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Project Manager : Project Manager Dec Jan 2014
www.aipm.com.au Project Manager 41 RUIS by Mosaic Space is at a premium in educational institutions, which often have to produce onerous building utilisation reports. RUIS room utilisation software has been created by Mosaic Software Development to provide fast and accurate space utilisation reporting. Timetable data can be easily exported, data lters can be de ned and saved, and a large number of room utilisation reports (more than 30) can be processed and exported from templates into Excel spreadsheets or saved in the RUIS database. Mosaic reports possible savings of up to 30% in teaching space as a direct result of RUIS, by nding and reallocating underutilised space. is results not only in the more cost-e cient use of buildings, but also an improvement in the quality of teaching space provided. RUIS is powerful when used with timetable software to r un hypothetical scenarios and timetable modelling. Reports are rst generated to identify underutilised rooms or buildings that can then be marked as unavailable in the timetabling software. A room reallocation exercise can then be performed to check whether the timetable load can be tted into remaining space. Capacity planning, frequently used to test whether an increase in enrolment numbers can be accommodated within e xisting buildings, can identify and shut buildings if enrolments fall, test whether teaching and other events held in older or less conveniently located buildings can be moved, and analyse and highlight ine ciencies in timetable pro les. is is especially important for evening bookings and can result in heating, air conditioning, security and lighting cost savings. W: www.mosaicsd.com/ruis.html FM Innovations FM Innovations develops sophisticated software solutions for facilities and property management objectives, develops KPIs around them and customises a building management system that helps an organisation achieve them. Visitor management, repairs and preventive maintenance can all be customised to a specific industry and requirements. The WSM software has 'implied intelligence' built into it by FM Innovations, which delivers automation, information flow and detailed operational statistics with graphs for executive-level reporting in a customisable database. Each WSM module has an intuitive interface and user-friendly design that is robust enough as a standalone operation; integrates with each module and/or existing systems for contracts; and manages works, assets, leases, vehicles, visitors, property and room bookings. BP Australia used FM Innovations' space and personnel management software to keep track of sta whereabouts within their head o ce, allowing for the updating of oor plans due to a high change rate, and to accurately calculate oor area for rent allocation. "BP Australia has been involved with FM Innovations since 1995 when its software was selected for space and staff churn management. The product has proven to be a great success, as has the relationship with FM Innovations, due to its professionalism and assistance resulting in practical and timely solutions to BP's evolving requirements," said Mark Anderson, Project Engineer Facilities Management of BP Australia. W: fminnovations.com.au/bpaust/ ••• TOOLS OF THE TRADE Space management Despite clicks replacing bricks, space is still the final frontier for many organisations that require people onsite -- but how do you manage space, especially in large campuses or multinationals, most efficiently? Software developers have a solution or two in mind. TOOLS FEATURED IN THIS SECTION ARE NOT ENDORSED BY AIPM. CAPACITY PLANNING, FREQUENTLY USED TO TEST WHETHER AN INCREASE IN ENROLMENT NUMBERS CAN BE ACCOMMODATED WITHIN EXISTING BUILDINGS, CAN IDENTIFY AND SHUT BUILDINGS IF ENROLMENTS FALL
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