July 8, 2019

New systemwide tool for space data, occupancy planning available

A new systemwide space data management and occupancy planning system has been adopted as part of ongoing collaboration between Administrative Operations and Jones Lang LaSalle, Purdue’s strategic partner for real estate and occupancy planning activities.

The new tool, FM:S, has a user-friendly interface and replaces Purdue’s previous space inventory database. Along with building information related to room types and departmental use, users will find new navigable floor plans and an easy-to-use survey tool. An online space request form is under development and will be available in FM:S soon. When available, this tool will replace the Space Request Form currently found on the Physical Facilities website.

With FM:S, these services — space data management and occupancy planning requests — are consolidated into one centralized, online location. New processes provide regular updates to facility floor plans, space data and other related campus information.

Data validation within the FM:S tool was recently completed by the real estate and occupancy planning team, which reports through the Auxiliary Services real estate department as part of Administrative Operations.

Instructions for completing occupancy planning functions including space data updates, move requests or seeking of campus space information are provided in an online user guide. Visit www.purdue.edu/spacemanagement, enter career account login and BoilerKey credentials and select the user guide from the FM:S homepage. Some content is restricted to those with a business need, including facility managers and building deputies.

Questions regarding the new system or process may be directed to Auxiliary Services at OccupancyPlanning@purdue.edu.


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