Educational Facilities Planning is the first step in the cycle of building/renovation/master planning a facility. It includes the creation, organization and implementation of an education specification (written guidelines) for a school/entity that includes the quantity and type of spaces, how each space is used, references to adjacencies and organization, room descriptions and square footages. This document is the concrete/conceptual version of how a building should look and function. It is the prelude to design and construction of the building.
A sample table that would be included in an educational specification is the Capacity Model. The Capacity Model is a relfection of the number of full time instructional spaces that are in a facility. This table shows the number of learning centers (classrooms), number of students and percent utilization of each space to determine the capacity of the school
Helpful Links about Educational Facilities Planning include the following:Certified Educational Facilities Planners International (CEFPI)