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Net to Gross Conversion Factors

Estimates of space needs are typically developed from listing of the net square footage in a department (NSF) See Terms and Definitions.   The NSF is then converted to an estimate of Departmental Gross Square Feet (DGSF) by applying a multiplier.  The overall building gross can be estimated by multiplying the total DGSF by a building grossing factor.  Additional space may be required for mechanical space depending upon the ability to tie into existing services.  These are some of the conversion factors that we use in our planning.  We would appreciate your comments and suggestions of your experience differs from these recommendations.

Space Conversion Factors

 

Area Multiplier  
Admitting 1.40  
Audiology 1.40  
Auxiliary 1.30  
Building Management 1.30  
Cardiology 1.40  
Chaplainy 1.30  
Clinical Laboratory 1.20  
Communications 1.30  
Credit Union 1.30  
Data Processing 1.20  
Dental Service 1.40  
Diagnostic Radiology 1.50  
Doctors' Lounge 1.20  
Education 1.30  
EEG Unit 1.50  
Engineering Division 1.25  
Emergency/Outpatient 1.50  
Employee Health Service 1.25  
Executive & General Admin. 1.30  
Eye & ENT Exam 1.40  
Fiscal Service 1.30  
Gift Shop 1.20  
Hemodialysis 1.20  
Holding & Observation 1.40  
Housekeeping 1.10  
Inhalation Therapy 1.30  
Library 1.20  
Laundry 1.15  
Lobby 1.10  
Lockers, Lounge 1.10  
Mail Room 1.10  
Materials Management 1.15  
Medical Illustration 1.20  
Administration 1.30  
Central Distribution 1.15  
Central Processing 1.20  
Central Stores 1.10  
Linen Service 1.10  
Print Shop 1.15  
Receiving 1.10  
Maintenance 1.15  
Medical Records 1.40  
Nuclear Medicine 1.45  
Nursery 1.30  
Nursing Service Admin. 1.30  
Nutrition 1.20  
Obstetric Delivery 1.60  
Outpatient Clinics 1.40  
Personnel Facilities 1.30  
Personnel Management 1.30  
Pharmacy 1.40  
Physical/Occupation Ther. 1.20  
Public Relations 1.30  
Pulmonary 1.30  
Power Plant 1.05  
Radiation Therapy 1.70  
Social Service 1.30  
Surgery - Racetrack 1.60  
     
Nursing Unit (floor gross) 1.55  
Nursing Unit Support 1.55  
Obstetrical Unit 1.60  
Pediatrics 1.55  
Psychiatry 1.55  
Special Care Unit 1.55  
     
Floor Gross Factor 1.20 of DGSF
Building 1.10 of Floor Gross


Last Updated on 12/12/98
By Frank Zilm