NASF is the sum of all areas on all floors of a building assigned to, or available for assignment to, an occupant or specific use. Assignable area is computed by physically measuring or scaling measurements from the inside faces of surfaces that form the boundaries of the designated areas. Exclude areas having less than a 3-foot clear ceiling height unless the criteria of a separate structure are met.
Totals include the major room use categories, classrooms, labs, offices, study facilities, special use, general use, support, health care, residential and unclassified spaces
Year Constructed: Year in which the original building was completed.
Year Renovated: Most recent major renovation.
Year Acquired: Year facility was purchased.
Facility Quality Index (FQI)
Code 1: Normal maintenance
Code 2: Limited to moderate renovation
Code 3: Moderate to extensive renovation
Code 4: Comprehensive modernization
Code 5: Demolition, replacement or downgrade use
Academic (1, 2, 3)
Buildings are utilized for instruction, research or physical education activities.
Buildings are primarily administrative (office/support).
Buildings are primarily for "study" and all related Library programs. This code is used to identify major library facilities. Branch libraries housed in multiple use facilities are not included in this category.
Buildings are primarily student residence halls, student union, or dining halls. Also includes those buildings which rely on student fees or institutional funds and do not currently receive State General Funds for operating expenses.
Buildings are used primarily for plant and maintenance operations, storage, shop, public safety, and other non-academic support related space.
Total design and construction cost to replace a building to modern codes/standards, including correcting functional obsolescence (reconfiguration or other modifications to meet the current functional needs of the occupants). Include all soft cost such as inspection/testing. Only exclusions are movable equipment (equipment that would fall out if you could pick the buildings up and turn it upside down) and site/utility costs beyond five (5) feet from the building.
Total design and construction cost to renovate a building to modern codes/standards, including correcting functional obsolescence. Include all soft costs such inspection /testing. Only exclusions are movable equipment (equipment that would fall out if you could pick the buildings up and turn it upside down) and site/utility costs beyond five (5) feet from the building.
Gross Square Feet (GSF)
GSF is the sum of all areas on all floors of a building included within the outside faces of its exterior walls, including all vertical penetration areas, for circulation and shaft areas that connect to one floor. Gross area is computed by physically measuring or scaling measurements from the outside faces of exterior walls, disregarding cornices, pilaster, buttresses, etc., which extend beyond the wall faces. Exclude areas having less than a 3-foot clear ceiling height unless the criteria of a separate structure are met. GSF excludes open areas such as parking lots, playing fields, courts, and light wells, or portions of upper floors eliminated by rooms or lobbies that rise above single-floor height. Exception: Include top, unroofed floor of parking structures where parking is available.
In the finest heroic tradition, a small but well-trained band will stand against millions, protecting the University of Maryland campus treasures from the ravaging hordes. A Hollywood blockbuster? No, it’s the staff of the UMD Arboretum and Botanical Gardens protecting vulnerable trees from the onslaught of millions of cicadas.
Every seventeen years like clockwork (or a bad zombie movie), the periodical cicadas of what is known as Brood X rise up from their underground hideaways to “treat” us to a spectacle. The males sing to attract females for mating and the females then lay their eggs. This group last appeared in the Mid-Atlantic region in 2004, so this year will be their time in the spotlight – or sunlight as the case may be.
Meg Smolinski, Outreach Coordinator for the UMD Arboretum, says the insects generally don’t harm humans beyond the unpleasant surprise of having one fly into your face (good thing we’ll all have our COVID masks on). There is nothing to fear – unless you are a young tree. The females lay their eggs in tree branches which causes damage to the branch. A mature tree can shrug it off but younger trees can suffer injuries severe enough to kill them.
That’s why Facilities Management’s Arboretum and Botanical Garden staff swing into action. There are about 70 members of the Landscape Maintenance team and all of them are keeping an eye out for the arrival of Brood X. While cicadas were expected to arrive in early May, some were already spotted on campus as early as the first week of April. Campus arborist Richard Jones said the staff will continue to monitor for cicadas, and when greater numbers begin to arrive, the tender young trees will be netted. Why not net the trees sooner? It is best to keep the trees netted for as short a time as possible to allow beneficial insects access.
The FM Sign Shop contributed to this effort, producing signs that explain to those wandering the campus just why a tree is netted.
Smolinskihas written an article with everything you need to know about this brood of cicadas. The D.C. area is one of the epicenters for this particular appearance and, like it or not, you have a front row seat.
To learn more about UMD’s Arboretum & Botanical Garden, visit arboretum.umd.edu. Additionally, you can stay up to date on Arboretum news and events by following the Arboretum on facebook and Instagram.
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