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Room Use Definitions


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05000Inactive AreaDefinition - Rooms available for assignment to an organizational unit or activity but unassigned at the time of the inventory. Limitations - Rooms being modified or not completed at the time of the inventory are classified as Alteration or Conversion Area (060) or Unfinished Area (070).
05005Unusable AreaDefinition - A room which is out of service because of a code requirements.
05010Unusable Area - PermanentDefinition - A room which is PERMANENTLY out of service because of a code requirements.
06000Alteration and Conversion AreaDefinition - Spaces temporarily out of use because they are being altered, remodeled, or rehabilitated at the time of the inventory. Limitations - Spaces inactive or not completed at the time of the inventory are classified as Inactive Area (050) and Unfinished Area (070), respectively.
07000Unfinished AreaDefinition - All potentially assignable areas in new buildings, shell space, or additions to existing buildings not completely finished at the time of the inventory. Limitations - Intended only for the unfinished part or shell area of a building or addition; the parts that are in use should be appropriately classified.
11005Classroom - DiscussionDefinition - Seating capacity approximately of 1 - 20 stations. A room used primarily for scheduled instructional activities, typically of the small group discussion type with the seating capacity in the range of 1 - 20 stations and which is used for classes which are not tied to a specific subject or discipline solely by virtue of the equipment in the room or the configuration of the room. These rooms generally require 25-30 net assignable square feet (NASF) of space per student station, including instructional space and circulation.
11010Classroom - SeminarDefinition - Seating capacity approximately of 21- 60 stations. A room used primarily for scheduled instructional activities typically with the seating capacity 21-60 stations and that does not require special purpose equipment for student use, may be equipped with tablet arm chairs, and furnished with some special equipment if it does not render the room unsuitable for use by classes of other areas of study. These rooms generally require 18-28 net assignable square feet (NASF) of space per student station, including instructional space and circulation..
11015Classroom - LectureDefinition - Seating capacity of over 60. A room generally used for scheduled instruction of large groups normally over 60 stations. These generally require 14 -26 net assignable square feet (NASF) of space per student station, including instructional space and circulation. A lecture hall may be equipped with tablet-arm chairs, often fixed to a stepped floor. It may be furnished with special equipment appropriate to a specific area of study, if equipment does not render the room unsuitable for use by classes in other areas of study
11500Classroom ServiceDefinition: A space that directly serves one or more classrooms as an extension of the activities in that space. Description: Includes projection rooms, telecommunications control booths, preparation rooms, coat rooms, closets, storage areas, etc., if they serve classrooms. Limitations: Does not include projection rooms, coat rooms, preparation rooms, closets, or storage areas if such spaces serve laboratories, conference rooms, meeting rooms, assembly facilities, etc. A projection booth in an auditorium (not used primarily for scheduled classes) is classified as Assembly Service (615). Private Circulation (11530) and Private Toilets (11535) that serve a classroom are seperately classfied.
11545Classroom Service - Private CirculationDefinitions: Passageway or aisle space used for internal access to a classroom should be categorized as Classroom Service - Private Circulation. Description: It is departmentally controlled and only indirectly accessible to the public. Limitation: Does not include passageway or aisle that are accessible to the public. They are coded are Public Circulation (W0605).
21000Class LaboratoryDefinition: A room used for formally or regularly scheduled classes that require special purpose equipment or a specific room configuration for student participation, experimentation, observation, or practice in academic discipline methods that does not require water or utility services. Includes: All Class Laboratories
21005Class Laboratory - WetDefinition: A room used for formally or regularly scheduled classes that house function that includes working with solution and biological materials and utilizes benches, sinks, chemical fume hoods, and biosafety cabinets (BSCs). Generally a wet lab is fitted with a full range of piped services such as deionized or reverse osmosis (RO) water, lab cold and hot water, lab waste/vents, carbon dioxide (CO2), vacuum, compressed air, eyewash, safety showers, natural gas, telephone, local area network (LAN), and power for student participation, experimentation, observation, or practice in academic discipline methods that require water or utility services. Includes: Includes all wet labs, tissue/cell culture labs, etc that are that are formally or regularly scheduled for classes.
21010Class Laboratory - DryDefinition: A room used for formally or regularly scheduled classes that require special purpose equipment or a specific room configuration for student participation, experimentation, observation, or practice in academic discipline methods that does not require water or utility services. These laboratories do not require extensive piped services and built-in casework. Includes: All dry labs that require special equipments and/or room configuration and/or special conditions. Art labs like music, theater, language, etc are formally or regularly scheduled fall in this category.
21015Class Laboratory - ComputerDefinition: A room used for formally or regularly scheduled classes that require the use of computers for student participation, experimentation, observation, or practice in academic discipline methods that does not require water or utility services. Includes: All computer labs, CAD labs, 3-D Labs, Virtual realty labs and others that are formally or regularly scheduled and do not require water or utility services.
21500Class Laboratory ServiceDefinition: A room that directly serves one or more class laboratories as an extension of the activities in those rooms. Include all rooms listed below if they directly serve classroom laboratories.
21510Class Laboratory Service - Equipment RoomDefinition: A room containing equipment that directly serves one class laboratory. This includes rooms that house equipment like centrifuges, autoclaves, freezers, refrigerators, etc that directly supports the class laboratory.
21515Class Laboratory Service - Climate Controlled RoomDefinition: A climate controlled room that directly serves a class laboratory. A temperature/climate controlled room is an environmentally controlled prefabricated unit usually operated at 4 degrees Celcius (39 degrees Fahrenheit). Rooms at other than 4 degrees Celcius (39 degrees Fahrenheit) are sometimes required. The room has stainless steel counters on legs, wire shelves, and a sink. Utilities include electricity, vacuum, and mechanical ventilation and filtered water. Cold rooms shall be lockable, and all mechanical components shall be accessible and serviceable from outside the room. A high- and low-temperature alarm system may be connected to the central equipment alarm. Cold rooms that are used for storage only, do not have sinks and require minimal air changes compared with cold labs.
21520Class Laboratory Service - Preparation RoomDefinition: A room to prepare materials used in one or more class laboratories as an extension of the activities in those rooms.
21530Class Laboratory Service - StorageDefinition: A storage room that directly serves a class laboratory. Note: Hazardous storage rooms are categorized separately (21535 Class Laboratory - Hazardous Storage)
21535Class Laboratory Service - Hazardous StorageDefinition: An area used to store any hazardous materials that are used in class laboratory regardless of how often it is frequented. Hazardous Substances Storage. General considerations for chemical and flammable liquid storage are as follows: -A dedicated exhaust system shall be provided-Separate appropriate chemical storage cabinets for corrosives, toxic, and water-reactive chemicals shall be provided -Spill containment curb around base of walls and at door shall be provided -Appropriate shelving with raised lips and restraint bars should be provided as required for earthquake protection. Chemical storage cabinets should be fastened to walls and structural elements to prevent movement and tipping in earthquake zones
21545Class Laboratory Service - Private CirculationDefinition: Passageway or aisle space used for internal access to a suite of rooms or sub-divisions of space the services a class laboratory. It is departmentally controlled and only indirectly accessible to the public.
22000Open LaboratoryDefinition: A laboratory used primarily for individual or group instruction that is informally scheduled, unscheduled, or open. It is designed for or furnished with equipment that serves the needs of a particular discipline where 1) use of the room is not formally or regularly scheduled, or 2) access is limited to specific groups of students. Includes: All Open Laboratories
22005Open Laboratory - WetDefinition: A room used primarily for individual or group instruction that is informally scheduled, unscheduled, or open that house function that includes working with solution and biological materials and utilizes benches, sinks, chemical fume hoods, and biosafety cabinets (BSCs). Generally a wet lab is fitted with a full range of piped services such as deionized or reverse osmosis (RO) water, lab cold and hot water, lab waste/vents, carbon dioxide (CO2), vacuum, compressed air, eyewash, safety showers, natural gas, telephone, local area network (LAN), and. Includes: All general wet labs, tissue culture rooms etc that are informally scheduled, unscheduled or open.
22010Open Laboratory - DryDefinition: A room used primarily for individual or group instruction that is informally scheduled, unscheduled, or open that require special purpose equipment or a specific room configuration for student participation, experimentation, observation, or practice in academic discipline methods that does not require water or utility services. These laboratories do not require extensive piped services and built-in casework. Includes: All dry labs that require special equipments and/or room configuration and/or special conditions. Art labs like music, theater, language, etc are informally scheduled, unscheduled, or open fall in this category.
22015Open Laboratory - ComputerDefinition: A Computer laboratory used primarily for individual or group instruction that is informally scheduled, unscheduled, or open. It is designed with computers or specific room configuration that serves the needs of a particular discipline that does not requires water and utilities where 1) use of the room is not formally or regularly scheduled, or 2) access is limited to specific groups of students. . Includes: All computer labs, CAD labs, 3-D Labs, Virtual realty labs and others that are informally scheduled, unscheduled, or open and do not require water or utility services.
22020Open Laboratory - StudioDefinition: A private room used primarily for individual or group instruction that is informally scheduled, unscheduled, or open that requires special purpose equipment for student participation, experimentation, observation, or practice involving design, model building or other such activity relating to architecture or the arts that does not requires water and utilities where 1) use of the room is not formally or regularly scheduled, or 2) access is limited to specific groups of students. Includes: All graduate and undergraduate studios that are informally scheduled, unscheduled, or open and do not require water or utility services.
22500Open Laboratory ServiceDefinition: A room that directly serves one or more open laboratories as an extension of the activities in those rooms.
22510Open Laboratory Service - Equipment RoomDefinition: A room containing equipment that directly serves one open laboratory. This includes rooms that house equipment like centrifuges, autoclaves, freezers, refrigerators, etc that directly supports the open laboratory.
22515Open Laboratory Service - Climate Controlled RoomDefinition: A climate controlled room that directly serves an open laboratory. A temperature/climate controlled room is an environmentally controlled prefabricated unit usually operated at 4 degrees Celcius (39 degrees Fahrenheit). Rooms at other than 4 degrees Celcius (39 degrees Fahrenheit) are sometimes required. The room has stainless steel counters on legs, wire shelves, and a sink. Utilities include electricity, vacuum, and mechanical ventilation and filtered water. Cold rooms shall be lockable, and all mechanical components shall be accessible and serviceable from outside the room. A high- and low-temperature alarm system may be connected to the central equipment alarm. Cold rooms that are used for storage only, do not have sinks and require minimal air changes compared with cold labs.
22520Open Laboratory Service - Preparation RoomDefinition: A room to prepare materials used in one or more open laboratories as an extension of the activities in those rooms.
22530Open Laboratory Service - StorageDefinition: A storage room that directly serves a open laboratory. Note: Hazardous storage rooms are categorized separately (22535 Open Laboratory - Hazardous Storage)
22535Open Laboratory Service - Hazardous StorageDefinition: An area used to store any hazardous materials that are used in open laboratory regardless of how often it is frequented. Hazardous Substances Storage. General considerations for chemical and flammable liquid storage are as follows: -A dedicated exhaust system shall be provided -Separate appropriate chemical storage cabinets for corrosives, toxic, and water-reactive chemicals shall be provided -Spill containment curb around base of walls and at door shall be provided -Appropriate shelving with raised lips and restraint bars should be provided as required for earthquake protection. Chemical storage cabinets should be fastened to walls and structural elements to prevent movement and tipping in earthquake zones
22545Open Laboratory Service - Private CirculationDefinition: Passageway or aisle space used for internal access to a suite of rooms or sub-divisions of space servicing a Class Laboratory. It is departmentally controlled and only indirectly accessible to the public.
25005Research Laboratory - WetDefinition: A space used for laboratory experimentation, research, or training in research methods; professional research and observation; or structured creative activity within a specific program or for sponsored research (whether sponsored with federal, state, private, or institutional funds). Wet laboratories house functions that include working with solutions and utilize benches, sinks, and chemical fume hoods. Generally, a wet lab is fitted out with a full range of piped services such as lab and filtered water, lab cold and hot water, lab waste/vents, carbon dioxide (CO2), vacuum, compressed air, eyewash, safety showers, natural gas, telephone, local area network (LAN), and power that are for laboratory experimentation, research or training in research methods; or professional research and observation; or structured creative activity within a specific program. These activities are generally confined to faculty, staff and assigned graduate students and are applicable to any academic discipline. Includes: All general wet labs, tissue culture rooms etc that are used for research
25010Research Laboratory - DryDefinition: A space used for laboratory experimentation, research, or training in research methods; professional research and observation; or structured creative activity within a specific program or for sponsored research (whether sponsored with federal, state, private, or institutional funds). Dry laboratories house functions that involve working with electronics and large instruments with few piped services. These laboratories are analytical laboratories that utilize and house sophisticated equipment, highly calibrated electronic apparatus in spaces that require accurate temperature and humidity control, stable structure and vibration control, shielded space, clean power, and filtered chilled water. These laboratories do not require extensive piped services and built-in casework that are for laboratory experimentation, research or training in research methods; or professional research and observation; or structured creative activity within a specific program. These activities are generally confined to faculty, staff and assigned graduate students and are applicable to any academic discipline. Includes: All dry labs that require special equipments and/or room configuration and/or special conditions.
25015Research Laboratory - ComputerDefinition: A space used for laboratory experimentation, research, or training in research methods; professional research and observation; or structured creative activity within a specific program or for sponsored research (whether sponsored with federal, state, private, or institutional funds). Includes: All computer labs, CAD labs, 3-D Labs, Virtual realty labs and others that are used for research.
25500Research Laboratory ServiceDefinition: A room that directly serves one or more research laboratories as an extension of the activities in those rooms.
25510Research Laboratory Service - Equipment RoomDefinition: A room containing equipment that directly serves research laboratories. This includes rooms that house equipment like centrifuges, autoclaves, freezers, refrigerators, etc that directly supports the research laboratory.
25515Research Laboratory Service - Climate Controlled RoomDefinition: A climate controlled room that directly serves a research laboratory. A temperature controlled room is an environmentally controlled prefabricated unit usually operated at 4 degrees Celcius (39 degrees Fahrenheit). Rooms at other than 4 degrees Celcius (39 degrees Fahrenheit) are sometimes required. The room has stainless steel counters on legs, wire shelves, and a sink. Utilities include electricity, vacuum, and mechanical ventilation and filtered water. Cold rooms shall be lockable, and all mechanical components shall be accessible and serviceable from outside the room. A high- and low-temperature alarm system may be connected to the central equipment alarm. Cold rooms that are used for storage only, do not have sinks and require minimal air changes compared with cold labs.
25520Research Laboratory Service - Preparation RoomDefinition: A room to prepare materials used in one or more research laboratories as an extension of the activities in those rooms.
25530Research Laboratory Service - StorageDefinition: A storage room that directly serves a research laboratory. Note: Hazardous storage rooms are categorized separately (25535 Research Laboratory - Hazardous Storage)
25535Research Laboratory Service - Hazardous StorageDefinition: An area used to store any hazardous materials that are used in research laboratory regardless of how often it is frequented. Hazardous Substances Storage. General considerations for chemical and flammable liquid storage are as follows: -A dedicated exhaust system shall be provided -Separate appropriate chemical storage cabinets for corrosives, toxic, and water-reactive chemicals shall be provided -Spill containment curb around base of walls and at door shall be provided -Appropriate shelving with raised lips and restraint bars should be provided as required for earthquake protection. Chemical storage cabinets should be fastened to walls and structural elements to prevent movement and tipping in earthquake zones
25545Research Laboratory Service - Private CirculationDefinition: Passageway or aisle space used for internal access to a suite of rooms or sub-divisions of space which services a Research Laboratory. It is departmentally controlled and only indirectly accessible to the public.
25560Research Laboratory Service - Resource RoomDefinition: A resource room containing books, magazines, and/or written material that directly serves a research laboratory.
31000Office"Definition: A space housing faculty, staff, or students working at one or more desks, tables, or workstations. Description: An office is typically assigned to one or more persons as a station or work area. It may be equipped with desks, chairs, tables, bookcases, filing cabinets, computer workstations, microcomputers, or other office equipment. Included are faculty, administrative, clerical, graduate and teaching assistant, and student offices. Limitations: Any other spaces, such as glass shops, printing shops, study rooms, classrooms, research/nonclass laboratories, etc., that incidentally contain desk space for a technician or staff member are classified according to the primary use of the space, rather than as an office. Office areas do not need to have clearly visible physical boundaries; examples include open reception areas and library staff areas that would not otherwise be classified as Processing Rooms (440). In such cases, logical physical boundaries (phantom walls) may be assigned to calculate square footage. An office is differentiated from Office Service (315) by the latter’s use as a casual or intermittent workstation or service room. For example, a space with a computer intermittently used by one or more people having a separately assigned office should be coded as Office Service (315). A combination office, studio, or research/nonclass laboratory should be coded according to its primary use if multiple space use codes with prorations are not used."
31015Office - ReceptionDefinition: A space housing receptionist working at one or more desks, tables, or workstations. Description: An office is assigned to the receptionist that includes a waiting area should be coded as Office - Recptionist
31500Office ServiceDefinition: A space that directly serves an office or group of offices as an extension of
31506Office Service - Waiting RoomDefinition: A waiting room that directly serves an office. Waiting rooms allow visitors a place to sit while waiting for office personnel.
31510Office Service - StorageDefinition: An office service area used for active storage. This would includes closets, supply rooms, active storage rooms etc.
31515Office Service - Copy/File/Mail/WorkDefinition: A copy, file and or mail room that directly serves an office. A copy, file and or mail room that directly serves an office or group of offices as an extension of the activities in those rooms.
31527Office Service - Resource RoomDefinition: A resource room that directly serves an office. A resource room contains books, magazines, and/or written material.
31530Office Service - Kitchen-KitchenetteDefinition: A kitchen or kitchenette that directly serves an office. A kitchen or an alcove containing cooking facilities. Area can also include a seating area or break room.
31532Office Service - LoungeDefinition: A lounge that directly serves an office. A room used for rest and relaxation that is restricted to a department, division, unit or area
31545Office Service - Computer/ CommunicationDefinition: A computer / communication room that directly serves an office. A room where school, departmental, or unit computer service support is provided. This could be a LAN or other services.
31555Office Service - Locker RoomDefinition: A staff locker room that directly serves an office. Staff locker rooms directly serve an office or group of offices as an extension of the activities in those rooms. Staff locker room can include restrooms.
31560Office Service - Private ToiletDefinition: A toilet room directly serves an office an area, an exam room area, a recreation area, or any toilet that acts as an extension of the activities in those rooms.
31565Office Service - Private ShowerDefinition: A private shower room that directly serves an office. The shower directly serves an office or group of offices as an extension of the activities in those rooms.
31585Office Service - Private CirculationDefinition: Passageway or aisle space used for internal access to a suite of rooms or sub-divisions of space. It is departmentally controlled and only indirectly accessible to the public. Private circulation areas can include equipment such as file cabinets or include alcoves for copy machines, mailing stations, work stations, etc.
31590Office Service - Private Lactation RoomDefinition: A lockable space equipped with a seat and electrical outlet for nursing moms.
35000Conference RoomDefinition: A room used primarily for staff meetings and departmental activities. Normally a specific organizational unit or office area uses it, whereas Meeting Rooms are used for general purposes activities such as community or campus group meetings not associated with a particular department. A conference room is distinguished from facilities such as seminar rooms, lecture rooms, and classrooms because it is used primarily for activities other than scheduled classes.
35005Teleconference RoomDefinition: A room used primarily for staff meetings and departmental activities. Teleconference rooms have additional teleconferencing capabilities to serve multiple rooms in multiple locations while conference rooms do not.
35500Conference ServiceDefinition: A space that directly serves one or more conference spaces as an extension of the activities in those spaces. Description: Includes kitchenettes, storage spaces, telecommunications control booths, projection rooms, sound equipment rooms, etc., if they serve conference spaces. Limitations: Excluded are service spaces that support meeting spaces (see Meeting Room Service-685) or offices (see Office Service-315).
35505Conference Service - KitchenetteDefinition: A small kitchen or an alcove containing cooking facilities.
35510Conference Service - Projection RoomDefinition: A small room or alcove adjacent to or part of conference space. This room usually contains projection equipment.
35515Conference Service - Control BoothDefinition: A small room or alcove adjacent to or part of conference space. This room usually contains controls for the projection room equipment.
35520Conference Service - Storage RoomDefinition: A room mainly used for the storage of items directly servicing any facility as an extension of the activities in that facility.
35525Conference Service - Private CirculationDefinition: Passageway or aisle space used for internal access to a suite of rooms or sub-divisions of space. It is departmentally controlled and only indirectly accessible to the public. Private circulation areas can include equipment such as file cabinets or include alcoves for copy machines, mailing stations, work stations, etc.
35535Conference Service - Private ToiletDefinition: A toilet room directly serves a conference rooms.
41000Study Room - without computerDefinition: A room or area used by individuals to study at their convenience, the space not being restricted to a particular subject or discipline by contained equipment. Description: Includes study or reading rooms located in libraries, residential facilities, academic or student service facilities, study carrel and booth areas, and similar spaces that are intended for general study purposes. Study stations may be grouped, as in a library reading room, or individualized, as in a carrel. Study stations may include typewriters, microform readers, CD and DVD players, or other multimedia equipment. The category Study Space includes spaces commonly termed learning labs if they are not restricted to specific disciplines by contained equipment. Study spaces are primarily used by students or staff for learning at their convenience, although access may be restricted by a controlling unit (e.g., departmental study room). Limitations: General computer laboratories are categorized as 40015 Computer Laboratory. Does not include Open Laboratories (220) that are restricted to a particular discipline or discipline group. This category also does not include Lounges (650) that are intended for relaxation and casual interaction.
41005Study Room - with computerDefinition: A room or area used by individuals to study at their convenience, the space not being restricted to a particular subject or discipline by contained equipment. Description: Includes centally controlled computer labs that are not restricted to specific disciplines by contained equipment or software. Study spaces are primarily used by students or staff for learning at their convenience, although access may be restricted by a controlling unit (e.g., departmental study room). Limitations: Does not include Open Computer Laboratories (220) that are restricted to a particular discipline or discipline group. This category also does not include Lounges (650) that are intended for relaxation and casual interaction.
42000StackDefinition: A space used to house arranged collections of educational materials for use as a study resource. Description: Stacks typically appear in central, branch, or departmental libraries and are characterized by accessible, arranged, and managed collections. Collections can include books, periodicals, journals, monographs, micromaterials, electronic storage media (e.g., tapes, disks, slides, etc.), musical scores, maps, and other educational materials. Limitations: Does not include general storage areas for such materials that serve a particular room or area; such spaces would take the appropriate service code. Examples of these service spaces include tape storage rooms for language laboratories (see Open Laboratory Service-225), book storage rooms for classrooms (see Classroom Service- 115), and music for general listening enjoyment (see Recreation Service-675). Also does not include collections of educational materials, regardless of form or type (i.e., from books to soils collections), that are for Exhibition (620) use rather than for study or reference.
43000Open-Stack Study RoomDefinition: A combination study space and stack, generally without physical boundaries between the stack and study areas. Description: Seating areas include those types of station and seating arrangements described under Study Room (410). The stack areas of these spaces may include any of the educational material collections described under Stack (420). Limitations: Does not include Study Rooms (410) that have no stack areas. Those stack areas that have only a few incidental chairs or other seating, without a formally arranged study seating area, should be coded Stack (420). Institutions may wish to separate and code the seating or study areas (see Study Room-410) and Stack areas (see Stack-420) into separate space records. As with Stack (420) and Processing Rooms (440), Open- Stack Study Rooms (430) appear primarily in central, branch, and departmental libraries.
44000Processing RoomDefinition: A room or area devoted to processes and operations in support of library functions. Description: A processing room is intended for specific library operations that support the overall library mission. Included are card and microfiche areas, reference desk and circulation desk areas, bookbinding rooms, multimedia materials processing areas, interlibrary loan processing areas, and other areas with a specific process or operation in support of library functions. Limitations: Areas that serve both as office stations and processing rooms should be coded according to primary use. Small incidental processing areas in larger stack or study areas should be included within the larger primary activity category (see Codes 410, 420, and 430). Does not include typical support spaces that serve study and other primary activity areas, such as storage rooms, copy rooms, closets, and other servicetype spaces (see Code 455). Acquisitions work areas with a primary office use should be classified as Office (310).
45500Study ServiceDefinition: A space that directly serves study spaces, stacks, open-stack study spaces, or processing rooms as a direct extension of the activities in those spaces. Description: Includes storage spaces, copy rooms, closets, locker rooms, coat rooms, and other typical service areas that support a primary study facilities room (see Codes 410, 420, 430, and 440). With the increasing implementation of wireless technology, service areas are migrating into the primary study space and stacks. Campuses need to adopt a consistent approach to using either predominate use or phantom walls to allow for the separation of service space. An example would be space occupied by routers, servers, or battery-charging equipment on the open floor of a library or student center. Limitations: Does not include Processing Rooms (440) that house specific library support processes and operations (e.g., bookbinding rooms, multimedia processing rooms).
45510Study Service - Copy RoomDefinition: A copy room that directly serves a study space as an extension of the activities in those rooms.
45515Study Service - StorageDefinition: An active storage area (room or closet etc) that directly serves a study area. This space houses files and storage material that is readily accessible by a unit at least one time a week.
45525Study Service - Private CirculationDefinition: Passageway or aisle space used for internal access to a suite of rooms or sub-divisions of space. It is departmentally controlled and only indirectly accessible to the public. Private circulation areas can include equipment such as file cabinets or include alcoves for copy machines, mailing stations, work stations, etc.
51000ArmoryDefinition: A room or area used by Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) and
51500Armory ServiceDefinition: A space that directly serves an armory facility as an extension of the
52000Athletic_Physical EducationDefinition: A room or area used by students, staff, or the public for athletic or physical
52005Athletic_Physical Education - Indoor Swimming PoolDefinition: An indoor swimming pool used by students, staff, or the public for athletic or physical education activities.
52010Athletic_Physical Education - GymnasiumDefinition: An indoor gymnasium that is obviously designed for various indoor sports (as basketball or boxing) and usually equipped with gymnastic apparatus that is used by students, staff, or the public for athletic or physical education activities.
52020Athletic_Physical Education - Squash CourtDefinition: A squash court that is obviously designed for a game played in a walled court or against a single that is used by students, staff, or the public for athletic or physical education activities.
52050Athletic_Physical Education - Indoor TrackDefinition: An indoor track outfitted and used for the purpose of running and training that is used by students, staff, or the public for athletic or physical education activities.
52070Athletic_Physical Education - Multi-PurposeDefinition: A room outfitted to accommodate various activities and is not restricted to any on activity that is used by students, staff, or the public for athletic or physical education activities.
52300Athletic Facilities Spectator SeatingDefinition: The covered seating area used by students, staff, or the public to watch
52500Athletic_Physical Education ServiceDefinition: A room that directly serves an athletic or physical education facility as an extension of the activities in that facility.
52505Athletic_Physical Education Service - Locker RoomDefinition: A locker room that directly serves any need as an extension of the activities in the facility.
52510Athletic_Physical Education Service - Shower RoomDefinition: A shower room that directly services any facility as an extension of the activities in that facility.
52525Athletic_Physical Education Service - Equipment RoomDefinition: A room containing both equipment that directly services any facility as an extension of the activities in that facility.
52530Athletic_Physical Education Service - Storage RoomDefinition: A room mainly used for the storage of items directly servicing any facility as an extension of the activities in that facility.
52560Athletic_Physical Education Service - Toilet(s)Definition: A bathroom that directly serves an athletic or physical education facility as an extension of the activities in that facility.
52565Athletic_Physical Education Service - LoungeDefinition: A lounge that directly serves an athletic or physical education facility as an extension of the activities in that facility.
52570Athletic_Physical Education Service - Private CirculationDefinition: Circulation that directly serves an athletic or physical education facility as an extension of the activities in that facility.
53000Media ProductionDefinition: A space used for the production or distribution of multimedia materials or signals. Description: Includes spaces generally called TV studios, radio studios, sound studios, photo studios, video or audio cassette and software production or distribution rooms, and media centers. These spaces have a clearly defined production or distribution function that serves a broader area (e.g., department, entire campus) than would a typical service room. Include electronic visualization studios or facilities in this category if the primary use is the production of media rather than a student-focused learning experience. Limitations: Does not include spaces that merely store media materials and equipment. Such spaces would be coded as Media Production Service (535) spaces if serving the primary production or distribution room, or the appropriate service category for space(s) they serve. Radio or TV broadcasting areas, simulation laboratories, and other media spaces used for teaching broadcasting to students should be coded as laboratories (see Class Laboratory-210, or Open Laboratory-220). This classification also does not include centralized computer-based data processing and telecommunications equipment facilities (see Central Computer or Telecommunications-710).
53500Media Production ServiceDefinition: A space that directly serves a media production or distribution space as an extension of the activities in that facility. Description: The primary criterion here is that the space should serve a media production or distribution space and not another primary activity space. Examples include film, tape, or cassette libraries or storage areas; media equipment storage rooms; recording rooms; engineering maintenance rooms; dark rooms; preparation rooms; studio control booths; and other support areas that specifically serve a media production or distribution room (see Media Production-530). Limitations: Those spaces containing media materials, equipment, or operations that serve other than a Media Production (530) primary activity space should be assigned the appropriate corresponding service code.
54000Clinic-Non HealthDefinition: A space used for providing diagnosis, consultation, treatment, or other services to patients or clients or subjects with a primary purpose of instruction, research, or public service. Description: Included are examination rooms, testing rooms, consultation rooms, and holding areas. Such spaces and their related uses are typically associated with educational programs such as psychology, law, speech, and hearing. Limitations: Does not include spaces used for remedial instruction that should be classified as classrooms or laboratories (see Codes 100 and 200 series), testing or counseling rooms in nonhealth or non-discipline-related programs (see Office Service- 315), or Health Care Facilities (see Code 800 series).
54500Clinic-Non Health ServiceDefinition: A space that directly serves a clinic as an extension of the activities in that space. Description: Included are waiting rooms, observation rooms, control rooms, records rooms, diagnostic laboratories, and similar supporting spaces. Limitations: Does not include spaces that serve health care facilities (see Code 800 series). Also does not include first aid treatment rooms that serve other primary activity areas, e.g., Athletic or Physical Education Service (525), Day Care Service (645).
55005DemonstrationDefinition: A room or group of spaces used to practice, within an instructional program, the principles of certain disciplines such as teaching, child care or development, and family and consumer science. Description: The key criterion here is practice activity within an instructional program that closely simulates a real-world or occupational setting. Includes demonstration day care and development centers, laboratory schools, and family and consumer science houses when these facilities are used for practice as a part of postsecondary training or instruction. Limitations: Does not include day care and development centers that are not used as part of an instructional program (see Day Care-640). This category also does not include laboratories (see Code 200 series) that are used for direct delivery of instruction as opposed to practice. Demonstration schools, laboratory schools, day care centers, and family and consumer science houses in which students serve as the subjects for a research study are classified as Research/Nonclass Laboratories (250).
55505Demonstration ServiceDefinition: A space that directly serves a demonstration facility as an extension of the activities in that facility. Description: Includes facilities generally called storerooms, pantries, etc., in a family and consumer science facility; and kitchens, lockers, shower rooms, etc., in a laboratory school. Similar support spaces that directly serve primary care and training areas in a demonstration day care center (see Demonstration-550) are included in this category. Limitations: Generally, the primary activity areas such as kitchen, dining room, living room (in a family and consumer science house), or classrooms, laboratories, gymnasia that serve nursery, elementary, or secondary school students (in a laboratory school) should be designated as Demonstration (550). Primary care and training areas in a (practice) day care center are also Demonstration (550) spaces. Kitchen and food preparation spaces in a demonstration day care facility are classified as service areas. Eating or break rooms for staff in demonstration day care centers are classified as service areas other than Demonstration Service (555); eating or training spaces for children are classified as primary activity areas, Demonstration (550).
56005Field BuildingDefinition: A barn or similar agricultural structure used for animal shelters or for the handling, storage, or protection of farm products, supplies, vehicles, or implements. Description: Includes barns, animal and poultry shelters, sheds, silos, feed units, and hay storage. Structures are typically of light-frame construction with unfinished interiors and are frequently located outside the central campus area. Also includes storage space for farm vehicles and implements. Service areas that support field buildings are classified within this category. Limitations: Animal facilities directly supporting research or instructional laboratories should be coded Animal Facilities (570). Location of a building, on or off the main campus, is not sufficient justification for classification as a field building. Finished spaces with other uses (e.g., laboratories, classrooms, etc.) should be coded as appropriate. Does not include buildings that house nonagricultural or non-farm-related vehicles (see Vehicle Storage-740).
57000Animal QuartersDefinition: A space that houses laboratory animals used for research and/or instructional purposes. Description: Includes animal rooms; cage rooms; stalls; wards; and procedure, operating, recovery, isolation, quarantine, and similar spaces for instruction and research. Limitations: Animal Facilities are typically subject to the rules and regulations of agencies regarding the care and use of laboratory animals (e.g., requirements of the American Association for Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC)). Does not include agricultural field buildings sheltering animals that do not directly support instruction or research (see Field Building-560). Does not include areas that directly serve facilities used for the treatment of animals (see Treatment/Examination Clinic 850).
57500Animal Quarters ServiceDefinition: A space that directly serves an animal quarters facility as an extension of the activities in that facility. Description: Includes feed storage rooms, feed mixing rooms, cage washing rooms, cage storage rooms, casting rooms, instrument rooms, and internal (nonpublic) circulation space. Limitations: Does not include areas that directly serve facilities used for the treatment of animals (see Treatment/Examination Clinic-850).
58000GreenhouseDefinition: A building or space, usually composed chiefly of glass, plastic, or other light-transmitting material, that is used for the cultivation or protection of plants or seedlings for research, instruction, or campus physical maintenance or improvement purposes. Description: The primary criterion here is the combination of structural design as a greenhouse and the use for cultivation or protection. An example would be a greenhouse that serves as a laboratory or service area for a botany or other (e.g., horticulture) educational program. This category includes any facility serving the greenhouse function (e.g., warehouse facilities equipped with special lighting controls for the cultivation or protection of plants). Limitations: Greenhouses that are not used for plant cultivation or protection should be classified according to specific use (e.g., a greenhouse used for central storage should be coded Central Storage-730).
58500Greenhouse ServiceDefinition: A space that directly serves a greenhouse facility as an extension of the activities in that facility. Description: Includes equipment or materials storage areas and rooms generally called headhouses. Limitations: Excludes storage areas that do not directly serve greenhouses.
59000Police FacilityDefinition: A space that houses campus security or police department.
59005Police Facility - Locker RoomDefinition: A staff locker room that directly serves a police facility. Staff locker rooms directly serve a police facility as an extension of the activities in those rooms.
59010Police Facilty - Private ToiletDefinition: A bathroom that directly serves a polic facility and is not used by the general public.
61000AssemblyDefinition: A space designed and equipped for the assembly of many persons for such events as dramatic, musical, devotional, livestock judging, or commencement activities. Description: Includes theaters, auditoria, concert halls, arenas, chapels, and livestock judging pavilions that are used primarily for general presentations (speakers), performances (dramatic, musical, dance), and devotional services. Seating areas, orchestra pits, chancels, aisles, and stages (if not used primarily for instruction) are included in and usually aggregated into the assembly space. This category also includes chapels located in health care, residential, or other facilities. Institutions may wish to separate the seating area from the stage and other specially configured areas through the use of additional codes. Limitations: Stage areas used primarily for instruction or practice (dance, music, drama) are typically coded separately as laboratory space (see Codes 210, 220). Assembly facilities that are used primarily as instructional lecture halls are classified as Classroom (110) space.
61500Assembly ServiceDefinition: A room or area that directly serves an assembly facility as an extension of the activities in that facility. Description: Includes check rooms, coat rooms, ticket booths, dressing rooms, projection booths, property storage, make-up rooms, costume and scenery shops and storage, green rooms, multimedia and telecommunications control rooms, etc. Limitations: Entrance lobbies and other circulation areas outside of the primary assembly room are classified as nonassignable Lobby (W05). A concession stand in an assembly facility is classified as Merchandising (660). Lounge areas that are remote from the assembly area within an assembly facility are classified by the appropriate service code or the Lounge (650) code.
61505Assembly Service - Private CirculationPassageway or aisle space used for internal access to a suite of rooms or sub-divisions of space. It is departmentally controlled and only indirectly accessible to the public.
61510Assembly Service - Private ToiletA bathroom that directly serves an assembly facility as an extension of the activities in that facility.
61515Assembly Service - Storage RoomA room mainly used for the storage of items directly servicing any facility as an extension of the activities in that facility.
62000ExhibitionDefinition: A room or area used for exhibition of materials, works of art, artifacts, etc., and intended for general use by faculty, students, staff, and the public. Description: Includes both departmental and institution-wide museums, galleries, and similar exhibition areas that are used to display materials and items for viewing by the institutional population and the public. Planetariums used primarily for exhibition are also included in this category. Planetariums used primarily for research should be classified in the Laboratory Facilities (Code 200) series. Limitations: Displays that are intended only for instructional purposes and not for general exhibitions (e.g., departmental instructional displays of anthropological, botanical, or geological specimens) should be classified as laboratory or laboratory service (see Laboratory Facilities-200 series). Does not include bulletin boards and similar temporary or incidental displays in hallways, student centers, etc. Also does not include collections of educational materials, regardless of form or type (e.g., books, tapes, soils collections), that are study resources (see Stack-420) as opposed to exhibition use.
62500Exhibition ServiceDefinition: A space that directly serves an exhibition facility as an extension of the activities in that facility. Description: Includes preparation workrooms, storage rooms, vaults, etc., that serve general exhibition areas (see Exhibition-620). Limitations: Research areas in museums are classified as Research/Nonclass Laboratory (250) or Research/Nonclass Laboratory Service (255). Service areas for displays that are part of an instructional program are classified as Classroom Service (115) or Laboratory Facilities service areas (see Code 200 series).
63000Food FacilityDefinition: A space used for eating. Description: Includes dining halls, cafeterias, snack bars, restaurants, and similar eating areas, including such areas in residence halls, faculty clubs, etc. This category includes facilities open to students, faculty, staff, or the public at large. The primary distinction of a Food Facility (630) area is the availability of some form of accommodation (seating, counters, tables) for eating or drinking. This is, therefore, an area intended for the actual consumption of food and drink. Vending areas with seating, counters, or tables and sitdown lunch or vending spaces that serve a shop facility are included in this category. Limitations: Vending areas not provided with seating, counters, or tables are classified as Merchandising (660) or with the appropriate service code if the vending directly supports or is adjacent to a specific space for consuming the products (e.g., a Code 635 vending space serving a Code 630 dining hall). Limitations: Lounges (650) with vending machines that are incidental to the primary use of the space (i.e., relaxation) are coded as part of the lounge, if within the space, or as Lounge Service (655) if separate from and directly supporting the main lounge facility (see Lounge-650). Break rooms serving specific office areas are classified as Office Service (315). Eating areas for children in demonstration or day care facilities are classified as primary activity categories within these respective areas (see Demonstration-550 and Day Care-640); staff-only eating or break rooms in these facilities are classified as service areas (see Demonstration Service-555 and Day Care Service-645
63005Vending AreaA room with vending machines and facilities for food purchase and consumption.
63500Food Facility ServiceDefinition: A space that directly serves a food facility as an extension of the activities in that facility. Description: Includes kitchens and other preparation areas, cold storage and freezer refrigeration rooms, dishwashing rooms, food serving areas, cleaning areas, etc. Includes first aid and vending areas directly serving food facilities, or adjacent to an eating area. Limitations: Does not include any type of food preparation space that does not serve a food facility or eating area (see Food Facility-630). Kitchenettes in residence facilities that do not serve a dining area are classified as Sleep/Study Service (935). Service areas for vending spaces are classified as Merchandising Service (665). Kitchens and food preparation areas in demonstration or day care facilities are classified as service areas for those facilities (see Demonstration Service-555 and Day Care Service-645).
64000Day CareDefinition: A space used to provide day or night, child or elderly adult care as a nonmedical service to members of the institutional community. Description: Includes all primary activity spaces that provide oversight, supervision, developmental training, and general personal care for assigned children or adults (e.g., play areas, nonstaff eating areas, and child training spaces). This type of facility serves as a central service center for faculty, staff, and students, with members of the community being served as needed. This is not a medical care facility (i.e., medical attention is strictly limited to maintaining prescribed medication schedules and providing first aid). Limitations: Does not include those support spaces (e.g., storage rooms, closets, and pantries) typically used as service spaces (see Day Care Service-645). This category also does not include demonstration houses, laboratory schools, or other facilities with a primary function of providing practice for postsecondary students as part of the instructional process (see Demonstration-550). Also excluded from this category are those service areas classified as Central Service (750), and Laboratory Facilities (Code 200 series) that directly support instruction (e.g., vocational training programs for parent education and early childhood education).
64500Day Care ServiceDefinition: A space that directly serves a primary activity space in a day care facility as an extension of the activities in that space. Description: Includes storage rooms, closets, kitchens or food preparation areas, pantries, private or staff-only eating areas and rest rooms, and other typical service spaces that support a primary activity area. Limitations: Does not include those spaces (e.g., child training spaces, playrooms—see Day Care-640) where primary day care activities are conducted. Rest rooms designed for child training should be coded Day Care (640). Eating or training areas for children are classified as primary Day Care (640) activity space. Staff office areas should be coded as Office (310).
64505Day Care Service - Closet/Storage RoomAn active closet or storage room that directly serves a day care area. These spaces house material that is readily accessible by a unit at least one time a week.
65000LoungeDefinition: A space used for rest and relaxation that is not restricted to a specific group of people, unit, or area. Description: A lounge facility is typically equipped with upholstered furniture, draperies, and carpeting, and may include vending machines. This general use lounge differs from an office area or break room lounge (see Office Service-315) by virtue of its public availability. If a space is equipped with more than one or two seats for a seating area and intended for use by people visiting or passing through a building or area, it is coded as a Lounge (650). Such a space may have vending machines even though the primary use of the space is rest, relaxation, or informal socializing, not eating. Limitations: A lounge facility is distinguished from a Conference Room (350) and a Meeting Room (680), both of which are intended for formal meetings, by its more informal function of rest, relaxation, or casual interaction and its public availability. A lounge area associated with a public rest room is included with the rest room as nonassignable (building service area) space. A space devoted to vending machines without accommodation (seating, counters, or tables) for local food or drink consumption is classified as Merchandising (660). A lounge that directly serves a specific or restricted area is classified by the appropriate corresponding service code (e.g., a lounge serving an assembly facility is classified Assembly Service-615). A lounge differs from a nonassignable lobby in placement, use, and intent. A Lobby (W05) is generally located at a major entrance with openings to either hallways on more than one side or in front of elevator banks; and although it may have seating furniture, it is designed more for passing through (or having standing conversations) than for sitting and relaxing. Separate waiting rooms in other than health care facilities are classified with the appropriate service code according to the room or area they serv
65500Lounge ServiceDefinition: A space that directly serves a general use lounge facility. Description: Includes kitchenettes, storage areas, and vending spaces that directly serve a general use Lounge (650). Limitations: This category does not include kitchenettes, storage rooms, and small vending areas that directly serve other space use types (e.g., a small vending area serving a dining hall eating area should be classified as Food Facility Service-635).
65510Lounge Service - Private ToiletA toilet room that directly serves a general use lounge facility.
66000MerchandisingDefinition: A space used to sell products or services. Description: Includes product and service sales areas such as bookstores, student supply stores, barber or beauty shops, post offices, campus food stores, walk-away vending machine spaces, and central ticket outlets servicing multiple facilities or activities. Limitations: Does not include dining rooms, restaurants, snack bars, and similar Food Facilities (630). A vending machine space that directly serves a dining, lounge, or other primary activity area is classified with the appropriate service code; a vending machine area within a general use lounge is included in the Lounge (650) space. Vending areas that include accommodations (seating, counters, or tables) for consuming the products are classified as Food Facility (630). Meeting and conference rooms in hotels or motels are classified as Meeting Rooms (680). Sleeping rooms in hotels or motels are classified in the appropriate category of Residential Facilities (Code 900 series). Cashiers’ desks that serve a specific recreational facility or area are classified as service space for that area (see Codes 670 and 675). Day care centers used for practice within an instructional program are classified as Demonstration (550). Day care centers that are not part of such a program are classified under Day Care (640).
66005Gift ShopArea designated for the displaying and selling of gifts.
66500Merchandising ServiceDefinition: A space that directly serves a merchandising facility as an extension of the activities in that facility. Description: Includes storage rooms and closets, sorting rooms, private rest rooms, and other support spaces if they directly serve a Merchandising (660) facility. Limitations: Storage rooms, sorting rooms, and private rest rooms that do not serve a merchandising area should be classified using the appropriate service code for the corresponding space use type.
66505Merchandising Service - Private ToiletA private toilet room that directly serves an office. A toilet room directly serves an office or group of offices as an extension of the activities in those rooms.
67000RecreationDefinition: A space used by students, staff, or the public for recreational purposes. Description: Includes exercise and general fitness rooms, billiards rooms, game and arcade rooms, table tennis rooms, chess rooms, card playing rooms, hobby rooms, TV rooms, reading (nonstudy) rooms, and music listening rooms that are used for recreation and amusement and not for instructional purposes. Recreation rooms and areas are used for relaxation, amusement-type activities, whereas athletic facilities are typically used for the more vigorous pursuits within physical education, intercollegiate athletics, and intramural programs that typically require specialized configuration. Limitations: Does not include gymnasia, basketball courts, weight rooms, racquetball courts, handball courts, squash courts, wrestling rooms, indoor swimming pools, indoor ice rinks, indoor tracks, indoor stadium fields, indoor golf and other areas primarily used for physical education, and intramural or intercollegiate athletic activities (see Code 520). Outdoor athletic and physical education fields, courts, and other nonenclosed areas are also excluded because they are not building space. This category also does not include bowling alleys, dance rooms, or any other activity areas that are primarily used for instruction. Reading or media use rooms that are designed and intended as study spaces are also excluded from this category (see Code 410).
67010Recreation - GymnasiumAn indoor gymnasium that is obviously designed for various indoor sports (as basketball or boxing) and usually equipped with gymnastic apparatus. These spaces are not likely used for instructional purposes.
67020Recreation - Indoor Swimming PoolAn indoor swimming pool used by students, staff, or the public for recreational purposes. This space is not likely used for instructional purposes.
67035Recreation - Exercise RoomAn exercise room that has special equipments like treadmills. ellipticals, bikes, free weights etc . This space is not likely used for instructional purposes.
67040Recreation - Racquetball CourtA court outfitted and used for the purpose of racquetball. This space is not likely used for instructional purposes.
67050Recreation - Indoor TrackAn indoor track outfitted and used for the purpose of running and training. This space is not likely used for instructional purposes.
67065Recreation - AerobicsAn exercise room that is obviously designed for aerobic or anaerobic exercises. This space is not likely used for instructional purposes.
67070Recreation - Sauna/Steam RoomA room that functions as a sauna or a steam room
67500Recreation ServiceDefinition: A space that directly serves a recreation facility as an extension of the activities in that facility. Description: Includes storage rooms, closets, equipment issue rooms, cashiers’ desks, first aid, and other support areas that directly serve a Recreation (670) facility. Limitations: Does not include kitchens, snack bars, or other Food Facilities (630) and Food Facility Service (635) areas. Locker rooms, shower rooms, ticket booths, dressing rooms, equipment rooms, and other areas directly serving Athletic or Physical Education (520) facilities are classified as Athletic or Physical Education Service (525) rooms. Central ticket outlets serving multiple facilities or services are classified as Merchandising (660).
67505Recreation Service - Locker RoomA locker room that directly serves a recreation facility as an extension of the activities in that facility.
67510Recreation Service - PrivateToiletA bathroom that directly serves a recreation facility as an extension of the activities in that facility and is not used by the general public.
67515Recreation Service - Private CirculationPassageway or aisle space used for internal access to a servicing a recreation area rooms or activities. It is departmentally controlled and only indirectly accessible to the public.
67525Recreation Service - Equipment RoomA room containing equipment that directly services any recreation facility as an extension of the activities in that facility.
67530Recreation Service - Storage RoomA room mainly used for the storage of items directly servicing any recreation facility as an extension of the activities in that facility.
67545Recreation Service - Laundry RoomA laundry room that directly services any recreation facility as an extension of the activities in that facility.
67550Recreation Service - Equipment Checkout RoomAn equipment checkout room that directly services any recreation facility as an extension of the activities in that facility.
67570Recreation Service - Shower RoomA shower room that directly services any recreation facility as an extension of the activities in that facility.
68000Meeting Room/ Non ClassDefinition: A room that is used by the institution or the public for a variety of nonclass meetings. Description: The key concept here is public availability. Conference Rooms (350) are often confused with meeting spaces because they are both primarily used for nonclass meetings. However, conference spaces are restricted service components of an office complex or used by office occupants of a specific area and are generally limited to staff meetings or other departmental nonclass activities. Although it may be assigned to a specific organizational unit, a meeting space is more available and open to study groups, boards, governing groups, community groups, various student groups, nonemployees of the institution, and various combinations of institutional and community members. Meeting spaces in institutional hotels or motels and other for-fee meeting spaces are included in this category. Meeting spaces may be configured like classrooms (i.e., with participant focus to the front of the room), or may be equipped with a variety of furniture types (e.g., tables and chairs, lounge-type furniture, tablet armchairs, or a large table) in various combinations and arrangements. Limitations: Spaces serving an office complex and used primarily for staff meetings are classified as Conference Room (350). Seminar and lecture rooms used primarily for scheduled classes are classified as Classroom (110). Spaces designed and equipped for the assembly of many persons for such events as dramatic, musical or devotional activities, etc., should be classified as Assembly (610).
68500Meeting Room ServiceDefinition: A space that serves a meeting space as an extension of the activities in that space. Description: Includes kitchenettes, multimedia storage and control rooms, furniture storage rooms, and other support spaces that directly serve a meeting space. Limitations: Does not include kitchenettes, storage rooms, and other support areas that serve a Conference Room (350) or an Assembly (610) facility.
71000Central Computer or TelecomDefinition: A space used as a data or telecommunications center with applications that are broad enough to serve the overall administrative or academic primary equipment needs of a central group of users, department, college, school, or entire institution. Description: A Central Computer or Telecommunications room or a Secured Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) may be one of a group of spaces that constitute a center for delivering data processing or telecommunications services to various levels of user groups. Although the ongoing primary activity of this category is tied more closely to equipment than human activity, these areas require technical support staff, and physical access may be restricted to these personnel. These central equipment spaces appear most frequently at the campus-wide and large organizational unit levels and are generally subject to environmental and security controls and procedures limiting users to remote access. Includes central rooms housing a computer or computers (e.g., large mainframe, server farms, etc.), peripheral input (e.g., data entry terminals, tape or disk drives, data reading equipment, monitors, etc.), and output devices (e.g., printers, output tape or disk drives, etc.). This category also includes spaces in a central computer complex that are primarily or exclusively dedicated to data or program code entry or job submissions through one or more terminals. Computer-based telecommunications equipment rooms, ranging from micro-driven LAN (local area) to the larger PBX (private branch) network centers and hubs, including central spaces housing satellite signal reception or transmission equipment, should be assigned the 710 code. This equipment may be dedicated to data, audio or telephone, video, or any combination of these electronic transmissions. Limitations: Does not include Office (310) space assigned to programmers, analysts, engineers, data entry personnel, and other technical staff, even tho
71500Central Computer or Telecom. ServiceDefinition: A space that directly serves a central computer or telecommunications facility as an extension of the activities in that facility. Description: Includes paper and forms storage, off-line tape and disk storage, separate control or console rooms or booths, tool and parts rooms, bursting and decollating rooms, areas used to store only inactive support equipment (e.g., multiplexers, modems, spoolers, etc.), and separate areas used for delivering tapes or picking up printouts. Also includes the repair and assembly rooms that directly serve the central computer or telecommunications facility. Limitations: Does not include Office (310) areas for personnel (technicians, engineers, analysts, programmers) assigned to the central computer facility, primary equipment (computer, I/O device) rooms (see Central Computer or Telecommunications-710), and office areas containing data processing or networking office service equipment or materials (see Office-310, Office Service-315). Also does not include spaces directly supporting study spaces (see Study Service-455) or laboratories (see Code 200 series) that contain special computer equipment used for study, instruction, or research. A nonoffice workroom containing a remote printer or data/job entry terminal that is part of an office area, and not the central computer facility, should be coded Office Service (315). A printer room serving a general purpose terminal room in a dormitory should be classified as Study Service (455).
72000ShopDefinition: A space used for the manufacture, repair, or maintenance of products or equipment. Description: Includes carpenter, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, and painting shops, and similar physical plant maintenance facilities. This category also includes centralized shops for construction or repair of research or instructional equipment, and repair and maintenance of multimedia equipment and devices. Special purpose shops (e.g., glass blowing, machining) supporting multiple spaces for scientific instruction and research are included in this category. Limitations: Does not include instructional shops (i.e., industrial arts or vocationaltechnical shops used for instruction), which should be classified as Laboratory Facilities (200 series). Facilities used for producing and distributing multimedia materials and signals are classified as Media Production (530). Architectural and engineering drafting rooms serving the facilities management operation are classified as Office (310). Blueprint storage rooms are classified as Office Service (315). Small, incidental equipment repair, assembly, or cleaning rooms that directly serve an adjacent or nearby primary activity room should be classified according to the appropriate corresponding service code. This category also does not include areas used for the repair and maintenance of institution-owned vehicles (see Vehicle Storage Service-745) or spaces directly serving media production or distribution areas (see Media Production Service- 535). Also excludes costume and scene shops serving theater areas (see Assembly Service-615). Greenhouses used for campus physical maintenance or improvements should be coded 580.
72500Shop ServiceDefinition: A space that directly serves a shop facility as an extension of the activities in that facility. Description: Includes tool storage rooms, materials storage rooms, and similar equipment or material supply or storage rooms. Locker, shower, first aid, and similar nonpublic areas that serve the shop facility should be included. Limitations: Does not include service areas for Class Laboratories (210) or Research/Nonclass Laboratories (250). Also does not include vehicular repair facilities (i.e., garages) classified as Vehicle Storage Service (745). Blueprint storage rooms should be classified as Office Service (315). Spaces directly serving media production or distribution facilities are coded Media Production Service (535). Sit-down lunch or vending spaces that serve a shop facility are classified Food Facility (630).
72505Shop Service - StorageSmall storage area for shop.
72510Shop Service - Stock RoomLarge room storing inventory of parts for shop.
72525Shop Service - Locker RoomA locker room that directly serves a shop facility as an extension of the activities in that facility. Shower, first aid, and similar nonpublic areas that serve the shop facility should be included.
72530Shop Service - Private ToiletA private toilet room that directly serves an office. A toilet room directly serves an office or group of offices as an extension of the activities in those rooms.
72535Shop Service - Private CirculationPassageway or aisle space used for internal access to a suite of rooms or sub-divisions of space. It is departmentally controlled and only indirectly accessible to the public.
73000Central StorageDefinition: A space or building that is used to store equipment or materials and that serves multiple space use categories, organizational units, or buildings. Description: The concept of central or general is key to applying this code correctly. The vast majority of storage spaces on a campus are service rooms that directly support a primary activity room or room group; for example, a paper storage room (see Office Service-315) can serve several Offices (310) in an area. Service storage rooms are somewhat closer to the areas they serve and are used more than occasionally. Central storage areas include areas commonly called warehouses, surplus storage, central campus supply or storage, and inactive storage. A storage space used to store bulk janitorial supplies would be included in this category. It also includes storage rooms in a building or building area that serve multiple space use categories and that are used for general or surplus (e.g., furniture, equipment) collection or storage. The 730 code can usually be used for all assignable storage areas that do not qualify as service spaces. Limitations: Does not include a storage space directly serving a primary space use category or group of such spaces (i.e., a space that is clearly a service space). Also, this category does not include the nonassignable Custodial Supply Closet (X01) used to store small quantities of janitorial supplies, or any other category codes within the nonassignable Circulation Areas (WWW), Building Service Areas (XXX), or Mechanical Areas (YYY). Offices within warehouses or other central storage buildings are coded as Office (310). Centralized food stores and laundries are classified Central Service (750). Compact storage facilities for library materials are excluded from this category unless they are incorporated into a larger central storage facility serving multiple units and functions.
73500Central Storage ServiceDefinition: A space that directly serves a central storage facility as an extension of the activities in that facility. Description: Central storage service spaces are typically limited to support rooms associated with the transporting of materials in and out of large central storage facilities and warehouses. Storage spaces for hand trucks and other moving equipment, shelving storage, and other spaces supporting the central storage function are included. Limitations: Only those spaces directly supporting the (usually) larger Central Storage (730) area should be classified with this code.
74000Vehicle StorageDefinition: A space or structure that is used to house or store vehicles. Description: Includes structures, buildings, and spaces generally called parking decks, garages, boathouses, and airplane hangars. The definition of vehicle is broadly interpreted here to include forklifts, moving equipment, lawn equipment, and other powered transport devices or equipment, as well as automobiles and trucks. Also included is the covered circulation area required for the vehicles to enter, maneuver while within, and exit the parking structures. Limitations: This category does not include unroofed surface parking lots. It also does not include structures that house or store farm vehicles and implements (see Code 560). (See Parking Structure, section 3.2.10, for suggested classification of parking structures.)
74500Vehicle Storage ServiceDefinition: A space that directly serves a vehicle storage facility as an extension of the activities in that facility. Description: Includes any areas or rooms directly serving a vehicle storage facility, such as storage rooms and areas used for maintenance and repair of automotive equipment, boats, airplanes, and other vehicles as defined in Vehicle Storage (740). Limitations: Does not include shops as defined in Shop (720) (e.g., carpenter, plumbing, electrical, painting, etc.). Offices within a Vehicle Storage facility should be classified as Office (310).
75000Central ServiceDefinition: A room or area that is used for the processing, preparation, testing, or delivery of a complex-central or campus-wide support service. Description: The central service delivery may be provided by special equipment, human activity, the special availability of space, or any combination of these elements. Includes centralized food stores and laundries that typically serve the occupants or activities of more than one building. Also includes central facilities for printing and duplicating services, central mail facilities, central shipping and receiving areas, and central environmental testing or monitoring facilities, if they serve the occupants and activities of more than one building. Institutions may wish to differentiate individual central services through the use of additional codes in this series. Most of these centralized areas have a campus-wide service scope. Limitations: Does not include those spaces providing the above listed functions if they support other primary activity spaces in the same building. For example, a food storage area in a cafeteria should be coded as Food Facility Service (635); a laundry room in a residence hall should be coded as Sleep/Study Service (935); a copy room or mail room in an office area is coded Office Service (315). Media production or distribution facilities are coded separately as Media Production (530); and computer-based data processing and telecommunications equipment centers are coded separately as Central Computer or Telecommunications (710). Facilities used for the manufacture, repair, or maintenance of products or equipment should be coded Shop (720). Central Storage (730) and Vehicle Storage (740) facilities also have separate codes.
75005Central Service - LaundryDefinition: Central laundry facility for the campus.
75010Central Service - Mail RoomDefinition: Central mail rooms for the campus.
75015Central Service - Receiving/ Shipping RoomDefinition: Central receiving/shipping for the campus.
75505Central Service SupportDefinition: A space that directly serves a central service facility as an extension of the activities in that facility. Description: Central Service Support spaces are typically limited to extension storage rooms for supplies, parts, and moving or nonactive equipment, and adjacent, directly supporting repair and maintenance areas. Limitations: Offices within a central service area or complex should be coded Office (310). Centralized physical plant repair and maintenance facilities that do not directly support a Central Service (750) facility should be coded Shop (720).
76005Hazardous Material StorageDefinition: A centralized facility used for the storage of materials planned for future use or distribution that are considered hazardous by the physical, chemical, biological, or radioactive nature of the materials. Description: Hazardous materials include those materials that are flammable, chemically aggressive (e.g., acids or bases), chemically unstable, biologically toxic, or radioactive. These materials are new in nature, in that they had been acquired for specific planned use and are not remnants or leftovers from other work activities. This category of space is separate from hazardous waste storage (770). Limitations: Does not include centralized storage of hazardous waste materials (see Hazardous Waste Storage-770); small satellite storage areas located around the institution; satellite accumulation areas located near or adjacent to instructional, research, or process facilities; or a dedicated Unit Storage (see Codes 215, 225, 255, 770, 775, 780).
77005Hazardous Waste StorageDefinition: A centralized storage facility used for the treatment and/or disposal of hazardous or toxic waste materials as defined, classified, and controlled under government environmental regulations. Description: This includes facilities specifically devoted to the storage, treatment, and/or disposal of toxic or hazardous waste. Hazardous or toxic waste materials are those materials remaining in excess from any particular process or procedure and so represent waste, the disposal of which is regulated by government environmental regulations. Limitations: Does not include centralized storage of hazardous materials (see Hazardous Materials Storage-760); small area satellite storage areas located around the institution; satellite accumulation areas located near or adjacent to instructional, research, or process facilities; or dedicated Unit Storage (see Codes 215, 225, 255, 760, 775, 780).
77505Hazardous Waste ServiceDefinition: Small storage areas distributed throughout the institution used for temporary storage of hazardous or toxic waste materials as defined, classified, and controlled under government environmental regulations. Description: Hazardous waste materials services provides for distributed collection areas located in (close) proximity to hazardous waste generators for the temporary storage of hazardous waste materials until relocated to the central hazardous waste storage location, or until collected for final disposal. This includes satellite accumulation areas located near or adjacent to instructional, research, or process facilities. Limitations: Does not include centralized storage of hazardous materials (see Hazardous Materials Storage-760); centralized storage of hazardous waste materials (see Hazardous Waste Storage-770); or dedicated Unit Storage (780) (see Codes 215, 225, 255, 760, 770, 780).
78005Unit StorageDefinition: A dedicated storage area or location under the direct control and management of a specific institutional division, department, office, business unit, or similar organizational unit. Description: A dedicated storage unit or location typically remote from the controlling unit’s work space and under its direct control and management for the purpose of storing materials and equipment related to and in support of the unit’s particular program and activities. This category of space is different from hazardous materials storage (760) or hazardous waste storage (770). Limitations: Does not include centralized storage of hazardous materials (see Hazardous Materials Storage-760); centralized storage of hazardous waste materials (see Hazardous Waste Storage-770); small area satellite storage areas located around the institution; or satellite accumulation areas located near or adjacent to instructional, research, or process facilities (see Codes 215, 225, 255, 760, 770, 775).
78010Unit Storage-ACTIVEDefinition: ACTIVE-A dedicated storage area or location under the direct control and management of a specific institutional division, department, office, business unit, or similar organizational unit. ACTIVE STORAGE-Items stored in areas neatly accessible conditions. Observations: stored items appear well organized, care taken to preserve condition of stored items for future use. Description: A dedicated storage unit or location typically remote from the controlling unit’s work space and under its direct control and management for the purpose of storing materials and equipment related to and in support of the unit’s particular program and activities. This category of space is different from hazardous materials storage (760) or hazardous waste storage (770). Limitations: Does not include centralized storage of hazardous materials (see Hazardous Materials Storage-760); centralized storage of hazardous waste materials (see Hazardous Waste Storage-770); small area satellite storage areas located around the institution; or satellite accumulation areas located near or adjacent to instructional, research, or process facilities (see Codes 215, 225, 255, 760, 770, 775).
78015Unit Storage-INACTIVEDefinition: INACTIVE-A dedicated storage area or location under the direct control and management of a specific institutional division, department, office, business unit, or similar organizational unit. INACTIVE STORAGE-Items stored in areas which are disorganized or not in a manner which preserves the integrity of items. Observations: Items appear to be abandoned, items not stored in an organized manner, older electronics, crushed boxes, water damaged boxes, items with surplus tags that may have not been transferred. Description: A dedicated storage unit or location typically remote from the controlling unit’s work space and under its direct control and management for the purpose of storing materials and equipment related to and in support of the unit’s particular program and activities. This category of space is different from hazardous materials storage (760) or hazardous waste storage (770). Limitations: Does not include centralized storage of hazardous materials (see Hazardous Materials Storage-760); centralized storage of hazardous waste materials (see Hazardous Waste Storage-770); small area satellite storage areas located around the institution; or satellite accumulation areas located near or adjacent to instructional, research, or process facilities (see Codes 215, 225, 255, 760, 770, 775).
81000Patient BedroomDefinition: A room equipped with one or more beds and used for patient care. Description: This category includes general nursing care, acute care, semiconvalescent and rehabilitative adult or pediatric bedrooms, intensive care units, progressive coronary care units, emergency bed care units, observation units, infant care nurseries, incubator units, wards, etc. Connected clothes closets may be aggregated with Patient Bedroom (810) space or classified separately as Patient Bedroom Service (815). Stalls or cage rooms for animal patients are also included, although specific bedding areas may not be provided. Veterinary facility areas commonly called veterinary quarters, small or large animal ward, equine stall, bovine stall, etc., are included in this category. Limitations: Student residence quarters should be classified with the Residential Facilities (Code 900 series) codes. Staff on-call spaces for resting and sleeping are coded as Staff On-Call Facility (890). Does not include nonpatient animal shelters used for farm animals (see Field Building- 560) or nonveterinary school laboratory animals (see Animal Facilities-570).
81500Patient Bedroom ServiceDefinition: A room that directly serves one or more patient bedrooms as an extension of the activities in those spaces. Description: Included are linen closets, patient lounges, children’s play rooms, and any other service areas that are used primarily by patients rather than staff. Also includes small anterooms and closets connected to the patient bedrooms if these areas are not aggregated with the Patient Bedroom (810) space. Veterinary facility areas commonly called ward storage and groom spaces should be classified within this category. Limitations: Excludes the small, connected clothes closets in patient bedrooms, which are included in the Patient Bedroom (810) space. Support areas that do not directly serve a patient bedroom or patient bedroom ward should be classified with the service code corresponding to the primary activity area being served. Also not included are the utility, storage, medication preparation, and other work rooms that serve a nurse station (see Nurse Station Service-835). Does not include feed storage or mixing rooms, cage washing areas, surgery, casting, or instrument rooms that serve a laboratory animal quarters facility (see Animal Facilities Service-575). Veterinary institution feed storage and food preparation rooms are classified as Nurse Station Service (835).
81505Patient LoungeRoom or area that directly services one or more patient bedrooms used for passive seating by patient or patient and family seating. Room may be equipped with .a TV, reading material, etc.
81510Patient Activity/ Play RoomRoom or area that directly services one or more patient bedrooms used for patient activity and play. Room may be equipped with a TV, videos and computer games, toys, arts and crafts, reading material and board games, etc. Room may be restricted to patients or patients and guests.
81525Patient KitchenKitchen room or area that directly services one or more patient bedrooms used by patients or patients and families.
81535Patient Bedroom Service - Private CirculationPassageway or aisle space used for internal access to a suite of rooms or sub-divisions of space. It is departmentally controlled and only indirectly accessible to the public.
82000Patient Bath/ShowerDefinition: A room containing patient bath and toilet facilities. Description: Included in this category are toilet and bath facilities adjoining or in proximity to patient bedrooms. These rooms may contain various configurations of toilet, tub, shower, or commode facilities; individual types of Patient Bath (820) may be distinguished through the application of extension codes. Animal cleaning rooms in veterinary schools are included in this classification unless the cleaning rooms are specifically used for surgery preparation (see Surgery Service-845). Limitations: Public rest rooms and private rest rooms serving areas other than patient bedrooms (e.g., Office Service-315, Nurse Station Service-835) are excluded. Special tub rooms used by nursing staff for cleaning patients are classified Nurse Station Service (835). Animal groom rooms should be coded 815.
83000Nurse StationDefinition: A room or area used by nurses or other patient care staff who are supervising or administering health care services. Description. This is the primary workstation area used by nurses and other patient care staff; these personnel are typically assigned to a specific ward of the facility. Includes ward reception and admissions desks and records or charting work areas. Limitations: Spaces that are used as Offices (310) should be so classified.
83500Nurse Station ServiceDefinition: A space that directly serves one or more nurse station spaces as an extension of the activities in those spaces. Description: Includes nurse lounges or break rooms, locker rooms, private staff rest rooms, utility rooms, storage (e.g., medications, supplies, etc.), formula and medication preparation areas, equipment sterilization, and other work rooms directly serving the nurse station. Also includes special tub rooms, nourishment rooms, and separate storage rooms for records and charts. Animal or poultry maintenance service rooms in veterinary institutions, including tack rooms, horseshoeing rooms, food preparation, and feed storage rooms, are also included in this category. Limitations: Spaces used as Offices (310) should be so classified. Pharmacy and other central supply areas are classified as Central Supplies (870). Areas directly serving patient bedrooms are coded Patient Bedroom Service (815). Additional codes may be used to distinguish clean and soiled utility rooms, medication and nourishment rooms, etc., as needed.
83505Nurse Station Service - Chart/ Film File RoomRoom or area that directly serves a nurses station containing active medical records.
83510Nurse Station Service - Clean Utility RoomRoom or area for clean linen/medical supplies serving nurses station.
83515Nurse Station Service - Soiled Utility RoomRoom or area for soiled linen/medical supplies serving nurses station.
83520Nurse Station Service - StorageRoom or area containing medical supplies serving nurses station.
84000SurgeryDefinition: A room used for surgery. Description: Included in this category are major and minor surgery rooms, delivery rooms, and special procedures operating rooms (e.g., OB-GYN, ophthalmic operating rooms). These spaces are typically equipped with operating room tables, sterile lights, anesthesia machines, and various types of monitoring equipment. Institutions may wish to distinguish specific types of surgery or operating rooms through extension coding. Also includes rooms in veterinary facilities typically referred to as large animal surgery, small animal (includes poultry) surgery, bovine surgery, bull surgery, etc. Limitations: Does not include the various surgery support spaces that are used as a direct extension of surgery activities (see Surgery Service-845). Also does not include spaces used for the minor invasive procedures (e.g., blood withdrawal, cardiac catheterization) of the diagnostic examination process (see Treatment/Examination Clinic-850).
84010Surgery - VeterinaryRoom or area used for surgery on veterinary animals. Typically referred to as large animal surgery, small animal surgery, bovine surgery, bull surgery, etc. Does not include: Rooms used for laboratory animals (see 57000).
84500Surgery ServiceDefinition: A space that directly serves a surgery room as an extension of the activities in that facility. Description: Included are recovery rooms, labor rooms, special support equipment rooms (e.g., anesthesia, heart, lung, x-ray, etc.), dictation booths, scrub-up rooms, gown rooms, locker rooms, instrument cleanup and storage rooms, sterile supply storage rooms, patient (surgery preparation) cleaning rooms, monitor rooms, gas and gurney storage areas, postoperative and operating room repair rooms, and clean and dirty utility areas, if these spaces directly serve the surgery facility. Animal holding rooms are also included here if they directly serve a veterinary surgery room. Limitations: Storage and other support spaces that do not directly serve a Surgery (840) facility should be classified with the appropriate service space category. Rooms used for the direct implementation of surgical procedures are classified Surgery (840).
84515Surgery Service - Labor RoomRoom used by patients prior to delivery of infant.
84520Surgery Service - Locker RoomStaff locker room in surgery area. Includes lockers, toilet and shower areas.
84535Surgery Service - Recovery RoomRoom used by immediate-post-surgical patients.
84555Surgery Service - VeterinaryRoom that directly serves an animal surgery room as an extension of the activities in that facility. includes animal holding rooms. Does not include: rooms used for laboratory animals (see 57000).
84560Surgery Service - Private CirculationPassageway or aisle space used for internal access to transport patient to and from surgery. It is departmentally controlled and only indirectly accessible to the public.
84565Surgery Service - Shower RoomA private shower room that directly serves an surgery service area. The shower directly serves an surgical service area or is an extension of the activities in those rooms.
84570Surgery Service - PrivateToiletA private toilet room that directly serves an surgery service area. The toilet directly serves an surgical service area or is an extension of the activities in those rooms.
85000Treatment/ Exam. ClinicDefinition: A space used for examinations, diagnosis, consultation, or treatment. Description: Included are rooms used for radiology, fluoroscopy, angiography, physical and occupational therapy, dialysis, body (e.g., CAT, MRI, ultrasound) scanning, cardiac catheterization, pulmonary function and vascular testing, EEG, ECG, EMC, EMR, linear acceleration, dental examination, treatment, speech, hearing, and other similar activities. Also includes combined doctor’s office and treatment/examination clinic rooms. In veterinary institutions, rooms commonly called isolation treatment, small or large animal treatment, small or large animal x-ray, etc., are included. Limitations: Does not include rooms used for the more radically invasive treatment procedures of surgery (see Surgery-840). Treatment/Examination Clinic (850) diagnosis differs from Diagnostic Service Laboratory (860) testing and diagnosis in that the former requires the presence of the patient.
85500Treatment/Exam. Clinic ServDefinition: A space that directly serves a Treatment/Examination Clinic room as an extension of the activities in those spaces. Description: Included are dressing rooms, x-ray and film reading or viewing rooms, film processing rooms, dark rooms, work preparation areas, equipment and supply storage areas, soundproof rooms, patient dressing rooms, and clean and dirty utility rooms if these areas directly serve the primary activity treatment/examination clinic facility. Also includes spaces in veterinary institutions commonly called animal holding pens, or other similar services if these areas serve a treatment/examination clinic area. Limitations: Does not include service areas for diagnostic service laboratories (see Diagnostic Service Laboratory-860, Diagnostic Service Laboratory Support-865), which typically support the entire health care facility. Primary activity rooms that are used to deliver therapeutic and diagnostic treatment should be coded Treatment/Examination Clinic (850). Treatment, examination, or clinic waiting rooms are classified as Public Waiting (880) facilities.
85505Clean Utility Exam RoomRoom or area holding clean linen/medical supplies serving a treatment/examination area.
85510Diagnostic Treatment Control RoomRoom or area designated for principal use as operator control region for operating RX and DX x-ray equipment; patient monitoring while being x-rayed. May serve as a secondary film processing area not covered by the Film Processing (see 85520).
85515Equipment Storage/ Stage RoomRoom or area for wheelchair and other equipment storage servicing a treatment/examination area.
85520Film Processing/ View RoomRoom or area for processing, viewing, reading x-rays.
85525Observation RoomRoom or area used for patient observation.
85530Patient Prep/ Dressing RoomRoom or area for patient dressing and preparation room.
85535Soiled Utility Exam RoomRoom or area holding soiled linen/medical supplies serving a treatment/examination area.
85540Supply/ Storage Exam roomRoom or area for medical supply/storage serving a treatment/examination area.
85545Patient Resource RoomRoom or area for patients for health education.
85550Treatment/Exam - Private CirculationPassageway or aisle space used for internal access to a suite of rooms or sub-divisions of space servicing a Treatment/Exam area. It is departmentally controlled and only indirectly accessible to the public.
85555Treatment/Exam - Private ToiletA toilet room directly serves an office an area, an exam room area, a recreation area, or any toilet that acts as an extension of the activities in those rooms.
86000Diagnostic Service LaboratoryDefinition: A space used to provide diagnostic support services to an entire health care facility. Description: Includes pathology, pharmacy, autopsy, isotope rooms or labs, etc., providing such services as hematology, chemistry tissue, bacteriology, serology, blood bank, and basal metabolism. Also includes areas commonly termed animal necropsy rooms in veterinary institutions. Limitations: Laboratories used primarily for instructional purposes should be classified with the Laboratory Facilities (Code 200 series). Rooms used for diagnostic and therapeutic examination or treatment of patients should be classified as Treatment/Examination Clinic (850) facilities.
86005Autopsy Room/ LabRoom equipped to perform autopsies.
86020Pharmacy/ LabRoom equipped for preparation and dispensing of prescription drugs.
86030Diagnostic Computer LaboratoryComputer room used to provide diagnostic support services to an entire health care facility.
86500Diagnostic Laboratory SupportDefinition: A space that directly serves a diagnostic service laboratory as an extension of the activities in that facility. Description: Included are cadaver storage rooms, morgues, autoclave and centrifuge rooms, warm and cold rooms, lockers, scrub-up and gown rooms, special processing rooms, and supply and storage areas that directly serve one or more diagnostic service laboratories. Also includes carcass refrigerators and other areas with the above service functions in veterinary institutions. Limitations: Does not include storage areas, dressing rooms, work preparation rooms, and other areas that support a patient Treatment/Examination Clinic (850) room.
86505MorgueRoom used to store deceased bodies awaiting autopsy or funeral.
86540Diagnostic Lab Support - Private ToiletA toilet room directly serves a diagnostic lab area and as an extension of the activities in those rooms.
87000Central SuppliesDefinition: A room used centrally to store health care supplies in a health care facility. Description: This classification, which serves a central storage or supply function similar to the Central Storage (730) classification, applies only to health care materials and supplies in a health care facility. Storage is relatively inactive in comparison to (usually smaller) standard service rooms. Included are pharmacy supply and storage rooms, dispensary areas, and central linen storage rooms. Additional codes may be used by institutions that wish to differentiate among the specific materials being stored. Limitations: Does not include central storage areas for materials or equipment that are not directly health care related (e.g., furniture, office equipment); such areas should be classified as Central Storage (730). Linen closets that serve nurse stations and other limited scope service areas should be classified with the appropriate service code. Also excluded are multipurpose supply or storage facilities that serve more campus units than just the health care facility.
87005Medical RecordsA highly secure room which contains very confidential medical records. Medical records containing personal health history. These records are generaly kept confidential and are not released to anyone without your written consent, except in compliance with state and federal laws (i.e., subpoena, court order, health department reporting requirements, etc.)
88000Medical Public WaitingDefinition: A space used by the public to await admission, treatment, or information within a health care facility. Description: Included are lobby areas that are specifically configured and furnished for public waiting; physical or phantom boundaries should be assigned, as needed, to define nonassignable areas of entrance lobbies that simply serve a circulation function. Also includes patient waiting rooms, visiting areas, viewing rooms, and ward day rooms. Limitations: Open lounges (see Lounge-650) and other service room lounges (e.g., patient lounge—see Patient Bedroom Service-815) should be classified appropriately. Only areas specifically assigned to public waiting for admission, treatment, or information should be classified with this code.
89000Staff On-Call FacilityDefinition: A room or quarters used by health care staff to rest or sleep while on call to assigned duties within a health care facility. Description: Includes areas or rooms used by doctors, nurses, emergency medical technicians, night care crews, etc., to rest or sleep while on call to specific duties within the facility. Limitations: Staff on-call rooms or quarters differ from open and service area lounges (see Lounge-650) in that specific provisions are made for sleeping, and use is restricted to staff who typically work a long shift. Bedrooms for patients should be coded as Patient Bedroom (810); student residence quarters should be classified with the Residential Facilities (900 series) codes.
89500Staff On-Call Facility ServiceDefinition: A space that directly serves as a staff on-call room as an extension of the activities in that facility. Description: Includes kitchens, baths, laundry rooms, lounges, closets, storage rooms, and other service areas that directly serve the on-call quarters. Limitations: Does not include storage and other support spaces that serve Patient Bedrooms (815). Also excluded are Central Supply areas (870).
91000Sleep/ StudyDefinition: A residential room for one or more individuals typically furnished with bed(s), wardrobe(s), closet(s), desk(s), and chair(s), without an internally connected bath or toilet. Description: Includes single or multiple sleep/study rooms. A sleep/study facility may be a room for combined sleep/study, a room exclusively for sleeping, or a room for living and study. Connected closets are considered part of the room. Limitations: Study rooms for general use, available and open to the dormitory residents at large, and not part of bedroom or sleeping room suites, should be classified as Study Space (410). Residential quarters equipped with internal cooking facilities are coded Apartment (950). Separate food preparation rooms serving sleep/study areas, including small kitchens used by the occupants, are coded Sleep/Study Service (935) unless there is an accompanying eating area (see Food Facility-630) that the food preparation area directly serves. The appropriate service code of Food Facility Service (635) would then be applied.
91005Campus Housing ToiletStudent Public Toilets Assigned to Campus Housing Department
91900Residential Toilet/ BathDefinition: A toilet or bathroom intended only for the occupants of the residential facilities, rather than for the public. Description: Includes common or shared bathroom facilities that may consist of full or half bath, shower, or toilet and shower combinations, used by the residents and accessible from a corridor or other general circulation area. Limitations: Does not include public rest rooms. Bathrooms internal to a Sleep/Study With Toilet or Bath (920), Apartment (950), or House (970) are included in those respective categories. Private rest room areas that serve offices are Office Service (315).
91905Campus Housing ToiletStudent Public Toilets Assigned to Campus Housing Department
92000Sleep/ Study w/Toilet/BathDefinition: A residential room for one or more individuals typically furnished with bed(s), wardrobe(s), closet(s), desk(s), and chair(s), with an internally connected bath or toilet. Description: Includes single or multiple sleep/study rooms with bath facilities internal to the suite and not separately classified Toilet or Bath (919). A sleep/study facility with toilet or bath may be a room for combined sleep/study, a room exclusively for sleeping, or a room for living and study, and includes connected closets. A sleep/study with toilet or bath facility, by definition, has a private toilet or bath that is accessible without having to go out to a hallway or other general circulation area. Suites may have a study and living room that is private to the residents of the suite area. These areas are included as part of the Sleep/Study With Toilet or Bath (920) space. Limitations: Study spaces for general use, available and open to the dormitory residents at large, and not part of bedroom or sleeping room suites, should be classified as Study Rooms (410). Residential quarters equipped with cooking facilities are coded as Apartment (950). Sleep/Study Rooms Without Toilet or Bath (910) and their corresponding external Toilet or Bath (919) rooms are coded separately.
93500Sleep/ Study ServiceDefinition: A room that directly serves the occupants of sleep/study rooms. Description: This is the service code for the Sleep/Study Rooms Without Toilet or Bath (910) and Sleep/Study With Toilet or Bath (920) residential facility categories. Includes mail rooms, laundry and pressing rooms, linen closets, housekeeping rooms, serving rooms, trunk storage rooms, and telephone rooms that serve the occupants of sleep/study facilities. Kitchen or food preparation spaces that serve sleeping areas and do not serve an accompanying eating or dining area (see Food Facility-630) are also classified as Sleep/Study Service (935). Limitations: Does not include Offices (310), Lounges (650), Study Rooms (410), eating or dining areas (see Food Facility-630), toilet/bath areas for occupants of Sleep/Study rooms (see Toilet or Bath-919), Recreation (670) areas, or Meeting Rooms (680) in any residential facility, including institutionally controlled hotels or motels.
93505Sleep/ Study Service - Private CirculationPassageway or aisle space used for internal access to a sleep/study suite of rooms or sub-divisions of space. It is departmentally controlled and only indirectly accessible to the public.
95000Apartment StudioA complete living unit, with private a cooking facility that is not a separate structure. It is not intended that individual rooms be specifically identified within the apartment, but only that the total interior space be included.
95001Accessible Apart. Studio 
95005Apartment Common AreaA common room shared by the occupants of the apartment. This area can be a living room, a combination of living area combined with a kitchen and dinette area or general circulaiton within the apartment. Not a studio - see 95000.
95006Accessible Apart. Common Area 
95010Apartment BedroomA room within an apartment for one or more individuals, typically furnished with bed(s), wardrobe(s), closet(s), desk(s), and chair(s).
95011Accessible Apart. Bedroom 
95015Apartment BathroomA common bathroom within an apartment of a living unit.
95016Accessible Apart. Bathroom 
95020Apartment ClosetA closet servicing a common area of an apartment or a closet inside of an apartment bedroom area.
95021Accessible Apart. Closet 
95025Apartment KitchenA kitchen that is distinctly seperate from the rest of the apartment.
95030Apartment Office 
95040Apartment Living RoomA living room that is distinctly seperate from the rest of the apartment.
95041Accessible Apart. Living Room 
95505Apartment ServiceDefinition: A room or area that directly serves an apartment or group of apartments as an extension of the activities in that facility. Description: Includes laundry rooms, mail rooms, linen closets, maintenance, housekeeping or security rooms, trunk storage rooms, telephone rooms, and weight or exercise rooms that serve apartment facilities. Apartment service facilities may be located in a separate building that serves an apartment complex. Service rooms (laundry, storage, etc.) that are internal to an apartment unit are included in the Apartment (950) space. Limitations: Does not include service rooms (laundry, mail, trunk, etc.) that directly serve residential facilities that have no internal cooking facilities such as Sleep/Study Rooms Without Toilet or Bath (910) or Sleep/Study With Toilet or Bath (920). This category also excludes service rooms within a separate, freestanding residential unit (see House-970).
95515Apartment Service - Lounge/RecreationA lounge or activity area that directly serves an apartment(s) as an extension of the activities in that facility and is not used by the general public. Includes seating areas, recreation and game rooms. Not to include areas associated with service rooms (laundry, storage, etc.) that are internal to an apartment unit are included in the Apartment 95000 space.
95520Apartment Service - Storage RoomA room or area that directly serves an apartment or group of apartments as an extension of the activities in that facility. Includes laundry rooms, mail rooms, linen closets, maintenance, housekeeping or security rooms, trunk storage rooms, telephone rooms, and weight or exercise rooms that serve apartment facilities. Apartment service facilities may be located in a separate building that serves an apartment complex. Service rooms (laundry, storage, etc.) that are internal to an apartment unit are included in the Apartment (950) space
95525Apartment Service - Conference Room 
95530Apartment Service - Tutor Room 
95535Apartment Service - Private Circulation 
95540Apartment Service - Mail Room 
95550Apartment Service - Computer Room 
95555Apartment Service - Kitchen 
95560Apartment Service - Laundry 
97005HouseDefinition: A complete living unit, with private cooking facilities, that is a separate structure. Should include fraternity and sorority houses only if owned or controlled by the institution. Description: This is the basic module or group of rooms designed as a complete housekeeping unit (i.e., it contains bedroom(s), living room(s), kitchen, and toilet facilities). It is not intended that individual rooms be specifically identified within the structure, but only that the total interior area be accounted for. Includes houses provided for faculty, staff, or students. Should include fraternity and sorority houses only if owned by the institution. Limitations: Houses and other residential properties that are owned or controlled by an institution as commercial investments, and that do not serve the institution’s primary missions, are often excluded from the formally coded facilities inventory. Does not include complete living units that are part of a larger structure (see Apartment-950). Houses used as office areas should be classified with the Office Facilities (300 series) codes.
CORRIDORCorridor 
ELEVElevator 
HALLWAYHallway 
JANITORJanitor\Custodial Closet 
LOBBYLobby 
MECHMechanical Closet\Room 
MENMens Restroom 
PIPEPipes 
PRIMCIRCPrimary Circulation 
SERVICEService Area 
SHAFTShaft, Duct 
STAIRStairs 
TELECOMTelecom\Electrical Closet 
VERTVertical Penetration 
W0105BridgeDefinition: A covered and walled connecting passageway for people to pass over or under the ground to gain access to another facility. Limitations: Ground-level covered passageways, walled or not, are coded as Public Corridors (W06). Any portion of the floor area of covered and walled bridges or tunnels used exclusively for housing utility services such as gas, steam, or water lines, should not be included in a space inventory as they are considered infrastructure and should be dealt with accordingly.
W0110TunnelsDefinition: A covered and walled connecting passageway for people to pass over or under the ground to gain access to another facility. Limitations: Ground-level covered passageways, walled or not, are coded as Public Corridors (W06). Any portion of the floor area of covered and walled bridges or tunnels used exclusively for housing utility services such as gas, steam, or water lines, should not be included in a space inventory as they are considered infrastructure and should be dealt with accordingly.
W0205Public ElevatorDefinition: The structural shaft built to accommodate one or more elevator cabs. The entire cross-sectional shaft area is to be inventoried at each floor level through which it passes. Limitations: Individual elevator cabs are considered as fixed equipment within the shaft space; thus, their area is not added to the space inventory.
W0210Non-Public ElevatorThe structural shaft built to accommodate one or more limited access elevator cabs. The entire cross-sectional shaft area is to be inventoried at each floor level through which it passes. Limitations: Individual elevator cabs are considered as fixed equipment within the shaft space; thus, their area is not added to the space inventory.
W0215Freight ElevatorThe structural shaft built to accommodate one or more elevator cabs that transports goods. The entire cross-sectional shaft area is to be inventoried at each floor level through which it passes. Limitations: Individual elevator cabs are considered as fixed equipment within the shaft space; thus, their area is not added to the space inventory.
W0220Chair Lift ElevatorThe structural shaft built to accommodate generally one chair lift. Generally with no standing area. The entire cross-sectional shaft area is to be inventoried at each floor level through which it passes. Limitations: Individual elevator cabs are considered as fixed equipment within the shaft space; thus, their area is not added to the space inventory.
W0305EscalatorDefinition: A moving passageway that carries passengers from one floor level to another, or along a level path over some distance. For a ramped escalator, the floor area taken by the entire length of each escalator at the lowest level is recorded at that floor level. The area of each floor penetrated by that escalator is inventoried on each of those floors. Limitations: The escalator equipment itself is considered as fixed equipment and may be inventoried as a fixed asset. The overall dimensions of that equipment may be smaller than the floor area penetration inventoried for a space inventory.
W0405Loading DockDefinition: A covered area of a platform used to load or off-load goods or materials that are to be transported elsewhere within a reasonable amount of time such that the platform is not considered as a storage location. Only the length and width of the platform’s covered area is to be included in the inventory. If the platform is internal to the building line, that area of the platform covered by the floor immediately above is to be included in the inventory. Limitations: Any part of the platform area not covered is excluded from the building’s gross, assignable, and nonassignable areas. Any area of a loading dock that is used for central storage of nonhazardous materials should be regarded as assignable area and coded as Central Storage (730).
W0505LobbyDefinition: A circulation area used to transition from the floor’s external entrance to internal circulation space, to pass from one corridor to another, or to move to a different level such as a lobby area outside an elevator bank. Although a Lobby may have some limited seating furniture, it is designed more for passing through (or having standing conversations) than for sitting and relaxing. Limitations: A Lobby differs from an assignable Lounge (650) in furniture placement, use, and intent.
W0605Public Corridor - InternalDefinition: A covered passageway or ramped area available to the general public, inside a building, to transport people or things from one location to another. The use of phantom walls is recommended to identify portions of passageways on the same floor level that may represent differing purposes, e.g., a main corridor versus a side corridor, or differing maintenance needs, e.g., terrazzo flooring versus carpeted flooring. Limitations: Restricted access private circulation aisles or ramped areas used only for circulation within an organizational unit’s suite of rooms, auditoria, or other working areas should not be included. In these cases, they may fall within the service subcategories of those space use categories, or earn a separate service subcategory of Private Circulation, for example (see Description under 315 Office Service).
W0610Public Corridor - ExternalDefinition: A covered passageway or ramped area available to the general public, external to a building, to transport people or things from one location to another.
W0705StairwayDefinition: The covered internal or external space dedicated to provide nonmechanically assisted passage from one floor level to another. In an enclosed stairway, the crosssectional area of the stairwell is inventoried at each floor through which it passes. In an unenclosed stairway, only that area beneath the stairway structure that is not accessible or has less than a 3-foot ceiling height is included. Limitations: In stairways that pass through floor openings larger than themselves, the open area around the stairway’s floor penetration is not counted as either gross area or usable area. In an unenclosed stairway, that area beneath the stairway structure that is accessible and has a 3-foot ceiling height or greater should be included as both gross area and usable area in the inventory.
WOMENWomens Restroom 
X0105Custodial Supply ClosetDefinition: A small area or closet that houses limited quantities of custodial supplies for daily use by custodial staff. Limitations: Similar areas in health care facilities should be coded as Treatment/ Examination Clinic Service (855).
X0205Janitors RoomDefinition: A space dedicated for use by janitorial staff. It may include a clothes changing area, clothes lockers, shower facility, a small eating and relaxing space, a desk for completing paperwork, a sink room for wet mop activities, or a temporary trash collection area for nonhazardous waste materials. Limitations: Similar areas in health care facilities should be coded as Treatment/ Examination Clinic Service (855).
X0305Public RestroomDefinition: Includes all toilet facilities, whether locked or not, that are made available for general public use. Accompanying rest areas that are contiguous to a public rest room are also included as part of the toilet facility’s area. For planning purposes, some may wish to provide subcategories of this space use that identifies gender- or nongender- specific rest rooms, handicapped accessibility, etc. Limitations: Similar areas that by nature of their location or their door locks are reserved for certain staff within the building should be coded as Office Service (315). The use of the subcategory Private Rest Room within the Office Service code is an option to further delineate these types of spaces.
X0306Public Restroom MensDefinition: Mens - Includes all toilet facilities, whether locked or not, that are made available
X0307Public Restroom WomensDefinition: Womens - Includes all toilet facilities, whether locked or not, that are made available
X0308Public Restroom All GenderA lavatory facility for use by all genders of the general public that is typically located on public corridors.
X0310Public Accessible Restroom All GenderA lavatory facility equipped with accessible features for use by all genders of the general public that is typically located on public corridors.
X0311Public Accessible Restroom MensA lavatory facility for men equipped for the handicapped for use by the general public that is typically located on public corridors.
X0312Public Accessible Restroom WomensA lavatory facility for women equipped for the handicapped for use by the general public that is typically located on public corridors.
X0315Public Restroom LoungeA lounge that directly services any toilet facility.
X0320Public Lactation RoomDefinition: A lockable space equipped with a seat and electrical outlet for nursing moms.
X0325Public Restroom Womens LoungeDefinition: Womens Lounge - Includes part of all toilet facilities, whether locked or not, that are made available
X0330Public Restrooms in Campus HousingAssigned to 448000
X0335Public Restroom in 800 BuildingsPublic Restrooms in 800 Buildings
X0340Public Restroom in UIC Hospital 949Public Restroom in UIC Hospital 949
X0345Public Restroom in Outpatient Care Center 948Public Restroom in Outpatient Care Center 948
X0405Trash RoomDefinition: A space for the temporary storage of nonhazardous waste awaiting disposal or removal. Limitations: Rooms or spaces that house hazardous waste should be coded as either Hazardous Waste Storage (770) or Hazardous Waste Services (775).
Y0105Central Utility PlantDefinition: A facility that primarily houses central utility production and/or distribution to more than one facility on campus. These include such facilities as steam plants, cogeneration facilities, and electrical distribution facilities. Limitations: Conventional space use types such as Offices (310), Office Service (315), Conference Rooms (350), and the like are designated as such, even though they are located in a central utility plant.
Y0205Fuel RoomDefinition: A room or area within a building in which fuel for the heating/cooling of the building is stored. Limitations: Underground tanks adjacent to the building that do not fulfill the definition of a building should be treated as infrastructure.
Y0305ShaftDefinition: Included are accessible or nonaccessible shaft spaces available to house utility pipes and cables, or to distribute air within or to the exterior of a building. The cross-sectional area of every shaft is to be inventoried at each floor level through which it passes. Limitations: Shafts that house elevator cabs are to be coded as Elevator (W02).
Y0405Mechanical Equipment RmDefinition: Included are covered and walled areas that house one or more utility and/or mechanical functions for the building. These areas range from large rooms co-located on a mechanical floor or basement area to small closet spaces distributed throughout the building. Such areas, while generally located within the exterior walls of a building or as an accessible roof structure, may be separately housed adjacent to the structure that they serve. They include such areas sometimes referred to as electrical, meter, network, or telecommunication spaces. Some may prefer to identify these specific spaces separately and may do so by adding them as subcategories of this space use. Limitations: Air inflow or outflow shafts within or immediately adjacent to the building, with a minimum ceiling height of 3 feet, fall under the nonassignable space use Shaft (Y03) and must be included in both gross area and nonassignable area calculations.
Y0410Electrical Equipment RmA room containing electrical equipment servicing a building.
Y0415Telephone Equipment RmA room containing telecommunications equipment servicing a building.
Y0420Elevator Equipment RmA room containing elevator equipment servicing a building.