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Title: Specifiers Properties information exchange (SPie) : Minimum Building Information Model (BIM) object definitions
Authors: Kalin Associates, Inc.
National Institute of Building Sciences (Washington, D.C.)
Weygant, Robert S., 1973-
Kalin, Mark
Keywords: Information exchange
Product data templates
Guide specifications
Construction Operations Building information exchange (COBie)
Building Information Modeling (BIM)
Publisher: Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Contract Report
Abstract: The use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology beyond geometric collision detection requires that owners specify minimum content standards and define the formats in which BIM data are to be delivered. Such standards can be viewed as performance-based specifications for information deliverables that may be objectively tested and enforced. This report documents the specification of minimum BIM object definitions of 498 BIM object classes. These specifications were derived from Unified Facilities Guide Specifications (UFGS) requirements and typical equipment schedules published in “The COBie Guide” ( Each object is classified based on the OmniClass Product Table Schema ( The National Building Information Model Standard (NBIMS-US) has begun the process of coordinating the development of information-exchange standards in the United States. This document establishes the proposed minimum BIM object definitions for submittal under the round of NBIMS-US balloting scheduled for 2013.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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