AssetWorks, a leader in intelligent workplace management, in partnership with ACAD-Plus, a provider of best-in-class drawing/document management solutions and computer aided design (CAD) optimization for facilities management, today jointly announced that the University of Alberta has selected AiMCAD. The AiMCAD solution links floor plan drawing to asset management data and provides a bi-directional link between AutoCAD® drawings and the broader AiM™ integrated workplace management system (IWMS). Users of AiMCAD can easily generate detailed graphical reports directly from CAD drawings leveraging AiM data, and because AiMCAD exports accurate CAD floor plan drawing data to AiM, room counts and area calculations are also precise.
The University also relies on AiM’s broader Space and Facilities Planning capabilities. These capabilities enable facilities managers and space planners to collaborate and make informed decisions regarding future growth and change within their organization, including complex decisions concerning organizational occupancy and indirect cost recovery. Key features of AiM Space and Facilities Planning include:
• CAD Integration – Real-time integration with AutoCAD® files
• CAD Viewer & Query Tool – Provides access to space information and CAD drawings, even if users do not have AutoCAD installed locally
• Space Planning – Enables users to create complex “what if” planning scenarios, analyze space utilization options, plan multiple move scenarios—all fully integrated with AiM’s work management capabilities
• Space Survey – Organizations relying on grant funding can leverage AiM to record usage information, calculate percentage splits of general and grant/contract-related use, and subdivide and track percentage splits and dates of occupancy to accommodate multiple funding sources
• Space Inventory Management – Enables users to build a comprehensive property database, capture critical building information, maintain building documentation, and define physical work sites. Both BOMA and IFMA standards are supported.
“Space and facilities planning is an integral pillar of Integrated Workplace Management, and this win underscores its importance to institutions with significant investments in buildings and equipment,” said Ken Slaughter, Senior Vice President, AssetWorks. “They also serve to validate the competitive strength of our space management solution relative to others in the market. We’re delighted to welcome the University of Alberta to the growing list of AiM Space and Facilities Planning customers.”
About The University of Alberta
UAlberta’s daring and innovative spirit inspires faculty and students to advance knowledge through research, seek innovation in teaching and learning, and find new ways to serve the people of Alberta, the nation, and the world. The University of Alberta’s vision has been to be one of the world’s great universities for the public good since its inception. This university is dedicated to the promise made by founding president Henry Marshall Tory that “… knowledge shall not be the concern of scholars alone. The uplifting of the whole people shall be its final goal.” This vision endures as the university strives to improve the lives of people in Alberta, across Canada, and around the world.
AssetWorks delivers industry-leading business solutions that help asset- and infrastructure-intensive organizations control capital and operating expenditures, reduce operational complexity, and manage regulatory and policy-driven risk. Leveraging a comprehensive portfolio of software and consulting solutions, we help organizations work more efficiently by improving access to shared asset data, promoting greater transparency across the organization, improving service delivery, maximizing asset availability and uptime and reducing total cost of ownership. Using the latest cloud and mobile computing technologies, our asset management solutions and domain expertise help organizations eliminate waste, redundancy, and inefficiency. For more information, visit: www.assetworks.com.
About ACAD-Plus, Inc.
ACAD-Plus is a full-service firm specializing in best-of-class Document Management, Engineering Content Management, and Integrated Workplace Management Systems software and services in the Facilities Management industry. ACAD-Plus is a premier Solutions Partner for BlueCielo ECM Solutions, focusing on the unique document management challenges in the Higher Education Facilities Management environment. ACAD Plus developed IntelliModules to enhance BlueCielo's Meridian software to match the integration requirements of our Higher Education Facilities Management customers. This solution integrates Meridian with existing Project Management, Maintenance Management, and Space Management systems. ACAD-Plus also developed FMG Plus, the most powerful and flexible solution for linking AutoCAD drawings to facilities management data. To round-off our full-service approach we provide "as-built" field verification and drafting services, having documented more than 400 million square feet of facilities worldwide.
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