The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how the Tests/Inspections (TI) module functions in CEMAR, how to utilise the register and create new events.
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The below article is based upon the ECC contract type and the terminology reflects this. Certain actions may be unavailable if you do not have the appropriate permissions. Please speak with your Superuser if this is the case.
You can view the Tests and Inspections register by navigating to the left-hand expandable menu and selecting Registers > Tests and Inspections:
You are then presented with the TI register, which is split into three categories;
The first tab (Test/Inspections) displays any standard TIs which have been communicated (including any Party-specific drafts).
The second tab (Results) displays any results which have been created against a test/inspection:
The final tab (Plant/Material) displays any TIs raised when the Before Delivery Plant and Materials radio button has been selected with the event's edit form:
Within these registers, you can click on any of the events shown to display them in more detail. Any events in draft status can still be amended and submitted (User threshold/role dependant). Alternatively, if the event is already communicated, you may review the details:
To void an event, right-click on a draft communication and select Mark this draft event as VOID:
Doing this will move the event to the bottom of the register and it will appear greyed out and struck through. This will prevent the event from being progressed, unless it is re-instated.
To re-instate a voided communication, right-click on the event and select Re-instate this draft event. This will then push it back to the top of the register as a draft submission.
Either the Employer or the Contractor may raise a new test/inspection at any time by navigating to the left-hand expandable menu and selecting Create new, followed by Test / Inspection:
You will then be displayed with a draft TI edit form, allowing you to enter the required information and communicate it to the other Party:
Whilst this event is in draft state, you can switch the event type between Test and Inspection and Before Delivery Plant and Materials using the radio buttons.
You are also able to edit the works or plant/material title, description, as well as schedule a date for the test/inspection using the drop-down calendar:
Once communicated, it creates a reminder which is visible to each Party:
At this stage the Result tab will unlock, allowing the Party who raised the event to record this detail and if applicable, Notify Defect. If a Defect is created, it will be automatically be associated to the TI in question. Please note, the Notify Defect button will only become available to select once the Result has been communicated:
If you have raised a Before Delivery Plant and Materials test/inspection, a third tab is unlocked, titled Before Delivery:
Within this tab, you are able to give a Pre-Delivery Decision using the above labelled radio buttons.
Once communicated, the Employer has the option of changing the status of the TI to Dead by selecting the check box within the Test / Inspection tab:
By selecting this box, it will effectively close the event. The TI will be coloured blue and struck through within the register to signify this. Any associated reminders will also be removed: