CDM Seminar Welcome Address
5 April 2001
Welcome to our CDM Seminar / User Forum. It is really good to see so many of our customers here, a high number of whom support each user forum we have. We are also pleased to welcome for the first time some non-customers. We have taken the decision to broaden the audience for this particular Forum, as we are very pleased to have a varied and distinguished group of speakers including Steven Taylor from the HSE. I hope you will enjoy what promises to be an interesting and informative agenda.
The normal rules apply in that we want to make sure that you have an enjoyable and relaxed time with the usual opportunities to network with like-minded professionals over coffee breaks and lunch. A full list of delegates is in your pack, so please make sure you are able to make contact with as many people as possible.
It is hard to believe but Ai Solutions is in its 7th year and hence the CDM ToolKit™, which David presented to the CONIAC committee in London in summer 1994. It is the result of 7 years continuous improvement and development with thanks to many of our users who are in the room this morning. As always, a special thank-you is due to those people who have helped with the product development and particularly to the Beta Testers. It is only with their help that we can continue to provide new service release like the one which we will be over reviewing today.
We have just completed our most successful month and quarter ever, thanks to our largest client Seeboard. They are in the process of upgrading their system across multiple sites. This has not been without it's challenges as I am sure John Park will agree when he discusses some of the issues in his presentation.
Our mission to provide the software tools to improve construction Health & Safety has not changed and it has led us on to producing The Asbestos Register ToolKit™ in response to new legislation about to be introduced later this year. We particularly have to thank Rob Belton from Hyder, Frank Smith from the London Borough of Harrow and Bruce Calder from Callsafe for their help with the development of this product. You will hear more about this later.
At our last seminar we launched cdmUK.com, which was set up specifically to allow better communication between CDM professionals and allow CDM ToolKit™ customers to publish their CDM documents across the web. cdmUK.com continues to increase its number of hits and we have very exciting news with Bradford Metropolitan District Council using it for their prestigious Challenge School Project where all participants are communicating via this web address. This is the very essence of our mission of improving construction Health & Safety through better communication and we thank Bradford for their continuing support and help.