SPACE USE CODES
SPACE USE CODES
This appendix includes a complete list of Space Use Codes and descriptions. The 11 major
categories of Space Use Codes encompass all spaces found in campus buildings.
Architectural features of a room, including its structural design and utility services, are
relevant to its primary use and help determine the space's Space Use Code.
Categorizing a space use (Space Use Code) is separate from classifying a room’s function
(Functional Category Code or its academic discipline (CIP). Placing the focus on a room’s
relationship may help clarify its definition and code description. Each room has one best
Space Use Code based on its exclusive or predominant design/use. The information needed
to code a room’s type of space may best be obtained by visual inspection, but may also be
obtained from as-built drawings. Space Use Codes can change when its predominant use or
physical characteristics are changed or remodeled.
A Space Use Code indicates either a primary activity area or a service area. Primary activity
areas always end with a “0”. It is recommended that primary be evaluated in terms of time,
the human activity that focuses on use, rather than space. If a room is significantly
dependent on the existence of another room, a service code is appropriate. Service areas
always end with a “5”, which represent support space for a corresponding primary activity
area ending with “0”.
Space Use Codes cannot be prorated. Only Functional Category Codes and Classification of
Instructional Program Codes can be prorated. If a room is used as an Office (310) and as a
Research/Non-Class Laboratory (250), a single determination must be made according to its
primary use. It is recommended that primary be evaluated in terms of time, the human
activity that focuses on use, rather than space.
115 Classroom Service
210 Class Laboratory
215 Class Laboratory Service