A facilities management system utilizing the application of three-dimensional models for Ashesi University

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2020
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Armo-Himbson, Samuel Kofi Ntaama
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The act of maintenance is a critical factor in ensuring that the lifespan and efficiency of an object or a structure are maintained. Likewise, it is of much importance that organizations continuously pay close attention to the conditions of the environment in which their operations run. To attain maximum efficiency, every equipment that comprises a given environment must be appropriately maintained or taken care of. The field of facility management is a very well established one and utilized in various levels of organizations ranging from recreation centers to office complexes and even academic institutions. Facility Managers ensure that resources and assets acquired are appropriately looked after and periodically maintained. This paper gives a walkthrough of a facility management system for Ashesi University. The system is designed to be a digital implementation of processes involved in managing facilities from the stage of reporting to assigning duties to respective parties for reparations. The adoption of the use of a three-dimensional modeling tool enables users to have a realistic feel of the school environment hence making it easier to make adequate reports consideration the exact location and type of fault. The main tools utilized in the development of the system include HTML, PHP, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, and three.js, which is a JavaScript library for SD modeling. This project is intending to revolutionize the field of facility management, making it more inclined towards a digital representation.
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Applied project submitted to the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, Ashesi University, in partial fulfillment of Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems, May 2020
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facilities management, maintenance, 3D technology, web-based application
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