Better Information Management (BIM) with COBie

COBie 4 Contractors 

Today, interns stand at the copier or scanner for months making O & M manuals. Why not collect that information with improved submittal and install processes that automatically capture handover data?

Paper boxes in boiler rooms replaced by COBie.

Our COBie production services meet COBie specs and show you how to implement Lean Handover on every subsequent job.

COBie 4 Owners 

Your employees must re-enter "3 Ring-Binder Compliant" handover information every day. Why not get exactly what you need, up-front without transcribing -- before you take occupancy?

Shelves full of O&M manuals replaced by COBie.

Use the COBie Score Card to get real-time asset and handover information, across your entire facility life-cycle. Learn how to spec and check your data.

COBie 4 Information Managers 

Standards-based workflows with systems integration enabling facilities management to become a strategic asset not an overhead line item. Or "Shoebox Compliant BIM", really it's up to you...

A BIM repository in a shoebox.

In 2015 we completed a CIO-level work flow analysis aimed at replacing a moribund document management with real-time asset awareness.

Training 

Don't know where to start? Can't quite see the big picture? Did you get some nice colored charts from your consultant, but no actual help?

Join our on-line COBie Academy. Instruction created by Dr. East, the inventor of COBie, and sponsored by the Rinker School of Construction Management, answers your most difficult questions and personally grades your assignments. High quality on-line education at your pace.

Need something more specific? We also offer:

  • high-impact keynotes
  • lean handover workshops
  • industry webinars
  • academic lectures
  • books and industry analysis
  • sponsored publications
  • free YouTube shorts

In partnership with your company and local association and university we can develop a package of workshop sessions combined with private consultations to get your company, team, or program started with lean handover workflows.

Standards 

Need pragmatic Information Exchange solutions? You've come to the right place! COBie only took a year. COBie was in commercial software in two.

NBIMS-US Information Exchange standards.

Dr. East led the COBie, HVACie, Sparkie, WSie, BAMie, LCie, and SPie. In less than a decade, these specifications are in national standards and contracts around the world.

Prairie Sky Consulting works around the globe to help understand information exchange requirements and recommend best-practice approaches, using appropriate standards, to actually solve real-world problems.

In 2015 Dr. East assisted Swinburne University to identify and recommend infrastructure information management requirements and standards to New Zealand and Australia. (Hint: NOT IFC!)

Testing 

Independant and open software testing is critical for customers to have confidence in your product. Our team has extensive experierience in private, public, and end-user testing having created the first quantifiable basis for such testing in 2008.

Delivering COBie with ARCHICAD.

The most recent effort, Delivering COBie in ARCHICAD with Rob Jackson provides the lessons learned to capture COBie data automatically during the design process. Tweet a selfie @cornhenge for a copy of full-sized figures.

Our team of collaborators have developed a new Dormitory model for testing. In addition, we develop and provide open-source software solutions and the documentation needed to use them.