Evaluate the Current Layout by computing a load distance score for the current layout.
Step 2: Determine the Total Closeness Rating for each of the departments. Place two departments with the most total closeness ratings in the middle of the building.
Step 3: Rank order the department pairs by closeness rating in descending order.
Step 4: Place the rest of the departments in the layout. Start with the department pair with the largest closeness rating. Continue this process until you have placed all the departments in the new layout.