The software is used extensively as a key tool of campus masterplanning, new build and refurbishment programmes. The ability of RUIS to model future space needs offers great benefit to education space planners, architects, and project managers involved in major campus master plan work. The following examples show how RUIS has made major contributions to estates masterplan projects.
New Precinct Development
Establishment of the accommodation schedule and building design for a metropolitan university's new inner-city facility housing the Faculty of Economics and Business. Significant contributory work to the master accommodation schedule for teaching and research space, staff work rooms, student common areas and support facilities. RUIS was used to analyse room utilisation rates in existing space and convert utilisation statistics to the new precinct.
New Faculty Of Education Building
Development of the accommodation schedule for a new Faculty of Education building, including the establishment of the type, number, size and configuration of rooms and ancillary facilities required. RUIS contributed to this activity by examining existing use of space and providing the usage statistics based on the new accommodation schedule.
Accommodation Efficiency Audit
RUIS was a key tool in a survey of the university's current building stock to define recommendations for the development of the university's estates to the year 2020. Analysis of the current use of space was performed in RUIS, and the results informed recommendations for improvements in space configuration and usage. The software also stress-tested a student enrolment trend analysis to examine the implications of projected enrolments on current and planned buildings.
Accommodation Evaluation Project
Delivery of an Accommodation Analysis and Evaluation report for all schools, departments, faculties, divisions and units within a large inner-city university, as a prelude and contributing document to the university's campus master plan. RUIS reports formed the space data analysis and utilisation reporting sections of the document.
Timetable Software Integration