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Press Releases

New Projects Show Continuing Efforts at Fiatech

Austin, TX, February 23, 2012 – Fiatech continues to drive the industry forward with an expanding project list recently approved by the Board of Advisors. Completion dates vary for the new efforts, with some finishing in 2012 and others extending into 2013. The seven new projects add to an already substantial list of on-going work. Newly approved and funded projects include:

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Fiatech Produces Interoperability Vision for Capital Projects Industry

Austin, TX, February 15, 2012 — Fiatech is pleased to announce that it has released an "Interoperability Vision Paper" for the capital projects industry. The paper, which was recently circulated to Fiatech membership for review and input is available now for all industry sectors (including process plant, building, and infrastructure) at http://fiatech.org/projects/project-deliverables. The Vision Paper presents an overview of current activities for advancing interoperability, and puts forward building blocks with calls for action to accelerate advancement of interoperability to achieve step change value gains in the industry. We welcome input and feedback from the industry on the Vision Paper and see the document as a dynamic guide for the industry which Fiatech will up-date periodically based on industry feedback, new advancements and industry progress in achieving value gains from Interoperability.

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Two New Board of Advisors Members Join Fiatech

Austin, TX, January 25, 2012 - Fiatech has announced Michael Pye of Fluor and Mark Hellstern of Progress Energy have been elected to the Fiatech Board of Advisors. The new members bring automation and technology experience and nuclear construction knowledge with them to add strength to the Fiatech Board.

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Student Scholarships Available for Fiatech 2012

Each year Fiatech offers scholarships to students to attend and participate in the Fiatech Technology Conference and Showcase. Many of the students are sponsored by companies, including this year, AVEVA, ARX, Atlas RFID, Coreworx, CrossInnovation, Dassault Systemes, HAL, Intelliwave Technologies, Intergraph, Latista, MADCAD, OnTrack Engineering, Panprojects, Siemens, Solibri, TEEC, Trimble and Viewpoint. The scholarship covers airfare, three nights hotel accommodation and the conference registration.

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Fiatech Publishes Requirements Recognition for Achieving Specification Automation

Austin, TX, January 18, 2012 — Fiatech has published "Requirements Recognition for Achieving Specification Automation” as part of its Specification Automation Project. The new publication is available here.

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Fiatech Publishes Report on Harmonization of Pump Schemas with the ISO15926 Reference Data Library

Austin, TX, December 19, 2011 — Fiatech has published "Harmonization of Pump Schemas with the ISO 15926 Reference Data Library." The report provides an exploratory analysis of the work required to harmonize three technical activities: ISO 15926 Reference Data Library (RDL), Automating Equipment Information Exchange (AEX) cfiXML, and the Hydraulic Institute (HI) standard for Electronic Data Exchange for Pumping Equipment (HI-EDE 50.7). Each of these activities endeavors to facilitate an efficient exchange of capital facility and engineering data in an electronic format. However, they approach and solve issues in different manners.

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AutoCodes Project Aims to Change Industry

Austin, TX, December 13, 2011 — Fiatech has a plan to permanently transform the way construction project code review is conducted in North America. That plan, the AutoCodes Project, aims to make the building regulatory process faster, more uniform, and ultimately more competitive by applying advanced technology.

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