COBie is an information exchange specification for the life-cycle capture and delivery of information needed by facility managers. With this use in mind, COBie links information about building systems and assets to the spaces or locations from where they can be accessed.
There are numerous online object libraries but the quality and value of their content varies enormously. Some are file sharing sites with little obvious quality control. The sites listed in this article generally exercise editorial control of over quality and include content created to consistent standards. Each site has its own modelling standards – there are currently no standards that have been widely adopted across the industry.