Facilities Information & Inventory Systems is responsible for the management of the university’s space inventory database, containing data for UBC’s approximately 54,000 rooms and over 1.6 million square meters of space across both the Vancouver campus and Okanagan campus. The space inventory team organizes, categorizes, and reports on the space to departments, both administrative and academic, that work in those facilities.
The space inventory data is used for reporting and capital planning. New building needs, plans for future buildings or the retirement of obsolete facilities, and the allocation of capital funding for repair and renovation projects all require the support of specific, objective measurements and quality analysis based on those measurements.
The space inventory team reviews the assignment of room numbers during construction and renovation projects in support of UBC’s Technical Guidelines.
Ensuring that each room is identified uniquely is an important aspect of managing our spaces and emergency wayfinding. If you think there are issues or errors with the room numbering in your building, or if you are unclear about the process of how room numbers are assigned, please contact us.
Space information requests
Information requests about the usage of campus spaces are handled on a case by case basis as the sensitivity and nature of the space and its occupants must be balanced against the nature of the request itself.
All space information requests should be directed to Karen Abel-Co, Senior Manager, FIIS.