Doug McMillan, President of zumBrunnen, Inc., Presenting Educational Session at 2020 LeadingAge Illinois Annual Meeting & Expo

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The independent building consultants at zumBrunnen are experts in assisting senior living communities with reserve studies, capital needs budgets, facility assessments, construction monitoring, and other specialized services. zumBrunnen’s President, Doug McMillan, will be presenting an educational session about Strategic Capital Planning on March 17, 2020.

Doug McMillan, P.E., President of zumBrunnen, Inc., is presenting an educational session at the LeadingAge Illinois Annual Meeting & Expo being held March 17-19, 2020 in Schaumburg, IL. McMillan will be available after the presentation to answer questions about reserve studies, facility condition assessments, capital replacement planning, construction monitoring, and other building-related services.

Strategic Capital Planning: Real Answers for Real Problems:
Tuesday, March 17 from 1:30-2:30 PM (Session 124B)

McMillan is presenting an educational session on strategic capital planning. Attendees will learn about the basics of facility assessments and capital budget planning, including the philosophies and methodologies of the process, and what to look for in consultants who perform this work. McMillan will also discuss new trends and technologies in building systems and equipment, including upgrades that facilities can implement for increased energy efficiency and utilization of green technology. The session will explain how facility assessments and establishment of a thorough capital repair and replacement budget position you to objectively model and validate a renovation, re-positioning, or replacement of a building or an entire facility

About Doug McMillan, P.E.:

Doug McMillan, P.E., is President of zumBrunnen, Inc. He began his engineering career in 1980, and he joined zumBrunnen in 1998. McMillan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. He is a former Resident Engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and he is a member of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). McMillan is a licensed professional Civil Engineer in the state of California.

“We are proud to be active members of LeadingAge,” said McMillan. “For over 30 years, our firm has partnered with hundreds of senior living providers. We enjoy helping our senior living clients evaluate buildings, create accurate budgets, and successfully manage their facilities.”

About LeadingAge:

LeadingAge is an association of over 6,000 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging. 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.:

Founded in 1989, zumBrunnen, Inc. has offices in Atlanta, GA, Charlotte, NC, and Johnson City, TN. The firm specializes in long-range capital replacement planning, reserve studies, reserve study updates, property condition assessments, facility condition assessments, construction consulting, construction monitoring, and other building-related services for a diverse list of national and international clients.

The firm is also known for its proprietary FacilityForecast® Software System, a unique facility condition assessment and budgeting tool designed to forecast and manage “life-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, student housing, healthcare, institutional, mixed-use, retail, office, warehouse, industrial, hospitality, and public assembly. The firm is involved with several professional trade associations, including LeadingAge (at a national level), LeadingAge North Carolina, and LeadingAge Georgia. For more information, please visit

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