Pocket ESA has taken over three years to develop and represents a new method for collecting and reporting Phase I and II ESA data, Transaction Screening, Asbestos Surveys, Radon Sampling, Lead Sampling, etc.
Pocket ESA has been designed to minimize the amount of time required to generate a standard Environmental Site Assessment reports and to maximize the flexibility of the final report. A wide variety of reports can be created; including Phase I ESAs, Phase II ESAs, Environmental Compliance, and Transaction Screening. The reports can be tailored to any standard such as CSA and ASTM.
The Pocket ESA program is used to collect answers to pre-designed questions. The data can collected on a Pocket PC, Laptop, or paper form. These answers are then merged with a report template and a standard report is generated. The merging process allows the user to insert different responses and paragraphs into the report depending upon how a question is answered.
Features of the program include:
Pocket ESA can be used to generate almost any kind of report, based on a report template and questionnaire. To help you to start using the program as soon as possible, the program comes with several questionnaires and report templates. In addition, GAEA can create the report template and questionnaire tailored to your needs. The cost for this service varies with the complexity of the report and generally ranges between $1,000 and $3,000.
The Pocket ESA program has been designed to minimize the amount of time required to generate a standard report and to maximize the flexibility of the final report. To accomplish this, the process has been divided into four steps. The first two steps only need to be performed once for each type of questionnaire and report. The last two steps are performed for each survey
In the features below, the term survey is used to denote a specific Phase I ESA, Phase II ESA, Environmental Compliance Audit, or Transaction Screening.
The first step when using the Pocket ESA program, is to create a report template using Microsoft Word. This template is later merged with the specific responses of a survey to create a final report. The template is a generic form of the final report and contains keywords where the specific answers to the questionnaire are to be merged into the report. These keywords are highlighted in the report template using a unique style created for the Pocket ESA program.
answers to be merged into the report are not necessarily
the direct answers to the questions, but are the text
responses associated with the answer.
report template has been created the next step is to
create a questionnaire that is used to collect the
survey data. This questionnaire will assign a keyword
specified in the report template to each question. The
text associated with the answer to that question will
then replace the keyword when the actual survey data is
merged to create a final report.
questionnaire has been created, survey data can be
collected on either the desktop or Pocket PC. All survey
data is organized into Projects. Before the data can be
entered, either a new project must be created or an
existing project opened. The created or opened project
is then referred to as the current project. After the
project has been opened, the new survey can be
survey data has been collected on the Pocket PC or
desktop, it can be merged with the report template to
create the final report. During the merging process the
keywords in the report template are replaced by the text
associated with each of the answers to the survey
questions. This last step in the process is performed on
the desktop version of the program.