Are your office and field teams on the same page when it comes to data management and on-going site characterization activities? If the answer is “no,” there may be an easy fix.
Project communication and data management are essential for ensuring you are a successful CPT provider. As former CPT service providers turned CPT manufacturers and support specialists, we understand the challenge of maintaining accurate site records when you have multiple crews moving across numerous sites. What’s the solution?
With personnel and jobs spread all over the United States, a tool that Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) utilized to empower remotely operating teams to communicate was a simple Excel workbook we called the “Daily Log.” These workbooks can easily capture a complete week’s activities and all the pertinent details of the day to include:
- Project number
- Cone information
- Arrival and departure time
Recording this information also helps assure compliance with CPT ASTM standards and provides an easily transferable, historical document that can be essential for a project’s success. You will also see there is a tab featuring a diagram of where to measure your cone surfaces along with the tolerances.
The Daily Log can be stored and organized on your field computer and re-saved. We recommend keeping your Daily Log open in the background during your push and toggling to it (Ctrl & Tab) as needed to enter data in real time.
At the end of the day or job, you can simply download the Daily Log to a USB drive to share with your team. Based on experience, we know how important this simple file was to our overall team’s success, data management, and project documentation of fieldwork activities.
You can find a free download here and implement as you wish! As a bonus, you will see a tab that includes ASTM measurements for your cone.