Facilities Management

Course Description

Facilities management is studied in 2 parts: Hard Facilities Management and Soft Facilities Management. In the former, students deal with physical assets such as plumbing, heating and cooling, elevators, etc. In the second part students focus on tasks performed by people such as custodial services, lease accounting, catering, security, and ground keeping.

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Learning Objectives

The course focuses on developing expertise in each of the following areas:

  • Fundamentals of building design, construction and equipment installation
  • Utility management
  • Space management
  • Regulatory compliance (local, state, national, health, safety, environment and fire)
  • Using software to manage buildings and equipment
  • LEED Certification
  • Spare parts inventory management
  • Vendor and subcontractor management
  • Commercial property, risk and insurance

Instructional Method

Synchronous on-line discussions among students and the professor pertaining to lecture topics.  We will likewise have guest speakers who will share best practices as regulators or facilities managers


Enrollment is open to any undergraduate student pursuing a 4-year degree in engineering at any university or those currently holding a 4-year degree in engineering.


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