Upcoming BOMI Class Offerings


SMA – Building Design & Maintenance

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 course book 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

  • Start Date:  Mondays, January 21st – March 4th ∗ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Seven weeks total)
  • Cost: $975 Members/ $1,075 Non-members
  • Location:  Town Square Tower, 445 Minnesota Street, Conf. Center off of Lobby skyway

SMT – Energy Management & Controls

Understanding the key maintenance and energy management aspects of building management is critical to running a cost-effective operation. From everyday preventive maintenance tasks to the challenge of developing and selling an energy plan, this course provides you with the skills to evaluate and optimize your current system, the know-how to integrate new components, and the ability to communicate your needs to decision makers.

This course teaches you to develop energy management strategies for HVAC, electrical, and lighting systems. You will learn about the components, principles, adjustment, and maintenance of system controllers, auxiliary devices and electronic, pneumatic, and computer control systems. We’ll cover heating, cooling, and humidification control applications, along with variable air volume and building pressurization control devices. You'll develop the skills and knowledge to perform a cost/benefit analysis of HVAC, electrical, and lighting systems, and to create an energy management program for your facility.

Key topic areas: energy management programs • preventive maintenance • building automation systems • HVAC, electrical, and lighting control systems • VAV boxes • energy management opportunities • SOPs • energy consumption factors • retrofit strategies • measuring ROI on energy initiatives

  • Start Date:  Wednesdays, January 23rd - March 6th ∗ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Seven weeks total)
  • Cost: $855 Members/ $955 Non-members
  • Location:  Town Square Tower, 445 Minnesota Street, Conf. Center off of Lobby skyway

Coming in 2019

  • Electrical Systems and Illuminations (SMT) - March
  • Facilities Planning and Project Management (FMA) - March
  • Air Handling, Water Treatment & Plumbing (SMT) - September

If you are interested in a class please contact Denise at 651.291.8888 / denise.jenkins@bomastpaul.org