Wright-Patterson AFB delves into computerized facilities management

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio is deploying a computer-aided facility management system to keep track of its building space and occupant work areas.

The Wright-Patterson Aeronautical Systems Center has more than 1 million square feet of building space to keep track of, which is used by more than 3,000 personnel, and so it is deploying FMDesktop facility management software, from AutoDesk to handle the job.

'The Aeronautical Systems Center is responsible for managing more than 420 Air Force, joint and international aircraft acquisition programs and related projects,' said Wright chief of facility management Kenneth Scott in a statement.

'To continue to meet and exceed mission requirements, it's essential that the organization have an integrated and cost-effective facilities management program, such as FMDesktop, for increased productivity and better visibility into the assets residing in base facilities,' he said.

The software will import existing data, now in spreadsheets and databases, and use it to estimate space requirements, as well as keep tracks of physical assets. Autodesk government reseller ImaginIt will implement the software.

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