The first annual Vermont Developers Conference was held on November 5th at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel in South Burlington. It was a great opportunity to see what ground breaking projects were being delivered in Vermont by innovative developers and architects with the help of communities, lenders, and government institutions.
With a total of 11 sessions there were three focus tracks for financial, permitting, and design/construction. For more information see this link: http://whiteandburke.com/vermont-development-conference/
The PreConstruction Planning session was of particular interest. It reinforced the fact that the best time in any project to have the biggest impact on managing costs is during the PreConstruction Phase. Cutting costs and services offered by Design Firms and Construction Managers in the PreConstruction period can lead to additional costs later in the project.