Building Management and Maintenance

  • LOCATION: Niagara Career and Technical Education Center
    Instructor:
     Vinnie Piaskowski

    e-mail: vpiaskowski@onboces.org 

     

    Building Management and Maintenance

     

    NCTEC only.  The Building Management and Maintenance curriculum prepares students to assume key positions in fields of facility operations and property management.  There is a great need for highly-trained individuals to operate, manage and maintain various kinds of facilities both locally and nationally.  The curriculum is unique in providing this technical and managerial training. 

     

    The student will gain knowledge in the following areas: operation of a building’s mechanical system; overview of the building trades; and managerial/supervisory skills and business practices.  Our program aims to develop skills which are needed for planning, scheduling and controlling the efficient operation and repair of state-of-the-art equipment and buildings. 

     

    The facilities operations and property management fields will require a thorough understanding of the construction and maintenance process.  The curriculum provides hands-on activities to augment and complete the education of the student. 

     

    OBJECTIVES

     

    • Operate, maintain & troubleshoot building mechanical systems (HVAC, Electrical, Power Distribution, Plumbing, etc.) and structural systems.

    • Develop operational forms for a facility.

    • Demonstrate knowledge of multiple trades, tool usage, and safety procedures.

    • Develop and implement Standard Operation Procedure (S.O.P) manual.

    • Develop and implement preventive maintenance program(s).

    • Estimate labor, material and equipment for the maintenance function.

    • Manage a project; renovation, or remodeling for a facility.

    • Perform an energy audit and make recommendations for cost effective retrofits.

    • Supervise the maintenance and function-personnel, work, load balancing, problem solving and scheduling.

    • Develop a training program in various media formats or subordinates.

    • Interpret and use financial and legal documents.

    • Interpret residential and commercial blueprints;

     

    UNITS OF STUDY

     

    • Workplace Safety

    • Rough and Finish Carpentry

    • Into to HVAC

    • Plumbing

    • Refrigeration

    • Interior and Exterior Finishes

    • Air Distribution Systems

    • Electricity/Control Circuits

    • Home Performance

    • Gas Heat

    • Estimating

    • Print Reading

    • Air Conditioning – Install & Maintenance

    • Transformers and Motors

    • Bob Cat Training

    • Reclaiming and Recycling of Refrigerants

     

    NYS Approved Program Title & CIP Code: Building /Property Maintenance and Manager – 46.0401