Building Design & Maintenance

If you are involved in the repair and replacement of structural items such as floors, ceilings, interior walls, and windows, you need a basic understanding of building design, materials, codes, regulations, and structural systems and finishes. You also need to be familiar with maintenance procedures and equipment, grounds maintenance, preventive maintenance, and construction documents.

In this course, you will cover common building materials’ characteristics, uses, and properties, as well as building regulations, codes, and standards. You will learn to compare building system components and identify appropriate inspection and maintenance techniques. You will learn to establish procedures and standards for monitoring building operations, preventive maintenance, and cleaning. You will also learn to read and use construction documents, studying from a coursebook that features a set of drawings and an architect’s pocket scale. Featuring helpful new illustrations and current resources, such as governmental and industry websites, this course can help you design and maintain sound, safe buildings.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Maintain efficient and cost-effective building systems
  • Distinguish among a variety of building materials and structural components
  • Read, understand, and use construction documents
  • Identify your role in effectively maintaining the functions of a structure
  • Common building materials and systems in building foundations
  • Curtain walls
  • Windows
  • Roofing systems
  • Interior finishes
  • Flooring, interior walls, and ceilings
  • Vertical transportation
  • Grounds maintenance and inspection
  • The reading, scaling, interpretation, care, and use of construction documents
  • Building Design and Construction
  • Building Structural Systems and Foundations
  • Curtain Walls and Windows
  • Roofing Systems
  • Flooring, Interior Walls, and Ceilings
  • Paints and Coatings
  • Vertical Transportation Systems
  • Elevator Maintenance, Modernization, Security, and Safety
  • Landscaping and Parking
  • Building Operation and Maintenance
  • Cleaning Guide and Administration
  • Construction Contract Documents

This course is available through the following delivery options:

  • Online Self-Paced
  • Collaborative Virtual Learning

This course does not apply to a BOMI certification.


This course applies to the following BOMI designation:

  • SMA® – Systems Maintenance Administrator