Unlocking under-utilized spaces in education
Space allocation on education campuses is hard, may not be optimal in the first place and does not adapt to the actual usage resulting in under-utilized spaces.
When you think about the type of spaces you find in Education Campuses, the first type of spaces that comes to mind is classrooms. But education campuses are made of many different types of spaces; conference rooms, offices, open spaces, closed spaces, private spaces...etc. Not all spaces are used with the same intensity and frequency and therefore have different patterns of usage. These patterns are not known, they are only inferred from anecdotal observations.
THE USE CASE
We worked with MIT' Center for Real-Estate to monitor space usage over a period of 3 months.
We monitored one floor of the building with mixed-use spaces to uncover usage patterns, duration of stay and the return patterns. We monitored real-time conditions for change and analyzed trends over similar time periods.
Facilities managers can use these new metrics to allocate space and schedule maintenance tasks.