​Increase Your Profit and Revenue Per Employee in Less than 90 days

Companies come to us when their existing staff are unable to keep up with backlog, they aren't hitting the amount of profit per employee that they'd like, or they are trying to skill up new or existing employees to perform building automation work.

We utilize a proven five step process that provides measurable increases in the abilities of our customers technical staff. On the page below we will describe our five step process. We will also provide an overview of each of our courses and our training process.

Our Five Step Training Process

  • 1
    ASSESS THE EMPLOYEE
    We have developed quantifiable online technical assessments that will identify skill gaps in BAS, HVAC, IT, Programming, Design, Sales, and Project Management knowledge. We are able to compare your employee's results with the results from our existing student database. This enables you to quickly pinpoint skill gap weaknesses that are costing your business margin, time, and revenue. We will present a complete gap analysis to you along with recommendations on how to close those gaps.
  • 2
    PICK A TRACK
    We have developed five course tracks that allow us to deliver focused training based on job role and skill set needs. In the case of your more senior or specialized employees we can build a customized track for you. Your employee will have online, on-demand access to the course track for a full year.
  • 3
    MEASURE PROGRESS
    Our team provides regular reports on student status and we have built in post-course assessments to ensure your employees are retaining the knowledge they have gained. 
  • 4
    SUPPORT THE STUDENT
    Because our courses are fully online, on-demand, we are able to provide access to our training anywhere your employee can get internet access. it is common for our customer's employees to stop and watch one of our videos when they are having difficulty performing a task. We have built in discussion boards and live office hours for your employees to get further support.
  • 5
    VALIDATE RESULTS
    At the end of the training period your employee will perform the full assessment again. We have seen measured increases in the area of 20% per subject matter area. What this means to you is that your employees will be better able to execute tasks resulting in more profit per employee. Our average customer sees a 3% to 5% increase on executed margin per employee.

​Building Automation Course Library

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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​Eliminate travel, downtime, and forgetfulness

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 online, on-demand 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.

​Protect your investment

I (Phil Zito, CEO of BAM LLC) 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 sacrifice​ 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.

​Who have you worked with?

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?

 When will the course(s) start?

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

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