This course can only be taken as part of the Certificate in Facility Management.
In this course, you’ll be introduced to the core concepts of facility management and operations. We’ll cover proven techniques to improve safety and efficiency and to protect and enhance a facility's value. You’ll learn how to create a people-friendly work environment that fosters personal productivity. We’ll also explore communication processes that enable you to coordinate work with architects, planners, engineers, contractors, tenants and stakeholders.
This course includes the following competency areas that align with the International Facility Management Association (IFMA™): Operations and Maintenance, Finance and Business, Human Factors and Communication.
This course is part of the Certificate in Facility Management.
Facility Management: Fundamentals & Operations
Facility Management: Project Management & Real Estate
Facility Management & Sustainability
Certificate in Facility Management
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Each of our programs uses an advisory board to review content, guide design and recommend updates to ensure the program remains current as the field of study evolves. By tapping the minds of the top thinkers, doers and leaders in the field, we offer a transformational learning experience. The following individuals serve as the advisory board for this program.
Behrooz (Ben) Emam, AIA, PE, CFM, Principal, Emam Consulting & Educational Services (ECES)
Robert Herman, CFM, VP, Head of Premises Administration, Wells Fargo Bank
Kyra Hughes, Account Executive, Connected Technologies, Johnson Controls
Tona Khau, FMP, Manager of Growth Products, Darigold
Don Larson, CHFM, WSSHE, ASHE, Principal Owner, Larson FM Consulting, LLC
Giovanni Migliaccio, Chair, Associate Professor and CERC ED, UW Department of Construction Management
Forrest W. Miller, Director of Support Services, Lake Washington School District
Devlin Piplic, Director of Facilities, Monroe School District; Board Member, WAMOA
Darren Redick, VP Facilities, Real Estate and Construction, Swedish Medical Center
Gregg D. Richie, PMP, Managing Partner, P8, LLC
Paul Seibert, Owner, Paul Seibert Consulting, Strategic Facility Planning and Design
Bob Stoneman, Vice President Facilities, Nordstrom
Michael Tinker, CFM, Associate Director, Facilities, UW Continuum College
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