Space Data, Maps & Signage

Space Information Management Services (SIMS) maintains and disseminates information on University physical assets including maps, site and floor plans, historical archives, information on the assignment, use, and characteristics of space in campus buildings, and data developed for reports and presentations.

Specific areas of service include:

Building Drawings and Facility Archives

SIMS maintains physical archives, scanned files, and CAD drawings for most campus buildings. Access to information is available to Project Managers, facilities maintenance and management staff, and to consultants and vendors under contract for services to the University.  For historic building photos, see the University of Chicago Library's Photographic Archive.

Signage

SIMS maintains interior signage standards that meet University aesthetic and way-finding standards and all applicable Federal, State, and City code requirements. SIMS staff is available to consult with Project Managers, facilities managers and outside consultants about the design and installation of new signage.

Room Numbering

SIMS staff is responsible for the assignment or review of room numbers in University non-Chicago Biomedicine buildings monitored by the University space management system (SIMS). This review and approval procedure insures that

  • room numbers are uniquely assigned within a building;
  • the assignment convention follows University rules and good way-finding practices;
  • changes in room numbering are recorded in the SIMS database and on CAD floor plans; and
  • all changes are reported to other University data systems in a timely fashion.
  • See Room Numbering Guidelines in the Facility Standards

Space Inventory

The space management database (SIMS) maintains information on all University properties and room level detail on over 40,000 rooms in campus buildings. Database report information is available to support ongoing operations, planning and construction activity, and academic unit management. 

Website Content Support

SIMS staff provides facilities related content for website and facilities news to inform a wide variety of University and Community audiences in regard to general facilities information.

For additional information, link to our Functional Directory.

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