Delivery service corridor—Corridor designated for deliveries, not for movement of people.

Design team—Members of the design group (design professional, engineers, and specialty consultants) and client group who work together to program construction or renovation.

Elevation—A flat scale drawing of the front, back, or side of the interior or exterior of a structure.

Existing conditions—Documented current physical state of a facility to be renovated or replaced.

Facility evaluation—Assessment of the existing condition of a facility.

Facility inventory—Set of as-builts, drawings showing existing conditions, list of deferred maintenance items, and other documents detailing existing facility.

Facility program—Detailed description of the function, area, utility, and environmental requirements for a project.

Flexibility—Ability of a facility to be easily modified to support varied research. Floor loading—Weight (per square foot) a floor can support.

Floor plate—Floor area corresponding to the structural grid of a building.

Floor-to-floor height—The distance between floors, including the space between floors for utilities, ceilings, flooring, and the like.

Footprint—The exterior dimensions of a building.

Generic laboratory design—A design in which similar elements are similarly arranged within each laboratory space.

Gross square feet—Measure of area bounded by the outside faces of exterior walls.

Interaction diagram—A diagram used to rate the relative importance of interactions among different individuals and groups.

Interstitial floor—Service floor between laboratory floors that provides dedicat-

The National Academies | 500 Fifth St. N.W. | Washington, D.C. 20001
Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
Terms of Use and Privacy Statement