FY 2023 Annual Space Survey

Feb 28, 2023 | News

Space Analysis is the official steward of U-M space and location data. The department oversees an annual inventory of all university-owned and occupied space and makes location, square footage, and occupancy updates as they occur throughout the year.

The FY 2023 Annual Space Survey began on February 1, 2023. The survey includes the Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint campuses, as well as Michigan Medicine and some off-site locations such as summer camps. Over 750 U-M departments will report changes and updates occurring in their space, including use, activities, capacity, and ongoing or completed renovations in 1,156 buildings, approximately 27.5 million assigned square feet, and over 123,000 rooms.

A number of departments rely on data from the Annual Space Survey. The FY 2023 survey data will be used by the Cost Reimbursement Office for the Facilities and Administrative (Indirect) Cost Rate Proposal, which will be submitted to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The Cost Reimbursement Office negotiates with DHHS to establish the university’s indirect cost rates for research, instruction, and other sponsored activities.

In FY 2022, actual indirect cost recovery dollars totaled $333,541,644. In addition, space data is also used for U-M space utilization planning, Facilities and Operations, as well as state and federal reporting.

Using data from the annual survey, Space Analysis publishes the “Analysis of Facility and Space Data” book each year. It was distributed to U-M recipients in late November. If you would like to be added to the distribution list, please contact [email protected].

If you have questions about the Annual Space Survey or the data available to support departmental space planning needs, please contact [email protected] (campus) or [email protected] (Michigan Medicine).

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