Study on Space Audit Assessment Criteria for Public Higher Education Institution in Malaysia: Space Capacity Assessment
1 PhD student, Faculty Architecture, Planning & Surveying,Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam Campus, 40450, Selangor, Malaysia
2 Faculty Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Seri Iskandar Campus, Seri Iskandar, 32610 Perak, Malaysia
3 Amas FM Consultant Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)
The aim of this study is to measure the capacity rate of learning space based on the as-built drawing provided by the institutions or if the as-built drawing is missing, the researcher have to prepare measured drawing as per actual on site. The learning space Capacity Index is developed by analyzing the space design in as-built drawing or measured drawing and the list of learning spaces available at the institution. The Capacity Index is classified according to the level of Usable Floor Area (UFA) and Occupancy Load (OL) according to learning space design capacity. The classification of Capacity Index is demonstrated through linguistic value and the color-coded key. From the said index, the institution can easily identify whether the existing learning space is currently best used or vice versa and standard space planning compliance in Malaysia Public Higher Education Institutions. The data will assist the management to clarify whether to maximize the use of existing space or to request for new learning space.
Key words: Capacity index / learning space / space management / building survey / space capacity
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