Public Buildings: engaging the visitor & securing interest for the future
Museums and Libraries
Public buildings, a collective term used to refer to spaces and institutions frequented by the members of the public. These spaces may be libraries, museums or even government funded buildings. While some of the buildings are simple in structure, some such as university campuses are complex consisting of multiple entrances and service points.
Libraries have evolved and have gone beyond the conventional description of being places for providing reference materials for students and lending out books for personal use or studies. In order to get a clear picture of how the facilities are utilised, there is a need to monitor the traffic flows in and around the building through technologies such as people counting.
Government funded buildings including museums and public libraries rely heavily on grants for funding the various initiatives and operations within these institutions. The funding is usually justified by data showing the visitors these facilities receive in a given time period.
Spaces such as University campuses are frequented by hundreds and thousands of students, teaching and non-teaching staff as well as members of the public. In order to provide cost effective and efficient services within these facilities you should understand your peak hours and pinch points.