COBIE is a new national standards organizational tool to govern the exchange of information from design models to maintenance and management tools. COBIE, based on OmniClass has hierarchical tables that define and organize most aspects of a project. The promise of COBIE is to allow design teams to organize the information for all spaces, equipment, materials, drawings and manuals under the BIM model and speed the delivery of that material to the facility manager. It will also allow for more efficient access to the information by the facility manager and future contractors. COBIE has been accepted by the National BIM Standards.
Many owners and government entities are requiring COBIE now or soon. Design and construction teams need to be able to use the tools and organize their project around the standards.
Quarry Group is working with COBIE right now and developing tools to provide COBIE data from BIM models.