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BIM Information Exchange Demonstration

JULY 23-25, 2008

SCIE Implementation Testing: Project Blueprint
RoomData and CodeBook direct export to XML spreadsheet

by Nicholas Nisbet MA (Cantab) DipArch (UNL) - AEC3 and William East, PE, PhD - Engineer Research and Development Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The following table provides the analysis conducted to evaluate software manufacturer compliance with the Spatial Compliance Information Exchange (SCIE) conducted for the 23-25 July 2008 Building Information Modeling Information Exchange Demonstration.

The SCIE Requirements include the provision of a COBIE file that uses space classification based on OmniClass Table 13 "Spaces by Function" to provide a user-neutral format for the exchange of spatial compliance information. At this time the harmonized BOMA / IFMA space classification standard (ASTM E1836-08 Standard Practice for Building Floor Area Measurements) is the default COBIE and SCIE requirement. Owners must identify specific zoning requirements in SCIE specifications, which were not tested during the July 2008 demonstration.

ProjectBluePrint SCIE File via direct submission to COBIE Spreadsheet

Software Name RoomData and CodeBook
Software Version Roomdata (North American Version)
Codebook (Version 9 Beta Version)
Optional configuration(s) Not provided by vendor during the meeting although the information was explicitly requested prior to the meeting. Please contact the vendor directly for this information.
IFC file submitted n/a
SCIE XML spreadsheet
Checker file results
Qualitative Evaluation
   01-Contact Worksheet
  • No issues
02-Facility Worksheet
  • Facility not named
   03-Floor Worksheet
  • No issues
   04-Space Worksheet
  • No issues
Additional Comments The sample file submitted included architecture spaces, sanitary, equipment and hvac systems.

Implementation Support

Software support for the Project Blue Print products in North America may be obtained from:


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