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CONNECTING SYSTEMS - BUILDING REGULATORY AND FACILITY INFORMATION SYSTEMS. Presentation by Robert Wible, Secretary to the Alliance for Building Regulatory Reform in the Digital Age FIATECH ANNUAL MEETING Denver, CO November 8, 2006. CONNECTING SYSTEMS – THE NEED, CONVERGENCE, ACTIONS.

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connecting systems building regulatory and facility information systems

CONNECTING SYSTEMS - BUILDING REGULATORY AND FACILITY INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Presentation by Robert Wible, Secretary to the Alliance for Building Regulatory Reform in the Digital Age

FIATECH ANNUAL MEETING

Denver, CO November 8, 2006

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CONNECTING SYSTEMS – THE NEED, CONVERGENCE, ACTIONS

OUTLINE

  • Shared needs for greater efficiency caused by major forces impacting both construction and building regulatory community
  • Converging initiatives addressing those forces
  • Possible coordinated actions to link systems
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CONNECTING SYSTEMS –THE NEED
  • Perspective from the Alliance for Building Regulatory Reform in Digital Age / National Partnership
    • Public/Private Partnership of Associations & Government Agencies
    • NGA, NACo, Mayors, NASCIO, Federal Agencies HUD, DOE, NIST, GSA, NSF…
    • FIATECH, AIA, NAHB,AGA,BOMA, ….
    • Share best practices to enhance public safety, competitiveness by increasing effectiveness and efficiency of government oversight of construction process through streamlining and use of I.T.
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CONNECTING SYSTEMS – THE NEED

Alliance / National Partnership Mission

“Enhance nation’s public safety, disaster resilience and economic competitiveness through streamlining the nation’s regulatory process to make it more effective and efficient.”

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CONNECTING SYSTEMS –THE NEED

Six Forces Transforming Both The Construction Industry And Way State And Local Governments Regulate

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CONNECTING SYSTEMS –THE NEED

SIX TRANSFORMING FORCES

  • Demographic – aging population & immigration
  • Environmental – energy costs, resource depletion & global warming
  • Technological – rapid changes & new technologies
  • Economic – changing role of nation in global economy
  • Reduced Resources – demands for downsizing and increased efficiency in government & private sectors
  • Public Safety - greater demand, natural disasters and terrorism
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CONNECTING SYSTEMS –THE NEED

A LOOK AT FOUR OF THOSE FORCES

  • Environmental
  • Technological
  • Economic
  • Public Safety
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CONNECTING SYSTEMS –THE NEED
  • Environmental
    • Global Warming
      • Need to reduce greenhouse gases
    • World supply of oil and natural gas
      • Replace with alternative fuels and increase energy efficiency
    • Water and other resource conservation
    • Waste disposal
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CONNECTING SYSTEMS –THE NEED
  • Technological
    • Increased pressure on speed to market of new technologies e.g.- nanotechnologies / biomedical-mechanical
    • Continuing rapid change in information technologies & demand for interoperability - BIM
    • Aging infrastructure – roads, rails, bridges
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CONNECTING SYSTEMS –THE NEED
  • Economic
    • Global economy
      • “The World Is Flat” – T. Friedman
      • Jobs and skills going off-shore
    • Growing economic competitiveness
      • region as well as within world
      • Attract new and keep existing businesses in state/community
      • build at less cost/waste
    • Ability to absorb and recover from disruptions
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CONNECTING SYSTEMS –THE NEED
  • Public Safety
    • Greater demand after 9/11 and Katrina
    • Infrastructure secure from future terrorist actions
    • Better preparation for, response to and more rapid recovery from large scale disasters.
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CONNECTING SYSTEMS –THE NEED
  • For Past 10-15 Years Forces Have:
    • increasingly impacted how we build and regulate construction
    • stimulated new products & technologies
    • added national initiatives to identify and reduce unnecessary costs and inefficiencies
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CONNECTING SYSTEMS – NATIONAL INITIATIVES

NEW INITIATIVES

  • Greater Code Uniformity
    • ICC
  • Research on more effective and efficient building design & construction materials, processes & technologies
    • NIST /GSA /Colleges & Universities
  • New Information Technologies and Interoperability
    • 3D & 4 D design
    • GIS
    • Wireless Technologies
    • RFID
    • Web-based services
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CONNECTING SYSTEMS – NATIONAL INITIATIVES

INITIATIVES TO ADDRESS THESE FORCES

  • New Organizations/Initiatives to Promote More Effective and Efficient Construction, Building Operation & Regulation
    • FIATECH
    • IAI
    • U.S. Green Building Council
    • PATH
    • buildingSMART
    • Alliance for Building Regulatory Reform in Digital Age / National Partnership to Streamline Government
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CONNECTING SYSTEMS – CONVERGENCE OF INITIATIVES

THE NEED FOR CONVERGING EFFORTS:

  • Each of these initiatives and organizations generally address one or more but not every segment of
    • construction industry
    • construction process
    • Technology
    • level of government
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CONNECTING SYSTEMS – CONVERGENCE OF INITIATIVES

RESULTING IN:

a general lack of cohesive approach that recognizes, supports, encourages coordination and where appropriate integration of these initiatives.

CASE IN POINT - BIM & REGULATORY SYSTEM

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CONNECTING SYSTEMS – CONVERGENCE OF INITIATIVES

As Virtual Design & Construction, FIATECH’s Capital Projects Technology Road Map move forward they meet a regulatory system where:

  • Less than 10% of building departments use IT
  • Less than 1% building departments accept electronic plans submittals
  • Even smaller number of jurisdictions conduct electronic plans reviews – even then for only certain portions of buildings
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CONNECTING SYSTEMS – CONVERGENCE OF INITIATIVES
  • CREATING CHOKEPOINTS IN THE ROAD TO THE FUTURE – The Building Regulatory Process
    • Virtual Design Conference, December, 2005 at GSA
    • 3D/4D project in Silicon Valley had to print out and provide shop drawings for project
    • Currently no interoperability in building department data between jurisdictions & between jurisdictions and construction – slowing disaster response and recovery
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COORDINATING ACTIONS TO LINK INITIATIVES
  • PROPOSED COORDINATED ACTIONS BETWEEN ALLIANCE AND FIATECH
    • Joint effort to coordinate FIATECH Road Map & Projects with needed changes/streamlining of building regulatory process.
    • Joint educational efforts for actions that can be taken now to support streamlining building regulatory process to make greater use of IT
    • Joint support for streamlining grants to state and local governments
    • Joint support for other initiatives – BIM, buildingSMART
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COORDINATING ACTIONS TO LINK INITIATIVES
  • ALLIANCE PROJECTS OF RELEVANCE TO FIATECH:
    • Model procurement requirements – How to procure
    • Listing of software and jurisdictions using – Learn from the lessons of others
    • Surveys
      • Use of IT & Cost/Benefit
      • ROI Reports to support funding
      • 3 ½ month ROI
    • for jurisdictions of all size
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COORDINATING ACTIONS TO LINK INITIATIVES
  • ALLIANCE PROJECTS:
    • 2006 CD-ROM Report to Governors, Mayors, Counties with all streamlining tools that have reduced regulatory costs by 60%
    • Guides:
      • Elected Officials – 8 pages –Why Streamline? Benefits
      • HUD 83 page Streamlining Guide (Nov 06) – Includes chapter on benefits of I.T./Streamlining to disaster response and recovery
      • DOE/PNNL interoperability for RESCheck & COMCheck tools
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COORDINATING ACTIONS TO LINK INITIATIVES
  • ALLIANCE PROJECTS OF RELEVANCE TO FIATECH:
    • High level national conference on regulatory streamlining – January 10-11, 2007 at NAHB in Washington, D.C.
    • Program for corporate CEOs, construction community, elected & building officials, to set path for focused 5 year campaign to enhance effectiveness and efficiency of building regulatory process through streamlining and use of information technology.
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COORDINATING ACTIONS TO LINK INITIATIVES
  • FIATECH PROJECTS OF RELEVANCE TO ALLIANCE/NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP:
    • Within FIATECH’s Capital Projects Technology Road Map what are the relationships and data exchange interfaces with the building regulatory process? What regulatory processes need to be streamlined to support?
    • What other FIATECH projects interface with the regulatory streamlining and need support?
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COORDINATING ACTIONS TO LINK INITIATIVES
  • FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION – Several Proposed Next Steps to Better Coordinate & Where Appropriate Link:
    • The FIATECH Facility Information Systems Initiative with
    • The Alliance/National Partnership to Streamline Government Initiative
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PROPOSED COORDINATION / LINK - FIATECH & ALLIANCE

POSSIBLE NEXT ACTIONS:

  • Meeting between Alliance/National Partnership Steering Committee & FIATECH leadership to consider:
    • What streamlined & I.T. elements in building regulatory system does FIATECH need to support interoperability and the success of its Road Map?
    • What other FIATECH projects can regulatory streamlining support?
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PROPOSED COORDINATION / LINK - FIATECH & ALLIANCE
  • POSSIBLE NEXT ACTIONS JOINT MEETING:
    • Special Role for FIATECH in upcoming National Streamlining Conference – January 10-11, 2007
      • Develop list of coordinated joint educational efforts to
        • construction industry
        • elected officials
        • building departments
      • on benefits of use of I.T. in construction, building operation and codes administration and enforcement
      • Identify and share best practices that speed construction and regulatory oversight and add to databases of both initiatives
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PROPOSED COORDINATION / LINK - FIATECH & ALLIANCE
  • POSSIBLE NEXT ACTIONS FOR JOINT MEETING:
    • Explore joint support for streamlining grants to state and local governments
    • Explore joint support for other initiatives – BIM, buildingSMART, etc.
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PROPOSED COORDINATION / LINK - FIATECH & ALLIANCE
  • THANK YOU FOR OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE THESE THOUGHTS
    • Available here to answer questions
    • & provide more information on Alliance/National Partnership
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PROPOSED COORDINATION / LINK - FIATECH & ALLIANCE

A CLOSING THOUGHT

“ The best way to predict the future is to design it”

- Buckminster Fuller

This is precisely what FIATECH and the Alliance are trying to do – let’s do it together!

for more information
FOR MORE INFORMATION
  • VISIT THE ALLIANCE /NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP WEBSITE: www.natlpartnerstreamline.org
  • Write or Call: rcwible@comcast.net, 703-568-2323

THANK YOU