Building Systems and Management Course 1

This course provides introductory to intermediate level property management professionals with an overview of the operation and maintenance of building systems. Gain a better understanding of the skills and knowledge you need to successfully manage your building.

This course is part one of a two-part course.

Course Modules

Structural Systems and Building Envelope

Building Exteriors – Parking and Landscaping

Building Interiors – Walls, Ceilings and Floorings

Basics of Elevators and Escalators

Building Electrical Systems 

A COURSE CERTIFICATE WILL BE AWARDED UPON THE COMPLETION OF ALL COMPONENTS OF THIS COURSE. 

For a deeper and more in-depth educational experience, view BOMI's The Design, Operations and Maintenance of Buildings Systems Part I and Part II. These courses are scheduled throughout the year and can be found on the BOMA/GLA Calendar.  

Course length:  4 hours

CE Credits: 3.95

Expires: 14 days after first access

  • Structural Systems and the Building Envelope

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    In order to successfully oversee a property, building managers need to understand how various building systems function and work together. This course will provide managers with the knowledge to effectively analyze, manage, and optimize systems within the commercial building they manage.

    It would be difficult for a doctor to treat a patient without understanding how the human body worked. It is also difficult for a building manager to successfully oversee a property when they do not understand how various building systems function and work together. This course will provide property managers with the knowledge to effectively analyze, manage, and optimize systems within the commercial building they manage.

    This interactive course module is part of the Building and Systems Management Course 1 but may be taken as an individual course.

    Course length:  20 minutes

    Level: Introductory

    Marc Cooper

    Project Manager, MTI Builders, Inc.

    Ben Reinhart

    Vice President Marketing, Alpha Structural, Inc.

    Anwar Alam

    Senior Structural Engineer, Alpha Structural Inc.

    Ali Sahabi

    President, Optimum Group, LLC. & Chief Operating Officer, Optimum Seismic, Inc.

    Priscilla Arvizu

    Business Development / Marketing Manager - AAA Roofing by Gene, Inc.

  • Building Exteriors - Parking and Landscaping

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    This course module includes and overview of parking management and landscape design.

    This course module includes and overview of parking management and landscape design.  

    Course Content

    Parking: parking management types (in-house, 3rd party agreements -man hour, management, lease), safety and security, claims procedures, parking personnel job functions, parking layout, design, access and revenue control systems. 

    Landscaping: water saving measures and determining the best ROI, site design, budgeting and planning. 

    Course length: 1 hour 16 minutes

    Ryan Dollar

    Director of Business Development, LAZ Parking

    Stan Bochniak

    Vice President, National Parking Sales, ABM Parking Services

    Scott Horsley

    Principal, SHA LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

    With over 20 years of landscape architectural work, Scott brings a variety of experience in landscape management, giving him the ability to plan for the long-term success of projects. Since 1996, his strong personnel management and motivational skills have provided mentorship at all levels making projects with high quality and more efficient . In the field, Scott acts as the client’s representative to make sure the landscape is implemented with strong craftsmanship and is true to the design. In addition, his construction industry knowledge, expertise in planning & managing property resources, effective communication and overall team leadership combine to provide clients with responsive and efficient service.

  • Building Interiors - Walls, Ceilings and Flooring

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    This course module provides a basic overview of the common materials used in tenant improvement construction.

    This two-part video demonstration provides participants with a basic introduction of the material elements of interior tenant improvement construction.

    Course Content

    • Partition and wall construction materials
    • Flooring basics and application including carpet and tiling
    • Ceiling types and uses including pros and cons of each: acoustic, open, decorative

    Course length:  18 minutes

    Level: Introductory

    James Klawiter, IIDA, CID, NCIDQ

    Founder, Klawiter Interior Planning and Design

  • Basics of Elevators and Escalators

    Contains 4 Component(s)

    This course covers the basics of elevator and escalator operations, including a live presentation on the benefits and pitfalls to avoid during an elevator modernization.

    Elevators and escalators provide tenants and guests with access to the building and its amenities in addition to providing the movement of freight between floors. This course will provide an overview of the features and operation of these transportation systems, as well as a live event recording of the maintenance and modernization of elevators.

    Course Contents

    The Ups and Downs of Escalators: overview of the operation and maintenance of building escalators. Topics covered include safety features, maintenance, and signage.

    Elevators 101: overview of the operation and maintenance of building elevators. Topics covered include elevator controls (destination vs. traditional), types of elevators, machine rooms, and the hydraulic elevator room.

    Maintenance and Modernization of Elevators: overview of the benefits of elevator modernization and tips to avoid the financial and building operation pitfalls that could potentially arise during a modernization. Understand the complexities that occur when going through a modernization and how to address them.

    Course length: One hour and 30 minutes

    Level: Introductory/Intermediate

    John Reynolds

    Principal & President, HKA Elevator Consulting

    Mr. Reynolds has over 32 years of elevator-related experience for virtually all building types, sizes and elevator applications.  He has a wealth of experience as an elevator and escalator mechanic, a supervisor, and, most recently, as a consultant for numerous projects.  John’s responsibilities include general vertical transportation consulting activities for new construction projects and existing properties, specializing in mid-rise and high-rise commercial office, residential and institutional buildings where he performs traffic analyses, prepares contract documents, analyzes bids and executes contract administration.  Mr. Reynolds holds contractors licenses in two states.  He also holds a Qualified Elevator Inspector license (QEI) under the ASME A17.1 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators. 

    Matt Ensley

    Managing Partner, Elevator Consulting Associates, Inc.

    Bryan Cortez

    Chief Engineer, Brookfield Properties

    Maureen Quintanar

    Senior Director, Property Operations

  • Building Electrical Systems

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    Electrical systems are an important part of a building’s components that require routine maintenance and repair. Outdated or faulty electrical systems can lead to higher utility bills or expensive repairs. In this interactive course module, you will learn how these electrical systems work as well as how to properly maintain them and increase efficiency.

    Electrical systems are an important part of a building’s components that require routine maintenance and repair. Outdated or faulty electrical systems can lead to higher utility bills or expensive repairs. In this course, you will learn how these electrical systems work as well as how to properly maintain them and increase efficiency.

    This interactive course module is part of the Building and Systems Management Course 1 but may be taken as an individual course.

    Course length: 25 minutes

    Level: Introductory

    Pat Dappolonia

    VP Business Development, Veteran Electrical Power Systems