The 240-acre Jacksonville University (JU) campus, located between the St. John’s River and the Atlantic Ocean, is made up of a mix of new and historic buildings that support over 100 majors. JU commissioned PRIME AE to compile a digital asset inventory (DAI) for the entire campus to be able to better monitor and manage all campus facilities down to the last detail. Our team worked closely with the university to compile a comprehensive digital inventory and archive of primary assets, including existing utilities, building footprints, parking and roadways, pedestrian paths, site improvements, and even specimen trees through scanned documents, surveys, CAD files, field measurement, and historic papers. In order to have an accurate database, the data was field-verified and GPS geo-references. Additionally, interior building data was categorized using the facility inventory and classification manual (FICM) classification and Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) standard for planning and management services. This DAI catalog enabled more effective facility planning and management for the present and future.
Campus assets were uploaded into a web-based facility database and management program known as CAFM (Computer Aided Facility Management), which combines a user-friendly graphical interface and simple to use features so the university can easily access and navigate the data. PRIME AE continues to provide updates to the DAI to support the university’s ability to manage their vibrant campus and support their students and faculty.