Monday, July 15, 2019

About CMATS™

CMATS™ is a partnership between several organizations with an interest in promoting quality as it relates to construction materials that go into our infrastructure. CMATS™ was developed to facilitate the collection, sharing and reporting of “quality information” using contemporary information technology tools and to ensure wide spread availability of those tools to industry practitioners at a reasonable cost.

What is CMATS™?

CMATS™ is a secure web-based business application that streamlines the collection, distributing and reporting of material test data for organizations. By using CMATS™, organizations can record, distribute, and view test data for owners, architects, engineers, testing companies, contractors and material suppliers on a project by project basis. CMATS™ streamlines the process and makes these interactions seamless and manageable through an Internet connection.

How Does The CMATS™ Process Work?

Organizations sign-up and login to CMATS™ and identify their projects and team members involved in each project. Each team member is sent a notification of the new project, and issued a UserID and Password for the CMATS™ (if one has not been issued previously). Each of the team members then uses their web browser to connect to the CMATS™ application to view the activity of the team and the applicable tests. (Users can only view the projects to which they have been assigned rights.) The CMATS™ program allows the user to select projects, view data such as AVS and RCP results, and download a copy in PDF or CSV format. In its simplest form, CMATS™ replaces the existing paper reporting system with an electronic version of the data. However, if the users require hard copies of the information they can print a copy.

What Will CMATS™ Do For Me?

Since the CMATS™ system is completely electronic; it will provide both test information and additional quality control tools instantly to all members of the project. There are specific advantages for the various people and companies from reducing overhead for owners, increasing quality assurance and quality control for architects, engineers and labs, to maximizing resources for contractors and suppliers.

Owners:
  • Test results can be integrated with payment calculations and project reports to help reduce cost
  • Instant access to project data through the internet
  • Allows for the identification of trends and statistical analysis for future development
Architects/Engineers:
  • Ensures all construction team members are receiving quality assurance (QA) test data instantly and allows them to react appropriately to help reduce cost
  • Instant access to project data through the internet
  • Allows for identification of trends and statistical analysis for future development
  • Optimizes material changes to ensure product quality
  • Electronic storage of all project test data
Testing Companies:
  • Eliminates paper handling costs (faxing and mailing
  • Standardizes reporting procedures for the industry
  • Eliminates repetitive data entry and inefficient, time consuming communication on large projects
  • Ensures that a secure, electronic backup exists at a secondary off-site location
  • Allows for electronic searches for specific test data
  • Electronic information can be downloaded into existing computer systems
  • Provides basic statistical analysis tools for clients
  • Provides quality control (QC) features for ensuring quality of testing and product
  • Allows for the storage of all completed project test data on a CD for storage by the testing company
  • Ability to upload all test information from your existing databases to CMATS in a single action
Contractors/Material Suppliers:
  • Ensures that the construction team has the necessary QA test data
  • Shortens cost delay, and increases job site reaction times
  • Minimizes job site specification compliance issues
  • Improves the quality of the finished product
  • Allows multi-location access by multiple users
  • Download features allows QA test data to be combined with QC test data for further statistical and trend analysis.

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