TI208 - How the Nation’s Top Cancer Hospital Manages Space Across a 27 Building Complex
2:30pm - 3:15pm
The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center started as a single building, but additional buildings were built as the organization grew over time. Currently our main hospital complex is composed of 27 connected buildings. Each floor of this large complex is on a single drawing, which mean that each building had its own building ID. This structure was functional in our highly customized legacy system. The problem arose when our space planners needed to highlight by department across the multiple buildings in the main complex on the Space Console because the Space Console requires one building per drawing. We solved this issue by converting the main complex as a single building and each building in the complex as the sub building. To realize this plan, we created the sub building table and added the sub building field in the room table. This solution allowed us to highlight across multiple sub buildings in the complex and highlight each sub building using the sub building ID in the room table.
Pelican Room II - 3rd Floor
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