Keeping a Visual Record of Campus
The Facility Information Systems (FIS) team provides space accounting, archiving, and mapping support to Facilities and other departments at the Institute. Staff members are active participants in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and are the source of information for planning exercises and have supported planning efforts for events such as Commencement.
The Archives hold a treasury of architectural drawings that depict MIT’s earliest buildings. In addition, the area maintains online tools such current building systems manuals that serve as reference material for several areas in Facilities. Signage services include room number signs for offices, public safety and emergency evacuation signage and dedication plaques.
Facilities CAD Guidelines (pdf) establish AutoCAD standards that must be used by architects, engineers, contractors and other consultants working for MIT so that construction and infrastructure records are accessible.
FIS uses these Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tools:
- CAD system for production of construction and facility documents
- GIS applications for campus mapping projects
- Space accounting system for maintaining Institute floorplans and associated space inventory
- Document management system to manage and provide access to construction and record documents of Institute buildings and campus infrastructure
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