Table 5-7
New construction of S&E research space in academic institutions, by field and time of construction: FYs 2002–11
 
Field Started
in 2002
or FY 2FY 003
Started
in FY 2004
or FY 2005
Started
in FY 2006
or FY 2007
Started
in FY 2008
or FY 2009
Started
in FY 2010
or FY 2011
 
Net assignable square feet (millions)
All fields 16.2 10.1 8.8 9.9 8.1
Agricultural and natural resources 0.8 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.4
Biological and biomedical sciences 4.0 3.2 2.9 3.5 2.0
Computer and information sciences 1.0 0.3 0.6 0.3 0.1
Engineering 2.2 1.5 1.3 2.1 1.3
Health and clinical sciences 5.0 3.3 1.7 1.9 2.8
Mathematics and statistics * * * * *
Physical sciences 2.1 0.8 1.0 1.0 0.9
Earth, atmospheric,
and ocean sciences
0.6 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.3
Astronomy, chemistry,
and physics
1.5 0.5 0.7 0.9 0.6
Psychology 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.1
Social sciences 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1
Other sciences 0.7 0.3 0.7 0.3 0.3
Research animal spacea 1.4 1.2 1.0 0.8 0.6
Share of total new construction square feet (%)
All fields 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Agricultural and natural resources 4.9 3.9 5.7 4.0 4.9
Biological and biomedical sciences 24.7 31.4 33.0 35.4 24.7
Computer and information sciences 6.2 2.9 6.8 3.0 1.2
Engineering 13.6 14.7 14.8 21.2 16.0
Health and clinical sciences 30.9 32.4 19.3 19.2 34.6
Mathematics and statistics * * * * *
Physical sciences 13.0 7.8 11.4 10.1 11.1
Earth, atmospheric,
and ocean sciences
3.7 2.9 3.4 1.0 3.7
Astronomy, chemistry,
and physics
9.3 4.9 8.0 9.1 7.4
Psychology 1.2 2.0 1.1 3.0 1.2
Social sciences 1.2 1.0 1.1 2.0 1.2
Other sciences 4.3 2.9 8.0 3.0 3.7
Research animal spacea 8.6 11.8 11.4 8.1 7.4
 

* = > 0 but < 50,000 net assignable square feet.

a Figures for research animal space are listed separately and are also included in individual field totals.

NOTES: Detail may not add to total because of rounding. S&E fields are those used in the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP). NCES updates the CIP every 10 years; S&E fields here reflect the NCES 2010 CIP update. For comparison of subfields in the FY 2005 and FY 2007 surveys, see S&E Research Facilities: FY 2007, detailed statistical tables.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Survey of Science and Engineering Research Facilities.

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