AGTA ConferenceBrisbane - October 2012    Roger Chandler Keynetix Limited, UK
1. Paper2. Links to external publications and   websites3. This presentation4. Links to free softwarewww.keynetix.com/agta...
   My Background       Geotechnical Engineering background       Active member of the AGS Data Management        Commit...
   Keynetix - Co Founder and Managing Director       Supplies range of solutions for Geotechnical Data        Management...
   Current Markets       UK vs. Australia   Client Deliverables       Data vs. Information   AGS     Background and ...
Client    Consultant                           Geotechnical               Site         Laboratory           Investigation ...
Client    Consultant                           Geotechnical               Site         Laboratory           Investigation ...
Client    Consultant                           Geotechnical               Site         Laboratory           Investigation ...
   UK …       Large SI companies have their own labs       Many small independent labs       No consultants have labs ...
   Australia….       Limited research conducted in July 2011       Data Deliverables not often produced         “Keep ...
   Data                     Information     Text file CSV            PDF file     AGS file                 Word file...
   Rule 1 - “Only enter data once”           How many times did you type the sample reference?   Rule 2 - “Get someone ...
Client           LaboratorySoftware A         Software C             AGSConsultant         Field StaffSoftware B         S...
**Group Name                   * Header Names                                    Units               Data (“Variables”)
Client                                = AGS File Transfer    Consultant                           Geotechnical            ...
   History       1989 – UK Committee formed       1992 – Version 1       1994 – Version 2       1994 – HK AGS (Hong K...
   Common Adoption 1     Often seen a painful output process     Avoid producing as long as possible     Complain how ...
   Common Adoption 2       Use format internally to reduce data entry in lab         Sample references         Electro...
   KeyLAB       Most used geotechnical LIMS in UK       New version released this year for international        market ...
Free Scheduler1. Importing of sample data2. Scheduling3. Export of AGS data to send to lab                                ...
Roger.Chandler@keynetix.com1.   Paper2.   Links to external publications and websites3.   This presentation4.   Links to f...
INCREASING LABORATORY EFFICIENCY AND VALUE  OF LABORATORY DATA BY MAXIMISING THE USE  OF COMMON DATA FORMATS  - Powerpoint...
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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.

This paper and accompanying presentation will discuss the merits of AGS data, introduce the two golden rules for data entry and illustrate how AGS data and the golden rules can help laboratories increase their efficiency if implemented correctly. Finally, the benefits will be demonstrated using KeyLAB, the UK's leading geotechnical laboratory management package.

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  1. 1. AGTA ConferenceBrisbane - October 2012 Roger Chandler Keynetix Limited, UK
  2. 2. 1. Paper2. Links to external publications and websites3. This presentation4. Links to free softwarewww.keynetix.com/agta2011
  3. 3.  My Background  Geotechnical Engineering background  Active member of the AGS Data Management Committee since 1997  Member of the British Standard team on geotechnical data management  UK Representative on the DIGGSml Project  Working on a daily basis assisting laboratories and site investigation companies around the world improve their data management
  4. 4.  Keynetix - Co Founder and Managing Director  Supplies range of solutions for Geotechnical Data Management  Onsite PDA and Tablet PC logging  Borehole Logs and Data Management  Geotechnical Laboratory Management  2D/3D Visualisation and CAD  National and Local Web Based Archives  Over 400 customers in over 23 countries  Majority of UK geotechnical laboratories use KeyLAB or KeyAGS.
  5. 5.  Current Markets  UK vs. Australia Client Deliverables  Data vs. Information AGS  Background and use in Australia  Best way for Labs to capitalise on its introduction Demonstration
  6. 6. Client Consultant Geotechnical Site Laboratory Investigation Company Chemical Laboratory
  7. 7. Client Consultant Geotechnical Site Laboratory Investigation Company Chemical Laboratory
  8. 8. Client Consultant Geotechnical Site Laboratory Investigation Company Chemical Laboratory
  9. 9.  UK …  Large SI companies have their own labs  Many small independent labs  No consultants have labs  Construction market in recession  Labs fighting to survive  Data Deliverables vital for any Civil Engineer job
  10. 10.  Australia….  Limited research conducted in July 2011  Data Deliverables not often produced  “Keep saying no and eventually they stop asking”  Market stronger than UK – labs appear very busy  Lots of recognised inefficiencies in handling data
  11. 11.  Data  Information  Text file CSV  PDF file  AGS file  Word file  Data logger TXT  Excel Spreadsheet  Excel Spreadsheet
  12. 12.  Rule 1 - “Only enter data once”  How many times did you type the sample reference? Rule 2 - “Get someone else to do it”  How many times did site staff type the sample reference? Log data as close to source as possible and then transfer in an open format such as AGS
  13. 13. Client LaboratorySoftware A Software C AGSConsultant Field StaffSoftware B Software D
  14. 14. **Group Name * Header Names Units Data (“Variables”)
  15. 15. Client = AGS File Transfer Consultant Geotechnical Site Laboratory Investigation Company Chemical Laboratory
  16. 16.  History  1989 – UK Committee formed  1992 – Version 1  1994 – Version 2  1994 – HK AGS (Hong Kong)  1999 – Version 3  2007 – RTA AGS (Australia)  2007 – NZ AGS (New Zealand)  2010 – Version 4  2011 – Australian Geomechanics Society committee formed for national AGS format  2011 - NZGS formed national committee
  17. 17.  Common Adoption 1  Often seen a painful output process  Avoid producing as long as possible  Complain how expensive it will be to produce for the client  Deliver it late to the client
  18. 18.  Common Adoption 2  Use format internally to reduce data entry in lab  Sample references  Electronic scheduling  Able to produce it easily when required
  19. 19.  KeyLAB  Most used geotechnical LIMS in UK  New version released this year for international market  Works in Microsoft Excel and SQL Server  Easy to extend to additional tests  Easy to customise input templates  Easy to customise reports and certificates  AGS 3.1, AGS 4 compliant  From today it is RTA AGS compliant
  20. 20. Free Scheduler1. Importing of sample data2. Scheduling3. Export of AGS data to send to lab KeyLAB 1. Importing of client’s AGS data 2. Printing Laboratory Sheets 3. Entering test data 4. Importing data from loggers 5. Exporting AGS data for client
  21. 21. Roger.Chandler@keynetix.com1. Paper2. Links to external publications and websites3. This presentation4. Links to free softwarewww.keynetix.com/agta2011 Agents wanted

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