Concrete Producers
Concrete Producers

Manage Your Concrete Quality and Performance

Effectively managing the technical and quality management requirements of a concrete production operation requires timely access to information on raw material (cement, aggregate, sand) test results, concrete production data (batch results) and concrete field and test data. When a producer operates their own laboratory to meet these needs they face the same challenges as all Construction Materials Testing Laboratories. Additionally there is a need to ensure that the data collected is stored in a way that makes it easily accessible when and where it is required in the organization to enable decision making on the design and optimization of concrete mixes.

Replacing your existing disparate paper and software systems with a centralized solution from Spectra QEST, which can be tightly integrated with your corporate production/batching and financial/ERP system, enables business process improvements. These are realized both in the running of a materials testing operation and in the management of concrete product quality and optimisation of concrete mix designs. You can streamline your laboratory and field testing operations, monitor the performance of your concrete products and enable rapid changes to your mix designs that take immediate effect in your production systems.

A Spectra QEST solution for your testing operation and concrete mix management delivers standardization, efficiency gains, quality control improvements and improved raw material utilization resulting in increased profitability.

Test Methods:
Hundreds of test methods covered by QESTLab.

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Equip yourself with Spectra QEST’s leading software tools which provide you with the following benefits:

  • Data in Once

    Data in Once

    Eliminate duplicate data entry through the use of a single system to meet all your laboratory’s information needs, including sample tracking, data collection, results calculation, report generation and distribution, equipment calibration and billing. Integrate with the other business systems used by your organization.

  • Mix Design and Optimization

    Mix Design and Optimization

    Centrally manage and adjust a large number of concrete mixes in response to changes in material properties, availability, cost or seasonal variations. Also efficiently design new mixes and optimize existing ones.

  • Quality Control

    Quality Control

    Efficient storage, searching and analysis of test results enables reporting for quality control and quality assurance purposes, including historical material performance tables and charts.

  • Test Methods

    Test Methods

    Quickly and reliably enter raw data, calculate results and perform validations for over 600 construction materials and geotechnical test methods out of the box. Including ASTM, AASHTO, Australian Standards, New Zealand Standards, British Standards, various state DOT standards and more.

  • Uniform Test Reports

    Uniform Test Reports

    Ensure consistent reporting formats between individual tests and between different testing disciplines. Support the testing from various disciplines in a single, centralized system, including concrete, aggregates, asphalt, soils etc.

  • Compliance

    Compliance

    Meet compliance obligations for ISO13075, accreditation agencies and other authorities. Track equipment calibrations, technician competency, audit trail, report approval authority, etc.

  • Field Electronic Access

    Field Electronic Access

    Allocate, track and capture field testing and inspection data in real time improving visibility into your operations and simplifying report review and approval. Provide field staff with immediate, electronic access to all laboratory information and work requests.

  • System Integration

    System Integration

    Integrate seamlessly with general, specialized and bespoke ERP, financial, planning and other systems. Share information on customers, projects, billing, resourcing, production, etc. Previous integrations have included, but are not limited to; SAP, Oracle Financials, Lawson, BST, Deltec Vision, Command Alkon, etc.

  • Equipment Interfacing

    Equipment Interfacing

    Interface directly with testing equipment to electronically capture measurements and data entry effort and errors. Collect data from simple apparatus such as balances and compression machines as well as more complex equipment such as triaxial and consolidation testing machines.

Strengthen your competitive advantage with Spectra QEST’s leading software products.

Test Methods:
Hundreds of test methods covered by QESTLab.

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How can we help you?

Contact us today to see how Spectra QEST can deliver a solution for your business.

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  • “QESTLab’s greatest immediate impact was with our concrete cylinder testing. Tracking and managing the testing of over 400 samples a day with a paper system required hours of effort by our lab managers. QESTLab reduced tracking to a few key strokes.”

    J. Parsons, P.E., Director of Lab Operations - NTH Consultants

    Learn more about Spectra QEST’s solution for NTH Consultants.

  • "PSI had been searching for a replacement for its 20-year-old technical reporting system for almost ten years. What we found with Spectra QEST and the QESTLab solution was more than just a state of the art laboratory management and reporting system. We found a new business partner.”

    Marshall Hammack, CFO - Professional Service Industries, Inc.

    Learn more about Spectra QEST’s solution for PSI.

  • "In all of our dealings with them, we have found Spectra QEST’s staff to be reliable and professional. They conducted a substantial requirements analysis, taking the time to listen and understand our concerns. Responses were prompt and Spectra QEST was able to meet all of our existing and emerging needs both during the project deployment phase and afterwards."

    Linas Vitkus P.E., G.E., Senior Vice President, Operations - Twining, Inc.

    Learn more about Spectra QEST’s solution for Twining.