Utilization Analysis

Programming Tools

In developing a space program, one essential process is determining how many of a certain room type are required. To explore that question, our process includes conducting a detailed utilization analysis of all teaching spaces required for a certain class or lab – how many hours in a given week will a certain room type be occupied, given a proposed schedule of classes? The chart illustrated here is a simple version of this analysis. The chart shows only how a given space is occupied in a given week. In addition, it is necessary to determine seat utilization – that is, how full is a given space when it is occupied? If the seat utilization is too high or low, that suggests that room capacity should be adjusted.