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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 1TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
CHAPTER 17RESOURCE PLANNING
SUBCHAPTER KREPORTS
RULE §17.100Board Reports

The Board shall annually prepare the following reports:

  (1) Space Projection Model. The Board, in consultation with the institutions, shall develop space planning models to estimate the NASF of E&G space needed at institutions of higher education.

    (A) Periodic Review. Each biennium, the Commissioner may convene an advisory committee of institutional representatives to review the model and recommend changes.

    (B) Use. The Board shall use the models developed under this section to determine the need for space on campuses, as a component of funding formulas for public institutions other than community colleges, and in the evaluation of facilities development projects.

  (2) Space Utilization. The Board shall collect data and publish reports designed to inform the public and other state agencies of the intensity of use of E&G facilities at institutions of higher education. Classroom and class lab utilization data are not calculated for health-related institutions.

    (A) Periodic Review. The Board shall annually calculate the utilization of classrooms and class laboratories for the institutions.

    (B) Use. The Board shall use the models developed under this section to determine the utilization of classrooms and class laboratories for the institutions.

  (3) Campus Condition Index. The Board shall collect data and publish reports on institutional planned maintenance, facilities adaptation, deferred maintenance, and critical deferred maintenance designed to inform the public and other state agencies of the condition of facilities at institutions of higher education.

    (A) Periodic Review. This report shall annually calculate and report a Campus Condition Index Value of E&G facilities and the overall campus facilities that is used to assess the relative effectiveness of the institutional maintenance effort, based on data gathered from recently approved projects.

    (B) Use. The Board shall use the data on Campus Condition Index to determine compliance with Board standards and shall include the results in its annual report as required by Texas Education Code, §61.0582.

  (4) Construction Costs.

    (A) Periodic Review. The Board shall annually (not later than October 1 of each year) calculate and report mean and one standard deviation above the mean construction building costs per square foot. The costs shall be based on similar projects approved by the Board, within the immediate prior seven years, annually adjusted for inflation for the region of the state where the project is located. As a minimum, the calculations shall be developed for both new construction/addition and repair and renovation for all facility types available and shall be published on the agency website.

    (B) Use. The Board shall use the data on construction costs to evaluate project applications and any other required or requested analyses.


Source Note: The provisions of this §17.100 adopted to be effective August 15, 2004, 29 TexReg 7694; amended to be effective May 24, 2009, 34 TexReg 2979; amended to be effective November 29, 2010, 35 TexReg 10501

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