I’ve been in situations where myself and my colleagues have had to take on existing registers and update them. It was a long drawn out process because the existing registers were a fixed format which couldn’t be deviated from.
I built an access database that could import these Excel files, and a front end form that used drop downs fixed to the terminology that had to be used. Once updated, the Excel was exported and issued back to the client.
BC was built from this experience. A solution that needed to be accessible to everyone, which meant not needing a specific device, only a web browser and an internet connection.
It needed to be flexible as every client is different and each report brief bespoke. BC has standard templates that meet the requirements of asbestos legislation, and can be customised to meet bespoke briefs. Many local authorities asbestos registers for example not only collect the minimum required data, but set out to future-proof themselves by recording a lot of what might be considered excess data about site conditions. This is in the anticipation that it may become a requirement in the future. This means there is not one standard “fits all” asbestos register template. BC is built with this flexibility in mind.
One man licensed assessors up to bigger consulting firms can take advantage of BC’s streamlined data entry interface, using images captured on site to capture and analyse details afterwards rather than relying heavily on notes taken in-situ. It is actually amazing how much your memory can recall from a single image, especially if you captured it less than 24 hours ago.