7. Pre-design Evaluation as a Strategic Tool for Facility Managers

  1. Professor Edward Finch
  1. Sheila Walbe Ornstein1 and
  2. Cláudia Miranda de Andrade2

Published Online: 16 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119967316.ch7

Facilities Change Management

Facilities Change Management

How to Cite

Ornstein, S. W. and Andrade, C. M. d. (2011) Pre-design Evaluation as a Strategic Tool for Facility Managers, in Facilities Change Management (ed E. Finch), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119967316.ch7

Editor Information

  1. School of the Built Environment, University of Salford, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

  2. 2

    Andrade Azevedo Arquitetura Corporativa São Paulo, Brazil

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 FEB 2012
  2. Published Print: 16 DEC 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405153461

Online ISBN: 9781119967316



  • Pre-design evaluation;
  • Office building;
  • Workplace evaluation


This chapter sets out the principles of ‘pre-design evaluation’ (PDE) and illustrates how the methodological procedures in PDE can be used to inform the initial change management brief. Drawing on examples from the office environment, the chapter also shows the practical value of establishing the ‘success’ or ‘failure’ of existing facilities solutions before embarking on a change that results in a new facility.