000 - UNASSIGNED AREAS

Unassigned areas are those types of spaces that are necessary for the general use and operation of a building but are not assigned to any organizational unit.

010 CUSTODIAL AREAS

011 Receiving-Shipping Room

Definition: A room used for the transit of materials and supplies into or out of a building.
Description: Include rooms or areas which are used for receiving materials and supplies, etc., for distribution to other parts of the building or for shipping to other places.
Limitations: Do not include rooms classified as storage, warehouse, stockroom, etc., which are used for the storage of supplies and materials.

012 Janitorial

Description: Janitorial area is the area of all spaces on all floors of a building used for building protection, care, maintenance and operation. Include such rooms as janitors' closets and maintenance storerooms.

020 CIRCULATION AREAS

021 Hall or Corridor

Definition: A passageway or area -- whether or not enclosed by partitions -- which is required for physical access to some subdivision of space.
Description: Hall or corridor areas should include all spaces (access, public, service, and "phantom" for large un-partitioned areas) used for general access.

022 Elevator

Definition: An area which encloses the elevator car or cars used for transportation of freight or passengers from floor to floor. Include all horizontal areas at each floor level.

023 Lobby

Definition: An area used for general circulation and access to other parts of a building.
Description: Include areas which are typically located with the entrance to a building. The area may include some type of benches or seating.

024 Stairs

Definition: The area leading from one floor level to another by means of steps. (Include all horizontal areas at each floor level.)

025 Vestibule

Definition: A small area or room between doors leading into a building or into a room within a building.
Description: Include such areas as the enclosed entrance to a building which consists of two sets of doors or an area which serves as an entrance to another area.
Limitations: Do not include Lobby(ies) or Hall(s) in this category of space.

026 Ramp

Definition: An inclined passageway or corridor of slope (usually no greater than 1:12) for use by individuals in wheelchairs.
Description: Includes only those spaces that are clearly part of a buildings internal circulation plan or are required by handicapped accessibility standards to provide barrier-free access to a space.

030 MECHANICAL AREAS

031 Mechanical-Electrical Equipment

Definition: That portion of a building designed to house mechanical equipment and utility services.
Description: Mechanical areas should include such spaces as air-duct shafts, boiler rooms, fixed mechanical and electrical equipment rooms, fuel rooms, mechanical service shafts, meter and communications closets, etc.
Limitations: Do not include central utility plant facilities (see code 033).

032 Restroom

Definition: All non-private toilet facilities.
Description: Include all toilet areas open to the general public or for general use of the building occupants.

033 Central Utility Plant Facility

Definition: A building or portion of a building designed to house central heating plants and other central utility functions (chillers, boilers, electrical generators, etc.) housed in buildings or rooms that are a part of the central utility system of the institution.
Limitations: Do not include mechanical/electrical areas which service individual buildings and/or rooms and which are not part of the central (campus wide) utility system (see code 031).

040 Inactive Areas

041 Inactive

Definition: Those rooms in the process of conversion, completion and/or reassignment and not available for use at the time of the space study.

050-099 - SERVICE AREAS

Service areas are those types of spaces which are generally associated with a major type of space such as classrooms, laboratories, offices, etc. The service provided in this area is normally related directly (as an extension of the activities) to the major area with which it is associated.
(NOTE: In those cases in which centralized services are supplied to serve many areas, such as central duplicating, printing press, etc., the area will be coded as a major type of space, and it may have related service areas of its own.)

051 Animal Room

Definition: Rooms or aquarium space used for the housing and feeding of animals or fish.
Description: The rooms or spaces in this category would be those which are located in regular academic buildings and would normally be associated with a research facility. These rooms are limited to facilities that serve a particular space or lab.
Limitations: Do not include in this category kennels or other animal quarters (barns, sheep sheds, etc.) which are not located in regular academic buildings. Also, do not include in this category animal quarters which make available animals (including fish, birds, etc.) to the institution (see 571 Animal Quarters).

052 Computer Related Room

Definition: A room which directly supports computer facilities.
Description: The rooms in this category would include tape storage, paper form storage, disc/tape drive rooms, equipment repair rooms, etc.

053 Checkroom

Definition: A room in which hats, coats, parcels, etc., may be left until claimed.
Description: Generally, rooms in this category are found in auditoriums, theaters, student unions, etc.

054 Closet

Definition: A small room or cupboard space for clothes.
Description: Included are spaces usually located in or adjacent to offices, classrooms, etc., and in which coats, hats, etc., may be placed.
Limitations: Do not include in this category space used as linen closets, storage areas for cleaning supplies or stockroom areas.

055 Dispensary Room

Definition: A room where medicines are stored and also made up and given out such as medical stores dispensing rooms and medicine preparation rooms.

056 Drafting Room

Definition: A room used to prepare sketches or working plans.
Description: Include rooms used by staff architects to prepare plans and rooms related to cartography labs used for the preparation of maps, etc.
Limitations: This category does not include drafting rooms which are used as teaching laboratories.

057 Dressing Room

Definition: A room for getting dressed and/or changing clothes in, especially as in the theater.
Description: A room where performers dress and make up for their roles. Also included would be rooms adjoining research labs or other areas where special uniforms or wearing apparel must be put on before entering the lab, etc.
Limitations: This space is not part of an athletic locker room.

058 Duplicating Room

Definition: A room containing equipment for making exact copies of letters, drawings, photographs, etc.
Description: Include rooms containing photo-copying machines, multigraphy machines, or other types of equipment used for making exact copies of various written or printed materials.

059 Environmental Control Room

Definition: A room used for experimentation under specifically controlled environmental circumstances.
Limitations: Do not include in this category greenhouses or refrigeration rooms in food preparation and serving areas.

060 Audio Control Room

Definition: A room containing audio equipment used in conjunction with another room.
Description: Included would be control booths (rooms) which service student study carrels, language laboratories, etc.

061 File Room

Definition: A area with shelves, file cabinets, etc., used to keep an orderly arrangement of documents, etc., for reference.
Limitations: Do not include vaults or storage areas used as dead or permanent storage areas.

062 Food Serving Room

Definition: A room or area used exclusively for serving food.
Description: This category includes rooms in which food is displayed for self-service or food is served by an employee of the facility.
Limitations: Do not include serving areas located in and a part of the same room as a cafeteria or snack bar.

063 Food Cleanup Room

Definition: A room(s) used for cleaning up dishes, etc. after meals.
Description: This category includes dish washing rooms, trash-garbage rooms, etc., in which the dishes, utensils, pots, etc., are cleaned. These rooms are usually located near the food preparation areas.

064 Food Preparation Room

Definition: A room in which food is prepared and cooked.
Description: Include rooms identified as kitchens, refrigeration rooms, pantries, etc., where food is prepared for serving.

065 Hospital Utility Room, Clean

Definition: A room used for working with sterile materials in a patient care area.

066 Instrument-Equipment Room

Definition: A room containing specialized instruments or equipment that by their nature or rarity are kept in a special place.
Description: This category includes rooms containing rare or one- of-a-kind special equipment, highly specialized equipment that cannot be moved from room to room yet should be available for common use, and rooms containing instruments used for weighing, measuring, balancing, etc.

067 Issue Room

Definition: A room in which an attendant is responsible for the issuing of supplies, equipment (athletic), parts, tools, instruments, etc.

068 Hospital Utility Room, Dirty

Definition: A room used for the disposal of waste products, etc., in a patient care area.

071 Laundry Room

Definition: A room for washing, drying and ironing of clothes.
Description: This category includes rooms which may contain washing machines, dryers, and ironing boards or any combination of these.

073 Locker Room

Definition: A room equipped with lockers and used for changing and storing clothes.
Description: Include rooms in gymnasiums or other buildings which contain lockers used by faculty, staff and students for changing and storing of their clothes.
Limitations: Do not include dressing rooms in the theater, etc. (see code 057).

074 Mailroom

Definition: A room used for the receiving and distribution of mail from the central mail facility.
Description: Included are those rooms (departmental, etc.) where mail is delivered or picked up. The mail (in the case of residence halls) is sorted and distributed to individual boxes or slots which may or may not be in the same room.
Limitation: Do not include central mail facilities.

075 Morgue/Embalming/Autopsy Room

Definition: Rooms used in the treatment and storage of cadavers.
Description: Included would be rooms used to treat a cadaver with certain preparations to preserve it from decay, or for the examination and dissection of a dead body to determine the cause of death, damage done by disease, etc.

076 Nurses Workroom

Definition: A room with sinks and sterilizers used by the nurses to prepare patient treatments, medications, etc.

077 Observation Room

Definition: A room equipped for the purpose of open or undetected viewing of activity in another room.
Limitations: This category does not include examining rooms.

078 Photo Darkroom

Definition: A specially designed room that has the characteristics that enable persons to chemically develop exposed film.

079 Preparation Room

Definition: A room used to make ready or put together materials, ingredients, parts, etc., to be used in another area or room.
Description: Included are rooms used to prepare materials for laboratories, classrooms, or other types of spaces. Include any room whose purpose is the making up of displays, formulas, materials, etc., to be used in another room.

080 Press Box

Definition: An area or room reserved for reporters, TV cameras, spotters, etc., at sporting or other events.
Description: Include in this category all structures built to specifically house reporters, TV cameras, radio equipment, etc., at athletic events. Include the entire structure even though it may contain other types of space (e.g., teletype room, rest rooms, lounge, etc.)
Limitations: Do not include in this category bench areas inside gymnasia that are set aside for reporters.

081 Projection Booth

Definition: A room (usually small) from which pictures (motion, slide, etc.) are projected into an adjoining room.

083 Refrigeration Room

Definition: A room for keeping food or other articles cool.
Description: Include rooms designed as cold storage areas especially as in food preparation and serving areas. Also include cold storage rooms related to laboratories and research facilities, etc.

084 Resident-Intern Workroom

Definition: A room used by residents and/or interns to prepare reports, attend conferences relative to patients, etc.

085 Shop

Definition: A room for manufacturing and/or maintaining equipment, etc., used in support of instruction and research but not for instruction or research in the shop operations themselves.
Description: This category includes those areas set aside to repair equipment or to manufacture specialized (custom) parts or equipment.
Limitations: Do not confuse this category with physical plant shops or with instructional shops or shop type research laboratories.

086 Shower-Toilet Room

Definition: A room containing bathroom fixtures.
Description: Included in this category are rooms generally referred to as shower rooms, washrooms, toilet rooms, etc.

087 Sterilizing Room

Definition: A room housing autoclaves or other equipment used to sterilize or cleanse various items such as surgical and other instruments or equipment and laboratory glassware, fixtures, etc.

088 Stockroom

Definition: A room used to store supplies and materials.
Description: Included in this category are those rooms used as supply closets, or serve a stores function, etc. This type of space is generally limited to a departmental type storage area and one in which the materials stored are used on a day to day basis.
Limitations: This category does not include janitors' closets or rooms used to store janitor supplies.

091 Ticket Sales Booth

Definition: A room designed and used to sell tickets to various athletic, theater, or other types of events.

092 Tool Room

Definition: A room where tools are stored for safekeeping.
Description: Included in this category are rooms where tools are kept until they are needed for a particular job and then they are checked out to the person who is working on the particular job.

093 Training Room

Definition: A room utilizing special equipment for the purpose of physical therapy and/or rehabilitation, especially in athletics.

094 Vault

Definition: A room for the safekeeping of valuables, records, or money.
Description: Included in this category are those rooms that are specially constructed and may have special doors that once locked can only be opened with keys or with a certain combination or by a timing mechanism.

095 Waiting-Reception Room

Definition: A room or area with seating used by visitors while waiting to see someone or utilize something.

096 Vending Machine

Definition: A room or area containing vending machines which are for the students, faculty, staff, etc.
Description: This code will allow those areas housing vending machines to be identified separately from other types of retail areas.

097 Workroom

Definition: A room where various activities relating to the occupation or duties of institutional personnel are conducted.
Description: Include in this category rooms which are used to carry on various tasks or supporting activities relating to the work, etc., of institutional personnel.

098 X-Ray Room

Definition: A room equipped with X-ray equipment used for diagnostic or treatment functions.

100 - CLASSROOM FACILITIES


Classroom facilities are those types of spaces that are subject to regular assignment by the Registrar and are a necessary and vital part of the instructional facilities.

111 Classroom

Definition: A room used for class meetings which are not tied to a specific subject or discipline and which does not require special purpose equipment and is subject to regular assignment by the Registrar.
Description: Include rooms used for scheduled instruction usually referred to as general purpose classrooms, lecture rooms, and lecture-demonstration rooms which are equipped with tablet arm chairs, tables and chairs, or similar types of seating. Also included is a theater or auditorium if its principal use is for scheduled class meetings and if the space is so equipped that the usage is not limited to one function or rendered unsuitable for use by classes in other areas of study. These rooms may contain multimedia or telecommunications equipment or be furnished with special equipment appropriate to a specific area of study if the equipment does not render the room unsuitable for use by classes in other areas of study. This category may include classrooms which have been set aside for a specific non-credit program.
Limitations: This category does not include conference rooms, class laboratories or auditoriums used for other than instructional purposes.

112 Seminar Room

Definition: A room normally equipped with a table and chairs which is subject to regular assignment by the Registrar.
Description: Although seminar rooms are similar to classrooms they are generally smaller, equipped with table and chairs and scheduled for small, seminar type classes.
Limitations: A room usually scheduled for seminars would not necessarily indicate it should be classified as a Seminar Room if it is equipped in the normal classroom manner.

(Note: All spaces classified as 111 or 112 should NOT be assigned to a particular department but assigned code 0099 (general classrooms).)

200 - LABORATORY FACILITIES


Laboratory facilities are characterized by special purpose equipment or specific room configuration which tie instructional or research activities to a particular discipline or a closely related group of disciplines. These activities may be individual or group in nature, with or without supervision. Laboratories may be found in all fields of study including letters, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, vocational and technical disciplines.

211 Class Laboratory

Definition: A room used by regularly scheduled classes which require special purpose equipment for student participation, experimentation, observation, or practice in a field of study.
Description: A class laboratory is designed and/or furnished with specialized equipment to serve the needs of a particular area of study for group instruction in regularly scheduled classes. The design and/or equipment in such a room normally precludes its use for other areas of study. Included in this category are rooms generally referred to as teaching laboratories, instructional shops, typing laboratories, drafting rooms, band rooms, choral rooms, (group) music practice rooms, language laboratories, (group) studios and similar specially designed and/or equipped rooms IF they are used primarily for group instruction in regularly scheduled classes.
Limitations: This category does not include laboratory rooms which serve as individual (or independent) study rooms. It does NOT include laboratories used for group instruction which are informally or irregularly scheduled. This category does NOT include rooms generally referred to as research laboratories. It does NOT include gymnasiums, swimming pools, drill halls, laboratory schools, teaching clinics, demonstration houses and similar facilities.

220 OPEN LABORATORIES

221 Open Laboratory

Definition: A room used primarily for individual or group instruction that is informally (or irregularly) scheduled.
Description: A room designed and/or furnished with specialized equipment used by informally or irregularly scheduled classes which require special purpose equipment for student participation, experimentation, observation, or practice in a particular field of study. The design and/or equipment in such a room normally precludes its use for other areas of study. Open laboratories typically (but not necessarily or exclusively) include such rooms as language laboratories, (group) music practice rooms, (group) studios, etc., which are not regularly scheduled.
Limitations: This category does not include class laboratories, individual study laboratories, or non-class laboratories. It does NOT include gymnasiums, swimming pools, drill halls, laboratory schools, teaching clinics, demonstration houses and similar facilities.

222 Studio, Audio Visual

Definition: A room scheduled by appointment, furnished with classroom type seating and providing loud speakers and playback equipment for group listening of recorded material and/or projection equipment for viewing of films.
Description: Include rooms which are usually under control of the Audio-Visual department and are scheduled by other departments for the showing of films or listening to recorded material.
Limitations: Exclude rooms equipped for individual listening.

230 INDIVIDUAL STUDY LABORATORIES

231 Individual Study Laboratory

Definition: A room especially equipped and/or designed for individual student experimentation, observation, practice or study in a particular field of study.
Description: Include rooms (which may have multiple stations) which serve a particular subject matter area. These rooms or stations are normally assigned to individuals for their own use.
Limitations: This category does not include individual study facilities which are intended for general study purposes.

232 Student Practice Room

Definition: A specially equipped and/or designed room for group or individual student experimentation, observation or practice in a particular field of study.
Description: Include music studios, speech practice rooms, small rooms used for practice by individual students or very small groups (a large room used for instruction of and practice by a group such as a band, orchestra, ensemble, etc., is usually classified as a class laboratory). This type of space is generally not assigned to any particular individual.
Limitations: A music studio assigned to a faculty member which serves as a combination faculty office and music studio should be classified as Faculty Office. This category does not include music studios which are generally larger than the music practice room and are designed to accommodate several persons at one time.

250 NON-CLASS LABORATORIES

251 Non-Class Laboratory

Definition: A room used for laboratory applications, research and or training in research methodology which requires special purpose equipment for staff and/or student experimentation or observation.
Description: Included in this category are rooms generally referred to as research laboratories and research laboratory-office. These rooms are designed and equipped for faculty, staff, and students for the conduct of research and controlled or structured creative activities. These activities may include experimentation, application, observation, composition, or research training in a structured environment directed by one or more faculty or principal investigator(s). These activities are generally confined to faculty, staff and graduate students and are applicable to any academic discipline. This category includes labs that are used for experiments or "dry runs" in support of both instructional and research activities.
Limitations: This category does not include rooms referred to as Class Laboratories, or Office-Laboratories; see Class Laboratory, Other Laboratory and Individual Study Laboratory.

252 Electron Microscope Room

Definition: A room used for laboratory applications, research, and/or training in research methodology that requires and has present an electron microscope and related equipment for staff and/or student experimentation or observation.
Description: Included are rooms which contain any electron-optical instrument in which a beam of electrons, focused by means of an electron lens, is used to produce an enlarged image on a fluorescent screen or photographic plate.
Limitations: Do not include rooms which only contain light-optical or other imaging devices.

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