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Analysis Variable:   Number of Research Construction Projects Started in Current Year
Survey Item Text
FY 2003
Please provide the total number of new construction projects that include facilities for science and engineering research at your institution that started during your FY 2002 or FY 2003. Only include those projects that have total completion costs estimated to be over $250,000 for any field of science.
If research space will be shared: Report projects with shared costs only if costs are prorated at more than $250,000 for the field. For example, if a $600,000 project included $400,000 for mathematics space and $200,000 for physics space, the $200,000 portion would not be reported. Similarly, if a $300,000 project involved space used for research only one-fourth of the time, this project of $75,000 for the research portion would not be included.
FY 2005 to present
Please provide the total number of new construction projects that include facilities for science and engineering research at your institution that started during your previous FY or current FY. Include animal research space. Include only those projects whose prorated cost was estimated to be $250,000 or more for at least one S&E field.
If new facilities are shared for research and nonresearch activities, report only projects with completion costs of $250,000 or more for at least one field of S&E research. For example, if a $300,000 project involves space used for research only one-fourth of the time, this project of $75,000 for the research facilities should not be reported.
If new facilities are shared by two or more fields of S&E, report the new construction project only if at least one field of S&E research has completion costs of $250,000 or mor. For example, if two fields share the costs equally for a research project costing $400,000, neither field's share of $200,000 meets the cost minimum.
Description
Start date is the date on which the physical work of the construction actually began.
Completion costs include planning, site preparation, construction, fixed equipment, nonfixed equipment that costs $1 million or more, and building infrastructure such as plumbing, lighting, air exchange, and safety systems either in the building or within 5 feet of the building foundation.
FY 2003
New construction refers to construction of a new building, additions to an existing building, and the building out of shell space.

Shell space is unfinished space that intentionally is left for completion at a later time.

FY 2005 to present
New construction is the construction of a new building or additions to an existing building.
Availability
Data are available for the Fiscal Years (FYs) 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2015 surveys.
  
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