What data can I log and track with Q-Scribe?

At this point, Q-Scribe provides for logging and tracking Observation Reports, Nonconformances, Field Density and Moisture Content data, and Feedback. These are further described below…

Observation Reports – or Daily Field Reports or Daily Log or whatever you call them, are a log of basic site information and goings on. Some firms use these as daily reports that summarize technician and contractor activities; other firms use these to document specific technician observations.

Nonconformances – One of your primary duties on-site as QA or QC representative is to observe and document any nonconformances to the project plans or specifications. For instance, a failed soil density test is a nonconformance. It’s critical that you track that nonconformance until it is resolved. Q-Scribe assists you with documenting nonconformances, either automatically as in the case of a failed density tests, or manually by a technician creating a nonconformance. Outstanding Nonconformances are identified in both the technician (iPad app) and project manager (web app) dashboards.

Field Density and Moisture Content data – A primary service that geotechnical or CMET firms provide is soil density and moisture testing, or compaction testing as some call it. This activity requires recording and processing a large amount of data, especially on projects where significant amounts of fill are being placed. Q-Scribe allows your technician to enter moisture and density data into the app. The app performs any necessary calculations (moist density to dry density) and compares the test result to the established specification, and designates the test a pass or fail. A failed test is designated as a nonconformance to facilitate tracking. Q-Scribe also allows for both the technician and project manager to view the data graphically, plotted on the Proctor curve with accompanying specification requirements for a window of acceptability. The project manager can even view and approve data graphically. Once you view and approve data graphically, you’ll never go back to table view again.

Feedback – Feedback is a simple, in-app way for technician and project manager to communicate about project information. Messages are posted much like a typical message board. A benefit is that this information is available for all other technicians that might be called to work on the project.
What happens when I have multiple technicians on-site?

Good question. A project can be setup in one of two ways to handle multiple technicians on-site. 1) Each technician creates their own Observation Report. In this setup, a project is not limited as to how many Observation Reports can be logged in a given day. Each technician creates their own Observation Report and logs Activity Updates to their report. In this setting, you will need to have a way for technicians to differentiate their report ID. Since you are unlimited on report ID format, each technician could use your standard nomenclature and then add their initials to the ID (i.e. 0321-JJB). 2) Only the designated Lead Technician can create Observation Reports and other technicians log Activity Updates that will feed into the lead technicians Observation Report..

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