Building Systems and Management Course 2

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 two of a two-part course. Click here for Building Systems and Management Course 1

Course Modules

Lighting Systems

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning 

Plumbing Systems

Janitorial Administration Concerns for Property Managers

Window Cleaning and OSHA Compliance

Waste Management and Recycling

Safety and Security

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:  3 hours 14 minutes

CE Credits: 3.23

Expires: 14 days after first access

  • Lighting Systems

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Proper lighting increases productivity and decreases health issues. However, older lighting systems are often inefficient and lead to energy waste and high utility bills. In this module, you will learn how to select an energy efficient lighting system that will meet the needs of the building and its tenants.

    Proper lighting increases productivity and decreases health issues. However, older lighting systems are often inefficient and lead to energy waste and high utility bills. In this module, you will learn how to select an energy efficient lighting system that will meet the needs of the building and its tenants.

    This interactive course module is part of the Building and Systems Management Course 2 but may be taken as an individual course.

    Course length: 20 minutes

    Level: Introductory

    Scott Tapia

    Sales Manager /Electrical & Lighting – ABM Technical Solutions

    Kerry Harrison

    Specification Sales Manager – Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.

  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) for Property Managers

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    Your HVAC system keeps your building -- and your tenants -- comfortable in all kinds of weather and conditions. This two-part webinar explores the basics of the components of your HVAC system and how effective maintenance and controls protect your HVAC investment.

    Your HVAC system keeps your building -- and your tenants -- comfortable in all kinds of weather and conditions. This two-part webinar explores the basics of the components of your HVAC system and how effective maintenance and controls protect your HVAC investment.

    The program includes the following two webinars: 

    HVAC 101: Basics for Beginners

    1. Introduction to heat.
    2. Introduction to refrigeration.
    3. Typical commercial office equipment/product identification.

    HVAC 202: Beyond the Basics - Maintenance and Controls 

    1. The benefits of preventative maintenance.
    2. Energy efficiency measures to improve performance and track savings over time.
    3. Controls: types of controls, how they work and how building automation is critical to optimal HVAC function.

    Course length:  55 minutes

    Level: Introductory/Intermediate/Experienced

    CE Credits: 0.91

    Expires: 7 days after first access

    Trenton Ferrara

    Service Manager, Energy Solutions Consultant Mesa Energy Systems, an EMCOR Company

    As the Service Manager of the Irvine branch, Trenton is responsible for profitable operations of the Inland Empire, Orange County, Los Angeles, and South Bay teams, including the training, safety, and operations for 40 mechanics and technicians. Trenton also took on the implementation of a training committee which encourages safety and further develops the skills of the field technicians and mechanics. Trenton has over 25 years of mechanical experience and knowledge. In 2009, Trenton joined EMCOR Services Mesa Energy Systems as a Foreman and six years later, became a Service Manager.

  • Plumbing Systems

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    This interactive course module will explore the factors affecting water flow and pressure and outline the components of the sanitary and storm drainage systems. In addition, it will cover water conservation methods that may help decrease water usage and water bills.

    Plumbing is an essential component of the basic infrastructure of commercial buildings yet property managers need to be concerned about more than just toilets and faucets. Plumbing systems must provide adequate water on demand that has the appropriate water pressure. In addition, drainage systems need to be properly routed and maintained. This interactive course module will explore the factors affecting water flow and pressure and outline the components of the sanitary and storm drainage systems. In addition, it will cover water conservation methods that may help decrease water usage and water bills.

    This interactive course module is part of the Building and Systems Management Course 2.

    Course length:  15 minutes

    Level: Introductory


    Mark Newell

    Service Department Director – Andersen Commercial Plumbing

    Bryan Suttles

    Vice President – Suttles Plumbing & Mech. Corp & Vice President DVBE Mechanical Corp.

  • Janitorial Administration Concerns for Property Managers

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    The cleaning and maintenance of your building is an essential part of the management function. This webinar explores issues for property managers to consider including safety concerns, technology for effective management, and the RFP process.

    The cleaning and maintenance of your building is an essential part of the management function. This webinar explores issues for property managers to consider.

    During this webinar you will learn:

    1. Today’s safety concerns: after hour security, slip and falls, ladder safety, training
    2. Technology: uses for managing employees, cost management, quality assurance
    3. Launching a thorough RFP and understanding the bidding process: scope of work, rent roll, group building tour, RFP package
    4. Resources that meet the needs of your company: multi-state or operational, tenant improvements planning, multiple service offerings, floor and carpet division, subcontracting, layers of management

    This webinar is also included in the Building and Systems Management Course 2.

    Course length:  29 minutes

    Level: Introductory/Intermediate

    CE Credits: 0.48

    Expires: 7 days after first access

    Meaghan O'brien

    Vice President of Business Development, CCS

    Meaghan O’Brien is the Vice President of Business Development for CCS. Meaghan serves as the company leader of all Business Development Managers with an emphasis on market growth, sales process development and training initiatives. Meaghan works closely with prospective customers to develop value added programs to best meet their specific goals and objectives. In 2013, Meaghan joined CCS as an Account Manager in San Diego and advanced to Business Development Manager in 2014. In 2016, she took on the additional role as Business Development Sales Trainer. 

  • Window Cleaning and OSHA Compliance

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Learn the importance of Cal OSHA regulations for window cleaning, including the types of equipment, safety precautions, owner obligations, and inspections.

    The cleaning of windows and other external surfaces is an important part of maintaining your commercial property. Due to the potential risk to workers, Cal OSHA has developed a set of rules governing the types of equipment that may be used, safety precautions, building owner and contactor obligations and inspections.
     During this webinar you will learn:

    1. The types of equipment approved for use in buildings of varying heights, including anchors, platforms and personal safety equipment
    2. Cal OSHA rules governing owner obligations to the contractor and legal documentation
    3. The nature and frequency of inspections, and possible fines for non-compliance
    4. Specific documentation required prior to a window cleaning contractor accessing your building

    Course length:  40 minutes

    Level: Introductory/Intermediate

    CE Credits: 0.67

    Expires: 7 days after first access

    Hector Garcia

    President, HSG Waterproofing, Restoration & Window Cleaning

    Hector Garcia has been in the window cleaning, waterproofing, & restoration industry for 40 years. He is CEO/President of HSG, Waterproofing, Restoration and Window Cleaning. In 1990, Hector was asked to be on the Cal/OSHA Advisory Committee. As part of the committee, they updated all the laws pertaining to window cleaning which took effect in 1998. Hector is currently serving on the ASME A-120 Committee (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) and hold an OSHA SIT License #23.

  • Waste Management and Recycling

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    This webinar will provide you with information about the changing laws regarding waste in California with emphasis on the local Los Angeles waste hauling franchise program.

    This webinar will provide you with information about the changing laws regarding waste in California with emphasis on the local Los Angeles waste hauling franchise program.

    During this webinar you will learn:

    1. California recycling mandates, codes and ordinances
    2. recycLA do’s and don’ts
    3. The differences between your temporary hauler vs your recycler
    4. Hidden LEED issues and opportunities
    5. Organics laws and their potential impact on landscaping contracts

    This webinar is also included in the Building and Systems Management Course 2.

    Course length: 26 minutes

    Level: Intermediate 

    CE Credits: 0.43

    Expires: 7 days after first access

    Richard Ludt

    Director of Environmental Affairs, Interior Removal Specialist Inc.

    Richard Ludt, a LEED Accredited Professional, is the Director of Environmental Affairs at Interior Removal Specialist, Inc. Richard is responsible for complying with California’s heavily regulated solid waste ordinances and coordinates the extensive efforts involved for the recycling of the various construction debris obtained from tenant improvement demolition projects, including E-Waste, Acoustic Ceiling Tiles, carpeting, and over 201,000,000 pounds of drywall. Richard is the current Corporate Director of Recycling and Material Recovery for the Solid Waste Association of North America as well as serving as a Board Member for the Los Angeles Chapter of the USGBC.

  • Safety and Security

    Contains 5 Component(s)

    Creating a safe work environment is a priority for all building managers. These three videos review disaster planning and staff training, tenant emergency training, and securing your building.

    Whether planning for and responding to an emergency or maintaining a secure facility, building managers are responsible for the safety of all building occupants. These videos assist managers in understanding the role of the management team during an emergency, elements of fire/life safety occupant training, and components of a security plan.
    This program includes the following three videos:
    DISASTER PREPAREDNESS VIDEO

    1.      Management team roles
    2.      Documenting barriers to evacuation
    3.      Evacuation drills
    4.      Mass Communication
    FIRE/LIFE SAFETY VIDEO
    1.      Occupant online training and drills
    2.      Fire alarm devices
    3.      Stairwell egress
    4.      Emergency power systems
    SECURITY SYSTEMS VIDEO
    1.      Site review
    2.      Barriers
    3.      Access controls
    4.      Security personnel plan

    Course length:  10 minutes

    Level: Introductory

    Kimber Westmore

    Senior Client Safety Manager, Allied Universal Fire Life Safety Training

    Bill Stennis

    Director, Security & Life Safety U.S Office Division, Brookfield Properties

    Scott Carpenter

    Director, Managed Security Solutions, Southern California, Kastle Systems