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Engineers devoted to maintaining and enhancing the property value of your community.
From Reserve Studies and Inspections to Engineering Design, the financial and physical health of your community is our priority.
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Cooling Towers and Air-Cooled Condensers
A Reserve Study is a budget planning tool based on the National Reserve Study Standards of the Community Associations Institute. Kipcon Engineering founder Mitch Frumkin, PE, RS, played an integral role in the development of these standards, which is reflected in the quality of the report produced by our team. The standards dictate that each study identifies the common area components that the Association is responsible to maintain and replace. The Study consists of two parts, the Physical Analysis, which includes the Component Inventory, Condition Assessment, and Life and Valuation estimates, and the Financial Analysis which includes the current status of reserves and a recommended Funding Plan including the projected reserve income and expense over a period of time. With our cutting-edge technology and innovative approaches, including using drones with thermographic cameras, we conduct thorough inspections to ensure accurate reserve study reports. Trust us for precise, reliable, and collaborative reserve studies tailored to your community’s needs.
The Life Cycle of Your Community
As community association experts, we understand that every community has its own unique life cycle. Using our knowledge of industry best practices, we are here to guide you through maintaining the many moving parts of your community.
Why Are We #1 Among Reserve Study Companies?
You might ask yourself, “what is a reserve study?” to try to get a better understanding of reverse studies. A reserve study, also known as a reserve fund study or a reserve analysis, is a financial planning tool used by homeowners’ associations (HOAs), condominium associations, and other types of community associations to estimate and budget for the future repair, replacement, and maintenance expenses of common elements or assets within the community. While most reserve study companies follow the standards, the Kipcon Reserve Study is designed to go above and beyond, turning this budgeting tool into a more comprehensive guide geared towards maintaining, and even increasing your community’s property values. Our reserve study provides a much more detailed overview of the common elements, including both detailed photographs and suggestions for energy-efficient and maintenance-free alternatives. Most importantly, it includes access to our online password-protected portal which allows you to interactively adjust your personalized Study. Instead of simply receiving a hard copy report with a static funding plan, this program allows you to change variables, play out different scenarios, and see how each scenario would affect the Association’s overall funding. Although it is crucial for your Community Association to have a Study, it is not the only step you can take toward a physically sound community. From ongoing preventive maintenance to periodic inspections of your community, we will have you covered. Not only do we offer reduced fees for additional engineering services, but we also include the option to schedule an inspection one year after the study is completed in order to intercept any issues that may arise, as well as the preparation of a Community Association Operating Manual, developed specifically for your community. With our expertise and commitment to excellence, we have earned our reputation as a leader in the industry. Here are three reasons why we stand out among the competition:
- Comprehensive Reserve Study Services: Our team of licensed inspectors, professional engineers, and other skilled professionals provide a wide range of reserve study services tailored to the unique needs of homeowners’ associations (HOAs), condos reserves in Florida, and other communities. From conducting thorough inspections to preparing accurate reserve study reports, we ensure our clients have the information they need to make informed decisions about their reserve funds.
- Proven Track Record: With years of experience in the industry, we’ve had a proven track record of delivering timely and cost-effective reserve study services. Our team’s expertise, attention to detail, and commitment to customer satisfaction have earned us a reputation as a trusted and reliable choice among reserve study companies.
When it comes to reserve studies for HOAs, condos in Florida, or other communities, trust us for unparalleled expertise, cutting-edge technology, and a proven track record of excellence.
Wondering if your Community Association is adequately funded?
Foster a seamless transition from developer to association ownership with Kipcon’s guidance and expertise.
Kipcon’s founder Mitch Frumkin, PE, RS chaired the joint task force between the Community Associations Institute (CAI) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) that worked to create a standard for this critical process, publishing the paper Best Practices: Transition. These best practices are ingrained in our studies, as we review potential defects, provide recommendations regarding the community’s Reserve Study adequacy, and evaluate general conformance with the community’s design drawings.
With over 30 years of experience preparing Transition Studies, we are familiar with the typical problem areas encountered throughout the transition process, and we pride ourselves in making this process as smooth and non-confrontational as possible.
Building & Site Inspections
You can trust our licensed inspectors, and engineers to guide you through solving building and site-related issues within your property. From structural surveys to drainage assessments, our inspections are thorough and informed by over 30 years of experience. We also utilize drone technology that improves accuracy and keeps the process as cost-effective as possible.
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Bidding & Contract Administration
After plans for replacement or repair are finalized, Kipcon can guide you through the remainder of the project with our bidding and contract administration services. We will work with you to prepare a list of preferred bidders, solicit, and analyze bids, and attend meetings to present our recommendations.
When construction begins, we can provide contract administration services, overseeing construction on a regular basis to check general conformance to the contract. We will be there every step of the way, from project start to finish.
The Kipcon Team
Our team is composed of trained and credentialed experts including engineers, inspectors and reserve specialists.
We stay at the forefront of technological innovation and advances in our field so that we can offer you cutting-edge solutions to your most pressing challenges.
The Kipcon team consistently delivers unparalleled, personal service and is always attentive and solutions focused as we move through your project. And this client-centered approach means we will continue to raise the bar for our industry as well.
Cooling Towers and Air-Cooled Condensers
Our specialized expertise includes structural design and inspections of cooling towers and air-cooled condensers.
This includes cooling towers of all types and materials including wood, fiberglass and concrete of both the counterflow and crossflow configurations.
Our air-cooled condenser expertise includes structural upgrades as well as evaluations for the addition of performance enhancing wind screens.
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As a leader in reserve studies, we’re here to help you plan for the future of your community. Trust us to deliver timely, cost-effective reserve study services tailored to your community’s needs. Take the first step towards proactive reserve planning by requesting a reserve study proposal today. Contact us to schedule a consultation, and let us be your trusted partner in building a financially sound future for your community.
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As a Community Association Manager I’ve worked with Kipcon now for about 3 years and have always had wonderful experiences. Whether it is with reserve studies, inspections, seminars or webinars I have always been impressed with their professionalism and knowledge. I would recommend them to anyone in need of their services.
SHARING OUR KNOWLEDGE
Our team takes pride in sharing our knowledge with clients so that they can make informed decisions about their community association, projects and needs.
While we’re a comprehensive firm that takes the guesswork out of the engineering process, we also know that you may want to gain clarity on the process as well.
So, if you’re looking to maximize and maintain the property values of your commercial property or community association, Kipcon has a 30+ year reputation for excellence.
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