Preventive Maintenance of Facilities

Regina, Saskatchewan /
New dates to be determined /
Course Code: 11-0613-2377

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After participating in the course, you will be able to:

  • Balance a wide range of building maintenance and upgrading factors as you develop and improve your facility management system
  • Increase effectiveness of maintenance by mastering the essential details of the many diverse components that comprise a facility, all of which render a facility operational
  • Use on your projects your enhanced skills in contract and warranty administration
  • Apply your knowledge about indoor air quality, environmental issues, energy conservation and how to avoid problems in these areas before they surface and become unmanageable and costly

How to accomplish more while facing budget constraints is a challenge faced by many facility managers. At this seminar, you learn how to select among repair, refurbish or replace alternatives for building components to extend the useful life of the facility, reducing the number of break-downs and costly repairs, and minimizing system and equipment downtime.

Your expert instructor will explain in detail how to approach preventive maintenance systematically, in accordance with prescribed, recommended, and tested procedures.

Course Outline:

  • Real Life Assessment
  • Planning Process for Increasing Value of Your Asset (Part 1 and 2)
  • Building Envelope Performance (Part 1 and 2)
  • Roofing Systems
  • Maintenance of HVAC Systems
  • CMMS - Computer Maintenance Management Systems
  • Energy Management and Auditing
  • Outsourcing and Contracting Out
  • Open Forum Discussion
  • Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment

Textbook: BES700 Practical Overview "Overview of Building Environmental Systems"

Who Should Attend
Owners of Facilities • Directors and Managers of Commercial Properties, Hospitals and Institutions of Industrial Facilities • Building Designers • Building Operators • Maintenance Personnel • Builders and Contractors.

Special Features:
In less than one percent of your annual working hours, you have an opportunity to learn useful ideas for considerable savings in your maintenance budget.

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Daily Schedule
8:00 Registration and Coffee (1st Day only)
8:30 Session begins
12:00 Lunch
4:30 Adjournment

There will be a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to a refreshment and networking break during each morning and afternoon session.

Day I

Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method

Real Life Assessment

  • Defining the issues
  • Case Studies

Planning Process for Increasing Value of Your Asset (Part 1)

  • Asset evaluation/Life cycle costs/Reserve funding
  • Budgeting for maintenance, refurbishment and replacement to enhance the value of the asset
  • The role of maintenance
  • Preventative and predictive maintenance

Planning Process for Increasing Value of Your Asset (Part 2)

  • Reliability Centered Maintenance (Preventative & Predictive Maintenance)
  • Total Productive Maintenance
  • Building The Maintenance Plan

Building Envelope Performance (Part 1)

  • CSA Standards Compilation
  • Maintaining and Repairing Concrete In Buildings
  • Parking Lot and Asphalt Maintenance
  • Diagnosis of Air Quality Problems in a Building
  • Site Environmental Issues

Building Envelope Performance (Part 2)

  • Diagnosis of Air Quality Problems in a Building
  • Site Environmental Issues


Day II

Roofing Systems

  • Types of roofing
  • Causes of failure with various types of roofing
  • Potential problem areas
  • Repairs
  • Preventive Maintenance

Maintenance of HVAC Systems

  • Review of preventive maintenance of various types of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems
  • Packaged terminal units, heat pumps, rooftop heating/cooling, fan coil units
  • Boilers, chillers and cooling towers
  • Air distribution systems
  • Contract options for equipment maintenance and retrofits

CMMS - Computer Maintenance Management Systems

  • Specifying the systems, what needs to be included
  • Setting up the database
  • Preventative maintenance scheduling
  • Work orders
  • Equipment records
  • Inventory control and purchasing
  • Reports

Energy Management and Auditing

  • The purpose of auditing
  • Conducting a successful audit
  • Lighting audits
  • Water and waste audits
  • Case studies

Outsourcing and Contracting Out

  • Outsourcing trends
  • The need for specifications
  • Contract administration
  • Warranty administration

Open Forum Discussion
“How to achieve your objective of implementing an effective preventive maintenance program”

Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes

Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment


Louie D'Orazio, P.Eng., B.Sc.Eng., M.Sc.Eng., MBA, MMP, Ph.D.

Dr. Louie R. D'Orazio, B.Sc.Eng., M.Sc.Eng., EMBA, MMP., Ph.D., P.Eng., has Bachelor's Degree in Materials Engineering, a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, an Executive MBA, and a Ph.D. in Engineering Management. Both his MBA and Ph.D., have the Thesis published in the US Library of Congress. He is a Professional Engineer and holds a Certificate of Authorization with the PEO (Professional Engineers of Ontario) and APEGM (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba) with over 30 years of industrial training and experience in the industry sector, agricultural sector, educational sector (post-secondary and trades), government sector (renewable energies) and private consulting – (The Elite Engineering Group Inc., P & L Holdings Ltd.).

He is presently a full-time professor at Mohawk College and a sessional professor at McMaster University, both located in Hamilton, Ontario. Louie is the first professional engineer with a Ph.D. to carry a Maintenance Management Professional Designation through PEMAC (Plant Engineering & Maintenance Association of Canada) and is deemed as a “Building Envelop Expert” (Specialty in Engineering Litigation for Buildings). He is Program Coordinator for NDE/NDT, Manufacturing Research Specialist and Key Professor for Metal Casting through Mohawk College representing Canada.


To be announced

Although the venue is not officially confirmed, EPIC courses are generally held at the following location(s):

Hotel Saskatchewan Radisson Plaza
2125 Victoria Avenue
Regina SK  S4P 0S3

DoubleTree by Hilton Regina
1975 Broad St
Regina SK  S4P 1Y2

Double Tree by Hilton Regina
1975 Broad St,
Regina SK  S4P 1Y2

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Regina East Gate
3830 East Gate Drive
Regina SK  S4Z 1A5

Please confirm with EPIC that the venue has been officially confirmed before making any reservations or travel arrangements.


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Fee & Credits

$1295 + taxes

  • 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 14 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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