Soil and Materials Engineers Implements Spectra QEST’s Platform

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Spectra QEST announces that Soil and Materials Engineers, Inc. (SME), a leading regional consulting and engineering firm, operating out of ten offices in three states, has implemented the award-winning QEST Platform.

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The Spectra QEST team has been incredibly responsive throughout the entire implementation process... The QEST Platform enables us to deliver the high quality, accurate information our clients demand with greater speed and efficiency.

The platform includes a class leading laboratory information management system (QESTLab), a mobile solution for field based operations (QESTField) and a document distribution and collaboration system (Construction Hive). SME is set to benefit from efficiency gains, quality improvements and greater standardization. The platform has been implemented in ten offices throughout the Midwest.

Through implementing the QEST Platform, SME is realizing its goals of providing staff with the ability to easily track and manage work within the laboratory and field; streamlining the signing of reports to reduce time to delivery; and improving the billing process. The Platform fosters the use of scalable processes that allow SME to grow without losing efficiency.

Paul Schmeisl, PE, Regional Office Manager with SME said, “The Spectra QEST team has been incredibly responsive throughout the entire implementation process. The nature of our business demanded the implementation of a company-wide database in a very short time frame. Without their attention to detail and tireless efforts, this undertaking would not have been possible. The QEST Platform enables us to deliver the high quality, accurate information our clients demand with greater speed and efficiency. Flexibility and versatility of the system allows us to develop our own deliverables to meet the needs of our clients as our services grow and change.”

Spectra QEST Executive Director, Global Sales, Stephan Mavrakis said, “We are excited to be partnering with this growing, sophisticated and respected engineering firm. Our system is likely to further enhance the efficiency and quality of the services SME provides to its customers. We have been impressed with the calibre of people we worked with throughout the implementation process. The incredibly fast three-month roll out to some ten sites is also a testament to how well SME has been able to absorb the technology. ”

About SME
SME is one of the Midwest's leading consulting and engineering firms, with over 50 years of experience in the industry. SME helps its clients with tough assignments related to due diligence and acquisition, site development /redevelopment, brownfield and environmental challenges, construction materials services, building renovation and maintenance, pavement rehabilitation, and more. SME deals with some of the most complicated engineering, site and building issues imaginable, every day. SME employs around 250 staff and has completed over 82,000 projects.

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. Also in 2013, Spectra QEST won the Business SA Export Award.

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