Room Type Codes
Classrooms (100 series)
Laboratories (200 series)
Offices (300 series)
Study Facilities (400 series)
Special Use (500 series)
General Use (600 series)
Supporting Facilities (700 series)
Health (800 series)
Residential (900 series)
110A -GENERAL CLASSROOM: This is for scheduled instruction referred to as lecture rooms, lecture demonstration rooms, and general-purpose classrooms. Classrooms can be equipped with tablet armchairs or similar types of seating. They also can be furnished with special equipment, including multimedia or telecommunications equipment, appropriate to a specific area of study if the room is suitable for use by other classes. CAPACITY REQUIRED
Limitations: This category should only be used for rooms where the predominant activity is scheduled instruction. This category does not include Class Laboratories (210), Conference Rooms (350), Meeting Rooms (680), or Assembly Rooms (610). Conference Rooms (350) and Meeting Rooms (680) are rooms with tables and chairs that primarily are for meetings. Assembly Rooms or auditoriums are large rooms with seating oriented toward a focal point where dramatic or musical productions are staged. Assembly Rooms also are used for general meetings, graduation exercises, and other special events. A Class Laboratory is equipped with special equipment such as personal computers, benches, typewriters, desk calculators, drafting tables, musical instruments, shop equipment, etc.
110B - TEACHING AUDITORIUM: Distinguished from General Classroom only on the basis of seating capacity in excess of 75 students. CAPACITY REQUIRED
110D - SEMINAR ROOM: Instructional Room that contains a table or tables and chairs arranged for informal discussion-type instruction. CAPACITY REQUIRED
110E – TTVN ROOM: Room specifically designed and equipped with technology that enables instruction for students in remote locations or from instructors in remote locations. CAPACITY REQUIRED
115A - CLASSROOM SERVICE: This directly serves one or more Classrooms. Included are projection rooms, cloakrooms, preparation rooms, closets, and storage space.
Laboratories are rooms designed with built-in equipment such as lab benches, specialized equipment, or special utilities (gas, water, steam, etc.). Class (210), Special Class (220), Individual Study (230) or Research/non-class (250) are the main categories of laboratory facilities.
210A - CLASS LABORATORY: A room used predominantly for regularly scheduled classes that require special equipment for student participation, experimentation, observation, or practice. It is designed for and/or furnished with equipment to serve the needs of a particular discipline for group instruction. The room's design and/or equipment normally limits its use for other disciplines. Included are science laboratories, instructional shops, drafting rooms, band rooms, darkrooms in the discipline of photography, choral rooms, group studios, and similar specially designed and/or equipped rooms.
Limitations: Not included are Special Class Laboratories (220A), Individual Study Laboratories (230A), Research/Non-Class Laboratories (250A), and Study Rooms (410A). Also not included are gymnasiums, drill halls, laboratory schools, teaching clinics, and other similar facilities defined as Special Use Facilities (500).
210B - COMPUTER CLASS LABORATORY: A room for regularly scheduled classes that require computers for student participation, experimentation, observation, or practice. It is designed for and/or furnished with computers and/or computer-related equipment (PC's, laptops, printers, etc.) to serve the needs of a particular discipline for group instruction.
Limitations: Not included are Special Class Laboratories (220A), Individual Study Laboratories (230A), Research/Non-Class Laboratories (250A), and Study Rooms (410A). Also not included are laboratory schools, teaching clinics, and other similar facilities defined as Special Use Facilities (500 series).
210C - MUSIC PRACTICE ROOM (GROUP): A room used for regular musical practice of a group as a part of a class. CAPACITY REQUIRED.
215A - CLASS LABORATORY SERVICE: This directly serves one or more Class Laboratories. Included are balance rooms, cold rooms, stockrooms, non-class darkrooms, equipment issue rooms, and similar facilities.
Limitations: Not included are Animal Quarters (570) and Greenhouses (580). Darkrooms in the discipline of photography typically are Class Laboratories (210) or Special Class Laboratories (220). Rooms directly serving Class Laboratories such as supply storage rooms, equipment issue rooms, balance rooms, cold rooms, stock rooms, non-class darkrooms, showers, lockers, scrub or washrooms, and computer service rooms (form storage, tape storage).
220A - SPECIAL CLASS LABORATORY: This is for informally or irregularly scheduled classes that require special equipment for student participation, experimentation, observation, or practice. The difference between Special Class Laboratories and Class Laboratories is the irregular or informal nature of the scheduling of Special Class Laboratories and not the specialization of the equipment or instruction. It is designed for and/or furnished with equipment to serve the needs of a particular area of study for group instruction. The room design normally limits its use for other areas of study. These labs often include language laboratories, group music practice rooms, art studios, and darkrooms in the teaching curriculum of photography. Special Class Laboratories often are referred to as open labs. CAPACITY REQUIRED
Limitations: Not included are Class Laboratories (210A), Individual Study Laboratories (230A), Research/Non-Class Laboratories (250A), and Study Rooms (410's). Also not included are gymnasiums, drill halls, laboratory schools, teaching clinics, and other similar facilities defined as Special Use Facilities (500's).
225A - SPECIAL CLASS LABORATORY SERVICE: This space directly serves one or more Special Class Laboratories. Included are equipment storage rooms, stockrooms, and similar rooms that serve a Special Class Laboratory.
Limitations: Not included are Animal Quarters (570A) and Greenhouses (580A). Darkrooms in the teaching curriculum of photography typically are Class Laboratories (210A) or Special Class Laboratories (220A).
230A - INDIVIDUAL STUDY LABORATORY: This room is primarily for individual student experimentation, observation, or practice. Included are individual study labs, some language labs, and similar rooms that serve a particular subject matter area. Stations may be in groups or individualized, but the primary purpose must be individual study that depends on special equipment and/or room designs.
Limitations: This category does not include individual study facilities that are intended for general study purposes. Study areas not related to a specific discipline are Study Rooms (410A).
230B - INDIVIDUAL MUSIC PRACTICE LABORATORY: A room used for musical practice by individuals in a particular subject matter area.
Limitations: This category does not include individual use facilities that are intended for general purposes. Areas of use not related to a specific discipline are General Use Rooms (600's).
230C - INDIVIDUAL MULTI-MEDIA LABORATORY: A room containing multi-media equipment for individual use. This room will normally have individual carrels with necessary audio/video equipment for individual study of selected subject matter. The room may have additional equipment (video or audio tape dubbing and playback, microfiche, televisions, computers).
Limitations: This category does not include individual multi-media facilities that are intended for general study purposes. Multi-media areas not related to a specific discipline are Study Rooms (410A).
230D - INDIVIDUAL COMPUTER LABORATORY: A room usually assigned to an academic department and used primarily for academic application by students on an individual basis. Typically arranged in stations where several pieces of equipment (PC's, printers, scanners, etc.) are available for student use.
Limitations: Rooms containing computer equipment specifically supporting another laboratory should be coded Class Laboratory Service (215A), Special Class Laboratory Service (225A), Individual Study Laboratory Service (235A), or Research Laboratory Service--Computer Support (255C), as appropriate.
235A - INDIVIDUAL LABORATORY SERVICE: This directly serves an Individual Study Lab. Examples are equipment storage rooms, stockrooms, tape/record storage rooms, and similar rooms.
Limitations: Not included are Animal Quarters (570A) and Greenhouses (580A).
250A - RESEARCH/NON-CLASS LABORATORY: This is for laboratory applications, research, and/or training in research methods. Special equipment is required for staff and/or student experimentation or observation. Included are research laboratories and research laboratory offices.
Limitations: Not included are Class Laboratories (210A&B), Special Class Laboratories (220A), Individual Study Laboratories (230A-D), and Study Rooms (410's).
255A - RESEARCH LABORATORY SERVICE: This directly serves one or more Research/Non-Class Laboratories. Included are balance rooms, stockrooms, darkrooms, controlled environment storage rooms, sterilizer rooms, supply and equipment issue rooms, showers, lockers, scrub and washrooms, etc.
Limitations: Not included are Animal Quarters (570A) and Greenhouses (580A).
255B - RESEARCH LAB SERVICE--COLD STORAGE: Cold storage room used for supporting research labs.
255C - RESEARCH LAB SERVICE--COMPUTER SUPPORT: Related service room for research laboratories housing computer equipment.
An Office Facility is individual, multi person, or workstation space specifically assigned to academic, administrative, and service functions of the institution.
310A - GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE: Any office used for administrative personnel, i.e., offices for the president, vice-presidents, deans, department heads, directors, etc., including the administrative office of a department, and excluding clerical, stenographic, or other general office space.
310B - FACULTY OFFICE: Any room assigned for use by one or more persons of the teaching faculty, but excluding administrative, staff, graduate assistant, and support offices.
310C - STAFF OFFICE: Any office assigned to one or more non-teaching
NON-CLASSIFIED staff members.
310D - GRADUATE ASSISTANT OFFICE: Any room assigned exclusively to one or more graduate assistants to be used as an office.
310E - SUPPORT OFFICE: Any room assigned to, or used primarily by support personnel, i.e., clerical personnel, word processing operators or other CLASSIFIED staff.
310G - OTHER OFFICE: All other offices that do not fit in the above categories.
NOTE: Also included are studios (music, art, etc.) if the rooms also serve
315A - OFFICE SERVICE: A room less than 100 square feet which serves an office or group of offices as an extension of the activities in those rooms. Included are file rooms, vaults, closets, records rooms, office supply rooms, and office staff coffee and lunch rooms.
315B - OFFICE STORAGE: Room greater than 100 square feet which may be used to store equipment, files, etc., in addition to office supplies in support of an office or group of offices.
NOTE: This type of room is not to be confused with regular "storage" rooms. "Office Storage" rooms will normally be in close proximity to the offices they support and the items stored are used frequently.
315C - WAITING/INTERVIEW ROOM: Room of this type used to support the operations of an office or group of offices. Does not include reception space.
315D - OFFICE EQUIPMENT SUPPORT: Room which houses office equipment,
(duplicating machines, Telex machines, postage meters), and supports an office or group of offices. Such rooms will usually contain only enough space to make use of the equipment, and should not be confused with Work Room (315E) or Computer Office Service (315H) below.
315E - WORK ROOM: Room that contains tables, chairs, etc., for use as a general purpose work area for sorting, collating, etc. in support of an office or group of offices. Such rooms may also house duplicating equipment.
315F - RECEPTION ROOM: Room that serves as reception space in support of an office or group of offices.
315G - PRIVATE RESTROOM: Private or semi-private restroom in support of an office or group of offices. Not intended for use by the general public.
315H - COMPUTER OFFICE SERVICE: Room which houses computer and /or
computer-related equipment and supplies. Supports an office or group of offices as an extension of the activities in those rooms. NOTE: A room containing computer equipment, otherwise classifiable as an office, should be placed in the appropriate 310 (office) category. This room type is appropriate to describe a room housing a computer server that supports a Local Area Network.
315 Limitations: Centralized mailrooms and mimeograph/printing shops that are campus- wide in scope are classified as Central Support (770).
350A - CONFERENCE ROOM: This serves an office complex and primarily is for staff meetings and departmental activities other than scheduled instructional activities. A Conference Room can be equipped with tables and chairs, lounge-type furniture, straight-back chairs, and/or tablet armchairs. Rooms that serve both as Conference Rooms and Meeting Rooms (680) are classified according to principal use. CAPACITY REQUIRED
Limitations: Not included are Classrooms (110); Assembly Rooms (610); Lounges (650), or Meeting Rooms (680).
355A - CONFERENCE ROOM SERVICE: This room directly serves one or more Conference Rooms. Included are kitchenettes, chair storage rooms, projection rooms, sound equipment rooms, etc.
Limitations: Kitchens, dining rooms, and similar facilities in a centralized conference-type building are Food Facilities (630).
410A – STUDY ROOM: Room used by individuals to study at their convenience and is not restricted to a particular discipline because of equipment. Included is study or reading rooms in libraries and other academic facilities, residential facilities, and student service facilities. Stations can be grouped, as in a library reading room, or individualized with booths or carrels. Stations can include microcomputers, typewriters, computer terminals, microform readers, and other media equipment. CAPACITY REQUIRED
Limitations: Not included are Class Laboratories (210), Special Class Laboratories (220), Individual Study Laboratories (230), Research/Non-Class Laboratories (250), and Lounges (650).
420A – LIBRARY STACKS: room that provides shelving for educational materials. These rooms generally are referred to as library stacks.
Limitations: Not included are bookshelf space in classrooms, laboratories, and offices. Audiotape, videotape, and film libraries that generally serve groups are Media Production Service (535). Tape storage rooms for music or language laboratories are Special Class Laboratory Service (225) or Individual Study Laboratory Service (235).
430A - OPEN STACK READING ROOM: This room is a combination of a reading room and stack, generally without physical boundaries between the stack and reading areas. CAPACITY REQUIRED.
Limitations: If a room can be divided into Study Room (410) and Stack (420) although physical barriers do not exist, separate room records are reported for each area.
440A - PROCESSING ROOM: This room serves a Study Room (410), Stack (420), or Open-Stack Reading Room (430). Included is space for card catalogs, circulation desks, bookbinding, microfilm processing, book returns, and audio and videotape equipment for individual study stations.
455A - STUDY SERVICE: Included are closets, locker space, coat rooms, storage rooms, and photo copier rooms that serve Study Rooms (410), Stacks (420), Open-Stack Study Rooms (430), and Processing Rooms (440).
Special Use Facilities
This includes space that merits a unique code because of its special use or primary activity.
510A - ARMORY: Rooms used as indoor drill areas, indoor rifle ranges, and special-purpose military science rooms.
Limitations: Classrooms (110), Class Laboratories (210), and Offices (310) in an Armory facility are coded as such.
515A - ARMORY SERVICE AREA: Rooms included are supply rooms, weapon rooms, coatrooms, and other rooms that serve an Armory.
520A - GYMNASIUM: This is for athletic/physical education activities.
Included are gymnasiums, basketball courts, handball courts, squash courts, wrestling rooms, ice rinks, indoor tracks, indoor fields, dressing rooms, and field
houses. Also see Recreation (670).
520B - SWIMMING POOL & SERVICE AREA: Any indoor swimming pool and its adjacent equipment or control room.
520C - STADIUM PRESS & NEWS FACILITIES.
523A - ATHLETIC FACILITIES SPECTATOR SEATING: Indoor non-moveable seating area used by students, faculty/staff, or the public to view athletic events.
Limitations: This category does not include temporary or moveable seating areas. Outdoor stadium seating is structural area.
525A - GYMNASIUM SERVICE AREA: This serves an Athletic or Physical Education facility. Included are locker rooms, shower rooms, coaches rooms, ticket booths, dressing rooms, equipment supply rooms, first aid rooms, towel rooms, etc.
Limitations: Not included are public rest rooms, public toilet portions of locker rooms, public service areas such as corridors, stairs and lobby.
530A - MEDIA PRODUCTION: This room is for the production and distribution of multimedia materials. Included is TV studios, radio studios, sound studios, graphics studios, software production rooms, and similar rooms. Media Production generally serves groups.
Limitations: Studios for training communication students are Class Laboratories (210), Special Class Laboratories (220), or Individual Study Laboratories (230). Areas in libraries that provide media equipment for individual study are Study Rooms (410). Control rooms are Media Production Service (535).
530B - PHOTOGRAPHY AND VISUAL AIDS FACILITIES: Central facility which
provides photographic services. Similar rooms used for instruction should be classified as laboratories.
535A - AUDIO-VISUAL, RADIO, TV FACILITIES SERVICE: This serves a Media Production area. Included are film libraries, software libraries, tape libraries, control rooms, video recording rooms, audio recording rooms, engineering maintenance rooms, darkrooms, preparation rooms, and equipment storage rooms.
535B - PHOTO-DARK ROOM: Supports any of the "530" types of rooms.
540A - Clinic (Non-Health Professions): This room is for the diagnosis or treatment of patients in a program other than medicine (human or veterinary), dentistry, or student health care. Clinics typically are associated with such educational areas as psychology, speech and hearing, remedial reading, and remedial writing. Included are patient examination rooms, testing rooms, and consultation rooms.
Limitations: Not included are Health Care Facilities (800 series).
545A - CLINIC FACILITIES SERVICE (NON-MEDICAL): This room serves a Clinic. Included are waiting rooms, observation rooms, control rooms, record rooms, and similar supporting rooms.
Limitations: Not included are rooms that serve Health Care Facilities (800 series).
550A - DEMONSTRATION FACILITIES: This room is for practicing the principles of certain disciplines such as teaching, nursing, and home economics. Activities in these areas closely simulate a real world or occupational setting. Included are demonstration schools, laboratory schools, preschool nurseries, etc., if the facilities support the training of college-level students as teachers. Also, included are home management houses used to train college level students in home economics.
Limitations: Rooms in which students serve as subjects for research are Research/Non- Class Laboratories (250). Also not included are Day Care Centers (640).
555A - DEMONSTRATION FACILITIES SERVICE: This room serves a demonstration Facility. Included are storage rooms, laundries, kitchens, locker rooms, and shower rooms.
Limitations: Primary activity areas such as kitchens, dining rooms, and living rooms in home demonstration houses and classrooms, laboratories, and gymnasiums in laboratory schools are Demonstration Facilities (550).
560A - FIELD BUILDING: This room is for sheltering animals or for the handling, storage, or protection of farm products, supplies, vehicles, or implements. Included are barns, animal shelters, sheds, silos, feed units, hay storage areas, and seed houses. Structures typically are of light frame construction with unfinished interiors and usually related to agricultural field operations. Also, included are such facilities as meteorological field test stations.
Limitations: A Field Service facility shelters animals, and Animal Quarters (570) house animals.
570A - ANIMAL QUARTERS: A room that houses animals intended for research or instructional purposes. Included are animal rooms, cage rooms, stalls, wards, and similar rooms that serve Laboratories (200 series).
Limitations: Not included are areas for treatment of patient animals. See Health Care Facilities (800). Animal Quarters house animals, and a Field Service (560) facility shelters animals.
575A - ANIMAL QUARTERS SERVICE: This room serves Animal Quarters. Included are feed storage rooms, feed mixing rooms, cage washing rooms, and similar facilities.
Limitations: Not included are areas that serve rooms used for the treatment of animal patients. See Health Care Facilities (800 series).
580A - GREENHOUSE: This usually is a frame covered by glass, plastic, or other light transmitting material for the cultivation or protection of plants. Also included are growth chambers that do not have light-transmitting walls. Does not include greenhouses related to farm operation. (see 560A)
585A - GREENHOUSE SERVICE: This serves a Greenhouse (580A). These generally include equipment or materials storage areas and rooms referred to as head houses.
590A - AIRPORT OPERATIONS: Room directly relating to airport operations, excluding rooms which may be classified under other categories, such as offices and circulation areas.
590C - TELEPHONE AND/OR TELEGRAPH ROOM
590D - FIRE STATION
590E - OTHER SUPPORTING FACILITIES: A category of last resort.
590F - OTHER SUPPORTING FACILITIES SERVICE: A category of last resort.
General Use Facilities
These facilities are characterized by their broad availability to faculty, students, staff, or general public.
610A - AUDITORIUM OR THEATER: This room is designed and equipped for the assembly of large groups for such events as dramatic and musical productions, faculty/staff meetings, or commencement. Included are theaters, auditoriums and concert halls. Seating, stage, orchestra pit, chancel, arena, and aisles areas are included in Assembly facilities. Assembly facilities also can serve instructional purposes to a minor or incidental extent. In these cases, Room Usage data is prorated. CAPACITY REQUIRED
Limitations: Assembly facilities used primarily for instructional purposes are
610B - CHAPEL: A room used primarily for devotional activities. CAPACITY REQUIRED
610C - LIVESTOCK JUDGING ARENA: CAPACITY REQUIRED
615A - ASSEMBLY SERVICE: This room serves an Assembly facility. Included are checkrooms, coatrooms, ticket booths, dressing rooms, projection booths, property storage, make-up rooms, costume storage, greenrooms, control rooms,
Limitations: Lobbies are non-assignable space classified as Circulation Area if
620A - EXHIBITION ROOM OR GALLERY: This is for the exhibition of
materials, work of art, artifacts, etc., and intended for general use by students and the public. Included are museums, art galleries, and similar exhibition areas.
Limitations: Collections not primarily for general exhibitions, such as departmental displays of anthropological, botanical, or geological specimens, are classified under an appropriate Laboratory (200 series) category. Research rooms in museums are Research/Non-Class Laboratories (250).
625A - EXHIBITION FACILITY SERVICE: Any room used for storing and preparing exhibits that directly serves an exhibition room or gallery as an extension of the activities in that facility. Excludes offices and clerical areas.
Limitations: Research areas in museums are Research/Non-Class Laboratories (250) or Research/Non-Class Laboratory Service (255).
630A - FOOD FACILITIES: A room used for serving food. Included are dining halls, cafeterias, snack bars, restaurants, and similar eating areas that are open to the student body or the public at large. Areas intended to be Food Facilities, although they contain vending machines rather than serving counters, are included in this category. Also, included are faculty and staff clubs.
Limitations: Rooms with vending machines other than for regular meal or snack services are Lounges (650) or Merchandising Facilities (660). Departmental break rooms are Office Service (315), and break rooms for a shop staff is Shop Service (725) Also see Central Food Stores (750).
635A - FOOD FACILITIES SERVICE: A room such as a kitchen, serving area, dish washing area, refrigerated food storage, meat cutting area, general food storage, etc., that directly serves a Food Facility as an extension of the activities of that facility. (630A)
635B - FOOD SERVICE IN RESIDENCE HALLS: A facility where food is prepared and served to the occupants.
640A – DAY CARE: A room that is used day or night in providing children or elderly adult care as a non-medical service of the institutional community. Included are rooms that provide oversight, supervision, developmental training, and personal care for children and adults.
Limitations: Not included is Demonstration (550) for laboratory schools and Laboratory Facilities (200 series) for instruction in parent education, early childhood education, etc.
645A – DAY CARE SERVICE: A room that serves a Day Care facility. Included are storage rooms, closets, kitchens, pantries, private rest rooms, and other service rooms.
650A - LOUNGE FACILITIES: A room for rest and relaxation used by students, public or faculty/staff.
Limitations: A Lounge is distinguished from a Conference Room (350) or Meeting Room (680) by its informal atmosphere and public availability. A departmental lounge area associated with a rest room is 315 Office Service. A lounge associated with a Public
Rest Room is 030A. A room devoted to vending machines is Merchandising Facility (660). Rooms with vending machines for regular food service are Food Facilities (630). Departmental break rooms are Office Service (315).
655A - LOUNGE FACILITIES SERVICE: A room which directly serves a lounge, such as a kitchenette.
660A - MERCHANDISING SERVICE: A room used for bookstores, barber shops, concession areas, post offices, etc., including storage areas for such enterprises.
660C - SALES OFFICE: A room used to sell products or services resulting from a teaching or research function.
665A - MERCHANDISING FACILITIES SERVICE: A room that directly serves a "660" type facility as an extension of the activities in that facility.
670A - RECREATION ROOM: A room used by students, public, or faculty/staff for recreation purposes. This category includes bowling alleys, pool rooms, chess rooms, ballrooms, etc. See 520A for Athletic/Physical Education Facilities.
Limitations: Not included are Athletic or Physical Education Facilities (520)
(gymnasiums, basketball courts, handball courts, swimming pools, etc.).
670B - STUDENT ACTIVITIES: Any room which serves extracurricular interests of the student body, excluding rooms which fit logically into another category. Student organizations should be coded with the appropriate room type (i.e. 310C) and function 52, Social and Cultural Development.
670C - STAFF ACTIVITIES: Any room serving the professional, social or recreational interests of staff members, excluding gymnasia.
675A - RECREATION FACILITIES SERVICE: A room that directly serves a "670" type facility as an extension of the activities in that facility.
Limitations: Not included are Athletic or Physical Education Services (525) (locker rooms, ticket booths, dressing rooms, etc.).
680A - MEETING ROOM: This is for a variety of non-class meetings. Included are Meeting Rooms for governing boards, community groups, student groups, and a combination of community and institutional representatives. A Meeting Room can be equipped with a conference table, tables and chairs, lounge furniture, straight-back chairs, or tablet arm chairs. CAPACITY REQUIRED
Limitations: A Meeting Room is distinguished from a Conference Room (350) because a Conference Room is part of an office complex and is for staff meetings or other departmental non-class activities.
680B - EXTENSION CLASSROOM: Room used for instruction in support of TAMUS Extension programs. CAPACITY REQUIRED
685A - MEETING ROOM SERVICE: A room that serves a Meeting Room as an extension of the activities in that room.
690A - LOCKER ROOM: A non-athletic/P.E. room used for changing clothes and/or storing personal materials. See 525A for Athletic/P.E. Service.
Limitations: Not included are Athletic or Physical Education Service (525) locker
rooms, custodial locker rooms , and locker rooms in Health Care Facilities (800 series).
Activities in these centralized facilities help keep all institutional programs and activities operational.
710A - CENTRAL COMPUTER OR TELECOMMUNICATIONS: This is a central data processing and/or telecommunications center. Included are computer rooms, terminal rooms, and similar rooms in data processing areas and telephone switch rooms in telecommunications areas.
Limitations: Not included are Offices (310's) for data processing and/or telecommunications personnel and Laboratory Facilities (200's) or Study Rooms (410's) equipped with microcomputers or terminals
THIS CODE IS FOR USE ONLY BY:
1. COMPUTING AND INFORMATION SERVICES
715A - CENTRAL COMPUTER OR TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE: This serves a Central Computer or Telecommunications facility. Included are rooms for paper and forms storage, tape and disk storage, separate console or control rooms, tool and parts rooms, and computer and telecommunications equipment storage. Also included are areas for delivering tapes or receiving printouts.
Limitations: Telephone closets are coded Mechanical Areas (YYY).
THIS CODE IS FOR USE ONLY BY:
1. COMPUTING AND INFORMATION SERVICES
720A - SHOP: This is for the manufacture, repair, or maintenance of products or equipment and not for instruction. Included are shops for carpentry, plumbing, electrical, painting, and similar physical plant facilities. Also included are shops that repair and maintain computer equipment, telecommunications equipment, and other instructional and research equipment.
Limitations: Not included are instructional shops. Industrial arts and vocational-technical shops used for instruction are Laboratories (200 series). Facilities used in the production of multimedia materials are Media Production (530). Small, incidental equipment repair, assembly, or cleaning rooms that serve a nearby activity room are classified according to the appropriate service code. Areas for maintenance and repair vehicles are called Vehicle Storage Facility Service (745).
725A - SHOP SERVICE: This serves a Shop. Included are tool supply rooms, materials storage rooms, and similar storage rooms. Also included (if they directly serve the shop) are locker rooms, shower rooms, lunchrooms, and similar non-public areas.
Limitations: Blueprint storage rooms are Office Service (315). A room that directly serves a "720" type facility as an extension of the activities in that facility.
730A - CENTRAL STORAGE: This is for the mass storage of equipment or materials CENTRALLY ONLY. Included are warehouses, surplus storage, and other storage areas that do not qualify as service rooms.
Limitations: Offices within warehouses or storage facilities are Offices (310).
NOTE: The distinction between "storage" and "service" rests on the possibility of physical separation from the materials stored. If the materials being stored could be placed in a warehouse, implying only occasional demand for the materials, then central storage 730A is the appropriate classification. Storage areas that must be close at hand because of the nature of the materials stored and the need for immediate access should be classified in the appropriate "service" category (Classroom Service (115A), Class Laboratory Service (215A), Research Laboratory Service (255A), Office Storage (315B), etc.)
735A - CENTRAL STORAGE SERVICE: This serves a Central Storage facility. Included are rooms for hand trucks and other moving equipment, private rest rooms, and other supporting rooms.
740A - VEHICLE STORAGE: This is housing or storage for vehicles. Included are garages, boathouses, airport hangers, and other vehicle storage areas.
Limitations: Not included are barns or similar field building that house farm
745A - VEHICLE STORAGE -- SERVICE: This is for maintaining and repairing vehicles.
750A - CENTRAL FOOD STORE: This is for the processing and storage of foods used in Food Facilities (630A). Included are food storage areas, lockers, cold rooms, refrigerators, meat-processing areas, and similar facilities in a central food stores building.
Limitations: Food storage areas, freezers, and lockers not located in a central food stores building are Food Facility Service (635A).
755A - CENTRAL FOOD STORE SERVICE: This serves a Central Food Store. Included are equipment storage rooms, hand truck rooms, and other service rooms needed for moving and handling food.
760A - HAZARDOUS MATERIALS: This is for centralized storage, treatment, or disposal of hazardous or toxic waste materials. Include facilities devoted to the treatment of toxic or hazardous waste.
Limitations: Does not include satellite storage or disposal sites located near or adjacent to instructional or research facilities.
765A - HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SERVICE: This serves CENTRAL hazardous or toxic waste materials space.
Limitations: Does not include satellite storage or disposal sites located near or adjacent to instructional or research facilities.
770A - CENTRAL SUPPORT: This provides a campus-wide service. Included are central mailrooms, central shipping and receiving, and central environmental testing and monitoring facilities if they serve more than one building.
770B - CENTRAL SUPPORT -- PRINTING: This provides a campus-wide printing and duplicating services or centralized audio-visual preparation areas.
770C - CENTRAL SUPPORT -- LAUNDRY: A central laundry facility for accommodating campus-wide student and institutional needs.
775A - CENTRAL SUPPORT SERVICE: This serves a Central Support facility. Included are rooms for supplies or parts storage, hand truck rooms, and repair and maintenance areas adjacent to and serving Central Support areas.
Health Care Facilities
This space is located in student health care centers, medical centers, teaching hospitals, and veterinary facilities. It is Non-Education and General space unless the Room Usage code is General Instruction (11), Vocational/Technical Instruction (12), Occupation-Related Instruction (15), Institutes and Research Centers (21), or Individual or Project Research (22). Not included are Non-Medical Clinics (540).
810A - HOSPITAL BEDROOM: A room equipped with a bed and used for patient care. Provided in these rooms are general nursing care, acute care, intensive care, semi-convalescent care and rehabilitation, progressive coronary care, emergency bed care units, observation units, infant care nurseries, incubator units, wards, etc. Connected clothes closets are included.
810B - ANIMAL HOSPITAL ROOM - VET. MED. (see 810A)
810C - ISOLATION ROOM - VET. MED.
810D - HOLDING ROOM AND/OR PEN, MATERNITY SHED - VET. MED.
815A - PATIENT BEDROOM SERVICE: This room serves one or more Patient Bedrooms. Included are linen closets, patient lounges, children’s playrooms, and other areas used primarily by patients. A ward storage and groom room in veterinary facilities is Patient Bedroom Service.
Limitations: Connected clothes closets in Patient Bedrooms are included in Patient Bedroom data.
820A - PATIENT BATH: Room that contains a patient bath or toilet. These facilities adjoin patient bedrooms.
Limitations: Not included are public rest rooms.
830A - NURSES STATION: Any room for nurses who are supervising or administering health care facilities. Included are areas devoted to records charting, ward reception, and admissions.
Limitations: Rooms used as Offices are 310.
835A - NURSE STATION SERVICE: This room serves one or more Nurse Stations. Included are break rooms, locker rooms, private rest rooms, utility rooms, medication and supply storage, formula and medication preparation areas, equipment sterilization rooms, and other areas. Also, included are special tub rooms, nourishment rooms, and rooms for records and charts storage. In veterinary areas, the definition includes tack rooms, horse shoeing rooms, animal food preparation rooms, and feed storage rooms.
Limitations: Pharmacies and other central supply areas are Central Supplies (870). An area serving Patient Bedrooms is Patient Bedroom Service (815).
840A - SURGERY: A room for surgery. Included are major and minor surgery
rooms, delivery rooms, and special procedures operating rooms. These areas typically are equipped with operating tables, sterile lights, anesthesia machines, and monitoring equipment.
Limitations: Rooms used for minor invasive procedures (blood withdrawal, cardiac catheterization) are Treatment/Examination (850). Surgery areas used in research are Laboratory Facilities (200 series).
840B- ANIMAL SURGERY ROOM - VET. MED. (see 840A)
840C - PREPARATION ROOM FOR ANIMAL SURGERY - VET. MED.
845A – SURGERY SERVICE: This room serves Surgery rooms. Included are labor rooms, recovery rooms, monitoring and observation rooms, special support equipment rooms (anesthesia, heart, lung, X-ray, etc.), dictation booths, scrub areas, instrument cleanup and storage, gurney storage, sterile supplies storage, clean and dirty linen areas, and animal holding rooms.
Limitations: Surgery service areas used in research are Laboratory Facilities (200 series).
845B - SURGERY SERVICE - VET. MED. (see 845A)
850A - EXAMINATION AND TREATMENT ROOM: This room is for diagnosis and therapeutic treatment. Included are rooms for angiographer, physical and occupational therapy, dialysis, cardiac catheterization, pulmonary function and vascular testing, EEG, EKG, EMC, EMR, linear acceleration, and dental examination and treatment. Also, included are combined doctors’ office and examination/treatment rooms.
Limitations: Treatment/Examination differs from a Diagnostic Support Laboratory (860) in that Treatment/Examination requires the presence of a patient. Any room used for medical examinations and the administering of treatment to patients. Includes rooms for physical therapy, dialysis, EEG, ECG, EMG.
850B - X-RAY ROOM: Any room used for radiology, fluoroscopy, body scanning (MRI, CAT, ultrasound), X-rays and containing special equipment for that purpose. Includes dark rooms, viewing rooms, and rooms housing radiographic equipment.
850C - EXAMINATION AND TREATMENT ROOM - VET. MED. (see 850A)
850D - X-RAY ROOM - VET. MED. (see 850B)
850E - INOCULATION ROOM - VET. MED.
855A -TREATMENT/EXAMINATION SERVICE: This room serves Treatment/Examination areas. Included are dressing rooms, film processing and viewing rooms, work preparation rooms, equipment and supply storage, X-ray and film reading or viewing rooms, film processing rooms, darkrooms, clean and dirty linen rooms, and animal holding rooms.
860A - DIAGNOSTIC SUPPORT LABORATORY: This room is a central diagnostic service area for a health care facility. Included are pathology laboratories, pharmacy laboratories, autopsy rooms, isotope rooms, etc., providing such services as hematology, tissue chemistry, bacteriology, serology, blood banks, and basal metabolism.
860B - VET. MED. DIAGNOSTIC SUPPORT LAB. (see 860A) Include necropsy rooms.
Limitations: Instructional or research laboratories are Laboratory Facilities (200
865A - DIAGNOSTIC SUPPORT LABORATORY SERVICE: This room serves a Diagnostic Support Laboratory. Included are cadaver storage rooms, morgues, autoclave and centrifuge rooms, warm and cold rooms, locker rooms, scrub and gown rooms, special processing rooms, and supply and storage areas.
865B - DIAGNOSTIC SUPPORT LABORATORY SERVICE – VET. MED. (see 865A) Include carcass refrigerators and other service areas.
Limitations: Not included are areas that support Treatment/Examination (855).
Cadaver storage rooms and other areas that serve gross anatomy laboratories are Class Laboratory Service (215A).
870A - PHARMACY: This room is storage for supplies for health care facilities. This is similar to Central Storage (730) but applies only to health care materials and supplies in a health care facility. Included are pharmacy supply and storage rooms, dispensary areas, and central linen storage rooms.
870B - PHARMACY ROOM - VET. MED. (see 870A)
880A - RECEPTION ROOM: This room is for the public to await admission, treatment, information, or patient visits in a Health Care Facility. Included are waiting and reception areas, visiting areas, and viewing areas.
Limitations: Not included are Lounges (650).
880B - RECEIVING ROOM - VET. MED. (see 880A)
890A - STAFF ON-CALL FACILITY : This provides quarters for health care staff to rest or sleep while on-call to assigned duties. Use is restricted to staff members who work long shifts. Included are areas for doctors, nurses, emergency medical technicians, care flight crews, and other medical staff members.
890B - READY ROOM FOR NIGHT PERSONNEL IN ANIMAL HOSPITAL - VET. MED. - Includes bedrooms, attached closets and private restrooms used by night personnel in an animal hospital, as well as other Vet. Med. Rooms not included above.
890C - OTHER HOSPITAL ROOMS.
895A- STAFF ON-CALL FACILITY SERVICE: This serves a Staff On-Call Facility. Included are kitchens, baths, laundry rooms, lounges, closets, storage rooms, and other service areas.
Generally only the gross square footage and other building data for Residential Facilities are inventoried with the THECB and its assignable space is automatically calculated at 60 percent. The Room Type codes listed here are only used when associated with institutional missions or if it needs to maintain records of each room in a Residential Facility.
910A - SLEEP/STUDY WITHOUT TOILET/BATH : A room for one or more individuals and typically is furnished with beds, closets, wardrobes, desks, and chairs. These rooms are not connected to baths or toilets. Included are single or multiple Sleep/Study rooms. A Sleep/Study facility may be a room for combined sleep and study, a room exclusively for sleeping, or a room for living and study. Connected closets are considered part of the room.
910B - SLEEPING QUARTERS FOR INSTITUTIONAL CARETAKERS. ( See 910A)
919A - TOILET/BATH: This room is a toilet or bathroom intended to be used only
by the occupants of a residential facility rather than by the general public. Included are common or shared bathroom facilities which may consist of full or half baths, showers, or toilet and shower combinations used by the residents. It is accessible from a corridor or other general circulation area.
Limitations: This category does not include public rest rooms. Bathrooms internal to a Sleep/Study (920), Apartment (950), or House (970) are considered parts of those rooms.
920A - SLEEP/STUDY WITH TOILET/BATH: This room is for one or more individuals and typically is furnished with beds, closets, wardrobes, desks, and chairs. These rooms are connected to baths or toilets. A Sleep/Study facility may be a room for combined sleep and study, a room exclusively for sleeping, or a room for living and study. Connected closets are considered part of the room.
920B - GUEST ROOM: Any room used as overnight accommodation for rental to guests.
935A - DORM ROOM OR GUEST ROOM SERVICE: This room serves the occupants of individual Sleep/Study rooms (910 and 920). Included are mailrooms, laundry and pressing rooms, linen closets, maid rooms, serving rooms, trunk storage rooms, and telephone rooms.
Limitations: Not included are Study Rooms (410), Food Facilities (630 and 635),
Lounges (650), Recreation (670 and 675) areas, Central Food Stores (750), Central Laundries (760), and Toilets or Baths (919).
950A - APARTMENT: This is a complete living unit that is not a separate
structure. These units include private cooking facilities. This is the basic module
or group of rooms designed as a complete housekeeping unit and contains bedrooms, living rooms, kitchen, and bathrooms. Apartments can be located in nonresidential buildings. Code 950 is applied to all rooms in an Apartment.
955A - APARTMENT SERVICE: This serves an Apartment or group of Apartments. Included are laundry rooms, mailrooms, linen closets, maid rooms, trunk storage rooms, and telephone rooms that serve apartment facilities. Apartment Service areas can be located in a separate building that serves an apartment complex.
970A - HOUSE : This is a complete living unit that is a separate structure. This is
the basic module or group of rooms designed as a complete housekeeping unit and contains bedrooms, living rooms, and kitchen and toilet facilities. Fraternity and sorority houses owned by the institution are included. Code 970 is applied to all rooms in a House.