Building Innovation 2014 Conference & Expo Program: Information Exchange Working Group Meeting

Information Exchange Working Group Meeting:
buildingSMART alliance January 2014 Challenge

Tuesday, January 7, 8:00 am - 5:15 pm

Get a first-hand look at the newest building information modeling (BIM) information exchange standards being balloted in the National BIM Standard-United States® (NBIMS-US) at this all-day Information Exchange (IE) Working Group Meeting. The National Institute of Building Sciences buildingSMART alliance™ (bSa), in conjunction with the Facility Maintenance and Operations Committee, spearheads the IE Working Group. This meeting, which is free and open to the public, is where participants will present the latest progress and the Working Group will set the course of information exchange development for the year.

Information exchange standards developed by the buildingSMART alliance and other buildingSMART International chapters around the globe are intended to streamline the delivery of building information through the life of capital projects. The buildingSMART alliance Challenge events, which are held once a year, allow software companies to demonstrate the ability of their products to meet these standards.

The mantra "data must match deliverables" is the fundamental quality standard of bSa Challenge events. The Challenge criteria require each company to use its software to either produce or consume the provided "test” data, and then output the resulting content in a format equivalent to what would be required in standard contract documents.

Each software company undergoes an independent quality control and/or quality assurance process to verify compliance. Software vendors are required to demonstrate their products and provide configuration instructions to allow their users to repeat the process on their own projects.

Planned Agenda

The buildingSMART alliance January 2014 Challenge will consist of one plenary morning session and two afternoon sessions.

During the morning session, speakers will introduce the new IE standards submitted to the NBIMS-US™ V3 consensus process. Those vendors already using the standards will present their efforts.

The afternoon portion of the Challenge will be split between design and construction sessions. The software being demonstrated is expected to produce electronic information, in the specified format, equivalent to the paper or e-paper documents commonly required by associated contract specifications.

  • Chris Bogen, Computer Scientist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center
  • William E. East, PhD, PE, FASCE, Vice Chair, buildingSMART alliance, and Research Civil Engineer, Engineer Research and Development Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Jason Fairchild, CAD-BIM Community of Practice Leader, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Kristine Fallon, President, Kristine Fallon Associates, Inc.
  • Henry L. Green, Hon. AIA, President, National Institute of Building Sciences
  • Chris Moor, Director of Industry Initiatives, American Institute of Steel Construction
  • Dana K. "Deke” Smith, FAIA Executive Director, buildingSMART alliance
  • Leon van Berlo, Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research TNO
  • Building Programming information exchange (BPie) for Architectural Programming
  • Construction Operations Building information exchange (COBie) for Architectural Design
  • COBie for Architectural and Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) Design
  • Specifiers Properties information exchange (SPie) for Architectural Design and MEP Design
  • Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning information exchange (HVACie) at Coordinated Design
  • Water System information exchange (WSie) at Coordinated Design
  • Electrical System information exchange (Sparkie) at Coordinated Design
Symposium Schedule

The presentations below are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. PDF


8:00 am – 8:05 am

Henry Green

8:05 am – 8:20 am

buildingSMART alliance Update
Deke Smith

8:20 am – 8:35 am

NBIMS-US V3 Update
Chris Moor

8:35 am – 8:50 am

bSa Information Exchange Projects
Bill East

8:50 am – 9:10 am

COBie Overview and Team Organization
Bill East

9:10 am – 9:30 am

COBie at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Jason Fairchild

9:30 am – 9:50 am

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tool Kit and eBook
Chris Bogen

9:50 am – 10:10 am

COBie at the U.S. Department of State
Robert Clarke

10: 10 am – 10:40 am


10:40 am – 11:00 am

COBie Calculator
Kristine Fallon

11:00 am – 11:20 am

BIMserver Demonstration
Leon van Berlo

11:20 am – 11:40 am

What is a bSa "Challenge"?
Bill East

11:40 am – 12:00 pm

Overview of the Afternoon Agenda
Bill East

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Keynote Lunch
(NOTE: The Keynote Lunch is a paid event and requires advanced registration.)

1:30 pm – 5:15 pm

Design Session

Building Programming information exchange (BPie) Demonstration
- dRofus
- Onuma System

Construction Operations Building information exchange (COBie) for Design
- AutoDesk
- Graphisoft

Design Data Management Solutions
- AutoDesk
- EcoDomus
- GraphiSoft
- Onuma System

Construction Session:

COBie for Construction Update
- Case Study Report
- Open Source Android Apps for COBie
- Models and COBie Templates

COBie for Construction and Commissioning
- 4Projects
- ASite
- Quicx
- EcoDomus
- FacilityGrid
- Onuma System

Inaugural COBie Construction Team Meeting

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