The Postsecondary Education Facilities Inventory and Classification Manual (FICM) describes standard practices for initiating, conducting, reporting, and maintaining a postsecondary institutional facilities inventory.  In 2015, OSU Space Management updated and revised space codes to align with FICM standards.

Functional Space Use Codes 

Functional Use Code represents the function or activity that occurs in this space.  Functional Use Codes are vital in determining indirect cost recovery of Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs associated with sponsored agreements. Accurately tracking and maintaining costs associated with building and equipment depreciation and building O&M Costs is a mandatory requirement by the Office of Management and Budget. 

Facility Type Codes

Facility Type (room type) Codes identify the primary use of the room, how it is used and may reflect the physical characteristics of that space. For example, a room can be an office or a classroom, but not both.