Atlanta, GA – May 17, 2011 – zumBrunnen, Inc., an independent building consulting firm, was recently selected to perform a full facilities audit by Woodward Academy. The facilities assessment includes an inventory of all buildings, athletic facilities and grounds owned by Woodward Academy on their 80-acre main campus, including the 4-acre primary school in College Park, and their 25-acre north campus located in Johns Creek. zumBrunnen was selected to conduct the audit after going through a formal qualification process based on a detailed proposal and presentation. The comprehensive study is slated for completion in August 2011.
“We are honored to be working with Woodward Academy,” said John zumBrunnen, Founder and President of zumBrunnen, Inc. “They are a well-respected Atlanta institution, and we are proud to help them in accurately assessing the condition of their facilities to ensure they have adequate funding reserves to help achieve their educational mission.”
About Woodward Academy:
Woodward Academy is the largest independent day school in the continental United States and Atlanta’s oldest college-preparatory school (founded in 1900). Woodward Academy instructs 2,735 students in grades PK-12 in two locations: the Main Campus in College Park (K-12) and at Woodward North in Johns Creek (PK-6). Woodward Academy employs 300 full-time, certified faculty members and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of NAIS, GISA, SAIS, SACAC, NACAC and CEEB.
zumBrunnen, Inc. was founded in 1989. The Atlanta-based firm specializes in providing property owners, such as educational clients, with comprehensive facility assessments and capital replacement reserve budget studies, trademarked as Campus Wide FacilityForecast® Studies, as well as a broad range of independent building consulting services. zumBrunnen helps owners analyze facilities and develop long-term (20+ year) strategic capital plans to ensure adequate replacement funding to achieve long-range objectives. zumBrunnen helps key administrators make critical decisions to either repair, renovate, reposition or replace a building, or possibly an entire campus. The firm also provides consulting services for new construction to ensure projects are completed on time, within budget and to the highest quality standards.
The firm has completed notable projects in a variety of market sectors including educational, institutional, mixed use, senior living, healthcare, multi-family, college reserve study, retail, office, warehouse, industrial, hospitality and public assembly. The firm is involved with the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS), National Multi Housing Council (NMHC), Association of Professional Reserve Analysts (APRA), Community Associations Institute (CAI), LeadingAge (formerly known as the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging or AAHSA) and various state chapters, American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA), Life Services Network (LSN), Coalition for Leadership in Aging Services (CLAS) and the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce.