Posts by jsimpson

  1. LIMS for small labs

    Choosing a LIMS for Small CMT Labs: A Practical Guide

    LIMS software is not just for large CMT labs. For smaller labs that direct engineering or construction consulting and materials testing, it’s important to find a solution that helps your lab efficiently conduct operations and maintain compliance. Discover everything you need to know about choosing a LIMS to support your laboratory.  A laboratory information management…

  2. concrete strength testing

    How Do You Test Concrete Strength? 

    Concrete is the most widely used building material. Ultimately, the durability and safety of every structure depends on a solid concrete foundation – which depends on being able to prove that the concrete has been properly tested, recorded and approved.   There are a number of steps that technicians need to take to test concrete strength…

  3. concrete testing

    What Equipment Is Used to Determine the Crushing Strength of Concrete? 

    The crushing strength of concrete – also known as compressive strength – is one of the most important measurements that tells construction projects a lot about the quality and safety of the material. Here’s what this means and what equipment you’ll need to test for it.  The crushing strength of concrete is the ability of…

  4. Construction works using CMT software

    What are the Types of Material Testing in Construction? 

    Rigorous material testing is required throughout the construction process in order to meet design specifications and timelines, validate asset performance and, ultimately, ensure safety.   From concrete, mortar and grout to metals, hydraulic cement and CLSM/flowable fill, there are several different construction materials that have to be tested during the project. Testing is necessary for a…

  5. construction worker onsite using CMT software mobile device

    Modern & Adaptable CMT Software: 5 FAQs

    Not all CMT software is created equal. Only the best CMT software can adapt to your lab’s unique needs and enhance accuracy, productivity and transparency. In this blog, we answer five common questions: What is CMT software and why is it important?What are the best CMT software features?What are the benefits of using modern CMT…

  6. construction worker onsite using CMT software mobile device

    What Is CMT Software?

    The durability and safety of any construction project depends on the durability and safety of the materials being used. The goal of construction materials testing (CMT) is to validate that durability and safety to ensure projects meet expectations, specifications and timelines.  CMT software is how material testing labs manage this process. Specifically, CMT software automates…

  7. construction materials testing

    What Are Construction Materials and Testing? 2 Essential Components of CMT

    Construction materials testing is meant to safeguard design specifications and asset performance for use in a construction project.  There are two core parts of CMT: the materials themselves and the different types of tests they might require.  Construction Materials  A number of different construction materials have to be tested as they are used for a…

  8. How Automatic Alerts & Notifications Improve Construction Materials Testing Results Management

    To ensure that you and your customers achieve prompt, actionable CMT results and deliverable reports, you need automatic alerts and notifications.

  9. digital report approval workflow

    Why Projects Need A Digital Report Approval Workflow for Construction Materials Testing

    One of the most critical construction project activities is effective management of report deliverables – from generating and reviewing reports to routing reports for review and approval. Reports that verify material strength are in the project’s critical path and are crucial for adherence to engineering and safety specifications. Digital reporting workflow and approval can help…

  10. cmt workflow automation feature image

    8 Signs You Need Construction Materials Testing Workflow Automation

    Data is the heart of construction materials testing (CMT). Information from the field informs work at the lab, which informs important next steps for the project back in the field. But this is only true if that workflow is seamless and reliable. In this blog, we look at eight signs you need CMT workflow automation….