Robert C. Wible is the Senior Project Manager at FIATECH for the FIATECH Regulatory Streamlining Project and the principal of Robert Wible and Associates.
Working within FIATECH, a not for profit consortium affiliated with the University of Texas, Mr. Wible serves as their Streamlining Project Manager and is charged with coordinating private sector support for government use of information technology in building regulatory and land use programs including the use of electronic plan review technology. Among recent projects with FIATECH are the development with the International Code Council of the ICC Guideline for single plan reviews for replicable buildings, a national campaign to expand national and international use of digital seals and the AutoCodest a Proof of Concept project that demonstrates the ability to create an automated code checking tool for plan reviews using Building Information Modeling (BIM) data.
As the principal of Robert Wible and Associates, which Mr. Wible founded in 2006, Robert Wible assists individual state and local governments with identifying areas in need of regulatory streamlining and disaster resiliency, building stakeholder/jurisdiction streamlining teams, and identifying and applying information technology to appropriate aspects of their building codes and standards regulatory processes. This work has included consulting with jurisdictions to identify programs and processes in need of streamlining and applying IT, identifying and supplying innovative practices and technologies, testifying before legislative bodies on the need for streamlining and IT, and guiding procurement processes. Among those jurisdictions have been: States of Louisiana, California and Wisconsin, Salem, OR; New York City, NY; Charlotte County, FL; and Fairfax County, VA
Mr. Wible has published numerous articles on IT and streamlining including the International Code Council’s Building Safety Journal December, 2008 feature article: “Keeping Building Departments Ahead of the Curve,” and wrote, produced and published for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in 2006 the widely used, “Guide to More Effective and Eff