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2018 is rapidly coming to a close. It was a benchmark year of milestones that have taken R18LabQMS to new heights. Looking back to the early days and development of R18LabQMS, we never imagined the far reach this management tool would have in the industry. A DOT in the Northeast was the very first user

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Training for technicians may be one of the most important activities within the laboratory. Lack of proper training will affect the overall quality of tests results, variability, and ultimately, the bottom line. Whether or not your laboratory is accredited, technician training is a must. You must have training procedures in place, not only for new

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When I first came to the Asphalt Institute laboratory (circa 1994) there were very few computers in the offices. There were only large desktop models and thick massive square monitors. How times have changed! I remember my first computer purchase, it was a ‘386’ with a 40 megabytes hard drive in 1991. I’m not going

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R18LabQMS v2.0 is now live! When you get a chance, check out the new look and features of the application.             Thanks, R18LabQMS Team

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In a recent blog post, we talked about assessment preparation and the impact it will have after the assessor completes their findings on the final report. What makes the process go smoothly is not only the preparation prior to the on-site assessment, but just simply keeping up and reviewing each month. One of the features with

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Being prepared and ready for an on-site assessment will ultimately save countless hours in responding to non-conformities after the assessment is long over. So, how do we prepare for this? Maintaining your quality management system (QMS) is an ongoing process that must be managed monthly and not just before the assessor arrives. Being prepared starts

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Part of the changes to AASHTO R18-16 are management review. Effective April 1, 2017 AASHTO re:source assessor’s began to observe this change. R18LabQMS included the ability to create management reviews in version 1.9.0.1 as indicated on the application news when logging in. The laboratory’s top management is required to review their QMS at least every 12

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Hello everyone! We are onto v1.9! Wednesday, March 29th we are releasing a new software update that will make some important changes to the QM sections and add a new “QM Reports” tab that will replace the “IAR Report” tab. Click here to view the YouTube video on the updates. QM Section Changes Several sections

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AASHTO Technical Exchange If you’re planning to attend the first annual AASHTO Technical Exchange in Annapolis, MD next week March 27-29, we will have a booth setup at the meeting. So come by and say “Hello!” We’ll be there everyday providing demos and answering questions. Feel free to ask us any questions about the application,

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Here’s what’s new with the application in v1.8… With the end of the year fast approaching, we’re releasing a new update. Take a minute to familiarize yourself with the new changes! Quality Manual Progress Bar Located on the Dashboard, view your progress as you complete your QM. From the progress bar you can view the

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