Preventive Maintenance of Facilities

Online /
Apr 8 - 9, 2025 /
Course Code: 15-0415-ONL25

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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 this course, you will be able to:

  • Balance various building maintenance and upgrading factors to enhance your facility management system.
  • Increase maintenance effectiveness by mastering essential details of diverse components that keep a facility operational.
  • Apply enhanced skills in contract and warranty administration for better project outcomes.
  • Address indoor air quality, environmental issues, and energy conservation proactively to prevent costly problems.
  • Choose the best repair, refurbish, or replace alternatives to extend the facility's useful life and minimize downtime and expenses.

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.

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

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


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

Dr. D'Orazio 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) and APEGA (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta) 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., Business Project Design Management Inc.).

He has a number of papers published and has presented at numerous conferences (research, quality, operations, health & safety and training), and holds a patent out of the United States. 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 and Total Building Commissioning, Recommissioning and Retrocommissioning). He also represents Canada as a Program Coordinator for NDE and a Key Professor for Metal Casting through Mohawk College.

Dr. D'Orazio also holds "Military Clearance" under the Control Goods Act, "Security Clearance" for NRCan/Canmet (minerals & materials) wrt Protected B Classification, and is becoming well known around the province for Alternative Energies and their Applications. He was also awarded Professor of the Year in 2010-2011 and took a group of students in 2013 to win 1st Place in the province (Discoveries Ontario) for Lean Optimization. He was also awarded the Mohawk College "Everyday Hero" Award (December 2019) for his continuous contribution to student success and experiential learning. Dr. D'Orazio also holds IBM Certifications Certification under IBM for Enterprise Design Thinking Certificate Certification under IBM for Enterprise Design Thinking Instructor Certification under IBM for Enterprise Design Thinking Practitioner Dr. D'Orazio has also been recently certified as a Rife Practitioner (Homeopathic Approach – Teaching the Body To Heal Itself).

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Fee & Credits

$1295 + taxes

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

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