The Operations Research and Education Laboratory (OREd) offers school planning solutions that are driven by data and supported by policy in order to gain community support. As a part of the Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) at North Carolina State University, OREd has more than twenty-five years experience providing district school with information and tools for effective facilities planning.



Integrated Planning for School and Community is a suite of tools and practices designed to assist decision makers in the school planning process.  IPSAC is a product of the Operations Research and Education Laboratory, located at the Institute for Transportation Research and Education on Centennial Campus at North Carolina State University.  IPSAC was a 1998 Edelman Prize Winner, awarded by the International Forum of Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS), the world’s leading professional association of operations researchers and management scientists.  The planning system has been featured in numerous professional journals, newspapers, and media broadcasts.

Contact Information

Mailing Address

ITRE at North Carolina State University
Centennial Campus, Box 8601
Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-8601 U.S.A.

Physical Address

Research Building IV Entrance

ITRE at North Carolina State University
909 Capability Drive, Suite 3600
Research Building IV
Raleigh, North Carolina 27606-3870 U.S.A.


Thomas Dudley

Terry Karlson