WASHINGTON, DC, November 28, 2007--Over the past two years, a growing number of state and local jurisdictions have turned to information technology to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their building code, land use and planning regulatory processes. To assist them in their efforts, the Alliance for Building Regulatory Reform in the Digital Age at FIATECH, with funding from the American Institute of Architects and Avolve Software, has published “Best Practices in Electronic Plan Submittal, Review, Tracking and Storage” and an Elected Officials Guide companion piece.
AUSTIN, TX, June 21, 2007–To better coordinate jurisdiction, construction and building owner uses of innovative technologies, the FIATECH Board of Advisors and the Streamlining Steering Committee of the Alliance for Building Regulatory Reform in the Digital Age (the Alliance) announced earlier this month that they reached agreement under which the activities of the Alliance will be housed as a new, independent project within FIATECH.
AUSTIN, TX, June 18, 2007 – FIATECH, and COMIT (Construction Opportunities for Mobile IT), a UK-based industry organization, have joined forces and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to provide accelerated results and emerging technology deployments to their respective members and the engineering and construction industry at large.
WASHINGTON, DC May 8, 2007–FIATECH announced at their Tech Conference Showcase Meeting that they had delivered a standard for deploying a Building Information Model (BIM) for the process industry.
AUSTIN, TX, May 10, 2005 — Eight organizations that support the pump supply chain demonstrated electronic data exchange using the results from FIATECH's Automating Equipment Information Exchange (AEX) project's XML schemas for centrifugal pump information. The demonstration was presented at the FIATECH Spring Technology Conference held in Miami, Florida on April 19-20 during the conference plenary session and was followed up with in-person demonstrations for visitors to FIATECH's Technology Showcase. The demonstration was a collaborative effort by the FIATECH AEX project and the Electronic Data Exchange (EDE) project of the Hydraulic Institute.
AUSTIN, TX, August 6, 2004—Inadequate interoperability increases the cost burden of construction industry stakeholders and results in missed opportunities that could create significant benefits for the construction industry and the public at large. The lack of quantitative measures of the annual cost burden imposed by inadequate interoperability, however, has hampered efforts to promote the use of integration and automation technologies in the construction industry.
AUSTIN, TX, July 26, 2004 — The FIATECH AEX (Automating Equipment Information Exchange) Project released Version 1.0 of its XML schemas for capital facilities equipment and associated documentation today. The XML schemas and documentation are available for anyone to use at no charge from the FIATECH web site.