This is the third course in the three-part COBie Certified Professional Training pathway and is the first COBie Academy Mastery course. The course will show designers, contractors, owners, and consultants how to automatically verify and validate COBie files as well as how to check COBie in spreadsheet and IFC formats. The course begins with the basis for COBie Quality Control and then helps PC and Mac users install and operate the free software used to test the software systems themselves.
COBie Quality Control is the first of the COBie Mastery courses. Upon completion of this course you will have installed and learned to use free software that tests COBie data for design and construction compliance. You will also have learned how to customize that software to include client-specific requirements. Finally, you will test your knowledge with self-paced quizzes and a comprehensive, graded assignment.
E. William (Bill) East PhD, PE, F.ASCE
Bill is an internationally known construction management researcher whose career spans the areas of planning and scheduling, quality management, and building information modeling. While with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, East created the Corps’ Standard Data Exchange Format (SDEF). This format has been getting Corps’ contractors paid every month of every job for over 25 years. He also developed parametric planning and automated schedule analysis tools, and provided related consulting services on international projects. East’s not-for-profit project collaboration tool suite, ProjNet, streamlined design quality and contract management process at the federal, state, and local levels. Most recently, East invented the Construction-Operations Building information exchange (COBie) in 2007. Today, Bill is Owner, Prairie Sky Consulting where he helps owners and contractors specify and meet COBie requirements. Bill has Civil Engineering degrees from Virginia Tech (B.S.) and the University of Illinois (M.S. and Ph.D.). East is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Virginia and is a Fellow of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
R. Raymond Issa, Ph.D., J.D., P.E., F.ASCE, API
Raymond is an engineer, lawyer and computer scientist and Holland Professor of Construction Management at the Rinker School of Construction Management, University of Florida. Raymond specializes and teaches in the areas of construction management, construction law, information technology and structures and foundations. Raymond is the Director of the Center for Advanced Construction Information Management (CACIM), and an advocate for technology integration in the AECO industry. Raymond’s research is showcased on the CACIM WWW (http://www.bcn.ufl.edu/cacim/). Raymond is in great demand as a keynote speaker on BIM, technology integration, modular construction and creativity and innovation at conferences. His portfolio includes over 350 publications and service on over 300 Masters and Ph.D. committees. Raymond received the ASCE Computing in Civil Engineering Award in 2012 and was elected to Pan American Academy of Engineering in 2014. He currently serves as the VP for the North American Region of the Pan American Federation of Engineering Societies and the Secretary for the ISCCBE Board of Directors and is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).