Save Money on Your Next Construction Project – A Technical Presentation

Krebs Birmingham Office
Friday, October 7, 2011
10:30 am to 11:20 am

Successful construction projects begin with a strong project team consisting of the owner, an architect/engineer, and a general contractor.  Architects/engineers are trained to provide services and general contractors are licensed to perform their work, but anyone can be an owner.  This  presentation identifies the following money saving owner objectives:

  1. What is needed to start a project and select an architect
  2. Available types of project delivery
  3. Design process duties of the owner
  4. Owner duties during construction
  5. Post-construction duties of the owner

About the Presenter: Joseph Swaika, AIA, CSI, CDT, has 15+ years of experience in design and specification writing for a wide variety of project types.  As a Senior Project Architect, Joe utilizes his expertise to guide owners throughout the entire construction process, saving time and money.

Lunch provided immediately following the presentation.  RSVP Required.  205.987.7411

Energy and Process Optimization for Water and Wastewater Treatment – A Technical Presentation

Krebs Birmingham Office
Friday, October 7, 2011
10:30 am to 11:20 am

Owners can realize substantial savings through energy conservation and process optimization.  These savings can support improvements necessary to maintain operational efficiency while meeting regulatory standards.  This presentation includes strategies for implementing a comprehensive optimization program, including energy and process evaluations.

About the Presenters: Jason Dearing, PE is a Project Manager at Krebs with 16 years of experience in planning, design and construction administration of water and wastewater treatment facilities.  As a Senior Project Engineer at Krebs, Kirk Mills, PE has 12+ years of experience in planning, design and construction administration of water and wastewater treatment facilities.  Philip D. Black, PE is a Principal at Jackson, Renfro & Associates Electrical Engineering & Design with 13 years of experience providing energy audits, performing system-specific energy evaluations and designing sustainable, energy-efficient electrical power and control systems for water and wastewater facilities.

Lunch provided immediately following the presentation.  RSVP Required.  205.987.7411

Navigating Lean Times with a Building & Facility Assessment Survey – A Technical Presentation

Presented by Phil Black, AIA, LEED AP at the School Superintendents of Alabama (SSA) Fall Conference in Florence, Alabama on Monday, October 17, 2011 at 10 am.*

Navigating lean times and limited budgets?  Prioritizing capital improvement budgets a headache?  A Building & Facility Assessment Survey (BFAS) takes the mystery out of capital planning by coupling detailed building analysis with a simple numeric scoring system.

This presentation will educate you on the following benefits of implementing a BFAS:

  • Educators and administrators understand numerical scores. A BFAS organizes the detailed evaluation of school facilities into a straight forward numerical scoring matrix; identifying problem areas.
  • A BFAS establishes a bench mark of the overall viability and long term value of a single building, school campus, or multiple facilities; a useful tool with operations funding and capital planning.
  • A BFAS links your need to see the “Big Picture” with the organized, detailed building condition inventory needs of a facility director or operations manager.

About the Presenter: Philip E. Black, AIA, LEED AP, has 31+ years of design experience and is Director of Architecture at Krebs Architecture & Engineering, Inc.

* For information on the SSA Fall Conference, please visit www.SSAonline.org  or call (334) 262-0014.