Construction Operations Building Information Exchange (COBIE): Requirements Definition and Pilot Implementation Standard
ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER CHAMPAIGN IL CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB
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The Construction Operations Building Information Exchange COBIE specification denotes how information may be captured during design and construction and provided to facility operators. COBIE eliminates the current process of transferring massive amounts of paper documents to facility operators after construction has been completed. COBIE eliminates the need for post-hoc as-built data capture and helps to reduce operational costs. This report describes the background and process used to create and implement COBIE. An international panel of experts, facility operators, construction managers, and asset managers participated in this project under the auspices of the Development Team of the National Building Information Modeling Standard NBIMS. This report documents the requirements analysis that led to a pilot implementation standard, specifications for the pilot implementation standard, and the creation of an Information Delivery Manual with process maps used to link user requirements into the Industry Foundation Class model.
- Information Science
- Computer Programming and Software
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology