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The COBIE Challenge

MARCH 11, 2009
BALTIMORE, MD

COBIE Implementation Testing: TOKMO
Direct Export to XML Spreadsheet

by E. William East, PhD, PE - Engineer Research and Development Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

During the March 2009 COBIE Challenge the TOKMO BIM services platform conducted a demonstration showing how IFC-based COBIE data can be imported into TOKMO and then used by construction contractors to document as-built conditions during construction. This as-built data set may then be used by the contractor to automatically create the contractor side-COBIE data set. The resulting file, containing designer and builder data was then exported from TOKMO in the MS Excel 2003 XML spreadsheet format.

A number of qualitative checks were accomplished during the COBIE Challenge. Based on the qualitative checks conducted below, TOKMO did not pass the COBIE Challenge held March 2009.

According to the vendor, TOKMO's approach to capture the design-side data through IFC import was not successful due to variation in IFC implementations (hidden in the July 2009 demonstration by the ifcCOBIE translator program).

This test points out the importance of software users to verify that their software can produce the deliverables required by the COBIE specification. Regardless of issues associated with specific vendor set-up, import, or export functionality, the COBIE specifications provide clear requirements for the performance-based delivery of building information.

TOKMO is currently re-working its import method to be based on an ifcXML import. A revised, and fully compliant, file is expected from TOKMO by 1 May 2009. Following the review of that file, this page may be updated.

COBIE IMPLEMENTATION TESTING: UPDATE TO TOKMO DIRECT IMPORT AND EXPORT TO XML SPREADSHEET

by E. William East, PhD, PE - Engineer Research and Development Center, U.S. Army, Corps of Engineers

In June 2009, TOKMO demonstrated to the author of this page an updated version of their software including an improved COBIE export routine. The vendor imported the sample COBIE spreadsheet used for COBIE Challenge 2009 made modifications to that file and then exported the updated information. Based on the resulting evaluation of these files, TOKOMO has successfully passed the COBIE Challenge.

TOKMO COBIE File via Direct Submission to COBIE Spreadsheet

Software Name TOKMO
Software Version 2009
COBIE Documentation Vendor has not provided specific COBIE documentation, however, the vendor has been actively providing COBIE webinars demonstrating his products capabilities.
COBIE XLS Spreadsheet Initial File (ZIP 40 KB)
Updated file showing changes (ZIP 40 KB)
COEBIE Test Results n/a
Qualitative Evaluations Conducted
Values provided for all required worksheets? Yes
Values provided for all required fields? Yes
Adequate detail provided for contacts? Yes
Spatial decomposition appears consistent (spaces have floor)? Yes, Information imported from sample Maintenance Project COBIE spreadsheet.
Spaces classified according to space function category Yes, Information imported from sample Maintenance Project COBIE spreadsheet.
System decomposition appears reasonable for building type? Yes, Information imported from sample Maintenance Project COBIE spreadsheet.
Systems classified according to functional capability category Yes, Information imported from sample Maintenance Project COBIE spreadsheet.
Types exported from the model are identified as "product data" Yes, Information imported from sample Maintenance Project COBIE spreadsheet. Information updated based on live demonstration.
Min of one of each type Yes, Information imported from sample Maintenance Project COBIE spreadsheet. Information updated based on live demonstration.
All components uniquely named Yes, Information imported from sample Maintenance Project COBIE spreadsheet. Information updated based on live demonstration.
All components lined to register type Yes, Information imported from sample Maintenance Project COBIE spreadsheet. Information updated based on live demonstration.
Component to type ratio appears reasonable for building type? Yes, Information imported from sample Maintenance Project COBIE spreadsheet.
All components in named spaces Yes, Information imported from sample Maintenance Project COBIE spreadsheet.
11-Document

Yes, Information imported from sample Maintenance Project COBIE spreadsheet. Information updated based on live demonstration.
14-Installation Is there one installation record for every component?
Yes.
Does each component ID actually refer to a valid component?
Underdetermined. Hand check was not conducted.
Is the register type for the component identified?
Yes
Does the installation name match the component name?
Yes, Hand check conducted for new updated information confirms requirement has been met.
Is there a manufacturer for every installed component?
Yes, Hand check conducted for new updated information confirms requirement has been met.
Is there a model number for every installed component?
Yes, Hand check conducted for new updated information confirms requirement has been met.
Is there a serial number for every installed component?
Yes, Hand check conducted for new updated information confirms requirement has been met.
16-Warranty Are all warranty records tied to appropriate register records?
Yes, Hand check conducted for new updated information confirms requirement has been met.
Is there a warranty record for every register "warranty type" record?
Undetermined. Hand check not conducted
Is a guarantor identified for each warranty?
Yes, Hand check conducted for new updated information confirms requirement has been met.
Is there a start and end date identified for each warranty?
Yes, Hand check conducted for new updated information confirms requirement has been met.
17-Spare Are all spare records tied to a valid register records?
Undetermined, Hand check not conducted
Is at least one supplier identified for each type of part?
Yes, Hand check conducted for new updated information confirms requirement has been met.

Implementation Support

This vendor has identified the following COBIE Point of Contact to assist your efforts:

Igor Starkov
TOKMO Solutions
571-277-6617
istarkov@tokmo.com
www.tokmo.com

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