About Us

ABOUT GOFETCHCODE

GoFetchCode, powered by IBM Watson™, is the premier cognitive app that distills the millions of pages of federal, state, and local codes to answer building code questions in a snap.

 

Ask GoFetchCode your question. GoFetchCode uses IBM Watson’s natural language processing to read and find answers in the code while easily linking you to other relevant code sections. GoFetchCode is a partnership of IBM Watson and ENGEO Incorporated, which started in 2015. ENGEO is a leading provider of geotechnical, environmental, and hydrologic engineering, with over 45 years of experience navigating building codes and the construction industry.

 

The GoFetchCode solution is mobile and tablet friendly. Find what you need, wherever you are.

ABOUT ENGEO

 

ENGEO is an employee-owned firm of geotechnical and civil engineers, geologists, hydrologists, environmental scientists, and construction quality assurance field representatives. Founded in 1971, we have offices throughout California and New Zealand.

 

ENGEO serves projects in transportation; infrastructure; water storage, conveyance and treatment; industrial facilities; geologic hazard mitigation; flood control facilities; civic structures; healthcare; education; energy; manufacturing; ports, harbors and waterfront development; residential and mixed-use communities; and urban development. We assist in every phase of projects from the due diligence for land acquisition and planning through entitlement, permitting, engineering design, construction and project build-out.

 

Click here to learn more about ENGEO.

THE BIG QUESTION

Why is it that a major earthquake in New Zealand kills 187 people but the same earthquake in Haiti kills 230,000?

ENGINEERING SAVES LIVES

There is knowledge about design and construction of buildings, infrastructure, transportation and water conveyance structures….all the things to which Civil Engineers contribute on a daily basis. But this knowledge is only limited to those who can afford it, such as developed nations with the wealth to support and nurture an educated society.

WHAT IF ACCESS IS THE SOLUTION?

What if this knowledge was available to those people or countries that could not afford the latest engineering? What if they had access to some simple online engineering assistance so that they could safely design the fixed engineering works that have helped humankind stave off disease, allowed civilizations to flourish, and improved the quality of life? We thought, maybe Watson could do this with our help by developing GoFetchCode.

A construction site with an excavator demolishing several buildings

From hospitals to kitchens, Watson has clocked in to work and is already taking impressive strides across industries. But to understand the power of Watson, we must first understand cognitive computing and how it enhances, scales, and accelerates human expertise.

 

Watson is built to mirror the same learning process that we have – through the power of cognition. What drives this process is a common cognitive framework that humans use to inform their decisions: Observe, Interpret, Evaluate, and Decide.

 

Unlike other computing systems, Watson takes in data from all sorts of sources, from research reports to Tweets. All the information humans produce for other humans to consume. But importantly, Watson is not bound by volume or memory; Watson can read millions of unstructured documents in seconds. In fact, one instance of Watson can consume 30,000 documents per day.

 

Click here to learn more about IBM Watson.

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CEO, Chief Officer
URI ELIAHU

Visionary behind GoFetchCode.

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Content
BRANDIE VAN VLIET

Watson Ingestion Expert.

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Project Manager
MARK GILBERT

Financial wizard and co-visionary.

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Engineering
JANET KAN

One of our regulatory experts.

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Technical
ALAN MOREIRA

Programmer and technical guru.

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Engineering
ABRAM MAGEL

One of our regulatory experts.

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Content
CARRIE ANDREOTTI

Writer and content creator.

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Content
CATHERINE LEWIS

Writer and content creator.