Allocation of Space
Space accounting at Duke University and Duke University Health System, in its simplest sense, is an effort to document and report how space is allocated to different departments and what functional activity is being conducted in that space. The Space File contains every room in every building identified by room number, using department, functional activity, type of room and size. Additional information may include sub-department, faculty name, other occupants, etc.
Departments review their space on a yearly basis through WebCentral. The property officer or contact person evaluates their space allocation, room by room. Additions, deletions and updates are made at this time. The results are used for not only year-end closing but also analyses by senior management.
New construction, major renovations, reorganizations and changes in cost sensitive areas will be addressed as needed.
At the beginning of each quarter, Cost Allocations and Analysis updates the Internal Allocation System with space information from WebCentral.
The average cost per square foot is provided for those Duke University and Duke University Health System buildings where a budget has been established. Buildings are grouped by building number as defined in GAP 200.260, Building Identification Numbers. The square footage is obtained from WebCentral. The average cost per square foot is based on building maintenance & operating expense and environmental service expense.
- Space planning and management
- Restricted space planning and management
Space Planning and Management
WebCentral is Duke’s newly developed space management tool. WebCentral provides Duke University and Duke University Health System departmental users online access to the institution-wide space accounting database and allows them to update their space assignments on an ongoing basis. In addition, it also provides the added ability to directly view facility floor plans.
Restricted Space Planning and Management
Restricted Space is a new concept at Duke University and Duke University Health System. It primarily applies to facilities built or renovated with proceeds from tax-exempt bonds, gifts, or grants. With this type of funding source comes an obligation to account for how we utilize this space and to report and document any noncompliant use to the IRS each calendar year. Some examples include space used by the Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC), space occupied by an outside vendor (depending on the terms of the contract), or any space benefiting a for profit entity.
WebCentral will also be used to manage and report on buildings and renovations involving Restricted Space.
For additional information please contact WebCentral Support.
Access to WebCentral
All requests for WebCentral access are required to be submitted via the SAP Security Tool by your Departmental Security Administrator.
- Space planning and management documentation
- Restricted space planning and management documentation
- Room use codes and descriptions
- Function codes and descriptions
- Function coding worksheet
- Training Videos
- Building Groups
70xx Central Campus Bldg Grp 71xx Central Campus Bldg Grp 72xx East Campus Bldg Grp 74xx Duke Health Raleigh Hospital
and Duke HomeCare & Hospice
Bldg Grp 75xx Medical Campus / Hospital Bldg Grp 76xx Medical Campus / Hospital Bldg Grp 77xx West Campus Bldg Grp 78xx Parking / Misc. Buildings Bldg Grp 79xx Marine Lab / Off Campus - owned Bldg Grp 8xxx Leased Buildings
and Other Misc Locations