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ERIC Number: ED077344
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Pages: 103
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An Estimate of Construction Needs of Higher Education by 1980.
Holden, Richard R.
If American institutions of higher education are to open their doors to a full-time equivalent enrollment of 10.3 million in the fall of 1980 as projected in this study, over 2.3 billion gross square feet of space will be required. This means that 773 million square feet need to be added to the 1970 inventory of 1.6 billion. However, a qualitative analysis of the current inventory shows that only 85.9 percent of the present space is in satisfactory condition. Nearly 5% needs immediate replacement and 9.3 % requires extensive rehabilitation. In other words, construction of 773 million square feet to accommodate projected new students must be augmented with construction of 77 million square feet to replace space to be razed and another 149 million square feet requires rehabilitation. At 1969-70 costs, new and replacement space is estimated to cost $30.8 billion plus $2.3 billion for rehabilitation. (Author/HS)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Higher Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Academic Facilities.