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About specifications for a new campus

If you are not a civil architect or a professional in the domain of town planning and construction, you are likely to find it tough to identify requirements and creating suitable specs for various facilities which should be built in a new campus of a university. It is a complex task. Recently I went through such an exercise for my university. This was a team effort with couple of my colleagues ( all of us are members of faculty in different engineering departments of our university ) -- none of us were into civil architecture or anything resembling it. I will share my views and experiences about this exercise. First question that may come to one's mind is: " should I really be part of such an exercise? what's there in it for me? " This is a normal thought :) As far I'm concerned, I chose to be part of this exercise because: a) I genuinely wanted to contribute towards building our institute b) the proposals and ideas that were being put forth about facilities in