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.
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.
TOTAL COURSE DURATION: 10h 45m
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.
TOTAL COURSE DURATION: 17h 12m
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.
TOTAL COURSE DURATION: 34h 21m
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.
TOTAL COURSE DURATION: 19h 16m
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.
TOTAL COURSE DURATION: 8h 54m
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.
TOTAL COURSE DURATION: 6h 51m
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.
TOTAL COURSE DURATION: 23h 18m
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.
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.
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.”
Here are some of the most common questions managers ask prior to enrolling their students in our courses.
NO. BAM's courses help your employees develop the core vendor agnostic skills they need to effectively work in the world of building automation.
This has the added benefit of preparing your employees to get the most out of your manufacturer's training courses.
BAM's programs are designed for all skill levels. Each module builds upon on another and assumes no prior knowledge unless explicitly states in the course description.
I have extensive real-world experience with both Building Automation Systems and Information Technology. I led the integration program for Johnson Controls prior to owning Building Automation Monthly. I have designed systems, networks, and application architectures for hundreds of projects.
In addition to this I have two Master's Degrees (Information Systems and Cyber Security) and several IT certifications (CCNA, CCDA, CISSP, MCSD Web Apps, TOGAF Certified)
The course platform supports comments, which students use extensively for their questions. Questions are answered within 24-hours (often faster) during normal working hours.
From the first day you enroll employees into our courses our training admin will begin to track their progress. We have automated weekly e-mails that are sent to them to remind them of their assigned lessons.
We can also provide status reports for these students to you via e-mail on a regular basis if required.
No, as soon you purchase the course your employee will have full access to all of the modules.
Each course was designed to be completed over 30 days. Each day will take on average 15 minutes. However, we unlock the entire course immediately so your employees could conceivably consume the information faster.
All of BAM's videos are available on our course website which is supported by the best-in-class online training platform Thinkific. Upon purchasing the course your employee will receive a series of e-mails that guide you through how to access the course.
Once your employee accesses the course, they will be able to watch the course videos online or download the course videos/audio to consume the content offline.
Prior to each call we will send out a form that you can complete in order to ask any questions you may have. We will answer live questions first and then we will answer submitted questions with the time remaining.
These calls will be recorded so that you can watch them later.
Each course is online and self-paced. As soon as you enroll your employee will have life long access to the course!
We have an optional exam that students can complete at the end of the course. If they complete the exam with a score of 90% or greater they will receive a certificate of completion.
In addition to this, each course comes with a course workbook. we recommend you use this course workbook to evaluate your employees mastery of the course material.
If you have a question we haven't answered here please send us an e-mail at [email protected]ationmonthly.com or call us at 262-441-1991 with your question, we'd love to answer it.