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GLOSSARY OF TERMS
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GLOSSARY OF TERMS
Addition – Expansion or extension of an existing facility that increases its size or capacity.
Assignable Area –The sum of all areas on all floors of a building assigned to, or available
for assignment to, an occupant or use, excluding non-assignable spaces defined as building
service, circulation, mechanical, and structural areas. This is also referred to as net
assignable square feet (NASF). All rooms not specifically excluded (see Non-Assignable and
Un-assignable Areas) are assignable and must be measured and coded according to
academic discipline or administrative assignment (CIP), Space Use Codes, and Functional
Assignable E&G – Educational and general space by Space Use Codes as reported on an
institution's facilities inventory.
Assignable Square Feet (ASF) – Amount of space that may be used for programs within
interior walls of a room. Major Space Use Codes categories are classrooms, laboratories,
offices, study areas, special use space, general use areas, support rooms, health care,
residential, and unclassified space.
Athletic Facilities – Facilities used for athletic programs, including intercollegiate athletics,
intramural athletics, and athletically oriented academic programs.
Auditorium or Assembly – A room, hall, or building designed and equipped for the
assembly of large groups for such events as dramatic and musical productions, devotional
activities, livestock judging, faculty/staff meetings, or commencement. Included are
theaters, concert halls, arenas, chapels, and livestock judging pavilions. Assembly facilities
may also serve instructional purposes to a minor or incidental extent.
Auxiliary Enterprise Buildings or Space – Income-generating structures and space such
as dormitories, cafeterias, student union buildings, stadiums, athletic facilities, housing or
boarding facilities used by a fraternity, sorority, or private club, and alumni centers used