Spectra QEST Signs Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads for State-Wide Laboratory Solution

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Spectra QEST, a software development and services company for the construction materials testing and geotechnical industries, today announces that the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads has successfully implemented its award winning laboratory information management system, QESTLab.

The Department’s vision is definitely going to produce better quality roads for the public.

The Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) has gone live with QESTLab in all of its materials testing laboratories throughout Queensland, including Herston, Toowoomba, Warwick, Roma, Bundaberg, Barcaldine, Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville, Cairns and Cloncurry. The successful implementation only took three months and the TMR is already seeing the benefits of streamlined laboratory processes and improved efficiency in laboratory management, testing and reporting. QESTLab has replaced multiple paper and electronic systems previously used in their laboratory operations.

Spectra QEST Executive Director, Global Sales, Stephan Mavrakis commented on the milestone that this implementation represents. “This is the first time a platform for the management of quality data relating to road projects has been used so extensively in one jurisdiction. Not only is this platform being utilised in all of the Department of Transport’s laboratories throughout Queensland, but it is also used by many of the Department’s key suppliers and sub-contractors with virtually all leading concrete, aggregate and asphalt providers, as well as leading engineering design and testing firms throughout Queensland using the QEST Platform. The possibilities for collecting, sharing and analysing data in innovative ways by all stakeholders on a road project are endless. The Department’s vision is definitely going to produce better quality roads for the public.”

About the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads
The Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads moves and connects people, places, goods and services safely, efficiently and effectively across Queensland. The Department manages and delivers Queensland's integrated transport environment to achieve sustainable transport solutions for road, rail, air and sea. The Department of Transport and Main Roads has an operating budget of almost $5.5 billion, a capital budget of $4.3 billion and manages assets worth almost $59 billion.

For more information, visit the Department's website at http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au.

About Spectra QEST (http://www.spectraqest.com)
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. Spectra QEST also won the Business SA 2013 Export Award.

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