Atlanta, GA – July 23, 2014 – zumBrunnen, Inc., an independent building consulting firm, is co-presenting an educational seminar at the 51st Annual LeadingAge Florida Convention & Exposition being held July 27 – July 31, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, FL. In addition to making a presentation, representatives from zumBrunnen will also be in booth 304 in the exposition area.

zumBrunnen will be co-presenting a session on the Leadership Track titled “Can We Afford Our Strategic Plan?” on Monday, July 28 from 8:30 am to 10:00 am. Doug McMillan, PE, LEED AP, zumBrunnen’s Director of Project Management, will make the joint presentation with Sue Bunevich, a Principal with CliftonLarsonAllen LLP.

Can We Afford and Fund Our Strategic Plan? – Using Strategic Planning Tools:

The session will explore how financial advisors and engineers work with executive officers and board members to help senior living communities assess their facilities, create a strategic funding plan and develop and fund a capital improvement budget. Attendees will learn how to evaluate financial strength and their capacity to access capital, and how to model their capital capacity to fund their strategic plan and capital projects. The session will also explain how facility assessments and capital replacement funding puts them in a position to objectively model and validate a renovation, repositioning or replacement of a building or an entire facility.

About Doug McMillan, PE, LEED AP, Director of Project Management, zumBrunnen, Inc.:

Doug McMillan began his engineering career in 1980, and has been with zumBrunnen since 1998. As Director of Project Management, McMillian oversees projects and manages zumBrunnen’s team of independent building consultants. Prior to joining zumBrunnen, McMillan managed commercial projects worth over $200 million in both private and public sectors. He is a former Resident Engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and he holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a member of the Society of American Military Engineers and the American Society of Civil Engineers. McMillan is a Licensed Professional Civil Engineer in the state of California. He is certified as a LEED AP with the U.S. Green Building Council and is also a Certified Level 1 Thermographer.

About LeadingAge:

LeadingAge is an association of 6,000 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging. LeadingAge FL is a state-level chapter of the national organization. LeadingAge strives to advance policies, promote practices and conduct research that supports, enables and empowers people to live fully as they age. LeadingAge’s members offer a continuum of aging services including: adult day services, home health, community services, senior housing, assisted living residences, continuing care retirement communities and nursing homes. For more information, please visit

About zumBrunnen, Inc.:

zumBrunnen, Inc. was founded in 1989. With offices in Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC, the firm specializes in construction consulting, property condition assessments, facility condition assessments, long-range capital reserve study planning and thermal imaging services for a diverse list of national and select international clients. The firm is also recognized for their proprietary FacilityForecast® Software System, a unique facilities condition assessment and budgeting tool designed to forecast and manage long-term capital replacement expenses and to provide custom reserve funding plans designed to their client’s business model.

The firm has completed notable projects in a variety of market sectors including senior living, educational, multi-family, healthcare, institutional, mixed use, retail, office, warehouse, industrial, hospitality and public assembly. The firm is involved with numerous associations including LeadingAge (formerly the American Association of Homes & Services for the Aging or AAHSA), LeadingAge North Carolina (formerly NCANPHA), LeadingAge Florida (formerly FAHSA), LeadingAge Georgia (formerly GAHSA), LeadingAge Illinois (formerly Life Services Network or LSN), Coalition for Leadership in Aging Services (CLAS), Community Associations Institute Georgia (CAI-GA), Community Associations Institute North Carolina (CAI-NC) and the Community Associations Institute South Carolina (CAI-SC).

For more information, please call 404.601.4050 or e-mail

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