Building Design and Maintenance 

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Knowing how a structure functions, and your role in maintaining it effectively, you are involved in the repair and replacement of structural items such as floors, ceilings, interior walls, and windows, and you need a basic understanding of building design, materials, codes, regulations, and structural systems and finishes. You also need to be familiar with maintenance procedures and equipment, grounds maintenance, and preventive maintenance, as well as construction documents. In this course, you will cover the characteristics, uses, and properties of common building materials, as well as building regulations, codes, and standards.

You will learn to compare building system components and to identify appropriate inspection and maintenance techniques. You will develop the knowledge to establish procedures and standards for monitoring building operations, preventive maintenance, and cleaning. You will also learn to read and use construction documents, studying from a coursebook that features a set of drawings and an architect's pocket scale. Featuring helpful new illustrations and current resources, such as governmental and industry websites, this course can help you design and maintain sound, safe buildings.

Key topic areas:

common building materials and systems in building foundations curtain walls windows roofing systems interior finishes flooring, interior walls and ceilings • vertical transportation grounds maintenance and inspection construction documents •

Applies to:                

SMA® designation



USGBC Recommendation: 18 GBCI continuing education hours toward the LEED Credential Maintenance Program.
ACE credit recommendation: 2 semester hours, associate degree, lower or upper division baccalaureate (Credit may be given for Building Design and Maintenance or The Design, Operation, and Maintenance of Building Systems, Part I, but not both.)

BOMI International courses are offered throughout the country through a partnership with Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA Locals). Can't find the course in your area? Pre-register and tell us where, when, and how you'd like to take the course.


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Self-Study Traditional



  Instructor-Led Online

May 20, 2013 to Aug 30, 2013


BOMI International


Jun 26, 2013 to Sep 11, 2013

Des Moines, IA

BOMA Iowa  

  Instructor-Led Online

Sep 9, 2013 to Dec 20, 2013


BOMI International


Sep 10, 2013 to Nov 26, 2013

Morristown, NJ

BOMA New Jersey

Accelerated Review

Nov 15, 2013 to Nov 17, 2013

Ft Lauderdale, FL

BOMA Ft. Lauderdale/Palm Beaches

Accelerated Review

Apr 14, 2014 to Apr 16, 2014

Memphis, TN

BOMA Memphis

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