2019 | Year That Was | a message from the CEO
Thank you to all our customers, long standing and new, to our partners and employees that have supported us in 2019.
It was a challenging year for the construction industry in the main markets we serve in Australia and North America. While construction in the USA remained close to steady the industry contracted in Australia with a significant decline in residential construction and infrastructure also weaker.
Our customers are looking to technology to help them navigate these conditions and improve operational efficiency and we were grateful to be able to help many organisations in this way. We have also seen some consolidation in the engineering and testing markets this year, with organisations taking the opportunity to grow and strengthen their operations through acquisition. Again these businesses look to technology to enable them to integrate and scale. Consequently Spectra QEST has seen increased demand for our products and services both in Australia and North America in 2019.
We remain firmly committed to the construction materials testing industry and continue to invest significantly in product development, with two QEST Platform releases during the year adding new functionality that was quickly adopted by end users. Our development team continues to work furiously on the next release, which will be available in January with a slew of new features including great efficiency gains in the report review process, consolidated milestone reporting, digital signatures and scheduler notifications. All requests for features that have come directly from customer feedback.
We are looking forward to the challenges of 2020 and hope to have some exciting announcements for you in the coming months.
On behalf of all the Spectra QEST team, I would like to wish you an enjoyable festive season and a successful year ahead.
About Spectra QEST
Spectra QEST is a software development and services company specializing in solutions for the construction materials engineering, testing, inspection and production industries. Founded in January 1984, Spectra QEST offers the most comprehensive construction materials quality platform on the market today. With offices located in Adelaide, South Australia, and Sacramento, California, it services customers in North America, Europe, Australasia and the Middle East. These customers include leading international construction companies, construction materials and geotechnical engineering companies, construction materials manufacturers, and government bodies.
Spectra QEST’s technology has been honored with an American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Gold Medal for Engineering Excellence (Texas) and an ACEC National Recognition Award for the QESTField product. Also, Spectra QEST was successful in winning Australia’s premier IT industry award, the 2013 iAwards, both at State and National levels, the Business SA 2013 Export Awards, and most recently, the 2015 Impact Awards.