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FIATECH: what it is, what it does, why you should join

Ric Jackson Director The FIATECH Consortium February 11, 2009


FIATECH is…  FIATECH is an industry-led consortium that provides global leadership in identifying and accelerating the development, demonstration and deployment of fully integrated and automated technologies to deliver the highest business value throughout the life cycle of all types of capital projects.  In achieving this mission, FIATECH has developed a “Roadmap for Capital Projects” to ensure right technologies are developed and in the order that delivers the highest business value across all phases and processes of the capital project life cycle.


FIATECH is a Consortium‌


FIATECH at a Glance  Industry-led, collaborative, not-for-profit, RD&D consortium – Approx. 80 owners, contractors, suppliers & research organizations

 Mission: accelerate deployment of integration and automation technology – Formed by CII & NIST to address breakthrough opportunity – Focus on joint industry research, development, deployment

 Mechanism: Focused implementation Projects – 40 delivered products

 Guide: Capital Projects Technology Roadmap – Industry-wide research agenda (not just FIATECH) – Coalescing industry, industry associations, & funding agencies


FIATECH Board of Directors Tom Hannigan (Chair) Vice President, ISD Zachry Construction

Robert Houghtaling Business Engineering Manager DuPont Engineering

Jerry N. Gipson, Jr. (Vice Chair) Director, Engineering Solutions Technology Center The Dow Chemical Company

Richard H.F. Jackson Director FIATECH

Bert Aragon Director, Execution Technology KBR

Stephen H. Makredes Director, Construction Target Corporation

William W. Brubaker Director of Facilities Engineering and Operations Smithsonian Institution

Frank Matthewson Manager of EPC Systems Bechtel Corporation

Winnie Callahan Executive Director Peter Kiewit Institute, University of Nebraska

John McQuary VP, Tech. Strategies and Knowledge Management Fluor Corporation

Buddy Cleveland Senior Vice President and General Manager Bentley software

Derek Middlemas Executive Vice President AVEVA, Inc.

Reg Gagliardo Senior Vice President Burns and Roe Enterprises, Inc

Nicole Testa (Ex. Secretary) Deputy Director FIATECH

Jeff Grillo Director, Construction Technology Office Intel Corporation

Ray Topping Senior VP-Design & Construction Operations CH2M Hill

Zuhair Haddad Vice President Corporate Affairs & CIO Consolidated Contractors Group

Gilberto Torres Section Head, Corporate Engineering The Procter & Gamble Company

Patrick Holcomb Senior Vice President, Business Development Intergraph

Jorge Vanegas Director, Center for Housing and Urban Development Texas A&M University


Board of Directors  Board Committees – – – – – – –

Annual Conference Program Finance Marketing & Membership Nominating Strategic Planning Awards Program Nominations


Meetings  Annual Technology Conference and Showcase (Spring) – – – – –

Call for Presentations Tradeshow Sponsorships Registration Promotion – advertisement – web

 Member Only Meeting (Fall)  Other project meetings


FIATECH’s Capital Projects Technology Roadmap Initiative  Create, maintain a technology roadmap for the capital projects industry  Use it to guide investments in technology RD&D


Roadmap Facts    

330 pages Nine Elements 43 Focus Areas 161 Projects


Roadmap Facts    

330 pages Nine Elements 43 Focus Areas 161 Projects

“This is not just a FIATECH agenda; it’s for the whole industry.”


Existing Projects  Element 2 - Automated Design Workflow Mapping and Checklists  Element 3 - Global Valve Cross-Reference e-Catalog  Element 3 - Automating Equipment Information Exchange  Element 4 – RFID Cookbook  Element 4 - Leveraging Technology to Improve Construction Productivity  Element 5 - Operational Facility Roadmap Directory  Element 6 - Streamlining Building and Land Use Regulatory Processes  Element 8 – User Acceptance of Mobile IT  Element 8 - Attracting the Next Generation Workforce  Element 8 - Developing Core Technology Competencies  Element 9 - Accelerating Deployment of ISO 15926


Proposed Projects  These are the ones that have so far been approved by the Element Champions – – – – –

Element 9 - Universal Reference Data Library Framework Element 2 - Supplier Information Exchange to Support Construction Element 2 - BIM workflows & checklists Element 9 - ISO 15926 – ISO/PAS 16739 interoperability Element 1 - Scenario based Project Planning Predictability Model Requirements Gathering – Element 2 - Specification Automation

 These are awaiting approval, in discussions or in need of some re-working – Element 8 - Project Execution, Document Management & Workflow – Element 3 - Advancing Integrated Procurement and Supply Network Element Projects – Element 4 - RFID Efficient Site Initiative – Element 7 - Yellow Pages


Project Formation Process


Managing the Roadmap


Roadmap Managers

Element 1

Champions

Element 2

Champions

Element 3

Champions

Element 4

Element 5

Element 6

Element 7

Element 8

Champions

Champions

Champions

Champions

Champions

PROJECTS

Element 9

Champions


Project Proposal Process


Project Proposal Process Members submit new project Ideas


Project Proposal Process Members submit new project Ideas

Project Idea Form


Project Proposal Process Members submit new project Ideas

Project Idea Form


Project Proposal Process Members submit new project Ideas

Project Idea Form

Roadmap champions review project ideas


Project Proposal Process Members submit new project Ideas

Project Idea Form

Roadmap champions review project ideas

Project SOW/Budget Form


Project Proposal Process Members submit new project Ideas

Project Idea Form

Roadmap champions review project ideas

Project SOW/Budget Form


Project Proposal Process Members submit new project Ideas

Project Idea Form

Roadmap champions review project ideas

Primary Reps Survey

Project SOW/Budget Form


Project Proposal Process Members submit new project Ideas

Project Idea Form

Roadmap champions review project ideas

Primary Reps Survey

Project SOW/Budget Form


Project Proposal Process Members submit new project Ideas

Roadmap champions review project ideas

Primary Reps Survey

Board of Directors Approval

Project Idea Form

Project SOW/Budget Form


Project Proposal Process Members submit new project Ideas

Roadmap champions review project ideas

Primary Reps Survey

Board of Directors Approval

Project Idea Form

Project SOW/Budget Form


Project Proposal Process Members submit new project Ideas

Roadmap champions review project ideas

Primary Reps Survey

Board of Directors Approval

Project Idea Form

Project SOW/Budget Form


FIATECH Benefits for Owners  Improve global competitiveness – better, faster, cheaper  Improve effectiveness of suppliers through consensus – Provide unprecedented control/integration of work processes – Provide leveraged and collective focus and priorities to technology suppliers – Ensure technology suppliers provide dependable and scalable solutions for entire supply chain

 Lower supply chain costs by automating key data exchanges – Reduce labor-intensive data re-entry – Reduce procurement errors

 Accelerate project schedules – Faster turnaround time resulting in increased $$ – Avoid unscheduled delays due to data entry errors


FIATECH Benefits for Owners (cont.)  Streamline work processes – Reduce cost/schedule through tighter work process integration – Reuse of electronic information over the facility life cycle – Each business partner uses their own preferred software tools

 Improve product/price/performance ratio – Industry agreed performance metrics to measure results – Improve product quality

 Provide a safer working environment – Fewer people performing unique tasks – Reduce on-site tasks

 Improved delivery of projects and facility information for operations & maintenance


FIATECH Interoperability Strategy  Align FIATECH projects (harmonize semantics and data structures)  Extend ISO15926 and AEX to power plants (EPRI)  Bring in permitting and regulatory ( Bob Wible)  Harmonize with National BIM Standard (IFCs)  Harmonize with operations (MIMOSA, COBIE)  Harmonize with geospatial (OGC)  Harmonize with real estate (OSCRE)  …


FIATECH Plan  Encourage innovation  Deploy technology  Demand change  Focus on Supply chain


Why Join?  Tom Hannigan: “FIATECH can be your R&D arm.”  Jim Porter: “The industry has tried to solve the technology-use problem for years. This time, with FIATECH, we did it.”  Robin Benjamins: “FIATECH is the only place where I can work with my clients, competitors, and suppliers as colleagues and equals.”  John McQuary: “There are many organizations I can go to shmooze. FIATECH is where I go to get answers.”


FIATECH is not for the faint-hearted: The problems of the world can not possibly be solved by cynics and skeptics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities, but by those who saw what could not be, and demanded to know Why Not Spenser Kimball

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FIATECH Ric Jackson Director 3925 W. Braker Lane Austin Texas 78759-5316 (512) 232-9600 (o) (512) 422-3456 (m) rjackson@fiatech.org


FIATECH Ric Jackson Director 3925 W. Braker Lane Austin Texas 78759-5316 (512) 232-9600 (o) (512) 422-3456 (m) rjackson@fiatech.org

“We will either find a way or make one!” …Hannibal


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