So, it’s official. Our Air Quality module has finally set sail, poised to transform how air quality is managed. It’s been a great subject to work on, with loads of debates on the nuances of limit values, exposures, averaging periods and all that fun stuff.
We’re currently running the Air Quality module in closed trials and will be releasing it to the market in early 2020. The purpose of the closed trials is to demonstrate the value construction teams get from having access to easily digestible air quality data and to create an opportunity for further development of the product based on trial feedback.
The air quality data can support projects in not only remaining compliant, but finally enable them to protect their workforce and the general public form the risks posed by high pollution levels. Furthermore, construction teams don’t just want to know what the pollutant levels are, and how they change over time, but ultimately what has contributed to these levels. Was it us, was it them, was it the storm which just swept up from the northern Sahara? With thorough air quality monitoring, all this information is at your fingertips.
But we don’t stop there, we’re moving beyond the realms of ‘simple’ monitoring and into a new frontier of air quality forecasting. At Qflow we are pushing the boundaries of contemporary air quality monitoring, and looking to not only predict how levels may vary over the duration of a project, but to be able to tell you how likely you are to be contributing to levels exceeding certain UK and EU regulatory limits.
Keep an eye out on the blog where we’ll be sharing future insights gathered from our Air Quality module deployments. This is an exciting new space and we are looking forward to helping the industry better understand the impact and causal relationships of air pollution. Yet another step towards our mission to build better cities more sustainably, for the people and the environment!