Instructed by Michael J. Lauhoff, RPA, FMA
As a property manager, you are the professional link between the building owner, its occupants, the systems engineers, and various contractors. To be effective, you need to know the ins and outs of building design and construction, including codes, renovation, life-cycle costing, maintenance, and building systems.
Through this course, you will learn to manage the ongoing operation and maintenance of building systems, gaining insight into the many issues that affect building efficiency and cost-effectiveness. You will acquire the skills to perform life-cycle costing on building projects, gain the knowledge to assist a design team on construction and renovation projects, and learn to develop sound service contracts and effectively monitor the performance of contractors.
Major topics covered in this course:
Building design and construction
Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning
The building envelope
Building system controls
Interior walls, ceilings, and flooring
You will take away these key concepts and skills:
The ability to maintain building systems efficiently and cost-effectively
A greater familiarity with structural components and building materials
An understanding of HVAC and plumbing systems
An overview of how a structure functions