Atlanta, GA – May 27, 2015 – During the month of June, zumBrunnen, Inc., an independent building consulting firm, is presenting educational sessions at the LeadingAge Arizona Annual Conference & Exposition in Scottsdale, AZ and the LeadingAge Pennsylvania Annual Conference & Exposition in Hershey, PA. They are also exhibiting at the LeadingAge Florida Annual Convention & Exposition in Kissimmee, FL. All three state-level senior living 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 Arizona Annual Conference & Exposition June 3-5, 2015:
The LeadingAge Arizona Annual Conference & Exposition will be held June 3-5, 2015 at the We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center in Scottsdale, AZ. Doug McMillan, P.E., President of zumBrunnen, will co-present an educational session with Mary Munoz, Managing Director of Ziegler. The session is titled “360-Degree Capital Planning”, and it will be held on Wednesday, June 3 from 2:45 PM to 3:45 PM.
360-Degree Capital Planning:
zumBrunnen, a leading building consulting firm in the senior living market, will discuss the tools and models they use to help organizations thoroughly evaluate facilities and develop accurate projections of repair and replacement needs. Ziegler, a full-service specialty investment firm with vast experience in the senior living sector, will discuss capital planning and financing topics. The presentation will focus on management and Board roles in the comprehensive capital planning process. Attendees will learn about the capital replacement study process and how to utilize findings. The speakers will explain how to assess feasibility for projects and discuss the process of obtaining financing for a complex combination of projects. The speakers will also share “lessons learned” with examples of benefits and pitfalls from the capital planning process.
LeadingAge Pennsylvania Annual Conference & Exposition June 17-19, 2015:
The LeadingAge Pennsylvania Annual Conference & Exposition will be held June 17-19, 2015 at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA. Doug McMillan, P.E., President of zumBrunnen will co-present an educational session with Bernadette O’Toole, Partner with CliftonLarsonAllen. The session is titled “A Pathway to Successful Facility and Strategic Planning”, and it will be held on June 17 from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM.
A Pathway to Successful Facility and Strategic Planning:
This session explains how facility assessments and capital replacement funding plans are essential elements to help an organization objectively model and validate a renovation, repositioning or replacement of a building or an entire community. The speakers will discuss how to evaluate an organization’s physical health, financial strength and capacity to access capital. Attendees will gain an understanding of the philosophies and methodologies that financial advisors and engineers use to strategically plan for new services and capital improvements.
LeadingAge Florida Annual Convention & Exposition June 28 – July 2, 2015:
The LeadingAge Florida Annual Convention & Exposition will be held June 28 – July 2, 2015 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, FL. zumBrunnen is exhibiting at the show, please visit them at booth #305 in the exposition area.
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 AZ, LeadingAge PA and LeadingAge FL are all 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, hospital reserve study, 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 (at a national level), LeadingAge North Carolina, LeadingAge Florida, LeadingAge Georgia, LeadingAge Illinois, 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).