Accession Number : ADA491932

Title :   Construction Operations Building Information Exchange (COBIE): Requirements Definition and Pilot Implementation Standard

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER CHAMPAIGN IL CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : East, E. W.

PDF Url : ADA491932

Report Date : JUN 2007

Pagination or Media Count : 195

Abstract : 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.

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE TOOLS, *LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT, *DATA MANAGEMENT, *SPECIFICATIONS, *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *CONSTRUCTION, *INFORMATION EXCHANGE, MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT, CLASSIFICATION, FORMATS, BUILDINGS, INTEROPERABILITY, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, METADATA, REQUIREMENTS, MILITARY FACILITIES

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Computer Programming and Software
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE