November 15, 2018 | Irvine, CA — e-PlanSoft, the leading compliance software for design, construction, inspection, and assessment processes, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued US Patent Number 10,114,806 B2 entitled “The Management of Building Plan Documents Utilizing Comments and a Correction List.”
The proprietary patented technology involves systems and methods for managing and processing building plan documents related to electronic/digital construction-related plans. An electronic building plan document including a plurality of plan sheets is received. A first plan sheet is provided for display. A user interface is provided via which a user can select or enter a first comment associated with the first plan sheet. A user interface is provided via which the user can associate metadata, including a project type or discipline, with the first comment. The first plurality of comments, including the first comment, is stored in association with respective metadata. A user interfaces via which the user can select, by category and/or subcategory a plurality of comments to be included in a plan correction list, comments specified by a plurality of users.
The invention was deemed necessary partly because conventional systems lack an adequate capability for the various entities involved in the production, approval, and implementation of a construction project to modify or comment on such plans. Further, conventional systems lack an adequate capability to locate and generate reports with respect to plan comments.
“We are pleased to fortify our intellectual property protection with the addition of this patent in the U.S. covering this application of our core technology,” stated Michael Chegini, Chief Executive Officer of ePlan, Inc. “We have consistently sought to protect, expand, and improve uses of our plan review technologies in the U.S. and will continue to do so. We now have 8 patents in this space.”
The grant of this additional patent provides further recognition of the quality of the products and features being carried out by e-PlanSoft’s team.
e-PlanSoft develops cloud-based electronic document review software that assists governmental agencies, construction and manufacturing industries, developers and owners for their plan review, design review, product review, construction and asset review process in real-time. www.eplansoft.com
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