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Space Type Definitions

These are the official space type definitions used by Berkeley Lab.

Labs containing both Wet and Dry Lab facilities:

  • If lab has lab sinks, consider the lab as WET and write in the “Describe Present Use” column the use (e.g., Laser or Optical or Electronic, etc.)
  • If lab has hoods, but no lab sinks, consider the lab as DRY_ _and write in “Describe Present Use” column: Hoods
  • Record the number of hoods

Wet Lab (Net Area)

  • Water – Normal, Chilled, Special, LCW
  • Gas
  • Power – High Voltage
  • Hoods
  • Lab Sinks
  • Dark Rooms / Photo Lab Allied to Laboratory

Dry Lab (Net Area)

  • Electronic
  • Optical
  • Laser

Heavy Lab (Net Area)

  • Floor Load Above Normal Design
  • Cranes / Hoist
  • High Bays
  • High Voltage
  • Special Facilities

Office (Net Area)

  • Reception
  • Office
  • Accounting
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Files, etc.
  • Mail Areas (not central)
  • Copy Rooms (not TID)

Computer (Net Area)

  • Special Computer Facilities (with A/C)

Shops (Net Area)

  • Sheet Metal
  • Vehicle
  • Photography – Central Areas (90, 10, 80)
  • Heavy Equipment Maintenance
  • Repair – Explain Type
  • Electronics (70-263)

Storage (Net Area)

  • Shipping and Receiving
  • Store Room
  • General Stores
  • Tool Room

Miscellaneous Usable Area (Net Area)

  • Conference / Meeting Room with Special Equipment (e.g., projection screen, white board, etc.)
  • Auditorium
  • Mail Room – central only; others are offices
  • Copy Room – only TID copy rooms, others are offices
  • Library – only official LBNL Libraries
  • Garages
  • Fire Station
  • Lounge – general use
  • Guard Quarters
  • Medical Services (Building 26)
  • Print Shop
  • Communications Center (Building 80A)

Nonusable Area (Added to net areas to obtain Gross Area)

  • Circulation (to fire exit only) – stairs, corridors
  • Elevator and Elevator Lobby
  • Main Lobby Only
  • Mechanical, HVAC
  • Chase
  • Custodial Closet
  • Telephone Equipment Closet
  • Fan & Ducts
  • Men’s Lavatory
  • Women’s Lavatory
  • Conveyors
  • Exterior Wall
  • Fire Wall

Vacant Area Under Modification (Net Area)

  • Former use noted, if possible

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