LQM is a specialist environmental consultancy based in Nottingham (UK) with an international reputation for assessing and managing the risks posed to human health and the environment by contaminants in soil. Increasingly this is being done within a context of sustainable development and specifically sustainable brownfield regeneration.

We provide consultancy, peer review and expert witness services, contract research and training courses on all aspects of the management of land contamination to problem holders, developers and local government.

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KeyCSM: Conceptual Site Modelling Software for Contaminated Land Professionals

According to BS10175, a conceptual site model (CSM) identifying all the potential contaminant linkages should underpin each stage of a site investigation and drive the risk assessment process.

Land Quality Management Ltd (LQM) have worked with Keynetix Ltd to develop the KeyCSM software, which allows contaminated land practitioners to rapid create and update conceptual site models.

KeyCSM in actionThe aim of the software is to speed up, ease and simplify the creation of conceptual models - a requirement of BS10175 - and to increase the quality of CSMs currently produced in contaminated land reports. The software combines a sophisticated drawing package with a database that links the various elements of the pollutant linkages at a site; the sources/contaminants, pathways and receptors. Dynamic links between the drawing package and database result in better models and make updating the model simple as the site progresses from desk study through the various stages of site investigation, risk management and validation.

Amongst its many capabilities, KeyCSM can be used to create detailed plans, cross sections, network diagrams and matrix diagrams to represent the sources, pathways and receptors associated with a potentially contaminated site

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To find out more about its benefits and capabilities or to download a free trial copy of the software go to www.keynetix.com/keycsm.