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The ABC’s of Navigating Historic Masonry Building Restoration Using Historic Tax Credits

March 04, 2014 - 7:30AM
to 9:00AM

Holiday Inn By the Bay
88 Spring Street
Portland, ME

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About the Event:

Join us for breakfast on March 4, 2014 from 7:30 - 9:00 AM at  the Holiday Inn By the Bay in Portland for a  presentation  that will address one of the most important tax incentives available to real estate developers, while providing a specific strategy on how to address the task of rehabilitating historic masonry. 

“The ABC’s of Navigating Historic Masonry Building Restoration using Historic Tax Credits” outlines the most cost effective method of restoring historic masonry buildings using State and Federal “Historic Tax Credits” to defray the cost of rehabilitation.  Presented by Building Envelope Specialists Inc. and Sutherland Conservation Consultants, this presentation will discuss how to control construction costs and provide the framework on how to define the scope of restoration while ensuring that the results meet the requirements of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. 

About our Presenters:

Scott R. Whitaker is the President and founder of Building Envelope Specialists, Inc. He was formerly the founding partner of Building Envelope Consultants, the founder and President of Pondicherry Stone & Design as well as Director of Masonry Preservation Operations with a New England-based architectural firm.  Scott has specialized in designing repairs to historic masonry structures as well as newer buildings for 27 years. Scott has built his reputation as a leading masonry consultant by solving complicated design flaws in masonry construction while guiding masons, engineers, owners, and architects through the stages of repairing and preserving buildings.

Scott has consulted on many significant buildings for the United States General Services Administration, The Park Service, state and local governments across the United States and Caribbean. Companies such as Nabisco, Poland Spring, and the Richmond Canal Authority have depended on Scott's knowledge and expertise. He has authored guidelines and procedures for the refurbishing of building envelopes, has been invited to lecture on masonry related topics, and has appeared on the web and television. He has also been featured in the March 2002 issue of Stone Magazine as well as recognized by a past United States president for consulting excellence.

Amy Cole Ives established Sutherland Conservation & Consulting (SCC) in 2007 after leaving the Maine Historic Preservation Commission where she had been an architectural historian and rehabilitation tax incentives coordinator since 1999.   As an architectural historian for the Commission, Amy had the opportunity to be involved in all the life cycle stages of historic projects across the entire state, spanning 200+ years of architectural styles and construction techniques, and she oversaw the successful certification of 23 historic rehabilitation projects. Shortly before leaving the Commission, Amy coauthored L.D. 262 with Harry K. Schwartz, creating the 25% Maine Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit. She continued public policy work part time for the State Planning Office as project manager for the Resolve 46 Building Code Implementation Plan. Both of these legislative initiatives were successful and in May, 2008 Amy received a Statewide Historic Preservation Honor Award from Maine Preservation for her involvement in advocacy for the Tax Credit for the Rehabilitation of Historic Properties and the State Uniform Building and Energy Code. Amy continues to be involved with state level advocacy for historic preservation as an Advisory Trustee to Maine Preservation and member of their Public Policy Committee.

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