The COBie Academy

The COBie Academy is designed to provide contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, information managers, and owners with the essential knowledge and hands-on techniques needed to produce, test, and apply COBie. Self-paced online courses allow students to master the Construction-Operations Building information exchange (COBie) Standard. Webcasts provide teams or organizations the ability to interact with the instructor real-time as they learn COBie together.

ONLINE COURSES

Online courses are available for you to take anytime, anywhere. While the course content is recorded, your course experience is tailored to you. Direct interaction with the instructor ensures that every student has their questions answered. Course assignments help you practice what you learned and instructor feedback helps lock that knowledge in place.

COBIE - Fundamentals

The “Intro to COBie” course provides a common understanding of the purpose, organization, and application of the COBie standard. Anyone who has, or is planning to include, a COBie requirement in their contracts should begin their learning by taking this self-paced, on-line course. This course will also prepare you for the buildingSMART COBie Fundamentals exam.

COBIE TECHNICAL MANAGER TRAINING

These three courses will help you learn the details of the COBie standard and prepare for the buildingSMART international COBie Certified Professional examination:

  1. COBie As-Designed
  2. COBie As-Built
  3. COBie Quality Control

Students must register and successfully complete each course in the order as specified above if they wish to move to the next course in the sequence.

IMPLEMENTING COBIE

Having the expertise to apply COBie on individual projects does not guarantee efficient use of COBie data throughout an organization. The COBie ScoreCard™ course gives you the tools needed to guide large organizations from traditional handover documents to integrated, standard-based handover information. During this course you will create a custom project management plan whose activities may be directly tied to measurable cost-savings targets.

LIVE WEBCAST COURSES

Live webcast course offer a mix of lecture and hands-on problem solving to help jumpstart your COBie activities. Available during US Eastern, Central, and Mountain Time Zone business hours, these live courses must be arranged a minimum of 45 days in advance. For more information, contact Lauren Troffer, Online Programs Coordinator.

COBIE INTRODUCTION

This two-hour short course helps designers, contractors, and owners understand the purpose and use of the international Construction Operations Building information exchange (COBie) standard. Those completing this course will understand the organization of a COBie data set and alternative COBie process that might be used to create COBie data. 

COBIE FOR TEAMS

This hands-on course helps designers, contractors, and owners understand the practical requirements and workflow implications of the international Construction Operations Building information exchange (COBie) standard. Those completing this course will understand COBie and the COBie process regardless of the software they currently use. Hands-on portions of the course will have students manually creating and checking COBie deliverables. 

Implementing COBIE

This course helps portfolio managers and owners understand the context and implications of Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology. This hands-on course will have facility/asset management teams creating and checking deliverables conforming to the international Construction Operations Building information exchange (COBie) standard.