The EFSG consists of three main areas: the Design Guide (DG), Specification Guide (SG) and each unique School Type(PS, HS, SSP). Each section within each of these areas has its corresponding code proceeding the unique coding for that page.
Each section within the Design Guide has a two digit numeric coding. Ie. DG90 Site. Each section has a page of its own and subsections can be found within each of these pages. These subsections will resemble the corresponding Design Guide section coding followed by a two decimal point numeric coding to identify its unique subsection. I.e. DG90.01 Further subheadings may exist within these subsections where appropriate. I.e. 90.01.01
The coding of the Specification Guide has been derived from the most current NATSPEC. Each section within the Design Guide has a two digit numeric coding. I.e.SG272. Each section has a page of its own with subheadings 1 General, 2 Products, 3 Execution and 4 Selection. Subsections can be found within subheadings beginning with the corresponding number of the subheading. I.e. 2.2 Asphaltic Concrete sits within 2 Products of SG272.
There are three different School Types in the current EFSG: Primary Schools (PS), Secondary Schools (HS) and Schools for Specific Purposes (SSP). However, there are three schools that are considered SSP schools. These are schools designed for students with intellectual and physical disabilities (IO/IS/P), schools designed for students with behavioural, conduct and emotional disorders (BD/CD/ED) and tutorial learning centres (TLC).
Key Learning & Support Areas
Each school type contains numerous Key Learning & Support Areas in which all Rooms & Spaces can be found. Each Learning & Support Unit has a three digit numeric coding which indicates the overarching purpose of the Unit. Ie. PS401Home Base Unit
All Learning & Support Unit within the:
400’s- are Learning Units
500’s- are Learning Resource Units
600’s- are Support Key Areas
Rooms & Spaces
Each Rooms & Spaces sits within its corresponding Unit and therefore, its coding will resemble that of its Unit followed by a two decimal point numeric coding to identify the unique Room & Space.ie. PS401.01. There may be multiple drawings on any one Rooms & Spaces detail page, each with a unique coding.