New campus space management system launched – FM:Interact


June 12th, 2020

FM:Interact is a new campus space management system that replaces our existing Building Information System. The new system allows us all to view, manage and plan our space on campus better. FM:Interact can be accessed on any computer or mobile device and brings us many new features.

You can use FM:Interact to view and print up-to-date campus, building or floor plans. Room numbers, room types and departments are clearly displayed on these, including access facilities for disabled staff and students. Simply use the search box or interactive map to search and view the plans.

If you are an Operations Manager, Administrator, Surveyor, Timetabling Manager, Maintenance Manager or anyone else who works in space management, you will be assigned a specific role in FM:Interact:

  • Previously you had to use various systems to view space occupancy details, access plans, room numbers etc. You can now view all this information in FM:Interact. Where it is required, some staff can mark up their own floorplans with notes, measurements etc.
  • A number of space reports will soon be available in FM:Interact to support you in your role. Some staff will also be able to create bespoke reports as required.
  • Where appropriate, you will be able to edit or request changes to information in the system.
  • A useful scenario planning feature allows the Space Resource team to look at theoretical space modelling, and lists all the effects and actions that need to be considered for any future changes.

The version of FM:Interact we are using has been specifically developed for the Higher Education sector. This allows us to give more detail in our legislative reporting requirements and our annual Resource Allocations Model submission. FM:Interact will also be developed over the coming year to include further estates information and ensure it integrates seamlessly with other University systems.

To gain an understanding of the new system, why not join one of the upcoming Teams sessions to view a live demonstration of FM:Interact and ask any questions that you may have? Simply complete the registration form to select one of the following sessions:

  • Tuesday 16 June, 11.00am to 12.00pm
  • Thursday 18 June, 12.30pm to 1.30pm
  • Tuesday 23 June, 11.00am to 12.00noon
  • Thursday 25 June, 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Tuesday 30 June, 10.00am to 11.00am
  • Friday 3 July, 1.00pm to 2.00pm

The existing Building Information System links on webpages will be switched over to FM:Interact at the end of June. For further information view the FM:Interact Frequently Asked Questions or email spaceresource@nottingham.ac.uk.

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2 Comments

June 13th, 2020 at 12:11 pm

marcus spain

Great work by UoN Estates team and IS on this – works really well and a huge improvement on what we had.
We’re finding it really useful to prepare circulation routes and calculate room capacities in ways we couldn’t have easily done before.

June 18th, 2020 at 9:03 am

Riz Ahmed

Thanks very much for your feedback, Marcus. I’m glad you’re enjoying using FM:Interact. We are using feedback from users to help establish the changes and developments that need to take place in our IT systems. FM:Interact will be developed over the coming year, so we hope to improve it further – Riz

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