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One of the presentations from a program called "Where Did the Money Go?!: Understanding Hidden Expenses That Derail Small Scale Renovations". It was coordinated by LLAMA BES at ALA Annual 2010 (June 26, 2010).
Many library leaders will find themselves planning a remodel of library space. Whether repurposing for a new use or just improving function and aesthetics, a limited budget can be eaten up by existing building issues: HVAC problems, asbestos abatement, interruption of systems, or simple staging logistics. Experts will share with attendees what to watch for, what questions to ask, and how to plan to anticipate these considerations so that project goals are met.