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AEC Wake-Up Call: Digital Signatures and Seals Report Provides Pathway to Savings

Austin, TX, May 15, 2012 - "Wake up, architecture, engineering, and construction firms!" So begins the new publication from Fiatech, A Practical Deployment Strategy for Digital Signatures and Seals in Fully Electronic AEC Processes. The report focuses on new industry-wide efforts to streamline business processes and increase efficiency through the use of digital seals and signatures.

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Game Changer Enables Automated Code Checking For BIM

Austin, TX, March 21, 2012 — The Fiatech Regulatory Streamlining Committee has completed the first phase of its AutoCodes Project Proof-of-Concept (POC) effort, which demonstrates the ability to apply automated code checking technology to Building Information Models (BIM). This project was launched in response to the fundamental need for greater consistency, efficiency and speed within the building code review and approval process.

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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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Nationwide Automated Code Check Project Underway

AUSTIN, TX, July 26, 2011 - It has long been understood by construction owners, architects, designers and engineers that regulatory code-compliance, for all of its necessity, is also one of the more challenging aspects of the design-build process, largely because of the many variations in building and safety codes across the country and the globe.

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Mitigating Disaster through Design and Construction Conference Preparing Report to Congress

Sponsored by McGraw-Hill Construction and Engineering News Record with partners ASCE and the National Building Museum the "Mitigating Disaster Through Design and Construction Conference - Planning and Building for Resiliency" brought together leaders from the disaster mitigation, construction, planning, insurance fields and building owners to hear presentations and discuss actions that can be taken at the national and local levels to strengthen disaster resiliency in the built environment.

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International Code Council Joins FIATECH Streamlining Project

AUSTIN, TX, May 14, 2008 - The International Code Council (ICC), has become an active member of the FIATECH Streamlining Project, joining 38 other national organizations, associations and companies to work together to help state and local governments increase economic competitiveness, public safety and disaster resiliency through streamlining their regulatory processes and making greater use of information technology in their building code administration programs.

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Green Initiatives, Emergency Response, & Disaster Recovery Drive Paperless Solutions

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.

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