Building operations and maintenance professionals play a key role in the management of a high-performance real estate asset. Like any other real estate practitioner, professional development through certificate programs, certifications and designation programs help equip building engineers with the institutional knowledge and skills they need to succeed. Below is a sample of educational opportunities that building operations professionals may consider as part of their professional development journey.
The Systems Maintenance Technician (SMT®) designation program provides today’s technicians with the skills that will help them stand out as top performers, who can raise a building’s efficiency while reducing operating costs. The SMT program covers every major building operating system, from HVAC to plumbing to electrical and overall control systems.
The Systems Maintenance Administrator (SMA®) program further distinguishes professionals with the advanced knowledge required to run a sound, efficient, cost-effective maintenance department. Building on the SMT designation with additional courses on administration, energy management, and environmental health and safety issues, the SMA program helps prepare maintenance professionals for a career in facilities management.
This designation provides learners with an in-depth understanding of how to define, initiate, pay for, complete, and obtain a return on investment for sustainable initiatives within all segments of a building or portfolio. Simply complete all three courses in BOMI’s new High-Performance program.
Recommended for those in operational and system maintenance roles. Through BOMI International’s new BEC Program, practitioners in operational and system maintenance roles can learn foundational concepts that relate to reducing energy consumption from a technical perspective. This program teaches the necessary skills to enable the implementation of sustainability efforts in the built environment.
Recommended for those who operate and maintain multiple building systems. The SMC program provides in-depth information on key building principles, including efficient energy management and water treatment. This program will also help you gain a better understanding of HVAC, plumbing, and other building systems that work together to provide a comfortable indoor environment.
High-Performance Sustainable Buildings: HVAC Optimization consists of five, scenario-based online modules focused on the relationship among the facility manager, building tenants, and systems maintenance personnel. BOMI International’s new program was developed using the latest instructional design techniques, using animated, real-life scenarios to provide learners with immediately applicable learning opportunities.