Space Use Codes

For space planning and facilities management purposes, Emory classifies all of its built space according to the Facilities Inventory Classification Manual (FICM), produced by the Post-Secondary Education, last updated in 2006, with the following exceptions: Revision Date – August, 2011 page 3 Emory University – Campus Services Document Delivery Standards

  1. Emory does not include any covered, yet open exterior space in gross square footage calculations.
  2. Emory does include unfinished attic space that contains major mechanical equipment, regardless of headroom height, in gross square footage calculations.  
  3. Emory considers atriums and double height volumes as floor openings, and this square footage is factored into the GSF.

For more information on FICM, go to

Click here to access the FCIM Space Use Codes