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Facilities Services

Facilities Inventory and Classification Manual (FICM)


WSU Space Management uses the 2006 Postsecondary Education Facilities Inventory and Classification Manual (FICM) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) which is located in the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences (IES). This is the official guide for the classification and inventory of space at all WSU campuses.


Entire Manual
Foreword Foreword, Acknowledgments, Etc
Contents Table of Contents, Table & Figures
Introduction Introduction
Chapter One Getting Started
Chapter Two Basic Database Principles and Applications
Chapter Three Building Area Measurement
Chapter Four Space Use Codes
Chapter Five Data Analysis and Reporting
Chapter Six Emerging Issues
Appendix A Using Facilities Inventory Data for Reporting and Inter-institutional Data Exchange
Appendix B Definitions of NACUBO and OMB Circular A-21 Functional Categories
Appendix C Coding for Academic Disciplines (Classification of Instructional Programs)
Appendix D Suggested Infrastructure Classification Identifiers
Appendix E Maintenance Condition Matrix
Appendix F An Integrated Numeric Coding Structure for Assignable and Non-Assignable Space and Infrastructure
Appendix G Glossary
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