Campus of the future


– Involving, interacting, influencing

Phase 1: Aim


In this phase involving will primarily be to establish the necessary knowledge for defining the strategic framework for the project.

Involvement in this phase is therefore investigative or to establish appropriate knowledge for making decisions. Prioritized stakeholders are decision makers, unions and representatives on a management level from different user groups.

The phase results in a set of Quality Principles for Campus Development and a conclusion on the overall location for further campus development. 

Phase 2: Define


Involvement in this phase is primarily to establish the necesarry knowledge to be able to develop models for different area types and to define which building projects are needed. The primary goal for this phase is to document knowledge about the end users situation, and to be able to understand the organisation in order to plan adequate infrastructure.

NTNU also has leading academic environments on many areas relevant for campus development and building and engineering. In this phase there is therefore also focus on involving stakeholders wthin different fields of expertise within NTNU, within Norway and internationally.

Phase 3: Design


This is the phase when the faculties and departments whom are planned into new surroundings will be connected to the singular projects that affect them in particular. In this phase the end users describe their needs into a functional program. The involvement in this phase should result in the precise numbers og students, staff and partners whom are to move into new buildings beeing planned.

The functional program is the spesification which architects and engineers use for designing the spesific new buildings on campus. The design is in turn further developed into building programs which describe how the functional demands from the organisastion can be solved by shaping the infrastructure.

Phase 4: Build


In the building phase there are two main intentions for involving stakeholders.

An important part of the involvement activities will be to assure that knowledge about the organisastion is transferred to the building projects. This is especially important when building areas or installing equipment which has strict specifications for use, such as laboratories or special educational areas.

In addition this is the phase when the end users need to prepare for taking new areas into use. This means establishing placement, preparing for moving, and establishing rules and routines for using the new areas.

Phase 5: Use


After moving into new areas there will be a test period. The responcibility for maintenance is transferred from the project organisation to the regular organisastion for operations.

In this phase testing and adapting will most likely reveal needs for adjustments.This can be needs for technical adjustments to the infrastructure, or organisastional adaptation of use.

In this phase local leaders wil have a specific responsability for evaluating and considering needs for adjustments.