Upcoming BOMI Class Offerings


Air Handling, Water Treatment & Plumbing Systems – SMT

Start Date: Wednesday, March 24th, Seven weeks total.

Test Date: Schedule through off-site testing facility.

Class Time:  6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Wednesdays

Cost:   $855 for Members, $955 for Non-Members

Location: Town Square Tower, 445 Minnesota Street, Conf. Center off of Lobby skyway

Air Handling, Water Treatment, and Plumbing Systems is about understanding air-handling systems, water systems, plumbing systems, and fire protection systems. Specifically, the chapters in this text address human comfort, ductwork, air-handling units, and indoor air quality. They also discuss the basics of water system problems, water testing, and typical treatment options. The course concludes with a discussion of the psychrometric chart.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Replace and/or maintain complicated HVAC systems
  • Outline procedures for water sample analysis, testing, and treatment
  • Reference guidelines when installing and monitoring pipes and valves
  • Maintain a reliable and effective fire protection system

Key topic areas:  HVAC systems  air cleaning devices  indoor air quality  water conditioning and treatment  plumbing  fire protection and alarm systems

Facilities Planning and Project Management - FMA

Start Date:  Monday, March 22nd, Seven weeks total.

Test Date:  Schedule through off-site testing facility.

Class Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Mondays

Cost:  $975 for Members, $1,075 for Non-Members

Location: Town Square Tower, 445 Minnesota Street, Conf. Center off of Lobby skyway

Facilities Planning and Project Management stresses that technical skills are important, but strategy, leadership, and direction will contribute more to the success of your facilities projects than logistical prowess. You will learn to develop strategic facilities plans, plan facilities projects, and effectively implement and evaluate projects. 

You will also understand the why and the how of communicating with those employees directly affected by facilities projects, and integrating them into the strategic process. To accomplish this, and to communicate with architects, designers, and general contractors, you will learn the basic symbols and tools you will need to read architectural drawings. The set of drawings included with this coursebook will be used in the course, relating course key concepts to the master case study, a facilities project for a hypothetical company, which is presented throughout the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Execute post-occupancy evaluations using facilities annual reports
  • Organize and plan a successful facilities project
  • Assemble a project team
  • Use best practices to determine facility needs
  • Distinguish among the roles that each employee and/or contractor has in managing a facility
  • Grow and implement project management skill sets

Key topic areas:  the value of planning and organizing  planning models  identifying and rating user needs  owned vs. leased developed facilities  managing the planning process  classifying facilities projects  specifications for facilities performance  design development and review  implementing projects  planning occupancy  project closeout

Coming in 2021-2022

  • Refrigeration Systems and Accessories (SMT) - September 2021
  • Managing the Organization (SMA/FMA/RPA) - September 2021
  • Boilers, Heating Systems and Applied Mathematics (SMT) - January 2022
  • Environmental, Health & Safety Issues (SMA/FMA/RPA) - January 2022
  • Energy Management (SMT) - March 2022
  • Fundamentals of Facilities Management (FMA) - March 2022
  • Electrical Systems and Illuminations (SMT) - September 2022

If you are interested in a class please contact Denise at 651.291.8888 / [email protected]