There is this idea in the BIM evangelist community that owners, the ones who commission a facility, should specify what BIM is to be used on a project. Not just what BIM will be delivered to them, but how BIM will be used by everyone involved in the project. To me it makes no sense.
Great article describing COBie, the different formats and how it can be used.
Some thoughtful questions including the use of databases to manage the data and the relevancy of some of the sheets.