Faculty Advisor

Carrera, Fabio.

Faculty Advisor

Salazar, Guillermo F.


The purpose of this project was to develop an information system which would help the Plant Services Department at WPI to efficiently manage campus safety. By collecting data on fire equipment and hazardous waste sites, we were able to create a centralized database that would facilitate code compliance and inspection fulfillment. This database, linked with 3D models of eight of the campus's main academic buildings creates an essential tool for locating and maintaining specific safety items. The end product of our project is a three dimensional map of the WPI campus, interactively linked through GIS and data basing applications, which allows for the quick and efficient consultation of safety information. This system demonstrates the benefits of using state-of-the-art technology for streamlining the processes used to maintain safety within a college environment.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2006

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering