26 - 28 April, 2017 | Novotel Sydney Central, Sydney, Australia

Harald Baulis


Manager of Space Planning
University of Adelaide


11:30 AM Workshop B: Identifying Analysis Techniques to Improve Space Utilisation

Universities and institutions must understand how existing facilities are performing, what drives good utilisation and where to prioritise investment. This workshop looks at these methodologies through two case studies. At the University of Adelaide a laboratory masterplan was produced based on a thorough audit of all existing laboratory facilities. The second case details the University of Western Australia’s audit of Utilisation, Functionality and Condition of over 5,000 spaces on the main Crawley campus and QEII Medical Centre campus.

This Workshop will Benefit those Who:
  • Want to understand where space is most under-utilised and how to put these assets to better use
  • Want to measure their own facility performance and set new long-term plans to improve it
  • Need to know how to prioritise assets for improving utilisation and common issues relating to updating them

What the workshop will cover:
  • Collecting data on space utilisation to reveal the amount of unused space and factors associated with use
  • Defining what information to collect about an asset, compiling a database and maintaining this data
  • Retrofitting existing buildings to improve flexibility and increase the likelihood that the space is attractive to students and able to meet their current needs
  • Sharing space with the community as a way of using vacant space

3:10 PM Utilising Research Facilities through Flexible and Adaptive Spaces

Often each department has there own research facility and these facilities are replicated throughout the campus. Creating a research facility that is flexible so that each department is able to use it will ultimately reduce costs and enhance that space’s life-span.

This session will discuss:
  • Conducting reviews on facilities to predict future needs and adjusting plans to accommodate these needs
  • Learning how to utilise research facilities through adaptive spaces ultimately reducing costs
  • Optimising the use of existing infrastructure on a smaller budget through smarter energy consumption tactics and room timetabling


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Harald.

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