Module 9 – Post Occupancy Evaluation

Module 9 was developed in part to assist the Massachusetts School Building Authority (“MSBA”) in understanding that state-funded K-12 school building projects are operating as intended and performing as designed. In addition, the collection of technical data accompanied by school district and occupant feedback enables the MSBA, school districts, and the consultant community to apply lessons learned to future school building projects.

The value of the MSBA’s POE process is the cumulative data it gathers from multiple projects, and the trends and experiences it compiles. It is not intended to single out the performance of individual designers, owners, project managers, contractors, or school districts.

Process Overview

Module 9 begins soon after a Core Program project is completed, with MSBA staff compiling information provided during the feasibility study, detailed design, and construction phases to form the basis of a POE. Approximately three years after a project reaches substantial completion, the MSBA will reach back out to a district, and coordinate with the district and MSBA consultants to collect building performance data remotely and in person. The data collected will inform a summary report produced by the MSBA and shared with the district.

Please see the Module 9 Guidelines for details.


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