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Friday, May 31 • 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Managing Big Construction Remediation Projects

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OMG!   The Sky is FALLING!?!?!?!?  (OR the roof, or the siding, or the door sills,...)

Construction defects and materials malfunctions can cause tremendous and widespread damage to our buildings. What can you do when they show up during the first year of occupancy?  What about the first 10 years?  What can you do after the builder liability reaches the Statute of Limitations?  What can you do when you are building to help avoid them later?  
How do you manage the remediation project? What professional resources do you need?  How can you help your community hang together during the monumental stress of such a project?  These questions are crucial to structuring and managing for a large, disruptive (re)construction project. 
How can you avoid or minimize the risk associated with these projects? The roles of repair, maintenance and reserves.

Why attend this intensive:    Come to this program to hear lessons learned from The Big Projects in several communities and share your own experiences as well.
  • The technical side:  resources to know about for new, forming groups, for settling in and sustaining communities;  tips for avoiding problems in new communities and down the road.
  • The community side:  How to help your community manage the disruption and stress; tips about structuring the project to support decision-making and transparency; Tools and approaches for strengthening community cohesion in the face of huge challenges.
  • What happens once the project is over--taking maintenance and reserves seriously. 
Those designing new structures and those living in communities with aging structures will hear stories about communities who planned, managed and paid for major remediation construction project, and survived.

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Helen Spector

member, Trillium Hollow
Helen Spector has just completed managing a large defect remediation project at her home community of Trillium Hollow. As an organization development consultant she has worked with clients in a wide variety of industries for 40+ years, in engagements including:•    Strategic... Read More →

Friday May 31, 2019 1:30pm - 5:00pm