UNDERGROUND SPACE AS A LOCATIONAL CONSIDERATION IN INDUSTRY
Factors which condition locational decisions are examined, and barriers to the substantial expansion of underground space utilization are discussed. Energy factors are likely to emerge among the more important factors determining location. For industries where temperature control is important and/or represents a significant operating cost (such as cold storage facilities, printing, paint manufacture, etc), underground location would represent a major saving. Lower-cost already-mined space could be an attractive locational force for some firms. Examination of the Kansas City situation reveals 3 barriers to the greater use of underground space: the perceptional barrier; the promotion barrier which follows directly from the last; and the aesthetic barrier. The perceptional and promotion barriers are worthy of research; the aesthetic barrier requires effort on the part of underground industries to improve the landscape in mined out areas.
- Published in the Proceedings of the Symposium on the Development and Utilization of Underground Space, March 5-7, 1975, Kansas City, Mo., sponsored by the Department of Geosciences, University of Missouri, Kansas City.
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- Lonsdale, R E
- Publication Date: 1975-3
- Pagination: p. 67-70
- TRT Terms: Advertising; Aesthetics; Conservation; Decision making; Energy; Geological surveying; Industrial location; Landscape design; Multiple use; Perception; Research; Temperature control; Underground structures
- Old TRIS Terms: Subsurface explorations
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Energy; Environment; Geotechnology; Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00130634
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 7 1976 12:00AM