software testing

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The Team (to date)

Rob Jackson used a public concept design to design one of four dormitories on a fictous site adjacent to the University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois, USA.

To explore COBie-compliant MEP models and merging COBie MEP data,Daniel Mofakham applied Revit MEP to electrical discipline.

Bill East worked with these designers to ensure COBie compliance. Testing not only resulted the filesd below, but also improvements to the native software applications themselves. These efforts would not have been possible without the support of Chris Bogen's COBie Plugin that uses the open-source bimServer.org developed by Leon van Berlo and his team at TNO.

Purpose

Not everyone has the time, skill, or interest to rigorously test software. Most of us just want to buy something that works. But hard experience shows that products may not live up to the claims of marketing brochures. Software for our industry is complicated, so having a way you can test yourself is also critical for your practice.

Test models are developed by Prairie Sky Consulting and invited firms for use in:

  • COBie demonstrations
  • presentation examples
  • design software testing
  • construction software testing
  • QC testing software testing
  • professional development courses
  • University courses

Dormitory Project

You may freely present, use, adapt, or change the "East Dormitory Project" data set for any lawful purpose provided that you:

  1. refer people to this web page to obtain the files,
  2. don't redistribute the the files,
  3. you include the liscence listed below when you use the files, and
  4. share your updates to any of these files using this same license.
Early Design (30%) Files (Updated 29-Feb-2016)

2016 East Dormitory Architectural Model by Prairie Sky Consulting in association with Bond Bryan Architects is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Coordinated Design (60%) Electrical Design (Updated 18-May-2016)

2016 East Dormitory Electrical Model by Prairie Sky Consulting in association with Cadan Design is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Want to Contribute?

We're currently seeking an cutting-edge HVAC, Electrical, and/or Plubming design and fabrication practice(s) to push the Dormitory project to the Coordinated Design (60 %) phase!

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