This chapter provides an overview of the central concepts and components of an inventory and facilities classification system for postsecondary education facilities. It is intended as an aid to understand how the key components fit together. Additional explanatory detail, technical definitions, and procedures are provided in subsequent chapters and the appendixes.
The central concepts and components outlined in this chapter include
This manual is designed primarily for institutional use. A comprehensive, reliable, and up-to-date facilities inventory is an important tool for the planning and management at a postsecondary institution. Accordingly, the database model described below is designed primarily for use at the institution or campus level.