Space Verification

University Facilities Information (UFI) acts as the data stewards for enterprise space data across the university. In order to collect and verify key information, UFI conducts periodic audits and on-site walkthroughs. 

Campus Space Verification

UFI will periodically work with a network of contacts across dozens of departments to conduct a comprehensive verification process focused on key space data within University properties. To begin this process, UFI schedules on-site building visits during which we review existing information with our UFI contact to ensure that floor plan, occupancy and space usage data is accurate. Once the visit is complete, UFI coordinates data updates in a number of source systems as necessary. 

The regular completion of this process ensures a baseline of quality and accuracy in our space database which contains information on more than 23,000 rooms and 10 million square feet of gross square footage. We supplement this periodic process with ongoing updates to space data that are sourced through integration into construction, renovation and human resource processes. 

UFI began the first iteration of this comprehensive space verification process in June 2016 and it is currently ongoing. 

The following table displays the number of building visits completed per month and reflects our progress on this important process. For more information, please contact us at ufi@nd.edu

Month July August September October November December January February March Total number of buildings verified
Number of buildings verified 5 13 21 40 12 8 9 15 11 134

Ad-Hoc Quality Control Verifications

Throughout the year, UFI solicits updates from building and departmental contacts to update important data such as occupancy and space usage. Most outreach for these ad-hoc verifications is done via e-mails sent from UFI@nd.edu but we will also conduct walk-throughs in some instances. If you have any questions about information being requested or about the purpose of a walk-through, please contact Andrew Sama at asama@nd.edu.