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BIM Information Exchange Demonstration


Production & Consumption of COBie2 via IFC with MORADA

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

This page provides links to information used to evaluate the listed product's compliance against the requirements of the Industry Foundation Class (IFC) Facility Handover (FM) Model View Definition (MVD) (PDF) and with the Construction Operations Building Information Exchange draft specification requirements (DOC). This testing was conducted for the December 2009 COBie2 Challenge (link to future Dec 2009 page). In the Dec 2009 presentation, vendors created and exported files for a single small apartment building so that the results of the testing could be directly compared. This small project above was also used by those software vendors demonstrating the direct consumption of the FM Handover IFC files. The sample FM Handover MVD IFC file and COBie2 files are also provided for reference.

Producers and consumers of COBie2 data directly could also use the sample COBie2 Railyard Maintenance building project. The Railyard project contains the complete set of COBie2 data including information about installed equipment, warranties, replacement parts, operations and maintenance instructions, and associated documents. The Railyard project without the submittal document files referenced in the COBie2 Documents worksheet may be downloaded here.

The sections below describe the scope of the referenced products demonstration, the files used during the demonstration, the assessment of results. At the bottom of the page is a set of vendor contact information that may be helpful to you as you begin to implement COBie2.

Software Vendor's Presentation

A copy of the presentation made at the Dec 2009 Challenge by the vendor describing their product may be found here (PPT).

Scope of Participation

The scope of this vendor's participation in the demonstration is identified in the tables below.

Method demonstrated:

COBie2 Producer (via. IFC) YES
COBie2 Producer (directly) No
COBie2 Consumer (via. IFC) YES
COBie2 Consumer (directly) No

Deliverable content domains demonstrated:

Architectural Domain YES
Construction Domain No
O&M Domain YES

Vendor's Test Files

Native file formats are not required with this product since it is a web-based product that directly produces FM Handover MVD IFC files.

Exported FM Handover MVD file

Exported file transformed to COBie2 sheet

Consumed Railyard COBie2 File:

Assessment Results

The assessment for vendors evaluated the vendor's submissions is provided in the linked files below.

Original Model File Assessment

Updated Model File Assessment

Assessment Conducted Live at the COBie2 Challenge

As Producer
Q1. Confirm the area of EG-101? Yes
Q2. Rename "Living Room" to "Lounge"? Yes
Q3. Uprate fire rating of doors T104 and T204 to T60? Yes
Q4. Add extra radiator to living room? Yes
As Consumer
Q1. Verify that the facility correctly imported Yes
Q2. Verify that correct room names and numbers were imported Yes
Q3. Verify that room function codes are available Yes
Q4. Verify that equipment is identified as part of the designated building service Yes
Q5. Verify that the equipment is identified within a single room Yes
Q6. Verify installed equipment is identified. Yes
Q7. Verify that the equipment warranty information was loaded. No
Q8. Verify replacement part information was loaded. No
Q9. Verify that PM schedules were loaded No
Q10. Verify Safety plan information was loaded. No
Q11. Verify that tools, materials, and training have been uploaded. No
Technical Support

The table below provides contact information provided by the vendor at the Dec 2009 meeting.

Vendor SMB
Software Name MORADA
Version 4.0
Necessary configuration Server: Apache/Tomcat Webserver, Client: Browser
Optional configuration SVG-Viewer
Sales contact
COBie2 support
Implementation plan Apr-10

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