ConstructionPro Week, Volume: Construction Advisor Today - Issue: 70 - 08/27/2010

Archibus Compliant with COBie Standards

Archibus, a developer worldwide of real estate, infrastructure, facilities and environmental management software, announces that it is compliant with Open Standards Consortium for Real Estate's (OSCRE) Space Classifications (SPCL V1.0) criteria as well as with Construction Operations Building Information Exchange (COBie) standards.

Working with these two organizations will allow Archibus to help establish common data exchange standards for real property and facilities management data that improves administrative and operational efficiency, particularly in the federal government sector.


OSCRE's goal is to normalize data formats defined by other data standards-setting organizations, such as IFMA and BOMA, as well as those promoting building information modeling (BIM) technology. The end result is creating a common standard that facilitates the exchange of real estate data such as space classifications, tenant details, lease abstract information, and other types of data, Archibus stated.


Similarly, COBie's intent is to standardize and centralize the process of gathering, assembling, and exchanging facilities management operational, maintenance and product information using more efficient platform-neutral, electronic data exchange. This enables facilities managers to simplify the exchange of facilities data -- such as space information, equipment, warranty terms, preventive maintenance requirements/processes, equipment design, spare parts suppliers, and specific parts inventories -- with their existing and new BIM models such as those provided by using Revit.




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