720. Shop

Definition

A room used for the manufacture, repair, or maintenance of products or equipment.

Description

Includes carpenter, plumbing, HVAC, electrical and painting shops, and similar physical plant maintenance facilities. This category also includes centralized shops for construction or repair of research or instructional equipment, and repair and maintenance of multimedia equipment and devices. Special purpose shops (e.g., glass blowing, machining) supporting multiple rooms for scientific instruction and research are included in this category. Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. (2006). Postsecondary Education Facilities