The Strata Property Act states that strata corporations must obtain depreciation reports from a “qualified person” that estimate the repair and replacement cost for major items in the strata corporation and the expected life of those items. Engineers are one such “qualified person”, who can provide the required knowledge and expertise. This one-day seminar will provide engineers with a good fundamental understanding of the steps required to conduct contingency reserve fund studies and to prepare depreciation reports, including methods of evaluation and reporting.
This seminar is designed for engineers, architects, or technologists working in the field of building science. It is specifically intended for professionals who intend to conduct contingency reserve fund studies and prepare depreciation reports for residential, commercial, or institutional structures.
This seminar has no prerequisites; however, a background in building science or forensic architecture/engineering is recommended.
1. Introduction & Overview of Methodology
2. Physical Analysis – Building Structure
3. Physical Analysis – Building Envelope
4. Physical Analysis – Interiors
5. Physical Analysis – Mechanical & Electrical
6. Physical Analysis – Site Work
7. Financial Forecasting
8. Written Reports and Presentation
9. Case Studies
Martin Gerskup Architect, Architect AIBC, OAA, MRAIC, is President of BEST Consultants Martin Gerskup Architect Inc. in Ontario and BEST Consultants Building Science Engineering Inc. in British Columbia.
He is a member of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia and the Ontario Association of Architects, and has taught as an Assistant Adjunct Professor and tutor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design and for the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Ryerson University.
Martin has 30 years of experience in the field of building condition assessments and reserve fund studies, and has worked on well over 1000 buildings and structures.