In an effort to stimulate discussion on Building Information Modeling (BIM), specifically highlighting how information should be shared and delivered within the UK Government’s digital information requirements, CAD User magazine hosted an event sponsored by Vectorworks titled COBie or not COBie at the London Transport Museum on May 16, 2017.
According to the buildingSMART alliance, COBie (Construction Operations Building information exchange) is an information exchange specification system that helps minimize the amount of paperwork and tracking associated with BIM projects.
The one-day seminar consisted of a series of panels led by industry experts proposing various information delivery and presentation solutions. These panels were then followed by an extensive Q+A forum where seminar attendees could ask more directed, thorough questions.
Stephen Holmes presents to the audience. Image courtesy of CAD User magazine.
Here are the highlights from the engaging sessions that took place at this well-attended event:
Information is the Key to BIM. But what information, how do we save it, why, and how much? Led by Martyn Horne, Group Product Development Manager, Computers Unlimited, and Jonathan Reeves, Director, Jonathan Reeves Architects (JRA)
To get the ball rolling, Horne and Reeves discussed how information can be stored within a COBie database — making sure to explicitly emphasize that this format is not simply a spreadsheet, but a way to compile building components and associated information into a database that is usable for asset management purposes.
For more information about the COBie or not COBie event, check out this recap by CAD User magazine. And click here to learn more about what BIM can mean in your firm.
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