n Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences - Post-occupancy evaluation of Lagos State Polytechnic facilities : a user-based system

Volume 4, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2141-7016
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The condition of facilities in a learning environment determines the performance of the teacher's and the student's. If the facilities are inadequate or dysfunctional then the learning process will be hindered and academic productivity will decrease. It is paramount to evaluate the performance of educational facilities so that appropriate action can be taken to restore or retain the facilities to an acceptable standard. This paper seeks to adopt an investigative approach to post-occupancy evaluation of buildings facilities of Lagos State Polytechnic, Lagos, Nigeria using major technical and functional building evaluation performance criteria. Data collection was based on a survey through self administered questionnaires in which users of the school buildings facilities were asked to report on their assessment and experience of the facilities. Two hundred questionnaires were used for the analysis using mean score of identified performance criteria. Personal interview was also used to gather reasonable information from the users as concerned the performance of the facilities. The user satisfaction survey identified areas of deficiency in the level of noise and conveniences and facilitated the assessment of the overall performance of the building. The study demonstrates how polytechnics in Nigeria can use users' feedback to formulate maintenance policy and improve on future infrastructural development in their institutions from the design stage.

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