» Holistic Approach to Capital Project Performance Streamlining
Fiatech has developed a new approach to the longstanding challenge of improving productivity, which has the potential to reduce capital project costs by over 30%. Members are now embracing overarching initiatives that emphasize context and strong economic motivation.These initiatives are derived from twelve Performance Improvement Targets that have been developed by industry thought leaders and experts.
» MARS-Rover Project Update
This project introduces a new method for identification of the location and orientation of the users in 3D for scalable “on-demand” and “mobile” access to project information via images taken with commodity smartphones and tablets. This access has potential for improving decision-making during on-site construction activities. Challenges increase tremendously in occasionally connected environments. GPS, WiFi, and 3G are not always available or reliable. Read more
» Community of Interest on Integrated Project Management
To work toward the Fiatech Productivity Improvement Target of "realizing a 25% improvement in Project Cost and Schedule Predictability" a Fiatech Integrated Project Management Community of Interest (IPMCOI) will launch in early 2016.This group will look at ways of improving the efficiency and quality of project and facility management operations and processes. Read more
» Industry Impact
As facilitators for innovation and productivity improvement in the construction and capital facilities industries, Fiatech project managers are frequently asked to present at events. Click here for access to the presentations delivered.
||» Identification of Artificial Intelligence Applications to Address Construction and Capital Facilities Needs
Black & Veatch hosted an Artificial Intelligence event, led by Fiatech, including presentations from IBM Watson, on October 29, 2015, to explore potential applications for Artificial Intelligence/Cognitive Computing for addressing construction and capital facilities industry needs. The event takeaways may lead to a Fiatech “Exploratory Cognitive Solutions Project”.
» Construction Research Congress
Fiatech’s project: “BIM Supported Building Lifecycle Management” has been submitted for presentation at the 2016 Construction Research Congress May 31 - June 2, in San Juan Puerto Rico. Dr. Rui Liu, Assistant Professor of Construction Science at UTSA and Mr. Garry Zettersten, PE, Senior Project Manager, Fiatech are co-authors of the submission entitled: “Facility Sustainment Management System Automated Population from Building Information Models.” Read more
» Autocodes Project Update
The Fiatech AutoCodes Project has initiated a joint effort with the California Office of State Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) to use the Project’s Minimum Modeling Matrix (M3), Model Protocol Guidelines, and the Solibri Model Checker for automated code compliance checking on healthcare facilities in California.
» Fiatech Board led Projects Committee, Project Status Reviews
Delivering Projects that produce member value through validated and usable industry supported practices is central to Fiatech’s Mission. Our projects are leading edge practices that develop, demonstrate, and deploy technology and innovative practices driving improvements of efficiency and productivity. View the summary of project reviews over the past quarter here.