Post Occupancy Evaluations
Assess the prescribed design delivery method and building operation against the actual facility performance and people impact post construction.
A Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) evaluates the results of the design and delivery processes, with the emphasis on evaluating the actual performance of the building and its occupants post construction. The POE evaluates the actual performance of the building in terms of energy and water use, carbon emissions, ease of operation and maintenance, and building occupant satisfaction and comfort. The data is analyzed and compared to original design calculations, as well as nationally and regionally recognized industry standards to see how the building is performing.
The objective of any POE is to help the building owner procure, contract, plan, design, construct, occupy, maintain, and utilize facilities more effectively by measuring a project’s successes and failures through a variety of perspectives. A POE can help:
- Identify short and long-term problems in the building and outline possible solutions.
- Guide current building energy and utilization performance.
- Enhance space utilization and productivity based on feedback from building occupants.
- Improve the staff’s ability to maintain a facility based on observation from operations and maintenance personnel.
- Establish strategies, lessons learned, best practices, and processes for future construction projects of a similar nature.
Our Clients Say…
"It is a pleasure to work with the K2M Team. The team held to their project timeline, met with the county Superintendents to complete a thorough overview of our structures and land, met with elected officials and department heads to consider our thoughts, concerns and ideas, and delivered options that we are very pleased with!"
Allen County Ohio Board of Commissioners (Jay Begg, Cory Noonan, Greg Sneary)
"The documents and concepts prepared by K2M has proven to be a valuable resource for long term capital planning and implementation. It was apparent from the very start of this endeavor that the vast experience and understanding, as well as local knowledge provided the County and City a valuable resource."
Mike Dever, Cuyahoga County
"It is amazing that year after year this massive assessment gets better and better. We value our partnership with K2M."
Ron Dilustro, NASA PM
"We are very happy with the work performed by K2M Design. The team is very thorough. The timing was excellent and the diligence shown was great. This team has delivered on all of their promises."
Jason Boyd, County Administer, Lake County & Chuck Klco, Building and Grounds Superintendent, Lake County
"Please accept this expression of my deepest appreciation to the members of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Court Accessibility Team (K2M Design) for their persistent, meticulous, and hard-working efforts to survey the accessibility of court facilities within your circuit. I recognize the tremendous workload associated with this project, and I am grateful for the energy and resources devoted to this important endeavor."
R. Fred Lewis, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Florida
"Thank you for the fast turnaround. DVS are happy with the assessments and are using data from them in their current capital request. Not only that, but DVS reported that the K2M inspection staff were very professional."
Joseph Macneil, Planning Manager
K2M on GSA Schedule
K2M Design is a GSA Schedule Contract Holder on the Federal Supply Schedule for Facilities Maintenance and Management (03FAC) Solutions for Real Property.