2:00pm-3:00pm: Masonry Restoration - Tips for Avoiding Costly Pitfalls & Mitigating Improper Work
Sponsored by: BAC Pointers, Cleaners & Caulkers
Moderator: Jeff Diqui, Technical Director, International Masonry Institute
Rachel Will, Associate Principal and Executive Director of Knowledge Sharing, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
Tom Vacala, Vice President of Operations, Restore Masonry, LLC
Brad Grove, Owner/President, Grove Masonry Maintenance, Inc.
The scope and cost of maintaining masonry - let alone undertaking a comprehensive repair and restoration project - can be extremely daunting for building owners and boards. Unfamiliarity with materials and methods, lack of prior experience with masonry contractors, and project management are just a few of the reasons why. This panel of industry experts includes both consultants and contractors, and will help demystify the process so building decision-makers can better assess whether a proposed solution will solve their issues, and have confidence that they’re working with qualified, credible masonry professionals toward a successful outcome.
3:00m-4:00pm: I'm On Your Side - Making the Most of the Board-Manager Relationship
Presented by: Chicagoland Cooperator
The relationship between a building or association's board and their property manager sets the tone for the entire community. Transparency, clearly-defined expectations, and accountability are hallmarks of a healthy, functional board-management partnership; but establishing and maintaining that relationship takes work, and commitment on both sides. This panel of management and legal pros will offer insight into how you can optimize your own board-management relationship to improve not just your community's administrative health, but also resident morale, board engagement, and even property values.