RPA/FMA - Design, Operation, Maintenance of Building System, Part I

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Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 9:00 AM (EDT) to Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 3:00 PM (EDT)
1120 Connecticut Ave. suite 1200
Washington DC, DC 20036
4 Seats Remaining

Event Details

This is an in-person class and is limited to 15 students.

The Design, Operation, and Maintenance of Building Systems, Part I provides information property and facilities managers will need to manage the ongoing operation and maintenance of building systems and to maximize building efficiency and cost-effectiveness. In this course, you will learn about building design and construction, project delivery, construction materials, and building systems, including HVAC, roofing, and plumbing systems, as well as ceilings, flooring, and interior walls.


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

  • Implement maintenance best practices for building systems to achieve efficiencies and cost savings
  • Support maintenance of building structural components in the design and construction of facilities by selecting and recommending the appropriate materials
  • Describe best practices for the design, operation, and maintenance of HVAC and plumbing systems
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of the systems required for ensuring the preservation of a building’s structural integrity


Key topic areas:

• building design and construction  construction materials  structural systems  heating, ventilating, and air conditioning  plumbing systems  the building envelope  building system controls  lifecycle costing  roofing  interior walls, ceilings, and flooring

Applies to:
FMC and PAC certificates
FMA® and RPA® designations

Important Notes 

  • All books will be printed and will be available on the first day of the course
  • New students enrolling in the designation incur an additional $225 fee
  • Current designation holders enrolling in a second designation program incur an additional $100 fee
  • Students taking this course for CPD credit inur an additional charge of $100



Registration closes September 10th, 2020!

Any student registering after September 10th will incur a $50 fee.


For More Information:

Brandy Peak
Brandy Peak
Director- Education, Programs, Meetings and Events AOBA (202)296-3390x763


William Clark
Vice President, Operations

Bill joined Blake Real Estate in March of 2005 as the Director of Operations. His responsibilities at Blake include all aspects of building operations and management, the physical plants, maintenance and engineering staff, training, and capital expenditure programs. His background in the hospitality industry gives Bill a strong sense of customer service which he carries over to all of our maintenance and engineering teams. Bill is a widely respected industry leader in commercial real estate engineering.

Before joining Blake Real Estate, Bill served 5 years in the US Navy as an engineer. He then joined Hyatt Hotels, and spent 23 years both here in the United States and in Canada as a senior engineer.   From 2004 to 2005, Bill worked as Chief Engineer for Gannett Corporate Headquarters in Mclean, Virginia.

He is a member and instructor for the National Association of Power Engineers (NAPE), and a member of the Association of Energy Engineers, BOMA, BOMI, and USGBC.

Professional Accreditation and Awards:

  • Maryland 1st Grade Steam Engineer
  • Washington DC 3rd Class Steam Engineer
  • BOMI RPA Designation
  • USGBC LEED Green Associate

In his free time, Bill enjoys sports and volunteering for charitable organizations, especially the American Red Cross and the American Heart Association.