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Campus Spatial Survey and Integrated Planning


The UH Sea Grant Center for Smart Building and Community Design and the School of Architecture’s Environmental Research and Design Laboratory have been collaborating with the UH Mänoa Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration, Finance, and Operations to inventory and virtually model facility space on the university’s flagship Mänoa campus. A campus-wide Building Information Model (BIM) was developed for 51 buildings at UH Mänoa and serves as the framework for the project, providing the basis for assembling, organizing, and linking information across databases. It has proven valuable in assessing space usage and optimization on campus and is expected to help reduce energy use.

Read more in the Summer 2012 issue of Ka Pili Kai