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SESSION 1: If These Walls Could Talk | The Risk of Deferred Maintenance (90 minutes)
Session Description: Building enclosure system performance is critical in extending a building’s life. Long-term water intrusion poses numerous risks, including significant structural deterioration and failure if not promptly and properly addressed.
This presentation will equip you with a better understanding of building enclosure and structural systems, common causes of failure, warning signs to be aware of, and when to engage an expert to evaluate the situation.
Naturally, the repair/rehabilitation of building enclosure and structural systems comes at a cost. As such, we will also explore how you can assist your clients in planning/budgeting for the costs associated with implementing these repairs as well as factors that impact the overall costs incurred by the owner.
Kyle Hunter - Senior Specialist
Kyle began his career in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry in 2013 where he held various roles in Human Resources for a West Texas Architecture/Engineering firm. In 2016, Kyle shifted to the Building Enclosure Consulting industry and began focusing his efforts on Marketing, Business Development, and Sales.
At Lerch Bates, Kyle is responsible for furthering existing client relationships, developing new relationships, lead generation, client alignment (expectations, goals, scope, & budgets), and acting as a positive ambassador for the Lerch Bates brand. Kyle’s skillset and experience helps to bring people and ideas together to deliver effective solutions and results.
Ameeta Hemmadi, AIA, PMP, LEED A.P. (BD+C) – Director of Operations
Ameeta began her career as an Architect in 1999 where she focused on design, production of construction documents, and consultant coordination for multifamily projects, medical buildings, and commercial buildings. She has been licensed for 16 years in the State of Texas and LEED AP since 2004.
At Lerch Bates, Ameeta is responsible for overseeing large rehabilitation projects relating to water intrusion & subsequent damages on a wide variety of building envelope systems. She possesses direct experience with mid-rise & high-rise buildings. Her primary responsibilities include condition assessments, observation of destructive test openings, design, bid-phase consultation, quality assurance, and construction administration. She brings a client-centric focus to her rehabilitation projects by keeping an open line of communications with all parties and ensuring that quality assurance remains a priority.
Brian Robertson, PE – Senior Project Manager
Mr. Robertson has over 17 years of structural engineering experience including the design of foundations, structural steel, reinforced concrete, masonry, cold-formed steel, and timber in addition to project management. He has serviced industries including municipal, education, religious, commercial, government and industrial/food service. Mr. Robertson has been involved with new construction, renovation, and forensic investigations. He has experience with structural and property conditional assessments and has investigated roofing and building envelope failures resulting from hail, wind, fire, tornados, and vehicle impact.
Session Description: In this session, we will review the often-unseen assets under the waterlines of associations reserves. From hundreds of feet deep for a water well or a bulkhead that keeps the border between what is wet and what is dry, the details of these items are often foreign to most managers. Several of these items have large useful lives, that often exceed a manager’s tenure with an Association. Our goal is to properly educate the Association and leave a framework for the future. Items we will discuss are aeration (types and useful lives), shoreline types and their issues, water wells and their specific pieces, and other lake related assets.
Jeff Garner is the Senior Vice President for Lake Management Services, LP, which is the largest and oldest lake management companies in Texas. Jeff has his B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from Texas A&M University. Before his tenure with Lake Management Services, Jeff was an onsite manager at two large scale master planned communities, where he received his CMCA and AMS designations. His focus now is taking the experiences he has had as a biologist and a community manager to help developers, managers, consultants, and board members meet their desired goals for their waterways.
Session Description: Boards of directors and companies that provide management services to them are frequently faced with the decision on whether to conduct a reserve study or not. In Texas, there is no statutory authority requiring a study or funding the same, however, the governing documents for some of these associations do require that a study take place. Often boards are not sophisticated and will more than likely need to be educated as to the benefits.
As the spotlight on reserve studies in the property owners association (POA) industry has shined brighter in recent years with high profile structural failures in high-rise condominiums, reserve providers and professionals face more pressure than ever to ensure proper communication and understanding is upheld between the board of directors and the providers. Join Marc Markel of RMWBH Law, as he shares his expertise and tips on ways to better communicate with POA boards. Marc will discuss ways to communicate the benefits and purpose of the reserve study to evaluate the condition of the property and prepare for the future, offer a different perspective on how to explain the difference between funding levels and contributions to reserves that ensures the association has the financial models to be in a position to pay for the repairs when the need occurs, and highlight an important topic that has arisen in recent years – what a reserve study does not do.
Marc will be joined by Matthew Kopchak, Vice President of Operations at Worth Ross Management Co. AAMC. Matt will offer his perspective as a tenured community manager with over 10 years of experience working with boards and communities from across the United States. Matt will breakdown the RFP process from the board’s point of view, the level of knowledge boards have on reserve studies and how providers and building engineers can better work together to gain greater access to the building and information.
Marc Markel is one of Roberts Markel Weinberg Butler Hailey’s founding shareholders. Marc has been practicing law for over forty years. He is experienced in handling all aspects of real estate transactions, litigation and community association representation. Marc is Board Certified in Residential Real Estate, Commercial Real Estate and Property Owners Association Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is a charter fellow of the Community Association Institute’s College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL), and a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL).
Matthew Kopchak is Vice President of Operations at Worth Ross Management Co. Matt brings over 10 years of experience across several major markets in the United States. At Worth Ross he oversees the onsite team and cultivates team member growth and career development. Matt brings a strong passion for community relations and board satisfaction and has created events at Worth Ross with that goal in mind. Matt holds the highest certification in the community association management industry, the Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM).
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dallas - Market Center
2015 Market Center Blvd,
Dallas, TX 75207
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APRA 2023 Symposium Schedule
8am – Registration
8-8:50am – Continental Breakfast (provided)
8:50-9am – President’s welcome
9-10:30am - SESSION 1: If These Walls Could Talk | The Risk of Deferred Maintenance
10:30-10:45am – Break
10:45-11:45 – SESSION 2: Built to Last - Preserve and Protect Masonry Assets
11:45am-12pm – Break
12-1pm – Lunch (provided)
1-2pm - SESSION 3: Urban Waterways: A Comprehensive View of Association’s Assets
2-2:15pm - Break
2:15-3:45pm – SESSION 4: Reserve Studies and Property Owner Associations – Interacting with Condominium and Homeowner Associations
3:45-4pm – Break
4-5pm – SESSION 5: Moderated Roundtable Topic discussions
5-5:45pm – APRA Annual Meeting
6-7pm – No Host Happy Hour
7-9pm - dinner (included in registration fee)
Revised 02/28/2023 – Schedule is tentative and is subject to change.
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