Construction materials testing laboratories

Increase Profitability through Improving Efficiency and Quality

Running a construction materials testing and inspection business requires the management of a high volume and broad range of information including, but not limited to: customer records, project details, material specifications, sample data, raw test data, fee schedules, billing data, work schedules, equipment calibrations and technician competency.

Replacing your existing disparate paper and software systems with a centralized field and laboratory software solution from Spectra QEST, which can be tightly integrated with your corporate financial/ERP system, enables many business process improvements. You can eliminate duplicate data entry and automate workflows for laboratory testing, field testing/inspection, report review, report approval, report distribution and billing. Your report turnaround time can be significantly improved and your invoicing process streamlined, reducing both effort and missed billing.

A Spectra QEST solution for your laboratory and field testing/inspection operation delivers standardization, efficiency gains and quality improvements resulting in increased profitability.

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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.

  • 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.

  • Automated Billing

    Automated Billing

    Avoid missed billing through automated billing, which allows you to easily track billing progress, including work done but not yet billed, or work not done and not billed.

  • Report Turnaround Time

    Report Turnaround Time

    Reduce report turnaround time by performing data entry/capture as part of the testing workflow (in the field or the laboratory) and electronically reviewing, approving and distributing reports.

  • 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


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

  • Workflow Management

    Workflow Management

    Quickly and easily track work progress and plan upcoming work in the laboratory. Electronically create and assign work requests to technicians/inspectors in the field and laboratory.

  • Multi Site Standarization

    Multi Site Standarization

    Standardize processes and practices across multiple laboratories, ensuring consistent report formats are produced across the organization, and providing centrally available data.

  • Business Analytics

    Business Analytics

    Efficient storage, searching and analysis of laboratory operations and billing data enables monitoring of workload, productivity and other metrics as well as benchmarking between sites.

  • 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.

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  • "With the help of the entire Spectra QEST team we are reaching our goals of improving our Quality, Efficiency, Standardization, and Technology and building a strong foundation that can support profitable growth for years to come."

    Marshall Hammack, CFO - Professional Service Industries, Inc.

    Learn more about Spectra QEST’s solution for PSI.

  • “The increased productivity since implementing QESTLab has allowed us to reduce our staff. In the busy summer months we had typically added staff at most of our locations to handle the heavier workload. Efficiencies afforded us by QESTLab has allowed us to reduce or eliminate temporary and summer staff without loss in quality.”

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

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

  • “The implementation of QESTLab and Construction Hive has significantly aided our end-to-end business process. We are very pleased that we chose to implement Spectra QEST’s products across all of our operations.”

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

    Learn more about Spectra QEST’s solution for Twining.