Accession Number : ADA557567


Title :   Reducing Operating Costs by Optimizing Space in Facilities


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT


Personal Author(s) : Maline, Jared J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a557567.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 69


Abstract : Facility maintenance and sustainment costs can represent a large portion of a company's or government's expenditures. The U.S. Government has a pressing need to reduce these costs and meet energy efficiency goals while remaining fiscally responsible. Research has shown that the government currently has little to no optimization standards or means of integrating such requirements into a decision making model. This is despite the fact that the data necessary to make educated decisions are already being collected through asset management and geospatial activities. This paper utilizes the Air Force's facility portfolio as a case study to better understand the problems and potential solutions of space optimization for large organizations or governments. The culmination of this research was the development of a metric to evaluate spatial efficiency in current facilities while mandating standards for future buildings. It is designed to be utilized as an asset management tool that assists decision makers in deciding where to spend limited resources to maximize their return on investment. Cost savings were calculated based upon cost data collected by the U.S. General Services Administration and Reed Construction Data.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE FACILITIES , *BUILDINGS , *COST REDUCTION , *EFFICIENCY , *METRICS , *OPTIMIZATION , *SPACE(ROOM) , *STANDARDS , CASE STUDIES , COST ANALYSIS , DECISION MAKING , ENERGY CONSERVATION , THESES , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , UTILIZATION


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE