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An Analysis of Methods for Maximizing the Utilization of Space in USAF Facilities.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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New facilities are expensive. Before new construction is chosen by an organization as the solution to a facility space deficiency, every effort should be made to satisfy the requirement within existing facilities. This may require rearranging interior layouts, reassessing the actual space needs of users, reallocating space, and making building alterations to permit more effective space utilization. Recommendations are made for both the RAAF and USAF to improve their utilization of existing facility space. Specific design tools, rather than intuition, should be used to plan floorspace layouts. Utilization studies should be conducted periodically, not only when a deficiency arises. Databases should be examined and updated constantly to ensure facility managers and designers have the best information possible on which to base decisions on how building space can be best used. Keywords Military facilities, Computer aided design, Theses.
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