Sector: Example Project
Client: Prairie Sky Consulting
Role: Information Author
Other tools: Autodesk Revit, Microsoft Excel, COBie Plugin for bimserver and COBie QC Reporter
BBD tools: GRAPHISOFT ARCHICAD
This project was initially developed between Bond Bryan and Bill East (Prairie Sky Consulting) who is the creator of the COBie standard. An architectural model was developed in order to create an open format model (IFC) that allowed the production of COBie.
The project successfully demonstrated that GRAPHISOFT ARCHICAD could create a fully-compliant COBie file. From this, a book was produced explaining the process of creating and delivering a viable COBie file.
Subsequently, an expanded team (including Emma Hooper who subsequently joined BBD) developed further models using Autodesk Revit and a further book was developed explaining the process of creating COBie directly from Revit.
This project won Best BIM Project at the Construction Computing Awards in November 2016 and won an honourable mention at the buildingSMART International Awards 2017.
Download the files here
Purchase ‘Delivering Construction-Operations Building information exchange (COBie) in GRAPHISOFT ARCHICAD’ here
Purchase ‘Delivering COBie Using Autodesk Revit’ here
Bond Bryan have been employed to federate models and to assess and manage coordination issues. BBD are working collaboratively alongside Morgan Sindall, Allies and Morrison and the other design team members to ensure a fully coordinated design.
The project was challenging: to bring together information from three different authoring tools and create one consistent output.