October 2015

Reserve Fund Studies and Preparation of Depreciation Reports

Status: Advanced online registration is now closed. Please email Jennifer Chan at [email protected] to be placed on the waiting list.
Date: Thursday, October 1, 2015 - Friday, October 2, 2015
8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration - Day 1
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Day 1 & Day 2
Location: Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Martin Gerskup, OAA, MAIBC, MRAIC, President, BEST Consultants Martin Gerskup Architect Inc. 
Cost: Free
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by September 17, 2014 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Jennifer Chan | Professional Development Coordinator
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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 course 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.
Course Outline:
Day 1
1. Introduction & Overview of Methodology
2. Physical Analysis – Building Structure
3. Physical Analysis – Building Envelope
4. Physical Analysis – Interiors
5. Physical Analysis – Mechanical & Electrical
Day 2
1. Physical Analysis – Site Work
2. Financial Forecasting
3. Written Reports
4. Presenting Your Findings
5. Case Studies
Target Audience
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.

Martin Gerskup Architect, Architect AIBC, OAA, MRAIC, is President of BEST Consultants Martin Gerskup Architect Inc. in Ontario and President of 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.

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