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
Bill is currently working with a practicing UK Architect and an Irish MEP firm to provide best pratices for delivering COBie using Revit. The workbook is due out summer 2017.
Rob Jackson used a public concept design to design one of four dormitories in ARCHICAD on a fictous site adjacent to the University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois, USA.
To provide a robust design simulation, the structural model was developed by Craig Hardingham applied Revit to the structural discipline.
Testing acccomplished concurrently, with these models led directly to improvements in the software applications themselves. For example, Delivering COBie in ARCHICAD. 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.