Assessment of Life Cycle Information Exchanges (LCie): Understanding the Value-Added Benefit of a COBie Process
KRISTINE FALLON ASSOCIATES INC CHICAGO IL
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The Construction Operations Building information exchange COBie standard defines a minimum set of information needed to capture electronic construction handover information. COBie, however, does not define the specific processes used to create such information. Some designers and contractors may choose to capture the data by mirroring current document-based processes, transcribing information from required paper documents into a COBie-formatted file following beneficial occupancy. Other designers and contractors may choose to capture this information as data, as the work progresses, using COBie-centered project extranets. This report examines the costs and benefits of each approach, and compares them by analyzing differences in each business process that uses COBie information. The results indicate that a significant benefit may be achieved through the elimination of the non-value-added activities related to the handling, routing, transforming, checking, copying, and transmitting documents containing COBie data.
- Administration and Management
- Information Science
- Civil Engineering