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A total of 1,301 permits were issued for construction, reconstruction and renovation of single dwelling houses with a total floor space of 268,000 m2.
For the case study, two objectives are considered: simple payback and required floor space. The payback is defined as Upfront Capital Cost / Fuel offset.
Floor space costs are high per square foot, on average, although that number will vary based on the event.
"This seemingly logical approach is based on two flawed assumptions: that the existing floor space is already being used properly and usable space is purely horizontal."
Technology will have a big presence at this year's show, which has grown by 34% and hogs 1,700 sq m of floor space at the exhibition.
In Davenport a private dining room will be added and bar enhanced with new seating and bigger floor space; and Cedar Rapids, both in Iowa will have an enclosed patio for year-round all-weather seating and the bar adding new seating and floor space.
Pacific Sogo, for instance, will invest NT$1-2 billion to build a mega outlet with 60,000 pings (one ping equal 36 square feet, or 3.3 square meters) of floor space, on the original site of Hsinchu Windance Shopping Mall, posing as its largest outlet on the island.
The release of second-hand space onto the market pushed availability up by more than 20% to 21.6m sq ft, equating to 9% of total industrial floor space. Grade A accommodation accounts for 11% of total floor space on the market.
The store in the Donauzentrum shopping centre will have floor space of 400 sq m and the one on Mariahilfer street will be bigger, with floor space of 1,000 sq m (10,760 sq feet).
The organisation's latest Commercial Property Survey said surveyors expect rental declines to accelerate on the back of a record increase in available floor space. The net balance of surveyors reporting a rise in available floor space rose at the fastest pace in the survey's history - with 65% more chartered surveyors reported a rise than a fall.
Asda's floor space increased from 13.8 million square feet in 2006 to 15.3 million square.feet.
It involves 12 retail units with a total floor space of 13,377 square metres, with the mezzanine floor space occupying 50% of the ground floor area.