought to a lab, tested, evaluatedand reported.
What Concrete-Traker does is eliminate unnecessarysteps and costs while presenting better data more quickly byusing the latest technologies." Concrete-Traker is availableimmediately.
It is end-user priced at US$495 and is availabledirectly from Admet.
Concrete-Traker works with Admet'sdigital data collection systems, which includes testing machinesfrom Forney, Testmark, ELE Soiltest and others.
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