The Building Management and Operations course presents materials as an introduction to facility management and operations. It focuses on the role and responsibilities of lead hands, supervisors and facility managers.
Information will be presented in a theory format by several guest presenters along with some group work and required reading of the included resources. The objective is to instill in the participant that this course is an overview of known recreation facility workplace obligations, best practices and industry related issues that may be encountered in their work environment. And, the materials is offered as a stimulant to life-long learning. Participant’s commitment to applying the information will dictate their success within the industry
This course takes the practitioner to a higher level of learning. Accomplished through and broader understanding of managerial operating best practices and how to engage operational teams through the development and implementation of operational tools such as log books, checklists and time dated maintenance plans.
Awareness of increasing pressures to be energy efficient while maximizing building life-cycle expectations continue to increase. It is expected that today’s recreation facility professional who has direct operational responsibilities must clearly understand and stay in tune with the legislative responsibility associated with their work environment.
The course explores creating policy, procedures and tools that if not properly implemented, controlled, updated or reflective of legislative changes can impact operational information such as fire safety equipment inspection that may be put the facility at legal risk.
Other consideration is supervisory staff turnover inheriting operational directives and may lack the understanding and importance of maintaining the integrity of these important facility operational tools. Additionally, supervisory staff can be reluctant to adopt new ways or access new equipment to perform historical tasks.
Through a series of guest speakers this course will provide a framework for new, existing, or those striving to become supervisors with managerial responsibilities in maintaining facility operations while challenging the participant to be open minded in continually exploring new techniques and technologies associated with effective facility management.
Instructor: Larry Fisher, RRFA, CIT, CGT, CBT, Manager, Facilities and Operations, Algonquin College, Waterfront Campus