Residence hall construction cost control: Program influencers, budget levers, and market risk mitigation

Joseph Stramberg, AIA, LEED AP
Principal, Student Life
TreanorHL Science & Technology

Blair Tennant, LEED AP
Project Manager
Vermeulens Dallas

Getting what you want out of every dollar isn't simply a product of smart residence hall programming and design – recognizing cost drivers from inception through construction is crucial to controlling your budget when the unexpected happens. Using case studies from three recent residence hall projects at top-tier institutions, Blair Tennant and Joe Stramberg will examine cost drivers, benchmarking, program influencers, cost control tools, and market influencers. They will demonstrate how these factors intersect and determine financial success; evaluate the decisions that influence construction costs; and show how this data ties into financial proformas and affordability.

Session Identifier: 
Forum B
Occurs: 
Monday, May 4, 2020 - 11:10am-12:05pm
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 11:45am-12:40pm
Continuing Education
AIA CES Units: 
1.00
HSW Units: 
0.00