Through lessons learned on 2 large projects (an airport expansion and a courthouse renovation), come learn how critical it is to properly prepare MEFP (mechanical, electrical, fire, plumbing) models for the Construction Operations Building Information Exchange (COBie) deliverables. Come learn workflows, tips, and tricks every firm should know. Students will learn how to set up Revit software MEPF models for an efficient COBie deliverable workflow. The lesson will include reviewing importance of architectural model setup, what to watch for and how to fix it, how to match Arch rooms / MEPF spaces quickly, how to easily create unique naming conventions, and how to address equipment without room assignments. The students will learn how to use Revit software’s COBie Extension (COBie Toolkit) effectively to COBie-ize the models for the best data exports. Also, you’ll understand when and how to append COBie files for the client deliverable. This session features Revit.
- Learn the importance of the architectural model’s role in MEPF COBie exports
- Discover the common data problems encountered when working on a COBie deliverable and how to address them
- Understand how to effectively use COBie extension/toolkit to COBie-ize models for data exports
- Get Revit tips, tricks, and best-practice workflows for a successful COBie
As V.P. Operations and Facility Integration at VDCO Tech, Birgitta oversees strategic planning of Virtual Design, Construction and Operations (VDCO) services. Birgitta is a recognized leader in BIM/Facilities Management (BIM2FM) integration. She works with Owners to develop Facilities Data Specifications as a contract deliverable to support the implement of BIM2FM strategies including the use of COBie. During her 30 yrs in the AECO industry, Birgitta worked for a product manufacturer, an engineering/construction firm, an assembler/fabricator, a general/MEP contractor, and a building owner as Facilities BIM Champion. While involved in real world BIM/FM issues and challenges, Birgitta is active in creating solutions through industry initiatives and standards organization in US and abroad. She is member of the BIMForum LOD Core group, USACE BIM Consortium and UK Process Innovation Forum as well as buildingSMART Data Dictionary Pilot Project/Working Group Lead and bSI User Group Secretary.
After graduating from Texas A&M University, Peck Sukphisit held positions such as Building Information Modeling (BIM) / CAD manager, project manager, on-site BIM trainer, and college-level instructor of Revit software and AutoCAD software. Sukphisit is a Revit Certified Professional. Sukphisit’s interests have been on new skills development (including BIM implementations, COBie deliverables, and laser scanning), and bringing those skills to his current position as VDCO Tech’s BIM manager and instructor. Over his 19 years of architecture, engineering, and construction experience, Sukphisit has prepared many contract deliverables, which he shares with students in his course work. Sukphisit has been working on-site with a mechanical engineering firm, assisting with their BIM submittals and preparing the COBie deliverables for an airport expansion and a courthouse renovation. It was through lessons learned from these projects that Sukphisit has realized how critical it is to the process to properly prepare MEPF (mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire) models for COBie deliverables. As such, Sukphisit has developed cost-effective workflows, tips, and tricks that every firm should know about.