A Highly Experienced Building Science Engineering Firm.
Are you tired of being just another “number” as far as your engineering firm is concerned?
Well then, you’ve come to the right place. I am Romina Facchini, Owner and President at Statis Inc., your Reserve Fund Study and Performance Audits specialists.
At this building science engineering firm, “you” matter to us.
Whether you are a Property Manager, Board Member or simply an Interested Owner, we’re here:
- to answer your questions,
- to help you understand the rules that govern this industry and these types of reports, and
- to work with you to ensure that your final product is one that we are both comfortable with.
We have been in the building science engineering industry for over 50 combined years, most of that time focusing on the preparation of Reserve Fund Studies and Performance Audits.
We all have something that we are passionate about and put our heart and soul into, and for us professionally, this is it. We know you will agree if you give us the chance to work together.
ROMINA FACCHINI, MAATO
Romina has been in the building science engineering industry for over 15 years, specializing in the preparation of Reserve Fund Studies and Performance Audits. She graduated with top honours from Humber College’s Architectural Technology program and is an active member in the Association of Architectural Technologists of Ontario (AATO) and Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (ACMO).
During her tenure at a large Engineering firm, Romina held the role of Director of the Condominium Department and has garnered an abundance of knowledge of the condominium industry.
Romina’s area of expertise is in Building Science, namely the assessment of architectural components such as roofing, cladding, windows, doors, balconies, garages, exterior pavements and interior finishes.
JEFF JEFFCOATT, P.ENG, BDS, RCM
Jeff is a Professional Engineer and a Registered Condominium Manager, being involved in all things Condo for almost 30 years, specializing in Performance Audits and Reserve Fund Studies. With 10 years in Property Management and 15 years culminating as Vice President for the Condominium Department for a large Engineering firm, there is a wealth of condo knowledge built up. Well known for his teaching for the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (ACMO) at Humber College and via the web through Mohawk College, Jeff wrote and compiled the original manual for the ACMO Physical Building Management course.
More recently Jeff served on the White Paper Advisor panel concerning mould in high-rise fan coil units, and is a member of the Professional Engineers Ontario Committee establishing Guidelines for the Preparation of Performance Audits and Reserve Fund Studies. Also involved in Health & Safety, Jeff is a certified JH&HC member and served as Co-Chair on the award winning IHSA Service Sector Management-Labour Committee, representing ACMO and the Canadian Condominium Institute – Toronto.
MICHELLE FALLOWS, B.TECH.
Michelle has held a senior position, specializing in the preparation of Reserve Fund Studies in southern Ontario for 22 years. Her portfolio of work spans from the largest modern highrise complexes to quad-unit historic conversions and includes condominiums, municipal buildings, recreation facilities and commercial spaces.
The focus of her Honours Bachelor of Technology degree in Architectural Science from Ryerson University was in Building Science; an ideal field of study for an all-encompassing understanding of the building envelope, construction processes and statistical analysis.
Her early career was spent in building restoration before moving a few years later into the world of Reserve Fund Studies. Michelle has been an active participant in successfully developing and evolving studies to meet client and regulatory needs ever since.
RESERVE FUND STUDIES
A Reserve Fund Study is needed every three years by all Condominium Corporations in Ontario. It is a tool that is used to determine the financial requirements related to providing adequate funding for current and future major repairs and replacements of the property’s common elements.
CAPITAL EXPENDITURE STUDIES
Similar to a condominium’s Reserve Fund Study, a Capital Expenditure Study is equally beneficial to other development types such as Multi-unit Residential Buildings, Co-ownerships, Co-operatives, Religious Buildings, Long Term Care Facilities, Seniors Housing and Educational Facilities to name a few.
Required in the first year following registration for all Residential Condominium Corporations in Ontario, a Performance Audit is a detailed list of common element deficiencies. Second Year Performance Audits can also be carried out to identify common element deficiencies that are covered under the Tarion administered Two Year Warranty.
BUILDING CONDITION ASSESSMENTS
A Building Condition Assessment includes a visual evaluation of specified building components. These reports may be utilized as part of the due diligence process for commercial real estate transactions, or by any development type needing to determine the current repair and replacement requirements.
SHARED FACILITIES ASSESSMENTS
It is common for multiple Corporations / Properties to share areas of the overall development such as roadways, garages or amenities. An assessment of the Shared Facilities Agreement will determine if the shared facilities definition is adequate and if the cost allocations are fair and equitable to all parties involved.
We’re based in Toronto and we offer our services throughout Ontario.
Our clients are in areas close and far:
- Muskoka and cottage country
We love to listen and are eagerly waiting to talk to you regarding your project. Get in touch with us if you have any queries and we will get back to you as soon as possible.