Check It Off The List: How to Stay Organized And Achieve Your OPRs

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Have you ever asked yourself, is this building still doing what it’s supposed to be doing? You’ll be in the middle of something else, and it’ll hit you. Is this how we originally intended this? Was the new hire trained in that safety procedure? Did that paperwork get signed? When was that maintenance scheduled?

We understand that your to-do list can be overwhelming. It’s hard to keep it all in your head at one time–especially in the middle of a stressful project. You may know what you want, may have a vision in the back of your mind, but it’s forgotten or miscommunicated along the way. We want to give you a simple way to keep your vision, your requirements, in one place.

We’ve talked on our blog before about defining Owner’s Project Requirements (OPR) early in order to avoid this, but we want to give you a leg up. So we created a benchmarking worksheet to help you gather everything in one place, and easily reference throughout and after the project. It’s easy to use and will help you consolidate your goals in one place and monitor your progress towards achieving things like:

OPR Benchmarking: We've got big plans for 2017


  • Achievement of Guiding Principles
  • Environmental Goals
  • Sustainability Goals
  • Compliance
  • Energy Goals
  • Staff Training Requirements
  • Warranties
  • Operational Cost Goals


The template is flexible. Use it before, during, AND after the building process. We suggest keeping it handy the whole time as a snapshot of where you’ve been, where you are, and where you want to go. So fill out the sheet and stay organized. It’s that simple.

Download Free OPR Benchmarking Worksheet