Space Inventory Management

SFU Annual Space Reports are produced each spring and submitted to the Ministry of Advanced Education. The Space Inventory follow prescribed standards set by the Ministry in categorizing space, by COU and functional space types and is kept in Archibus.

Annual space inventories are completed at Simon Fraser University in advance of the Annual Space Report submission to ensure data accuracy. The Archibus data is web enabled through OSIS, and department space administrators can view and manage their department space. Physical walkabouts are undertaken as required to confirm existing space utilization and to record any changes from the previous year. Better data - better reports - better funding!

To ensure that space data is consistent and comparable among BC's universities, common space definitions are used as specified in the Ministry of Advanced Education BC Space Standards.

Custom space reports

Ad hoc Space Reports are custom, target specific reports run throughout the year. These reports are used for a number of purposes, including space inventory checks, planning purposes, and ensuring better space allocation and utilization.

Questions related to campus space inventories can be directed to Irinel Filip, Building Technologist in Facilities Services at 778-782-7642 or