Buffet Breakfast: 7:30-8:00 am
Program: 8:00-9:00 am
Join the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) on April 5th at DaVinci’s Eatery in Lewiston to learn how to address the challenges of repairing historic masonry buildings. Our panelists will review how to analyze the conditions of existing buildings, propose solutions that meet budget, design and constructability considerations as well as ensure the Secretary of Interiors Standards for Rehabilitation are met. As stewards of Maine’s historic buildings, owners and developers want to work to keep and maintain real value and this conversation will help us all do just that.
This work is a team sport and the presenters will discuss the role of each team member and review critical design considerations as well as how the end product will meet historic standards while meeting performance objectives.
About our Panelists:
Mike Johnson has worked for the Maine Historic Preservation Commission since 2002. From 2002-2008, he served as the review and compliance and certified local government coordinator. Since 2008, he has been the historic rehabilitation tax credit coordinator/reviewer and generally serves as the Commission’s contact for technical preservation issues. A native of Ohio, he received a B.A. in American History from the Ohio State University and a M.S. in Historic Preservation from the University of Vermont. Prior to joining the Commission, he accrued approximately a decade of hands-on experience splitting his time between construction/restoration trades and archaeological field work.
Scott Whitaker, President of Building Envelope Specialists, has specialized in masonry-related products and construction for 33 years. His experience has gained him the reputation for solving complicated masonry design flaws in building construction. Scott has authored guidelines and procedures for the refurbishing and maintenance of masonry buildings, developed a specialty in identifying design and material installation flaws and has been featured in the March 2002 issue of Stone Magazine as well as recognized by a past United States president for consulting excellence.
WBRC Architect Steve Pedersen is a native of California and graduate of U.C. Berkeley with a bachelor’s in architecture. Steve specializes in designing for education and the public sector, and has a strong interest in renovation projects. Signature projects include Eastport Post Office renovation, Brewer High School, Northern Maine Community College Wellness Center, Brewer Community School, and the upcoming Maine National Guard Readiness Center in Presque Isle.
Stephen Jones is V. P. of Market Development and Project Manager at Building Envelope Specialists (BES) and has worked in sales, sales management and marketing development for over 20 years. In his recent tenure with BES, Steve has helped the company move its business into new markets by analyzing the market needs and adapting the company’s marketing message to highlight the return on investment client’s realize by partnering with this company. As project manager, Steve has effectively managed complex building envelope restoration and repair construction. His strengths include a demonstrated ability to set clear expectations, preserve tight control over construction budgets and the capacity to lead multi-disciplined construction teams.