Professional Certificate in Facilities Management - Lecture Series 1

Facilities include hospitals, universities, schools, government buildings and offices, residential and condominiums, industrial plants and factories as well as commercial buildings and complexes. These establishments are undeniably crucial to the operation of any business. Thus, the UP NEC has come up with this training program to best equip practicing facilities managers, property and building administrators, engineers, architects, project managers, project coordinators and project supervisors with the knowledge and skills essential to their company operation’s success.


Specifically, this training program aims to:

1. Create awareness on and provide practical approaches to best-known practices in facilities management in a building environment

2. Address fundamental principles but only to the point necessary for the understanding of facilities management from a holistic life cycle perspective

3. Provide the essential knowledge and skills required to carry out efficient and effective facility management

4. Develop and implement energy management and indoor air quality management

5. Be able to use facility management tools for operation and maintenance planning and management

This Facilities Management Program consists of ten (10) modules grouped into three (3) lecture series. Completion of the ten modules leads to a Professional Certificate in Facilities Management.

The modules are as follows:

Lecture Series I (3 days) April 14-16, 2010 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Module 1. Introduction and Strategic FM Module 2. FM vs. Engineering Maintenance Module 3. Asset Management Principles & Applications

Lecture Series II (3 days) May 19-21, 2010 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Module 4. Building Conservation & Refurbishment Module 5. IT Applications in FM Module 6. Energy Management in Built Environment and Effective Implementation of Energy Conservation Measures Module 7. Indoor Air Quality Fundamentals Module 8. Fire Safety Management of Built Environment - Liabilities & Strategies

Lecture Series III (3 days) June 16-18, 2010 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Module 9. Facilities Solutions & Management Competence – Mechanical Systems in Buildings Module 10.Facilities Solutions & Management Competence – Electrical Systems in Buildings

Below is the description of each module.

Lecture Series I - Modules 1 to 3

Module 1. Strategic Facilities Management. This module defines the strategic context of Facilities Management (FM) and illustrates what the possible scopes are. The module aims to raise the awareness of participants on the role played by FM as strategic business enabler, the changing FM practices, prerequisites of effective FM, and also on the desired outcome from FM in its physical form aligned with the organization's business operational requirements.

Module 2. Facilities Management Vs Engineering Maintenance. This module traces the historical development of FM and defines the activities within the new discipline. The importance of FM in meeting the clients' requirements will be highlighted. The differences between FM and Engineering Maintenance practices are also discussed. Effective planning and management requisites, and the types of maintenance regimes are fully explained.

Module 3. Asset Management Principles and Applications. The module focuses on the importance of strategic asset and facility management from the life cycle perspective and how it impacts on the bottom line of facilities owners in service delivery. The module will also discuss the importance of an asset register as the building block of all asset management systems and how the former contributes to best practice asset management.

The module highlights the contribution of input from the management, financial, economic, and engineering, and other social disciplines applied to the facilities and the assets with the objective of providing the required level of service in the most cost effective manner. The emphasis is on a balanced approach to the management of the physical assets from a life cycle perspective.

Lecture Series II - Modules 4 to 8

Module 4. Building Conservation and Refurbishment. This module studies the causes of building defects and the corresponding rectification methods. Topics include defects relating to concrete structures, roof, floor, and wall finishes. The module also looks into causes of maintenance breakdowns and remedies, and the differences between different types of maintenance activities.

Module 5. IT Applications in Facilities Management. Advancement in telecommunications and microprocessor technology has given rise to immense possibilities for the built environment. Building owners and managers can now harness their power for e-commerce, web-based applications for both home and building automation system, computerized maintenance management system to even the introduction of products and systems that would suit the lifestyle of the new age office workers.

This module covers intelligent building technologies of modern building, the interoperability between support systems and real-time data which allow building owners and tenants to take advantage of cost savings and efficiencies from application of these technologies.

The module also investigates how a centralized monitoring system, powered by a single engine would possibly provide a system that integrates the asset management, building automation, maintenance management, fault reporting and e-market place in a building.

Module 6. Energy Management in Built Environment and Effective Implementation of Energy Conservation Measures. This module introduces the concept of energy management and identifies the different types of energy conservation potentials. The module also works through the procedures for energy audits and the strategies for effective Energy Conservation Measures Implementation.

Module 7. Indoor Air Quality Fundamentals. This module provides an overview of the indoor air quality (IAQ) issues in a built environment such as office buildings, large commercial complex, etc. It steps through the procedures to identify sick building syndromes and the associated parameters governing good IAQ and the audit techniques. Strategies for controlling and maintaining good IAQ are also presented. The module defines a Proactive IAQ management program from a practitioner's perspective.

Module 8. Fire Safety Management of Built Environment - Liabilities & Strategies. This module covers the active and passive fire protection systems in buildings. Topics include firm alarm, fire extinguishers, wet and dry risers and sprinkler systems, means of escape and its protection, the importance of appropriate fire evacuation planning for commercial high rise buildings and the organizational requirements. Typical building inspection and testing fire safety for building works in general and lift operations in particular are also included.

Lecture Series III - Modules 9 to 10

Module 9. Facilities Solutions and Management Competence – Mechanical Systems in Buildings. A concise module on the air-conditioning and mechanical ventilation (ACMV) systems specifically tailored to commercial buildings. This course provides basic guidelines to proper equipment selection, approaches to problems and trouble shooting, and practices for proper maintenance of systems and equipment. The emphasis will be on the application of knowledge in operations and maintenance of facilities in buildings.

Module10. Facilities Solutions and Management Competence – Electrical Systems in Buildings. This module covers the general aspects in the maintenance of electrical systems in buildings. Topics discussed include the adoption of the appropriate type of maintenance strategies, investigative approaches including data collection/analysis, diagnostic tests and fault investigation. Issues relating to the Occupational Health and Safety and the implementation of an Electrical System Maintenance Program (ESMP) are also discussed.