Atlanta, GA – February 22, 2012 – zumBrunnen, Inc., an independent building consulting firm, is presenting an educational roundtable session on replacement reserve planning at the National Business Officers Association (NBOA) Symposium on Tuesday, February 28 from 3:30-5:00 pm. zumBrunnen will also be exhibiting at booth #18 on Monday, February 27 from noon to 7:00 pm. The three-day conference is being held on February 27-29 at The Westin Seattle in Seattle, WA.

zumBrunnen specializes in providing educational clients with comprehensive facility assessments and capital replacement reserve budget studies, trademarked as Campus Wide FacilityForecast® Studies, as well as a broad range of independent building consulting services. zumBrunnen helps schools analyze facilities and develop long-term (20+ year) strategic capital plans to ensure adequate funding from boards, supporters and foundations to achieve long-range objectives. zumBrunnen helps key administrators make critical decisions to either repair, renovate, reposition or replace a building, or possibly an entire campus. The firm also provides consulting services for new construction to ensure projects are completed on time, within budget and to the highest quality standards.

Ensure Mission: Facility Assessments and Funding Replacement Reserves:

Tom Doyen, Director of Business Development for zumBrunnen, is presenting a roundtable session titled “Ensure Mission: Facility Assessments and Funding Replacement Reserves” on Tuesday, February 28 from 3:30-5:00 pm. Attendees will learn how increasing capital needs and requirements of physical plants necessitate a more thoughtful approach to short- and long-term replacement reserve planning. Doyen will discuss the inherent risks associated with limiting replacement planning to short-term budget outlooks of 5 or 10 years. He will review the process of facility assessment and replacement reserve planning per national standards.

Participants will learn about various methodologies and proprietary techniques used for facility assessment and how to integrate them into a replacement reserve plan. Attendees will discover how to make the assessment, budgeting process and report dynamic, not a one-time static report that ultimately ends up as a dust cover in a year or two; and how it helps lower operating costs and environmental impact while increasing purchasing power. Doyen will explain how to tailor an assessment and funding plan to ensure it meets a unique business model.

About the National Business Officers Association (NBOA):

Founded in 1998, NBOA is the only national professional association for independent school business officers. NBOA develops, delivers and promotes best business practices to advance independent schools. NBOA membership includes over 850 schools from every region in the country as well as several international sites. Combined enrollment of member schools exceeds 270,000 students; combined budgets exceed $6 billion. 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, thermal imaging services and energy management services for a diverse list of national 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 educational, senior living, healthcare, multi-family, institutional, mixed use, retail, office, warehouse, industrial, hospitality and public assembly. In addition to membership in the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS), the firm is also involved with LeadingAge and is active in various state chapters of the association. The firm is also involved with the Coalition for Leadership in Aging Services (CLAS), Life Services Network (LSN), Association of Professional Reserve Analysts (APRA), Community Associations Institute (CAI) and various state chapters as well as the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry (AWCI). For more information about zumBrunnen, please call 404.601.4050 or email

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