ERIC Number: ED298611
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Space Planning Guidelines.
Council of Educational Facility Planners, International, Columbus, OH.
These space planning guidelines are intended to be used as aids in determining space needs for the allocation and reallocation of existing space and new space. Directed to identifying types and amounts of nonresidential facilities required by departments on a campus, the manual is organized by 12 room-use categories that include classroom, teaching laboratory, research laboratory, office, and library. Differences in educational programs are recognized by incorporating different variables to determine facilities needs such as full-time-equivalent students, weekly student contact hours, and module sizes that differ by discipline or personnel type. Space planning formulas from nine states and their higher education coordinating boards were reviewed prior to compiling the formula used in this guide. Information was also reviewed from five universities and the province of Ontario (Canada). Four exhibits demonstrate the formulas and ranges. The appendices contain room-type descriptions, a conversion table of credit hour to weekly student contact hour for classroom and instructional laboratory use, and staffing categories. (MLF)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Council of Educational Facility Planners, International, Columbus, OH.