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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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.LQM have been working with BGS to add conceptual site modelling capabilities to their Groundhog software. More information is in the Groundhog Brochure.
Groundhog Professional provides tools to build scaled conceptual site models alongside GIS tools showing layers of spatial information, cross section drawing functionality and borehole log creation capabilities.
Groundhog Professional will speed up, ease and simplify the creation of conceptual site 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, Groundhog Professonal can be used to autogenerate the network diagram to represent the sources, contaminants, pathways and receptors associated with a potentially contaminated site.
Groundhog Professionalis available for computers running Windows. It is not available for mac or linux machines.
Licences for the beta version of Groundhog Professional are now available and can be purchasedhere. A one monthtrial licence is available on request via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Use of the trial or full version of the software represents acceptance of the licence agreement
For more information please email email@example.com.
Land Quality Management Ltd (LQM) previously created KeyCSM with Keynetix Ltd in 2008. The software is now unsupported but is still available as legacy software on the understanding that there are some known bugs that will need to be worked around.
The software is sold on the basis that purchasers understand the software contains bugs. Details of the known bugs are here
The software is available for computers running Windows. It is not available for mac or linux machines.