Merve Ozdemir discusses implementing COBie on mega-projects

As an expert in large-scale projects and a specialist in BIM at Tekfen Engineering, Merve Ozdemir is also the only COBie Certified Professional™ in Turkey. Having passed the COBie Certified Professional™ Examination, we invited Merve to join our series of interviews with COBie experts, discussing the importance of COBie in large and global projects. What’s…

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Henry Di Zhu tells us why more regions need to be embracing COBie

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September 2021 As part of our series speaking to buildingSMART COBie Certified Professionals™, we spoke to Nohara VDC’s Henry Di Zhu about his experience using COBie – and why he thinks the system needs to become recognised globally. A renowned Project Manager, Henry is an expert in all things BIM, with years of experience in…

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Digital influencer John Ford talks about the merits of COBie

September 2021 As we continue our interview series with COBie professionals, we spoke to John Ford, Galliford Try’s BIM and Digital Construction Lead, about his introduction to COBie and being one of the more influential BIM-minds in the UK. John has been contributing to the UK BIM-journey for 10 years, helping to inform and develop…

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buildingSMART talks to COBie Certified Professional Emma Hooper


August 2021 Associate Digital Information Specialist, Emma Hooper is the co-author of “Delivering COBie Using Autodesk Revit”, and was one of the very first digital construction specialists to succeed in becoming a buildingSMART COBie Certified Professional™. Now a certified COBie Master, Emma works with clients to help structure their information requirements and deliver those requirements…

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What does it mean to be a COBie Master?

July 2021 by Dr Bill East, PhD, PE, F.ASCE Chair, buildingSMART International COBie Certification Subcommittee The Construction Operation Building information exchange (COBie) is an information delivery specification often typically delivered at the end of a project. However, the goal of COBie is to highlight how handover information can be captured and delivered during design and…

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Providing a leaner handover with COBie

July 2021 by Dr Bill East, PhD, PE, F.ASCE, Founder of Prairie Sky Consulting and Chair, buildingSMART International COBie Certification Subcommittee I started my career as a Project Engineer, conducting field inspection and supporting contract administration. Having created computer systems and standards supporting the transition from document to data, I have had a keen understanding…

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