SMA/SMT - Building Design and Maintenance

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Friday, May 7, 2021 at 8:00 AM (EDT) to Friday, May 28, 2021 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
NAPE Educational Foundation’s 5520 Training Center
5520 Cherokee Avenue Suite 250
Alexandria, VA 22312-2319
United States
15 Seats Remaining
* Registration open until 4/23/21 at 12:00 AM (EDT)

Event Details

This is an in-person course in partnership with NAPE Education Foundation, following all CDC protocols with required face coverings and social distancing

Every Friday of May from 8:00am EST - 4:00pm EST
May 7, 14, 21, 28

Building Design and Maintenance stresses that it is important for all building systems administrators to not only have an intimate knowledge of a facility’s systems and components, but also have an understanding of the day-to-day and month-to-month operations that keep a building in good working order. This comprehensive course covers the basics of subjects such as building design and structural systems, foundations, walls, flooring, roofing, and landscaping. In addition, this course provides information about building maintenance and an overview of the types and uses of construction documents.

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

Key topic areas:

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

Applies to:
SMA® designation

Scholarship Opportunities:
  • The first 15 students who enroll in the designation course will receive a partial scholarship from the AOBA Educational Foundation. The partial scholarship reduces the cost of the designation from $1,200 to $960, a savings of 20%, or $240 per course!!  
  • You may qualify for a PEPCO grant. Please apply! 

Important Notes 

  • All books will be printed and available on the first day of class
  • 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 incur an additional charge of $100


For More Information:

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