The annual Physical Space Survey is the primary method or tool used to update the university’s space-related information which includes space use, organizational assignments, person occupant assignments, and research investigator assignments.
The annual fall Space Survey will be conducted between October 13 through November 10, 2021.
This survey, along with the regular field visits conducted during the year, gives UB timely and accurate information regarding space that is used for analysis and planning by UB administration and for reporting requirements to local, state and federal government agencies.
Floor plans graphically represent individual departmental space assignments and are annotated with the use description code, occupant of a space, and the Net Square Feet (NSF) of a space. The floor plans can be viewed using the free Auto Desk Viewer and may require the assistance of your local IT department to install.
The space detail reports are EXCEL files that end in the name ‘SpaOccPI’ and include information as it is presented in the space survey. The occupants and investigators are concatenated into a single cell (columns O and P) for all occupants and all investigators and separated by a semi colon. Each row of the spreadsheet corresponds to a room. These are supplemental files to assist in updating the survey.
These reports are to be used for reference only. Any changes to this information is to be done on the Space Survey web application.
The free AutoDesk DWF Viewer will give you the ability to view the DWF floor plans of your space. It requires administrative rights on your computer for installation, so contact your local IT person for assistance.
I get an error when I click on the link for a floor plan?
It is possible that you do not have the most current version of Autodesk Design Review. To check the version you have installed, open a floor plan and right click on the floor plan, choose Help and then About... You will be unable to view the floorplans if you have an older version. AutoDesk Design Review Free Download
I am still having problems seeing the floor plans?
Chances are if your computer has been upgraded to Internet Explorer 7 (IE 7), there is a service pack that needs to be installed. Here's the link for the patch: Autodesk Design Review Services & Support
I am having trouble printing the floor plan?
What if I still need help?
At any time while viewing a drawing, you can hit the F1 key or right click on the floor plan and choose the Help menu. Within the menu is a section for getting help, plug-in's and touring the program. Further help for the Viewer is found on the Autodesk Website.