Atlanta, GA – April 15, 2015 – zumBrunnen, Inc., an independent building consulting firm, is presenting and exhibiting at the LeadingAge Georgia & South Carolina Annual Trade Show in Hilton Head, SC and the LeadingAge Illinois Annual Meeting & Expo in Rosemont, IL during the month of April. Both state-level associations are affiliated with LeadingAge, a national association of over 6,000 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to making America a better place to grow old. LeadingAge advances policies, promotes practices and conducts research that supports, enables and empowers people to live fully as they age.
LeadingAge Georgia & South Carolina Annual Trade Show April 20-22, 2015:
The LeadingAge Georgia & South Carolina Annual Trade Show will be held on April 20-22, 2015 in Hilton Head, SC. John zumBrunnen, Founder and CEO of the firm, will co-present an educational session titled “Building for the Future – A Pathway to Successful Facility and Strategic Planning” on April 21 at 2:00 PM. Representatives from zumBrunnen will also be available to answer questions at their booth in the exposition hall.
LeadingAge Illinois Annual Meeting & Expo April 29-May 1, 2015:
The LeadingAge Illinois Annual Meeting & Expo will be held on April 29-May 1, 2015 in Rosemont, IL. John zumBrunnen, Founder and CEO of the firm, will co-present an educational session titled “Building for the Future – A Pathway to Successful Facility and Strategic Planning” on April 29 from 8:45 AM to 10:15 AM. John zumBrunnen and Doug McMillan will also be available to answer questions at booth #509 in the exposition hall.
Building for the Future – A Pathway to Successful Facility and Strategic Planning:
This session demonstrates how executives and boards can best work with financial consultants and other design and engineering professionals to model strategic options from which a mission-based strategic plan can be developed. It’s critical for nonprofits to answer the following planning questions conclusively: What services and improvements are needed? What are the physical limitations and capital replacement needs of the community? What can we reasonably afford? Attendees will learn how facility assessments and capital replacement funding positions them to objectively model and validate a renovation, repositioning, or replacement of a building or an entire community.
About John zumBrunnen:
John zumBrunnen is Founder and CEO of zumBrunnen, Inc., an independent construction and building consulting firm founded in 1989. zumBrunnen has a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of North Dakota, completed the US Army Corps of Engineers Training Program in 1972, and is a member of the Association of Professional Reserve Analysts (APRA) and numerous other national and state associations. zumBrunnen has 40+ years of experience in construction, property assessment, development, and reserve budgeting. He is the inventor of the FacilityForecast® software system and a respected author and speaker in the industry.
About Doug McMillan, PE:
Doug McMillan, P.E., is President of zumBrunnen, Inc. He began his engineering career in 1980, and he joined zumBrunnen, Inc. in 1998. McMillan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. He is a former Resident Engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and he is a member of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). McMillan is a licensed professional Civil Engineer in the state of California. He is also certified as a level I thermographer.
LeadingAge is an association of 6,000 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging. LeadingAge GA, LeadingAge SC and LeadingAge IL are state-level chapters of the national organization. LeadingAge strives to advance policies, promote practices and conduct research that supports, enables and empowers people to live fully as they age. LeadingAge’s members offer a continuum of aging services including: adult day services, home health, community services, senior housing, assisted living residences, continuing care retirement communities and nursing homes. For more information, please visit www.LeadingAge.org.
About zumBrunnen, Inc.:
zumBrunnen, Inc. was founded in 1989. With offices in Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC, the firm specializes in construction consulting, property condition assessments, facility condition assessments, long-range capital reserve study planning and thermal imaging services for a diverse list of national and select international clients. The firm is also recognized for their proprietary FacilityForecast® Software System, a unique facilities condition assessment and budgeting tool designed to forecast and manage “life term” capital replacement expenses and to provide custom reserve funding plans designed to their client’s business model.
The firm has completed notable projects in a variety of market sectors including senior living, educational, multi-family, student housing, healthcare, institutional, mixed use, retail, office, warehouse, industrial, hospitality and public assembly. The firm is involved with numerous associations including LeadingAge (formerly the American Association of Homes & Services for the Aging or AAHSA), LeadingAge North Carolina (formerly NCANPHA), LeadingAge Florida (formerly FAHSA), LeadingAge Georgia (formerly GAHSA), LeadingAge Illinois (formerly Life Services Network or LSN), Coalition for Leadership in Aging Services (CLAS), Community Associations Institute Georgia (CAI-GA), Community Associations Institute North Carolina (CAI-NC) and the Community Associations Institute South Carolina (CAI-SC).