The COBie Academy

The COBie Academy is now open thanks to the support of the Rinker School of Construction Management and the University of Florida, Gainsville Department of Professional Education.

The purpose of the COBie Academy.

Two "fundamentals" courses will help you understand how the use of shared, structured information, provided through standard contracting methods are already changing your business. Also, you will learn all the detailed information you need to know to correctly specify, use, and check COBie Files.

Once you have the basics, we'll be providing "mastery" courses that will help you create and automatically check COBie data using today's software.

  • Implementing COBie (coming Summer 2017)

Tested Software

Most recent COBie export testing results are listed below. If your software is not on the list, it has not been tested since before 2014, if ever.

See the full set of testing conducted at the buildingSMART alliance COBie Means and Methods page.

COBie Templates

Updated May 2016. Use these if you're working on COBie by hand.

Example Models

A "Hello World" Example: Duplex Apartment (2009).

Medical Clinic (2013)

See the full set of example files at the buildingSMART alliance's Common BIM Files page.

COBie Contracting

Get COBie into your contracts.


Thoughts about the implications, implementation, and application of information technology on our industry from a guy who works in the middle of a cornfield!

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COBie & BIM Quality Control

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Intro 2 COBie Videos

If you're just starting out with COBie, start here!

COBie 4 Users Videos

Find out what COBie means for you with these videos.