Increasing laboratory efficiency and value of laboratory data by maximising the use of common data formats

By Roger Chandler.

Association Geotechnical Testing Authorities – Construction Materials Testing Conference 13th – 14th October 2011, Brisbane

Managing laboratory test data can be time consuming and expensive, especially if inefficient systems are resulting in double or triple entry of data. The introduction and requirement to produce AGS data on the majority of construction projects in the UK, coupled with tough economic conditions have forced UK laboratories to increase their efficiency dramatically.