Written by A. Russell Schindler, P.G. at SampleServe.com and Robert Benz, Khemia Software
The successive and successful relationship between environmental based laboratories and engineering companies has long been vital for both entities. Fortunately, with the adoption of modern LIMS in laboratories, in conjunction with advanced software tools available to engineering companies, these important ties have become quicker, less labor intensive, and more reliable.
LIMS have largely helped automate laboratory flow, allowing for streamlined operations and ensuring proper quality control, even if project or site specific. The finalized data from laboratories today is generally of higher quality and produced much quicker than years past. Of course, the proof of this is in the finalized data output to the client, often, an engineering company.
In the past, engineering companies have had to take data reports from the laboratories and then generate the needed GIS/AutoCAD reports. Countless hours have been spent “simply” transferring data from one source to another; Not only a time consuming step, but one fraught with potential transcription errors. However, with the interaction of specifically designed electronic data deliverables (EDDs) from LIMS and the use of SampleServe.com, the processes involved in generating a sophisticated CAD site drawing may be reduced to minutes.
From Khemia’s Omega 11 LIMS, a specific EDD can be generated by the laboratory for the engineering group. When the EDD is overlaid in with non-laboratory data provided by the engineering group, the site information can be directly imported into SampleServe.com. SampleServe will then, often in less than 10 seconds, produce a full scale, highly detailed GIS rendering displaying all the necessary information. This short demonstration video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh97b82Om4Y, shows the importation of a file into SampleServe.com and the production of the finalized CAD drawing. By fully integrating laboratory data, engineering data and using the power of SampleServe.com, an engineering group may drastically reduce the man hours required while at the same time improving the quality of a project.
For additional details from SampleServe.com (www.SampleServe.com), please contact A. Russell Schindler at Schindler@sampleserve.com. For any details regarding Khemia Software’s LIMS (www.khemia.com), please contact Robert Benz at firstname.lastname@example.org.