AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
This thesis was based on the hypothesis that functional deficiency in aircraft maintenance facilities could be reduced if definitive floorplans and functional specifications were available. The thesis examined deficiencies in tactical aircraft maintenance facilities which affected the functional users. Problems with the military construction program were explored through the programming, design and construction phases. Emphasis was placed on those defects which negatively impacted the functional users ability to efficiently carry out aircraft maintenance operations. Research consisted of observing 25 maintenance facilities, reviewing 28 facility project files, attendance at 30 facility design reviews, and review of pertinent literature. Those types of maintenance facilities which appeared frequently in the MCP were selected for research.