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Bouw- en engineeringprojecten zijn complex en dynamisch en omvatten meerdere workflows die effectief moeten worden gecoördineerd en beheerd. De enorme hoeveelheid informatie die bij deze projecten betrokken is, in combinatie met de verschillende bestandsformaten en losgekoppelde processen, kan echter leiden tot inconsistenties in de gebouwgegevens. Dit kan leiden tot aanzienlijke milieu- en financiële problemen, zoals schaalbaarheid, omzetverlies, verkeerd afgestemde projectprioritering en verhoogde koolstofemissies.

The Leverage BIM Data Ft. Autodesk BIM 360/ACC, Verifi3D Special Edition is a guide to BIM model coordination and checking for improved workflow efficiency in building design. The book aims to help building designs teams get the most out of their Common Data Environment (CDE)/file repository – Autodesk BIM 360/ACC. Gain insights into the future of BIM model checking and collaboration and the role of Verifi3D and Autodesk BIM 360/ACC in shaping it! 

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The Leverage BIM Data Ft. SharePoint, Verifi3D Special Edition is a guide to BIM model coordination and checking for improved workflow efficiency in building design. The book aims to help building designs teams get the most out of their Common Data Environment (CDE)/file repository – SharePoint. Gain insights into the future of BIM model checking and collaboration and the role of Verifi3D and SharePoint in shaping it! 

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Integrated workflows: A must In the digital transformation of the AEC industry

Integrated workflows: A must In the digital transformation of the AEC industry

In the not-so-distant past, the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry relied on pen and paper, with information meticulously stored in bulky file cabinets. Fast forward to today, and the industry has undergone a remarkable digital transformation. Traditional paper drawings have given way to sophisticated CAD files, and organizations across all sectors are embracing digital tools to enhance efficiency, sustainability, and accuracy. This shift is not just a trend; it’s a fundamental evolution driven by global standards, revolutionizing the way construction projects are conceived, implemented, and supervised.

Seamless collaboration

In the dynamic world of construction projects, effective communication and decision-making hinge on having accurate, up-to-date information at your fingertips. Yet, translating visionary concepts into practical realities often encounters resistance, particularly when navigating the complexities of change management. One of the key challenges lies in the divergent tools and systems used across different departments, leading to the potential for errors and inefficiencies stemming from outdated files.

Imagine a scenario where data harmonization is automated, seamlessly aligning information across the board. This integration would establish an ecosystem where departments collaborate effortlessly, sharing data, workflows, and insights in real-time. Such cohesion would not only streamline operations but also proactively refine data, eliminating the risk of disjointed workflows and ensuring that the right information is always available when and where it’s needed most.

openBIM and open innovation possibilities

openBIM is the superhero of construction information exchange, wielding open standards like Industry Foundation Classes (IFC), Information Delivery Specification (IDS) and Construction to Operations Building information exchange (COBie) to simplify the complex dance of data sharing. With these standards, BIM and other crucial information can flow seamlessly between software and stakeholders, ensuring a harmonious symphony of consistent information quality and effortless collaboration.

Integrated workflows

In the dynamic world of construction, openBIM and open innovation are revolutionizing collaboration. Industry leaders are driving a wave of streamlined workflows, accelerating project timelines, and enhancing outcomes. Integrated project delivery now demands a new level of data synchronization. Transparent, accessible information is key to project success, empowering teams to make informed decisions.

One of the key advantages of openBIM is its flexibility. Teams can use their preferred software as long as it complies with openBIM standards. This ensures seamless collaboration and data sharing throughout the project lifecycle.

At the heart of this transformation are people. Technology, data, and solutions converge to enable integrated workflows that reduce time wasted on file version searches, improve model coordination, and enhance project data accumulation. These workflows support both internal and external teams, enabling real-time cooperation, improving communication, and boosting productivity.

Embracing openBIM and open innovation is not just about adopting new tools; it’s about fostering a culture of collaboration and innovation that drives the industry forward.

Opportunities for digital transformation

Integrating workflows presents a fascinating array of challenges. From the intricate web of connecting systems across departments to the ever-present concerns of data and cybersecurity, compatibility issues, and the costs involved in integrating diverse IT systems, the landscape is complex. Furthermore, implementing integrated workflows necessitates a shift in end-users’ work habits, a thorough update of organization-wide processes, and comprehensive training on new tools.

Steady goes with BIM process management

A robust BIM validation tool is like a silent hero, stepping in to tackle challenges with precision and finesse, ensuring smooth operations without causing a stir. Operating in the cloud, it effortlessly utilizes predefined templates to automate model-checking, offering a seamless and customizable experience. It seamlessly integrates standards into workflows, becoming an indispensable part of any project’s success.

Verifi3D: The next-gen solution for model checking in BIM-projects

Verifi3D is the digital sentinel of your BIM fortress, a cloud-based guardian that not only integrates seamlessly with open standards but also stands as a stalwart protector of cybersecurity in your real-time collaboration efforts. It effortlessly melds into your existing VDC/BIM workflows, offering a treasure trove of predefined rule templates customized to your discipline. Verifi3D is the automation wizard that simplifies BIM model checking without demanding significant workflow alterations. With its comprehensive training and support, you can embark on a smooth transition to this user-friendly tool, ensuring your BIM journey is as secure as it is efficient.

Data security, cybersecurity and privacy

When it comes to integrating workflows, safeguarding data security and privacy is paramount. Verifi3D offers a robust cloud-based platform designed for the seamless sharing and management of construction data. With its stringent access controls, teams can confidently trust that their data remains protected at all times.

In the eve of a new era

The AEC industry stands at the precipice of a digital revolution, and cloud computing is emerging as a key player in transforming job sites. Technologies like Extended Reality (XR) and artificial intelligence (AI) are spearheading this transformation, ushering in an era of enhanced efficiency and collaboration by delivering information in diverse formats. As regulations and standards at the global, international, and national levels continue to evolve, ensuring data consistency remains paramount. Verifi3D is poised to embrace this future by connecting BIM users, nurturing collaboration, and facilitating data exchange. With Verifi3D, your project remains compliant with the latest regulations and standards, ensuring that AEC professionals are well-equipped for the myriad business opportunities that the digital age presents.

Join our exclusive webinar, “Unlocking efficiency – IDS and BIM model checking” ft. Rob Roef (Chair – buildingSMART BENELUX) and Ward Turkyeh (BIM Specialist – Verifi3D) on 22 May 2024 at 04:00 PM CET I 10:00 AM EST

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How to connect Verifi3D with Aconex

How to connect Verifi3D with Aconex?

Aconex integrates with Verifi3D, redefining how teams manage projects and validate building design models. With this integration, building design teams can synchronize .rvt and IFC files between Verifi3D and Aconex, all in a browser. By having a single source of truth for all project data, teams can avoid outdated and inconsistent building design data, thus ensuring a seamless flow of information in real time

Access all your Aconex assets without leaving Verifi3D. By consolidating all building design data within Aconex and Verifi3D, teams gain access to a unified repository of information. This streamlines workflows and fortifies data integrity.

Real-time updates: Project teams benefit from a seamless environment for collaboration and coordination. This integration enables teams to access real-time updates irrespective of geographical location, thereby enhancing project efficiency and transparency. 

Secure collaboration. The user access roles on Verifi3D act as gatekeepers by restricting access to authorized users only. This aligns perfectly with Aconex’s model, where each project organization retains ownership of its data within its private workspace. Thus, mitigating the risk of data breaches or unauthorized modifications. 

Share files on the go. Seamlessly access and synchronize .rvt/IFC files between Aconex and Verifi3D and share them with the team. The connected workflow enables model coordination at all times and in all environments, thus increasing the quality of work and reducing errors in the process. 

How to connect Verifi3D with Aconex?

1. Navigate to the login and sign up page

2. Sign up for a new account or log in to Verifi3D with your Verifi3D credentials

3. Klik op de "Go To Projects" knop om de Projecten overzichtspagina te zien

4. Click on the button “Add Project From” and from the dropdown select “Aconex”

5. You will need to authenticate yourself with your Aconex credentials

6. Once authenticated, your Aconex projects will automatically appear in the Verifi3D environment

7. You can find the content of your Aconex in Models > Model Browser.

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Clashchecks standaardiseren

Clashchecks standaardiseren

BMN De Klerk, opgericht in het hart van Nederland, is een toonaangevend bouwbedrijf dat gespecialiseerd is in commerciële en woningbouwprojecten. Het bedrijf weerspiegelt zijn veelzijdigheid en aanpassingsvermogen bij het voldoen aan uiteenlopende behoeften van klanten. Gedurende tientallen jaren heeft het bedrijf een uitstekende reputatie opgebouwd op het gebied van betrouwbaarheid, kwaliteit en integriteit. Nu duurzaamheid steeds belangrijker wordt in de bouwsector, heeft BMN De Klerk zich ontpopt als leider in het implementeren van milieuvriendelijke praktijken en groene bouwoplossingen. Met een toewijding aan kwaliteit, duurzaamheid en innovatie is BMN De Klerk voortdurend op zoek naar technologieën om werkstromen te stroomlijnen en projectresultaten te verbeteren. Door het omarmen van geavanceerde technologieën en duurzame praktijken, heeft BMN De Klerk Verifi3D geïmplementeerd, een nieuwe industriestandaard gezet in zijn streven naar uitmuntendheid en het blijven herdefiniëren van industriestandaarden.

Naadloze integratie.

Door gebruik te maken van de naadloze integratie met Trimble Connect stroomlijnen de bouwontwerpteams de workflows gedurende de gehele projectlevenscyclus om geavanceerde clashcontroles uit te voeren. Deze integratie maakt handmatige datatransfers tussen verschillende tools overbodig, vermindert het risico op fouten en bespaart kostbare tijd tijdens de ontwerp- en bouwfasen, waardoor een meer georganiseerde en transparante workflow mogelijk wordt.

Gestandaardiseerde workflow.

Toegang tot .rvt/IFC-bestanden rechtstreeks binnen Trimble Connect, waardoor naadloze samenwerking met het team mogelijk is. Versiebeheerfuncties stellen teams in staat om wijzigingen bij te houden en een geschiedenis van revisies bij te houden, wat een meer georganiseerde en transparante workflow mogelijk maakt. De gekoppelde workflow zorgt voor consistente modelcoördinatie in alle omgevingen, waardoor een gesynchroniseerde, gestroomlijnde en gestandaardiseerde workflow voor het ontwerpen van gebouwen mogelijk wordt.

Collaboratieve modelcontrole.

BIM-modellen zijn vaak afkomstig van verschillende bronnen, elk met hun eigen reeks standaarden en kwaliteitsniveaus. Met de geavanceerde regelgebaseerde engine konden teams standaarden automatiseren en omzetten in regelgebaseerde checks, inclusief ondersteuning voor NL-SfB, de Nederlandse bouwstandaard. Dit verbetert de interoperabiliteit, consistentie en compliance met de regelgeving voor alle bouwontwerpprojecten.

Innovatie stimuleren en productiviteit verhogen.

Met automatische synchronisatie van bestanden kunnen teams direct op clashes in bouwontwerpen controleren, kostbare tijd besparen en een productiviteitsverbetering van 30-40% ervaren. Naadloos bekijken, bewerken, controleren en valideren van .rvt/IFC-bestanden binnen Verifi3D, zodat teams het proces van clashdetectie efficiënt kunnen beheren. Dit vergemakkelijkt het rapporteren van issues via BCF Topic in Trimble Connect, waardoor de workflow wordt geoptimaliseerd en de samenwerking tussen projectbetrokkenen wordt verbeterd.

“The standardization of clash checks has transformed how we work at BMN De Klerk. Verifi3D has become an indispensable tool in our everyday workflow, bringing consistency and efficiency in our building design projects!”

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De speciale editie Leverage BIM Data Ft. Trimble Connect, Verifi3D is een gids voor BIM-modelcoördinatie en -controle voor een efficiëntere workflow bij het ontwerpen van gebouwen. Het boek is bedoeld om bouwontwerpteams te helpen het meeste uit hun Common Data Environment (CDE)/bestandsopslagplaats - Trimble Connect - te halen. Krijg inzicht in de toekomst van BIM modelcontrole en samenwerking en de rol van Verifi3D en Trimble Connect in het vormgeven ervan!

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Automatiseer clash checks

Automatiseer clash checks

van Es architecten is een vooruitstrevend bureau dat visies van klanten vertaalt in tastbare structuren. Met een focus op samenwerking en het gebruik van geavanceerde technologie, zorgen ze ervoor dat elk project zowel functionaliteit als esthetiek weerspiegelt. van Es architecten erkent het belang van het behoud van de integriteit en kwaliteit van hun gebouwontwerpen gedurende de gehele projectlevenscyclus. Gebruikmakend van hun innovatieve geest, heeft van Es architecten vanaf het begin 3D modellering omarmd, door gebruik te maken van ArchiCad. Als een technologisch geavanceerd bureau waren ze proactief op zoek naar tools die hun processen zouden stroomlijnen en de samenwerking zouden verbeteren. Verifi3D kwam naar voren als de ideale oplossing vanwege de geavanceerde functies die zijn afgestemd op de specifieke behoeften van architectonisch ontwerp.

Naadloze samenwerking.

De gebouwontwerpteams maken gebruik van Verifi3D's integratie met SharePoint om een gecentraliseerde oplossing voor samenwerking te creëren. Deze integratie vergemakkelijkt gestroomlijnde communicatie en het delen van bouwontwerpbestanden (.ifc) tussen teamleden, zodat iedereen met de meest recente bouwontwerpgegevens werkt. Door projectinformatie in één omgeving te consolideren, handhaven ze de consistentie van het gebouwontwerp en de kwaliteit van de data, en verkleinen ze het risico op discrepanties veroorzaakt door ongelijksoortige databronnen.

Geavanceerde regelgebaseerde engine.

De geavanceerde regelgebaseerde engine van Verifi3D is onmisbaar gebleken voor gebouwontwerpteams, omdat het clash checks automatiseert door middel van aanpasbare templates, waardoor manuele controles en fouten in het gebouwontwerp aanzienlijk worden verminderd. Dit verbetert niet alleen de kwaliteit van de data, maar draagt ook bij aan de inspanningen op het gebied van duurzaamheid door het optimaliseren van het gebruik van middelen en het minimaliseren van herstelwerkzaamheden.

Automatisering van controles.

Ook al worden gebouwontwerpmodellen ontvangen van verschillende bronnen met verschillende kwaliteit, Verifi3D ondersteunt het standaardiseren van gebouwontwerpdata en zorgt voor een consistente datakwaliteit door middel van geautomatiseerde modelcontrole. Dit betekent dat teams een betere controle hebben over de kwaliteit van modellen, waardoor er minder fouten worden gemaakt en er tijd en middelen worden bespaard tijdens de controles.

Krachtige visualisatie voor meer inzicht in gegevens.

Vroegtijdige inzichten in ontwerpen en duurzaamheid zijn een prioriteit voor de ontwerpteams van gebouwen en de krachtige visualisatie die Verifi3D biedt, zorgt ervoor dat ontwerpen tijdens het ontwerpproces voldoen aan de hoogste normen van kwaliteit en naleving. Met eenvoudige toegang tot Meta datasets in de Data Viewer, kunnen gebruikers de integriteit van data waarborgen en versiebeheer behouden, wat uiteindelijk leidt tot ontwerpen van hogere kwaliteit en die voldoen aan de eisen.

"Verifi3D gebruiken gaat niet alleen over het toepassen van nieuwe technologie, het gaat over het omarmen van een mentaliteit van voortdurende verbetering. Door de integratie in ons ontwerpproces kunnen onze teams effectiever samenwerken en vol vertrouwen datagestuurde beslissingen nemen!"

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The Leverage Your CDE With BIM Data For Everyone, Verifi3D Special Edition is a guide to BIM model coordination and checking for improved workflow efficiency in building design. The book aims to help building designs teams get the most out of their Common Data Environments (CDEs)/file repositories!

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Strategic implementation of BIM: Enhancing model coordination and collaboration

Strategic implementation of BIM: Enhancing model coordination and collaboration

Did you know that the success of a BIM project depends on the ‘M’ in BIM? This crucial point stands for model, modeling, and management. Building Information Modeling (BIM) projects rely heavily on the effective management of the model, which encompasses not just the software and technology but also the processes and workflows involved. Without a clear strategy and well-defined processes, BIM projects can become chaotic and ineffective.

BIM models are often created as a result of an ad hoc software implementation, but this is preceded by a controlled process. With a strategic approach, you prevent uncontrollable and untargeted data. Strategic planning as a BIM team makes the difference between failure and success.

Fortunately, there are software solutions that support your BIM strategy and enable the digital process. Using software solutions designed for BIM processes can significantly improve the efficiency and effectiveness of BIM projects. These tools help manage the data, facilitate collaboration among team members, and ensure that the model remains consistent and accurate throughout the project lifecycle. Strategic planning and the right software tools indeed make a significant difference in the success of BIM projects.

Start with strategic planning as a team before BIM implementation

There are countless reasons to start a project with BIM. With strategic planning, you manage not only the BIM objectives but also the delivery of crucial data to digital twins and other emerging technologies that digitally transform AECO operations. To achieve these goals, including the effective Common Data Environment (CDE), collaborative BIM planning ensures clarity, transparency, and collaboration, and prevents digital waste and misunderstandings. But above all, planning increases the financial return on a project. Consistent BIM management and model checking during the design phase can quickly detect costly errors. 

Finally, a well-thought-out BIM plan can significantly enhance project outcomes and pave the way for broader adoption and long-term benefits.

Model coordination

Model coordination is the heart of a successful BIM process. Various disciplines federate their models into a consistent and complete information model. It helps the team identify and resolve constructability issues or conflicts between various disciplines digitally before construction activities begin, preventing schedule and budget problems. Model coordination also improves collaboration and communication among project stakeholders, leading to continuous learning, more efficient project delivery and higher-quality outcomes.

Resolving coordination issues digitally before on-site activities is the most affordable, least disruptive, and most secure way to prevent issues. Model coordination ensures good field coordination, reliable cost analysis, accurate planning, improved communication, quality and compliance with safety standards.

Seamless collaboration of models and issue reporting

Close collaboration between different disciplines is essential for smooth collaboration of models. Various software tools can be used for this, such as planning tools, BIM authoring tools for model creation, CDEs for data storage and information exchange, model checkers and issue trackers. 

Integration is key to ensuring that issue trackers remain effective within the BIM environment. Issue tracking often poses a significant challenge due to the complex and interconnected nature of various project components. Traditional methods of issue identification and resolution often fall short of addressing the intricacies inherent in design workflows. Tracking issues across different versions while maintaining data integrity requires meticulous oversight and coordination. This is where Verifi3D emerges as an authority in model checking, offering more than just model coordination and clash checking unlike legacy tools and standalone issue trackers. With its powerful integration capabilities, Verifi3D provides a central hub to manage and report issues effectively. This integration is crucial for ensuring that issue trackers remain impactful within the BIM environment. Verifi3D empowers teams to make informed decisions, minimize risks and deliver successful outcomes throughout the project lifecycle.

Collaborative workflows in BIM

Automated clash detection can help prevent design errors, ad-hoc scope changes, and construction delays, while digitalized workflow integration can streamline the entire process. The templates and clear checklists for model checking are very useful for ensuring that all necessary information requirements documented in a BIM Execution Plan (BEP) are met. Verifi3D offers automated clash detection, which immediately identifies potential conflicts between different model parts, and workflow integration, which minimizes manual work. However, the tool also has templates for model checking and clear checklists with information requirements. Furthermore, Verifi3D improves communication between team members by generating clear reports on identified clashes and coordination issues. This ultimately significantly improves overall collaboration and model coordination.

Best practices for model coordination

How do you arrive at a good process for model coordination? There are many best practices, depending on the project workflow and business characteristics. Hence, project teams are encouraged to establish agreements and together define clear guidelines for best modeling practices, naming conventions, file organization, and model quality requirements. This ensures that each model is created and checked consistently and people who manage their scope of work can rely on their project partners for reliable and clean data.

Problems with information exchange and software version-specific compatibility issues can be prevented by using open data standards that support interoperability. While open standards like IFC can introduce inefficiencies, they are crucial for interoperability between different software and disciplines. Use them wisely, focusing on key data exchanges and avoiding excessive detail in the early stages. Ensuring that the data created during design and digital construction phases can be inherited into building management operations, BIM models are recommended to be compliant with COBie (Construction Operations Building Information Exchange). COBie requirements support the organized transfer of asset information to facility management systems. This streamlines the handover process and improves the overall efficiency of the project.

Using automated clash detection tools to identify and resolve conflicts between different building elements early in the design process helps avoid unbudgeted rework and ensures frictionless coordination. Real-time reporting tools help monitor the progress of model coordination activities and track issues as they are identified and resolved. Transparency helps the team keep the project on schedule and supports timely decision-making. Reducing manual model checks prevents potential human error and increases the accuracy and efficiency of model coordination activities.

Successful companies with a strategic BIM strategy ensure automated clash detection, streamlined COBie support, real-time reporting and minimization of manual checks. This approach ensures efficient model coordination and collaboration within the BIM framework.

A look at the future

BIM usage on projects is growing rapidly. Emerging technologies like machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), and cloud-based collaboration are shaping the future of the AECO industry. Technology makes global real-time data exchange possible. Regional, national, international, and global regulations and standards are continuously being developed by industry experts to ensure uniformity in digitization, digitalization, and digital transformation of the growing digital construction industry. 

Verifi3D prepares you for this future. Verifi3D is the connecting factor between BIM tools, promotes collaboration and enables global data exchange directly. Another advantage: with the tool you are always assured that you comply with ever-changing regulations and standards.

Putting more focus on a good BIM strategy, model coordination, and collaborative workflows helps people understand how a BIM contributes to maximizing the outcomes of future projects. Verifi3D facilitates this and ensures a controlled BIM process with valuable data, and ultimately seamless collaboration of people and models.

Medewerker

Vicevoorzitter Innovatie
OAC Services, Inc.

Vicevoorzitter Innovatie
OAC Services, Inc.

Decoding COBie: Understanding its true purpose in AEC

Decoding COBie: Understanding its true purpose in AEC

COBie is the opportunity for the supply-side of designers and constructors to deliver to the owner/operator the information needed to operate and maintain their facility from day 1. It can be thought of as a simple suitcase with the foam inserts with a place for everything needed with no wasted space or danger of the contents rattling around. It isn’t a 40ft shipping container you can fit (almost) anything into. But it is always an “information exchange” – a transaction that delivers information. Unfortunately, people have often projected all sorts of other expectations onto COBie, making success harder. 

Let’s look at some things that COBie is NOT, and why…

1. COBie is NOT a portfolio, asset or facility management application. COBie stands for “from Construction into Operations of Buildings – information exchange”. As an experience-hardened colleague once explained it can equally stand for “Can’t Operate a Building in Excel”. The point of a structured information exchange is to let suppliers collect the information without worrying about the owner/operators applications – which may be unknown or change.

2. COBie is NOT a digital twin. It is a snapshot taken at handover of the information held by the Constructor. Any additional drops prior to that are waypoints towards that handover. The only reason for preparing a COBie delivery package is if it is going to be loaded into an owner/operators application(s). 

3. COBie is NOT a Building Information Model. It only represents equipment, such as mechanical, electrical, plumbing and transport devices, and, on the structure and fabric side, only doors and windows, along with the context to find and identify them.

4. COBie does NOT need any specification of the equipment to be included. NBIMS v3 p215 gives a sufficient list of exclusions – in ISO19650 terms, NBIMS v3 standard IS the Exchange Information Requirement. COBie does NOT need to have the required attributes (properties) specified. Again, NBIMS v3 is sufficient. For example, only things that have a classification and a unique name are even candidates to be included. COBie does NOT need to be specified for relationships. Yet again, NBIMS v3 is sufficient, as it defines the cross relationships needed. Any piece of equipment must be related to a product Type and a Space . The Space must relate to a Floor. The product Type must be related to its Jobs and Spares.  

5. COBie does NOT need to have the required attributes (properties) specified. Again, NBIMS v3 is sufficient. For example, only things that have a classification and a unique name are even candidates to be included. 

6. COBie does NOT need to be specified for relationships. Yet again, NBIMS v3 is sufficient, as it defines the cross relationships needed. Any piece of equipment must be related to a product Type and a Space (or location) . The Space must relate to a Floor (or region). The product Type must be related to its Jobs and Spares.  

7. COBie does NOT have to be a spreadsheet. OK, it usually it is, as this is the most obvious way of making it checkable on the supply side and readable on the receiving side. An alternative is the subset of IFC defined in NBIMS v3.

8. COBie does NOT need to use Excel. It uses any spreadsheet software that supports using the open XLSX format which is a compressed XML. XLS is not COBie.

9. COBie does NOT necessarily come from BIM. Much of COBie should be in BIM by the end of the design stages but some of it just can’t be. The gathering of Contacts, Documents, and Jobs, Spares and Resources may have to be managed separately. Luckily, there are tools to merge spreadsheets.

10. COBie is NOT an isolated deliverable. It must include the schedule of associated documents , such as general arrangement drawings associated to Floors and Spaces or product data associated to Types.

11. COBie design sheets can NOT be exported from BIM, until you have added classification to Facility, Spaces and Types.

12. COBie does NOT have to contain US Omniclass. In the UK Uniclass is part of the UK Government Information Mandate and the UK National Annexes to the ISO19650 standards. There aren’t many other classifications systems that cover both Spatial and Physical objects.

To sum up, its vital to develop a repeatable process for creating COBie. That process must accurately filter your information, check for omissions and then lay it out exactly as required. COBie can be easy and it makes for a better handover!

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Medewerker

Owner at AEC3 and
Vice Chair at BuildingSMART UKI

Owner at AEC3 and
Vice Chair at BuildingSMART UKI