Space Type enhancements including a new way to classify Space Types, search for Space Types, and a fresh look are now available to iOFFICE Space Administrators. The new classification system allows facility and real estate teams the ability to classify Space Types into groups and create reports enabling you to make informed decisions on your space utilization, share information with leadership, and perform chargebacks to departments.
Space Administrators can access the Space Types administrator page by selecting the Admin Tools icon on the left menu. Then click Space to access Space Administrator tools, and finally Space Types to access the Space Type administrator screen. At the top of the screen, locate the search bar. This can be used to search for the Name of the Space Type. As you begin typing, iOFFICE will live-search the list of Space Types.
Sorting Space Types is now effortless. Simply click and drag a Space Type to place where desired. This makes organizing Space Types easier to manage.
Space Types are also easy to create, to create a Space Type click the button. Once selected fill out the necessary fields and it will auto save your progress. A new field has been added called Space Classifications allowing you to further define your spaces.
Space classifications can be viewed in Space Desktop and updated in Space Admin Mode. To view a Space Classification, navigate to your floor plan, select Space Types on the legend then click the gear icon to view Space Type, Classification or Super Category.
The Classification schema available in iOFFICE for use is listed below. Each Classification automatically rolls up to its corresponding Super Category. Space Planners can create new Space Types, however, Classifications and Super Categories are fixed.
Click here to download an excel spreadsheet of the Space Classification Definitions.
|Building Projections||Other Area||N/A||A general term used to describe all projections extending beyond the exterior wall of a building.|
|Excluded Area||Other Area||N/A||The portion of a floor within a building that is not suitable for occupancy by people or equipment.|
|Interior Parking||Other Area||N/A||The total or partially enclosed area that is within a building and that is normally used to circulate and station vehicles.|
|Interstitial Area||Other Area||N/A||The area of load-bearing surfaces located above or below occupied building floors that are not available for general occupancy often due to inadequate clear headroom, and contain building mechanical or electrical systems predominantly serving adjacent floors or to provide access to such systems.|
|Rentable Exclusions||Other Area||N/A||The areas included in the Boundary Area of a Building that is excluded from the Rentable Area such as Major Vertical Penetrations, Parking Area, Occupant Storage and Storage Circulation, and Unenclosed Building.|
|Restricted Headroom||Other Area||N/A||A portion of the tenant area with a height of 7 feet (2.13 meters) or less from the floor surface.|
|Base Building Circulation||Service Area||Building||The minimum path necessary for access to egress stairs, elevator lobbies, toilet rooms, refuge areas, building lobbies, and entrances, ignoring tenant/occupant space configuration on the floor.|
|Building Common||Service Area||Building||Fully-enclosed space within a building that benefits all occupants of that building but which does not accommodate tenant personnel, furniture, fixtures, or equipment. The usual example is the first-floor building entry lobby. May include additional spaces like the building engineer’s office, building HVAC areas, and loading docks.|
|Building Service||Service Area||Building||Portions of a building that provide services that enable occupants to work in that building. These areas may include but are not limited to main & auxiliary lobbies, building corridors, mechanical rooms, equipment rooms, building electrical rooms, fire control rooms, loading docks, building storage, building offices, etc.|
|Floor Common||Service Area||Floor||Fully-enclosed space on a floor that benefits all occupants of that floor but does not accommodate the tenant's personnel, furniture, fixtures, and equipment. The usual examples are toilets, janitor’s closets, electrical closets, and HVAC equipment rooms serving only the floor upon which they are located.|
|Floor Service||Service Area||Floor||A portion of a specific floor that provides services that enable occupants to work on that floor. Examples of floor service areas include the following areas that primarily service only the floor upon which they are located; restrooms, janitorial closets, electrical and telephone closets, mechanical rooms.|
|Interior Encroachment||Service Area||Floor||Base building element that is located inside a building, not on an outer wall, and that prevents the use of the floor area for furniture, equipment, circulation, or other occupant function.|
|Perimeter Encroachment||Service Area||Floor||Base building element or restricted area that is located inside the dominant portion of a building on the outer wall and that prevents the use of the floor area for furniture, equipment, circulation or other occupant function|
|Primary Circulation||Service Area||Floor||The portion of a building that is a public corridor or lobby. It is further defined as space required for access by all occupants on a floor to stairs, elevators, restrooms, and building entrances or tenant space entry points on multi-tenant floors.|
|Tenant Area (Service)||Service Area||N/A||Any portion of a Building that provides Services or Circulation necessary for Occupants to work in the Building.|
|Amenity Area (Building)||Usable Area||Building||A portion of a building that adds convenience for all occupants of a building and that is not used exclusively by anyone occupant. Examples include building conference rooms, daycare centers, fitness centers, showers, or vending areas.|
|Amenity Area (Floor)||Usable Area||Floor||A portion of a building that adds convenience for the occupants of a floor or building and that is not used exclusively by anyone occupant.|
|Occupant Area||Usable Area||N/A||A portion of a building where an occupant normally houses personnel, equipment, fixtures, furniture, supplies, goods, or merchandise. The total aggregated area used by the occupant before the load factors are applied, consisting of Tenant Area and Tenant Ancillary Area.|
|Office Area||Usable Area||N/A||A portion of a building where an occupant normally houses personnel, equipment, fixtures, furniture, supplies, goods, or merchandise.|
|Restricted Area||Usable Area||N/A||An area to which access is limited to specific or authorized persons, and usually under specified conditions.|
|Secondary Circulation||Usable Area||Floor||The portion of a building or floor required for access to some subdivision of space that is not defined as primary circulation. Secondary circulation may or may not be surrounded by walls or furniture panels|
|Storage Area||Usable Area||N/A||Space suitable only for the storage of materials and equipment and not for use by personnel, by virtue of inadequate lighting, finishes, environmental controls, power, access, egress, or ceiling height.|
|Tenant Ancillary Area||Usable Area||N/A||A specified portion of the Occupant Area located outside the physical boundaries of Tenant Area|
|Tenant Area||Usable Area||N/A||A portion of the Occupant Area that is suitable for occupancy and is used exclusively by a tenant for their personnel, furniture, equipment, storage, support, and processes|
|Tenant Area (Useable)||Usable Area||N/A||A portion of the Occupant Area that is suitable for occupancy and is for the Exclusive Use of the Occupant.|
|Building Core||Vertical Penetration||Building||The "guts" of a building, which normally includes building elevators, restrooms, smoke towers, fire stairs, mechanical shafts, janitorial, electrical, and phone closets.|
|Major Vertical Penetration||Vertical Penetration||Building||The area used for an opening in a floor of a building to accommodate vertical service area and vertical circulation area. Excluded from the rentable area.|
|Occupant Void Area||Vertical Penetration||Building||The non-permanent discretionary floor opening between two or more floors within the tenant area that is for the exclusive use of an occupant.|
|Vertical Penetration||Vertical Penetration||Building||A portion of a building that is specifically designed to facilitate the vertical movement of people in the building by means of stairs, elevators, and escalators|
|Void Area||Vertical Penetration||Building||The absence of floor space spanning multiple stories within an enclosed building|
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