Do You Want To Increase The Profitability Of Your BAS Team?

On this page below you will find the details on how Building Automation Monthly's Training will increase your employees ability to effectively execute their tasks more profitably, in the shortest amount of time, without traveling. 

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    WHY ONLINE TRAINING?
    Online training is perfect for BAS professionals. Often times when an employee attends training they forget much of what they learned on the flight home. So the problem for a profit minded manager is "How can I train my employees and ensure that they retain what they learn?". Online training is the solution. By providing online, self-paced, lifetime access your employee is empowered to learn at their pace the exact topics they need to know to be successful. This removes the headache of retraining and it enables the employee to have access to a course that is always based on the most current technology (no 1980 field controllers in this training!)
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    WHAT IS BUILDING AUTOMATION MONTHLY?
    Building Automation Monthly (BAM) is the premier supplier of online building automation training courses for BAS professionals. Building Automation Monthly focuses on addressing training topics that are not covered by manufacturer or trade school training. The unique advantage of Building Automation Monthly's training courses are that all of the training courses are online and come with lifetime access. This allows the student to learn on-demand and provides the ability to easily revisit topics.
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    HOW DO YOU ENROLL YOUR EMPLOYEES?
    Towards the end of this page you will find information on the current courses that are available for enrollment. You can enroll directly through the buttons below each course or you can contact [email protected] to schedule a call to discuss your specific training needs. 
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    HOW DO YOU PAY FOR THE PROGRAM?
    Under each course description there is an enrollment button. Here you can enroll students directly via credit card or Paypal. If you have multiple students or would prefer to use a purchase order you can contact [email protected] to schedule a call to personalize your order. 
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    WHAT IF I HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS NOT ANSWERED HERE?
    At Building Automation Monthly we take the training of your team serious, after all training is the only thing we do. If you have any questions around the courses we offer or about Building Automation Monthly, feel free to email us at [email protected] or call us at 262-441-1991.

Our Course Catalog

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Building Automation Fundamentals takes the student through a complete look at BAS components, processes, and use scenarios. The purpose is to provide a foundational set of knowledge upon which the student can build their career. All of my other courses are dependent on a student having this foundational knowledge.

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Design for BAS Professionals takes the student from start to finish through the process of designing a BAS. We begin by reviewing a set of mechanical drawings, specifications, and scope of work. We perform a mock sales to operations hand-off and then move through the process of creating a full set of submittal documentation. Along the way we address topics like, RFI’s, submittal rejection, close out documentation, and advanced design strategies like retrofit and IP controller designs.

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Information Technology for BAS Professionals will make the student conversational in IT so that they confidently work with IT departments during the sales and/or operational phases of a BAS project. The student will spend 6 modules learning the fundamental IT skills needed to be “conversational” and then can dive deeper with more advanced topics and hands-on exercises in the remaining 7 modules.

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Students will do a comprehensive study of control sequences. We will move from simple terminal units all the way to complex central plants. During this course the student will learn the theory specific to systems control. While this course will address theory, it is theory tempered by my experience with over a decade of working on some of the most complex projects in the world. Students will learn the why behind BAS control strategies and will leave with a solid understanding of “how” systems work.

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BAS Programming Fundamentals is designed to teach students how to program from scratch. In this course students will learn how to use design patterns to rapidly develop programs. Students will also learn how to use design patterns to "reverse engineer" existing programs.

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BAS Protocol Bootcamp is designed to teach technical BAS professionals everything they need to know about BACnet, Lon, and Modbus in the shortest amount of time possible so that they can effectively design, install, and support systems based on these protocols.

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In this fully online course building automation professionals learn how to install, set up, configure and checkout building automation systems.

Utilizing the 32 cheat sheets, checklists, and exercises provided in the course students will follow a controls submittal (included) as they mount, wire, power, configure, and checkout building automation controls. 

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The Power of Online Training

Building Automation Monthly's (BAM) courses are fully online, on-demand, accelerated learning experiences that will level up your employees talent and skill level from the very first video lesson. 

Every course goes through an extensive beta process with a minimum of 50 paid students prior to being rolled out. This ensures that every single minute of every lesson is delivering valuable insights that your employees can apply immediately.

If you don't use it, you lose it. Or at least that's how the saying goes.

But what if you didn't have to lose it?

Because BAM's courses come with lifetime access your employees can watch the lesson once or dozens of times. 

But what if my employee has a question?

BAM has you covered there as well.

Every other week there are live office hours where your employees can ask any questions they have about the course. Can't wait for a live office hour session? Every module comes with an easy to use discussion board to ask any questions about the course.

Follow Along as Your Employees Grow

I managed a $60M operations team with 22 BAS professionals. I know first hand how hard it can be to develop your employees when you are managing finances, sales, and operations (plus the occasional site visit).

With BAM's courses you don't have to sacrificing developing your employees in order to do the rest of your job.

When you enroll your employees in BAM's courses, you will be provided an easy to follow course workbook.

The course workbook lays out the objectives for each lesson along with a series of questions that you can use during your conversations with your employees to ensure that they are growing in their knowledge of BAS. 

And when your employees grow so does the profitability of your business.

You can access the course workbook for each course in the course descriptions above. 

About Your Instructor


Hi name is Phil Zito and I am going to provide you and your employees the best BAS training to help you grow your business and succeed even more in the world of Building Automation.

My backstory: I started back in 2007 with no knowledge of BAS. Through the help of some great mentors and many, many long nights of self-study I taught myself BAS, IT, and Systems integration. 

Over the course of 10 years I went from a struggling technician to, leading a $60M dollar branch with 22 techs and project managers, and before I resigned to start Building Automation Monthly I was leading the technical systems integration program at Johnson Controls for a $250M line of business.

I know exactly what your employees need to know and I have the field experience to back it up!

“Everyone is capable of succeeding in Building Automation. All you need is the right guide to show you the way and point out the landmines along the path. I am that guide.”

-Phil Zito

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Here are some of the most common questions managers ask prior to enrolling their students in our courses.

Do these courses replace my manufacturer training?

My employees are new, will your courses work for them?

 What makes you qualified to teach this?

How will my employees interact with you and other students?

How do I keep track of my employees progress?

Do my employees have to access the course at set times?

How much time will these courses take?

How do my employees access the videos?

What if an employee can't make the online bi-weekly office hour calls?

 When will the course(s) start?

How do I know my employees are mastering the subject matter?

What if I have a question you haven't answered here?

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