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Space charging model: cost analysis on classrooms in higher education institutions

Ibrahim, Ihfasuziella and Wan Yusoff, Wan Zahari and Sultan Sidi, Noor Sharipah (2011) Space charging model: cost analysis on classrooms in higher education institutions. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 28. ISSN 18770428

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The optimization of space management contributes to efficiency and success to most organizations. Space management is very important not only for optimization but also for cost maintenance of the respected property. The study on space management is vital for an organisation as premises (spaces) expenditure represents the second highest factor of spending resources in organisations. Subsequently, a study on space management, especially in higher educational institutions is highly critical. This study focused on space management particularly on space usage in Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia with respect to actual cost of space wastage analysed by Space Charging Model. The study specifically took place at the actual lecture room usage against the students’ time table which was made available by the Academic Management Office of the university and also considering on the operation and maintenance cost elements which are used. Noted that the space management in higher education institutions is very critical and therefore, the Space Charging technique will foster attentiveness of the costs of space and eradicate a culture which sees space as free good. It is expected that this study will contribute to greater awareness of an effective and efficient space usage by the users and more importantly this shall be reflected in the operation and maintenance cost reduction.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: space management; cost elements; waste of space; space charging model
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA177-185 Engineering models. Engineering economy
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Real Estate Management
Depositing User: En. Muhamad Saufi Che Rusuli
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2013 00:55
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2013 00:55
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/3087
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