ArcGIS Provides 3D Facilities Management at UNCC

PenBay Integrates Esri and ARCHIBUS Software for a Real-World Perspective on Building Intelligence at University Campus

Redlands, California—November 29, 2010—The University of North Carolina, Charlotte (UNCC), is implementing an integrated facilities management system based on Esri's ArcGIS Server and ARCHIBUS Web Central software. The system will store and display data based on the facilities' geographic location. This will add location-based intelligence to the university's structural asset database as well as speed work order processing, improve business insight, and extend the life cycle of asset information.

UNCC is working with PenBay Solutions LLC of Brunswick, Maine, an Esri partner, to establish an enterprise geographic information system (GIS). UNCC was initially interested in simply locating all buildings, equipment, and grounds to help with work order execution. The extensive capabilities of ArcGIS Server expanded the scope of the project.

"We are able to include 3D representation of the buildings on campus as well as visually query assets," says Ray Dinello, director of Facilities Information Systems, UNCC. "Being able to link to the university's building automation system is providing us with the ability to pull together an integrated perspective of our facilities."

The university has integrated ArcGIS Server Advanced Enterprise edition and ARCHIBUS Geospatial Module for Esri as well as developed custom tools and libraries with the ArcGIS API for JavaScript. Integration of these GIS tools with existing and newly created ARCHIBUS views will spatially enable several campus workflows including

  • Identifying employee locations at both the building and floor levels
  • Visualizing work requests on a map according to total per building, dollar value, and work order system
  • Accessing information about design services projects including project costs via maps
  • Determining emergency phone locations and status of assets


Currently, UNCC is upgrading to ArcGIS 10, which will allow it to easily perform 3D campus-wide routing, including interiors of buildings.

For more information on Esri's offerings for facilities managers, visit esri.com/fm.

About Esri

Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS technology, Esri software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at esri.com/news.

About ARCHIBUS

ARCHIBUS is the #1 global provider of real estate, infrastructure, and facilities management solutions and services with the total annual expenditures for ARCHIBUS-related products and services exceeding $1.9 Billion (USD). Through effective innovation and business transformation, ARCHIBUS users save their organizations over $100 billion annually. With ARCHIBUS, organizations can use a single, comprehensive, integrated solution to make informed strategic decisions that optimize return-on-investment, lower asset lifecycle costs, and increase enterprise-wide productivity and profitability. More than 4,000,000 ARCHIBUS enterprise and Web users collectively manage over 5,000,000 properties, with organizations reporting facilities-related cost savings as high as 34%. With over 1,600 ARCHIBUS Business Partners, local and regional support worldwide is available in over 130 countries and more than two dozen languages. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, ARCHIBUS, Inc. has pioneered computer-aided infrastructure and facilities management technologies since 1982. For more information, visit archibus.com.

About PenBay Solutions LLC

PenBay Solutions LLC (PenBay) is a technology leader in GIS for facility management to include building interiors. With more than a decade of experience in successfully implementing GIS solutions for a wide range of clients, PenBay uses a combination of innovative spatial robotics, mobile data collection technologies, and tools for visualization to collect, maintain, integrate and deliver valuable geospatial data quickly and cost-effectively into the hands of users. With this information, PenBay empowers clients to make better informed decisions. Visit penbaysolutions.com.


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