software testing

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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 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
  • business process modeling

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.

Plumbing and HVAC models under development by Daniel Mofakham.

To provide a robust design simulation, the structural model was developed by Craig Hardingham applied Revit to the structural discipline.

Bill East worked with Rob and Daniel 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 developed by Leon van Berlo and his team at TNO.

East Dormitory Project

Early Design (30%) Files (Updated 23-Jun-2016)
Coordinated Structural Design (60%) Files (New 23-Jun-2016)
Coordinated Design (60%) Electrical Design (update pending)
Coordinated Mechnical and Plubing Design (60%) Files (pending)
  • work underway

The License

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 license listed below when you use the files, and
  4. share your updates to any of these files using this same license.

The required license is as follows:

2016 East Dormitory Project Files by Prairie Sky Consulting in association with Bond Bryan Architects, Cadan Design, and MLM Group is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License