COBie -- short for Construction Operations Building Information Exchange -- is a widely used information exchange standard. It is used to provide facility managers with information about equipment and materials on-site.
For example, if used for a building project, COBie BIM includes information about the construction materials of the building, its internal structures, and its systems (e.g. HVAC). Facility managers can use that information to know when and how to maintain the building and its components.