Preventive Maintenance of Facilities

Online /
Feb 8 - 9, 2024 /
Course Code: 14-0216-ONL24

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  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor


Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 2 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

10 am to 6 pm Eastern

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 the 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 your enhanced skills on projects 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. In this course, you learn how to select among repair, refurbish or replace alternatives for building components to extend the facility’s useful life, 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

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 can learn valuable ideas for considerable savings in your maintenance budget.

More Information

Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time

Please note: You can check other time zones here.


Day I

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

Real Life Assessment

  • Defining the issues
  • Case Studies

Planning Process for Increasing the 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


Alex Bouchard, P.Eng.

Alex is a passionate individual who’s focused his career on helping others understand and manage complicated projects. His personal interest in architecture, engineering, business, leadership, and construction practices has placed him firmly in the Building Science and Asset Management communities. He founded Bouchard Associates to work closely with clients interested in a data-driven understanding of their real estate developments.

Alex has been in the business of investigating the condition of building systems for over 15 years. This has included deep dives into specific problems and broader assessments for future maintenance capital planning.

During his years of professional consulting, Alex has learned the values and benefits of sound strategic approaches, honest leadership, and team building. He strives to incorporate as much of this into all aspects of his life.

In his course offerings, Alex offers a clear understanding of the material and its intent. His courses provide a structured discussion of the content with detailed dives into technical sections and real-world examples.

His technical background includes a professional engineering practice of fieldwork, reporting, coordinating, and managing property condition assessments of over 800 developments throughout Canada. The travels needed for his work have brought Alex to each Canadian province and territory with equally varied types of developments to assess. Client sectors have included governments of all levels, institutional, commercial real estate owners, small business owners, and multi-family residential clients, each with unique data collection and reporting needs.

Alex’s more diverse background experience includes over 100 hours of public speaking in technical workshops, group presentations, working groups, and acting as master of ceremony in both French and English. Alex has also invested over 1,500 hours in board of director appointments, community initiatives and volunteering efforts.

Those who work closely with Alex will see him as an engaging technical leader, stoic thinker, caring individual, and more than occasionally a quirky nerd.

One thing that has always remained consistent with Alex over the years is that he takes his clients and their work seriously.

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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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