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|Title: ||Form, function and the economics of change|
|Authors: ||Pinder, James|
Austin, Simon A.
Schmidt III, Robert
Gibb, Alistair G.F.
|Issue Date: ||2012|
|Publisher: ||© John Wiley & Sons|
|Citation: ||PINDER, J. ... et al., 2012. Form, function and the economics of change. IN: Finch, E. (ed.). Facilities change management. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, pp.26-39.|
|Abstract: ||Chapter 1 explored the forces and pace of change facing organisations and the implications for
those responsible for managing their buildings. This chapter looks in more detail at the
relationship between buildings and change, and examines how this relationship can be
managed. In doing so, it provides a foundation for Chapter 3, which looks at how we can
prepare for possible scenarios based on change readiness.
This chapter begins by looking at a way in which buildings can be a catalyst or constraint to
change, both physically and symbolically. It then goes on to look at the impact of changing
demands on building performance and how this is manifested in terms of obsolescence – the
operational costs and constraints borne by occupiers – and depreciation – the reduction in rental
income and capital values experienced by building owners.
The third and fourth parts of this chapter discuss two inter-related approaches for coping with
changing user demands: designing buildings for adaptability and adaptive re-use. This chapter
concludes by discussing the implications of obsolescence, depreciation and adaptability for
facilities managers and the importance of maintaining a feedback-loop between facilities
management and design.|
|Sponsor: ||The authors would like to acknowledge the financial support of the Engineering and Physical
Sciences Research Council and the Innovative Manufacturing and Construction Research Centre
at Loughborough University.|
|Version: ||Accepted for publication|
|Publisher Link: ||https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119967316|
|Appears in Collections:||Closed Access (Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering)|
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