Facilities Planning & Project Management

The Facilities Planning and Project Management course will help you develop the skills and knowledge critical to successfully executing any facilities project. You will learn to develop strategic facilities plans, plan facilities projects, and effectively implement and evaluate projects.

You’ll review the why and the how of communicating with employees directly affected by facilities projects and integrating them into the strategic process. To accomplish this, you will learn the basic symbols and tools you will need to read architectural drawings.

A case study woven throughout the coursebook presents real-world examples of proper planning and selecting a project team and the importance of flexibility, follow-through, and attention to detail.

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

  • Execute post-occupancy evaluations using facilities’ annual reports
  • Organize and plan a successful facilities project
  • Assemble a project team
  • Use best practices to determine facility needs
  • Distinguish among the roles that each employee and contractor has in managing a facility
  • Grow and implement project management skill sets
  • The value of planning and organizing to plan
  • Planning models
  • Identifying and rating user needs
  • Owned vs. leased developed facilities
  • Managing the planning process
  • Classifying facilities projects
  • Specifications for facilities performance
  • Design development and review
  • Implementing projects
  • Planning occupancy
  • Project closeout
  • Strategic Facilities Planning
  • Strategic Facilities Planning Models
  • Project Planning
  • Project Viability
  • Project Approach
  • Project Implementation
  • Defining General Project Needs
  • Defining Detailed Requirements Data
  • Matching Space to Project Requirements
  • Design Documents
  • Construction Contract Documents
  • Construction Administration
  • Move-in Occupancy
  • Project Close Out, Evaluation, and Support

This course is available through the following delivery options:

  • Online Self-Paced
  • Collaborative Virtual Learning

This course does not apply to any BOMI certifications.


This course applies to the following BOMI designation:

  • FMA® – Facilities Management Administrator