2019 EDUCATION COURSE DESCRIPTION & DATES

Be sure to read these notes and cancellation policy before registering for your course.


BUDGETING & ACCOUNTING |  02/22 - 02/24 | Registration closed     

(Instructor: Cary Fronstin)   

Budgeting and Accounting features applications and problems you can use to create building and facilities' budgets. In this course, you will have the opportunity to apply concepts within the real property and facilities context. You will follow the accounting process and creation of a budget from start to finish, learning valuable skills such as how to interpret financial statements, annual reports, and statements of cash flows. You will also learn practical skills such as how to compile lease abstracts and prepare rent rolls. The course includes valuable exercises pertaining to computing productivity ratios, depreciation, ending cash balances, preparing income and expense budgets, and explaining budget variances.

Key topic areas:

record-keeping requirements  revenue and expenditure cycles  cash basis income statement  financial statements  annual reports  lease abstracts income and expense budgeting  working with capital

Applies to:
PAC and PMFP certificates
RPA® designation

DESIGN OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE PART I    | 03/08 - 03/10    | Registration closed 

(Instructor: Murray Greene)

This course provides information property and facility managers need to manage the ongoing operation and maintenance of building systems and to maximize building efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Key topic areas:

building design and construction  life-cycle costing  construction materials  structural systems  building envelopes  roofing  interior walls, ceilings, and flooring  HVAC and plumbing systems  building system controls and automation

Applies to:
FMC and PAC certificates
FMA® and RPA® designations
Recommendations:
USGBC Recommendation: 30 GBCI continuing education hours toward the LEED Credential Maintenance Program

ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS & ILLUMINATION  |  03/22- 03/24   | Registration closed   

(Instructor: John Braun)

To safely operate and maintain a building’s electrical equipment, you must thoroughly understand the components of electrical systems and how to measure the electricity your building consumes. This course provides you with a clear understanding of electricity basics, the skills needed to measure electrical consumption, and the ability to recognize, set up, and maintain reliable and effective maintenance and safety systems.

Key topic areas:

alternate sources of electricity  electrical safety  electrical circuits  electric meters  cables, terminations, and conduits  maintaining light sources and fixtures  electric motor basics and maintenance

Applies to:
BEC certificate
SMA® and SMT® designations

Recommendations:
USGBC Recommendation: 24 GBCI continuing education hours toward the LEED Credential Maintenance Program

ETHICS IS GOOD BUSINESS   |   05/11/19   | Registration closed

(Instructor: Cary Fronstin) 

This course helps you understand the impact that ethical behavior can have on your professional performance and your property’s bottom line. By working through difficult ethical dilemmas, you’ll develop the confidence to follow through, even when facing adversity.

Key topic areas:

tenant relations  triple bottom line  confidentiality recordkeeping and SOX  trade secrets  proper use of funds  conflicts of interest  corporate social responsibility  environmental stewardship

Applies to:
FMA® and RPA® designations

Recommendations:
USGBC Recommendation: 6 GBCI continuing education hours toward the LEED Credential Maintenance Program

LAW & RISK MANAGEMENT | 05/17 - 05/19   |  Register here        

(Instructor: Murray Greene)

In today's complex business environment, it is increasingly important for property managers to know how to address legal and risk management issues. This course will provide you with a foundation in the basic principles of law and risk management, helping you deal with everyday legal and risk issues surrounding your business. In addition to addressing leasing and conveyance, the course covers important issues on torts, contracts, employer/employee relations, property rights, and environmental law.

Key topic areas:

conveying and financing real estate  contracts  property interests  premises liability  environmental law and concerns  employment relationships and agency  introduction to risk management  insurance company operations  principles of insurance and insurable risk  general liability insurance and employee benefit plans  loss exposures

Applies to:
RPA® designation

FUNDAMENTALS FOR FACILITY MANAGEMENT |  06/28 - 06/30   | Register here   

(Instructor: Murray Greene)

Successful facilities managers must have business savvy supported by a broad scope of technical knowledge. This course provides the base from which to build a career in facilities management. You will learn how to structure and manage operations and maintenance programs, and how to manage personnel effectively to control workload. You will gain an understanding of the importance of facilities management to business organizations and operations, while also learning strategies for internal marketing.

Key topic areas:

principles of information management  investment, cost controls, and budgeting strategies  operating levels of facilities activities  outsourcing principles benefits of leasing vs. ownership

Applies to:
FMC certificate
FMA® designation





ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY | 09/20 - 09/22   |  Register here 

(Instructor: Murray Greene)

Ensuring workplace and employee health and safety are issues at the center stage of today's property industry. As a property professional, this course will help you develop and manage proactive environmental/occupational health and safety programs, comply with regulatory standards and guidelines, and assess when to obtain technical assistance.

Key topic areas:

local, state, and federal regulations  environmental site assessments  hazard communication  emergency response  asbestos and lead management ergonomics  indoor air quality  hazardous waste  storage tanks  audits, recordkeeping, and other regulatory issues  ADA, EPA, OSHA, CERCLA, and the FULL ALPHABET SOUP of environmental health and safety

Applies to:
FMA®, RPA®, SMA® designations

Recommendations:
USGBC Recommendation: 30 GBCI continuing education hours toward the LEED Credential Maintenance Program

BUILDING, DESIGN & MAINTENANCE  |  09/27 - 09/29  | Register here   

(Instructor: John Braun)

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




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