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S&T Project 21079 Final Report: Implementation of a Laboratory Information Management System for Reclamation Infrastructure

The concrete and geotechnical laboratories at the Technical Service Center (TSC) have acquired a new Lab Information Management System (LIMS) to aid in tracking samples and documenting test results. QESTLab by SpectraQEST, is used to log concrete cylinders and cores, slurry, rock, masonry, and soil samples, create datasheets, analyze raw testing data, track testing due dates, store testing results, and produce reports for clients. Personnel from Reclamation’s regional laboratories have expressed interest in implementing QESTLab to better manage their respective labs. The TSC can assist with implementation to ensure continuity throughout Reclamation. This robust database will replace several paper-based sample and test tracking methods which will ensure quality and security of all data. There are many options for customization to fit Reclamation’s needs which are summarized in this report. In addition to implementing for all future laboratory testing and field testing during construction, historical core data or construction QA/QC data could be archived.
Generation Effort S&T Project 21079: S&T Project 21079: Implementation of a Laboratory Information Management System for Reclamation Infrastructure
Themes Infrastructure and Assets
Tags Database Infrastructure, Concrete Field Testing, Concrete Laboratory Testing, Geotechnical Laboratory Testing
Reclamation Project
Reclamation Program Science and Technology Program

Location Information

Location Description The Bureau of Reclamation’s Technical Service Center (TSC) provides innovative solutions to water and power resource issues. The TSC consists of approximately 565 scientists, engineers, and other professional and office staff, and operates a world-class materials and hydraulic engineering laboratory. TSC's mission is to be Reclamation’s preferred provider of science and engineering services, and to be the preferred employer of engineers and scientists in the U.S. TSC values are founded on personal and professional integrity. The TSC is located at the Denver Federal Center, 6th and Kipling, Building 67, Denver, Colorado 80225-0007.
Location Tags Denver Federal Center
Location Parent
State(s) Colorado
Unified Region(s) Upper Colorado Basin
Timezone MT
Elevation 5,619 ft
Vertical Datum NAVD88
Coordinates (lat, long) See Location Details
Horizontal Datum WGS84