Space Planning and Utilization
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what we do
SPU is responsible for the routine management of almost 6 million square feet of space with a total replacement value of over half a billion dollars. This includes the annual review and detail analysis of the Physical Facilities Inventory (PFI) and reporting of data to the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR).

Routine Work:

  1.  Physical Facilities Database Management
  • Annual TBR / PFI Report
  • Maintenance of physical facilities data
  • Assignment of new buildings and unoccupied space
  • Ad hoc reporting as requested for University departments
  2.  Space Inventory Management
  • Comprehensive space planning and utilization
  • Analysis of future space requirements
  • Projection of departmental space needs based on current trends
  • Analysis of space gained due to commission of new buildings
  • Analysis of space lost due to demolition of old buildings
   3.  Develop and maintain current Facilities Management Drawings for all University
        physical facilities
  • Update Facility Management Drawings to reflect additions and renovation to spaces
  • Represent and maintain the tenancy spaces on drawings
  • Represent and maintain the PFI data on floor plans per department FRS account
   4.  Assist and support the Space Policy Council (SPC)
  • Develop and maintain long-range space utilization plans for University facilities
  • Develop and recommend space assignment policies and procedures
  • Review the leasing of University property to non-University occupants
  • Review the leasing of University property to non-University occupants and the leasing by the University of any non-University property
Office of Space Planning and Utilization
382 Administration Building
Memphis, TN 38152-3370
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