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BIM: Understanding COBie

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About this course

This one day training course that will provide construction professionals with the knowledge and skills to make effective use of COBie on BIM-enabled projects.

COBie is a key component of Level 2 BIM; a non-proprietary format for the publication and exchange of BIM data, particularly for asset information. Our trainers will explain the fundamentals of what COBie is and how it works, sharing lessons and best practice from a range of BIM projects that they have been engaged with.

Course Content:

  • Introduction
  • Level 2 BIM – outline
  • What is COBie and what is it used for
  • How COBie fits within the Level 2 process
  • COBie in detail  - what do all those spreadsheet tabs mean
  • How COBie can be created. Software exports and merging COBie files
  • COBie and the Digital Plan of Work
  • Ensuring your data requirements are met
  • Verification (checking your data requirements are delivered)
  • Practical examples and case studies

Learn from the best

The vision of the BIM Academy is to be an international centre of excellence for Building Information Modelling. As an Autodesk Authorised Training Centre (ATC), all courses have expert trainers who are ATC instructors.

Learning Environment

The courses at the Northern Design Centre provide plenty of opportunities for hands-on use of up-to-date software and technology.

Your Future

The BIM Academy offers training courses for all levels from novice through to expert. Please contact us about other courses that could be relevant to your professional development.

Course info

Award Type Certificate of Attendance

Delivery Method Taught Course

Sector Architecture, Built Environment and Construction

Study Mode Short Course

Location Northumbria University, Newcastle

Start TBC - please register your interest

Duration One Day

This course will suit;

  • Clients/asset owners
  • BIM managers
  • Contractors
  • Facilities managers and asset managers
  • Consultants (architects, engineers and other construction information producers)

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • What COBie is (and is not)
  • Understanding how COBie is used within a Level 2 project
  • Understanding how COBie data is generated and shared
  • Understanding what data COBie will deliver and how to ensure that any other required data is defined and delivered
  • Potential for data verification using COBie


An understanding of the BIM Level 2 process, standards and codes of practice is useful but not essential.


£750 – full price

£675 – Northumbria Alumni Price

£395 – Current Student Price (limit of 2 places per course)



Please register your interest for this course and we will be in touch once we have confirmed dates.

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