Facility Management Certification Training Course Outline

Module 1 Facility Types and Management Methods

  • Position of Facility Manager
  • Cultural Distinctions and Organizational Culture
  • Advancing in the Facility Management Profession
  • Properties
  • Facilities
  • Green Building Rating Systems
  • The Facility Management Team
  • Leadership Management
  • Methodologies
  • New Manager: Taking Over the Property or Facility Operation 

Module 2 Sustainable Maintenance  Operations

  • Work-Order System
  • Assigning Work Orders
  • Types of Work Orders
  • Performing Preventive Maintenance
  • Sustainable Maintenance
  • CMMS and Procurement Management
  • CMMS and the Preventive Maintenance Function
  • Property Condition Surveys 

Module 3 Managing Outsourced Services

  • Reasons for Outsourcing Service
  • The Outsourcing Process
  • Preparing for the Outsourcing Process
  • Traditional Contracts for Outsourcing
  • Service-Level Agreements
  • Writing Contract Specifications
  • Bidding
    Contract Negotiations
  • Outsourcing Facility Management 

Module 4 Financial Management and Control

  • Utilizing Funds
  • The Budgeting Process
  • Budget Management
  • Bad Budgeting Practices
  • The Budget as a Tool to Find Problems
  • Financial Management for Green Initiatives 

Module 5 Construction Management and Sustainable Design

  • The Facility Manager’s Role In Building Construction and Remodeling
  • Project Personnel
  • Steps In Building Construction, Remodeling, and Building Improvements
  • Important Construction Project Steps In Detail
  • Construction Contracting Agreements and Processes
  • Additional Construction Contract and Legal Issues
  • Using Software to Schedule and Organize Construction Projects
  • Sustainable Design and Construction Parameters
  • Sustainable Building Construction Methods
  • Post Construction Maintenance Issues 

Module 6 Fire and Security Systems and Disaster Prevention

  • Facilities Managers Facing a Disaster Event
  • Disaster Risk Analysis and Plan
  • Preventive Measures and Fire Protection Systems
  • Fire Sprinkler Heads
  • Wet-Pipe Sprinkler Systems
  • Dry-Pipe Systems
  • Specialized Fire Suppression Systems
  • Waterless Fire Suppression Systems
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Containment of Fire and Smoke
  • Sustainable Security Management 

Module 7 Facility and Global Environmental Management

  • Environmental Management
  • Property-Related Environmental Concerns
  • Environmental Issues Prior to Property Purchase
  • Lead-Based Paint
  • Asbestos
  • Additional Environmental Concerns
  • Global Environmental Concerns

Module 8 Building Systems and Controls

  • Managing Building Mechanical Systems
  • Building Control Systems
  • Major Components of a DDC System
  • Control Protocol: The Language of DDC
  • Comfortable and Healthy Building Environment
  • Air Systems for Air Supply and Movement
  • Ventilation Systems
  • Ventilation System Control Strategies
  • Air Exhaust Systems
  • Water Systems

Module 9 Major Building Equipment Systems and Subsystems

  • Refrigerant Cooling Basics
  • Water-Cooled Electric Centrifugal Chiller Systems
  • Chiller Energy Strategies
  • Cooling Tower Basics
  • Absorption Air-Conditioning Units
  • Heating and Steam Power Systems
  • Making Steam
  • Steam Heat Plants
  • Pretreatment of Boiler Feedwater
  • Managing Boiler and Cooling Tower
  • Chemical Treatment
  • Condensing Boilers
  • Plant Sustainability

Module 10 Energy Management and Renewable Energy

  • Sustainable Energy Management
  • Power Generation and Delivery
  • Facility Strategies for Minimizing Power Use and Costs
  • Monitoring and Benchmarking Energy
  • Rate Structures
  • Lighting
  • Alternating Current Motors
  • Water-Sourced Heat Pumps
  • Renewable Energy
  • Power Storage and Microgrids
  • Fuel Cells

Module 11 Building Site Interior  and Personnel Management

  • Site Management
  • Sustainable Landscaping
  • Turf Maintenance
  • Paving
  • Pervious and Porous Paving
  • Collecting, Storing, and Purifying Rainwater
  • Housekeeping Safety Issues
  • Sustainable Housekeeping
  • Worker Training
  • Productivity of Maintenance Personnel and Formal Worker Evaluations

Module 12 Green Building Construction

  • Sustainable Buildings
  • Building Foundation and Support
  • Building Exterior Walls
  • Roof Construction and Maintenance
  • Common Building Problems
  • Active Building Exterior Management
  • Building Interior Construction
  • Flooring
  • Passenger Conveyance

Module 13 Strategic Planning and Project Financial Analysis

  • Strategic Planning
  • SWOT Analysis and the Environmental Scan
  • Brainstorming
  • Mind Maps
  • Project Financial Analysis
  • Churn
  • Management/Space Planning