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"Pre-Design Planning"
Author: Merck, William F. II and Ksenia Jaroshevich
Published In: Facilities Manager
Date: Summer 1995

Discusses the preliminary planning steps that should precede any architectural design drawings on a building project.  Details defining the problem, defining goals, identifying planning participants, checking assumptions, brainstorming potential strategies, identifying the most promising strategies and developing details, selecting the best strategy, and developing a written work plan that includes a detailed program to be used by an architect/engineer to prepare design documents.

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