The impact of BIM and COBIE is now realized for long term owner, institutional owner as well as short-term owner as they get superior services with better tenancy rates, revenue and better building capitalization in several market.
COBie is a spreadsheet data format that consists of digital information concerning a building as complete and as constructive a form as possible. In short, COBie is a Building Information Model (BIM)
To achieve full value of the BIM, it must extend past acquisition into the operations of the building. The NIBS Facilities Maintenance and Operations Committee (FMOC) have built up a structure alias Construction Operations Building Information Exchange (COBIE) that widen the BIM to contain commissioning and operations.
BIM contains an easy to use interface to systematize and accumulate data concerning design changes.
COBie facilitates the exchange of space function and area calculations through a BIM or CAD software.
By implementing COBie the project team gets the ability to document their knowledge regarding a Facility in both its spatial and physical characteristics. Spatially the spaces and their grouping can be documented into floors/sectors and into other zones. Physically the components and their grouping can be documented into product types and into other systems. Generally the information required to complete the COBie is presented in your BIM models.
COBIE is the accumulation of various simple schedules of information necessary for depicting a facility. These schedules contain restricted and definite relationships among them. COBIE characterizes the entire rooms with size, furnishings, and finish. COBIE index building systems and correlates them with the spaces (rooms) they maintain.
COBIE can be termed as transfer from Design/Construction to Operations in one direction. Most design and construction software today can export COBIE. COBIE can generate consistent and complete commissioning information without the presence of BIM.
COBIE can be treated as a starting point for retro-commissioning (the procedure of inspecting and cataloguing an accessible building) if it is exported through a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS). This can lead to cost reduction and improvement in accuracy.
COBIE can act as a standard basis for interchanging information between various systems of a building. Alterations applicable to all facets of building ownership and operations can derive in any of these systems. If both system support two-way COBIE, the flow of information occurs between business systems.
BIMCards utilize COBIE as the source to amalgamate enterprise schedules and BAS scheduling. BIMCards apply COBIE to generate on scheduling ontology for building systems.
COBIE also produces a link to the business value of facilities operations. In a building system if there is COBIE-based incorporation, building system operations and performance are linked directly to the business ontology.
COBIE-based amalgamation fits building operations and building systems into the core business of the building owner and occupant.