DIME is a web application developed by the California Department of Transportation, Materials Engineering & Testing Services (METS) to allow material testing laboratories the ability to easily submit sample information and test data to Caltrans' database via the internet.
To provide a user-friendly web-based interface for storing and sharing material test data.
Once the manager accounts are created, managers manage their DIME accounts within DIME. Managers won't need to contact Caltrans for adding, editing, or removing of user accounts. This makes it convenience and easy for the managers as their staff changes.
DIME is designed in a way that it is easy to adapt new standards and procedures. DIME supports ASTM, AASHTO, and CTM standards for most of the test procedures that DIME has implemented so far. DIME will obtain and verify user inputs as specify by the selected test standards. With this, managers are worry-free from incomplete and/or inaccurate data entries.
No more scrambling file piles and flipping files in the file cabinets trying to look for a test report in your ten years or so of storage. Test results and reports submitted to DIME will be available online in an electronic format. Advanced search functionalities are provided to make finding a test report as easy as clicking a button. Also, no more phone calls and email drafting to send out a test report to notify your RE, SR, or METS Representative, it is just a matter of a click to email the test report from DIME.