ERIC Number: ED256026
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
How to Manage Space.
Cavanaugh, R. B.
Major institutions and organizations are increasingly recognizing the need for organized and structured action on space administration. In large organizations the successful administration of space matters requires a committee that includes an architect; an engineer; and ranking persons from personnel, planning, and finance departments. Procedures and standards need to be established so that relatively consistent results can be expected from proper requests. Sample forms are provided for a notification of space changes and space change work; a budget summary; a notification of a space change review; an authorization for project start; and a record of completed projects. Supporting material and records include room inventory lists, floor plans, minutes of meetings, summary of requests, and historical data. Even after a space administration system is organized, problems can be expected. Although solutions are not always possible, accommodations are suggested for problems of excessive demand, space hoarding, and status conflicts. Some space matters that may require the direct participation of top management are office location in regard to architectural heritage and centrality; obligations to important new employees and those of extraordinary ability; and allowances for the sensitivities and idiosyncracies of professional personnel. (MLF)
Descriptors: Administration, Administrator Guides, Architects, Committees, Cost Effectiveness, Cost Estimates, Engineers, Facility Planning, Facility Requirements, Facility Utilization Research, Furniture, Offices (Facilities), Recordkeeping, Records (Forms), Space Classification, Space Utilization, Standards
R. B. Cavanaugh Publications, 15 Grove Street, Winchester, MA 01890.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Floor Plans