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At this seminar you learn how to select among repair, refurbish or replace alternatives for building components to extend the useful life of the facility, reducing the number of break-downs & costly repairs, and minimizing system and equipment downtime.

Course Outline
After participating in the course, you will be able to:

• Balance a wide range of building maintenance and upgrading factors as you develop and improve your facility management system
• Increase effectiveness of maintenance by mastering the essential details of the many diverse components that comprise a facility,
   all of which render a facility operational
• Use on your projects your enhanced skills in contract and warranty administration
• Apply your knowledge about indoor air quality, environmental issues, energy conservation and how to avoid problems in these areas
   before they surface and become unmanageable and costly


How to accomplish more while facing budget constraints is a challenge faced by many facility managers.  At this seminar you learn how to select among repair, refurbish or replace alternatives for building components to extend the useful life of the facility, reducing the number of break-downs and costly repairs, and minimizing system and equipment downtime.  Your expert instructor will explain in detail how to approach preventive maintenance systematically, in accordance with prescribed, recommended, and tested procedures.


To discuss major problems that you are likely to encounter in buildings (the building envelope), and the utilization of Preventative Maintenance Techniques to establish a Preventive Maintenance Building Plan.

Who Should Attend

Owners of facilities, directors and managers of commercial properties, of hospitals and institutions, of industrial facilities, building designers, building operators, maintenance personnel, builders and contractors.

Special Features
In less than one percent of your annual working hours, you have an opportunity to learn useful ideas for considerable savings in your maintenance budget.

Program Outline

Day I

8:00      Registration and Coffee

8:30      Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method

8:40      Real Life Assessment
            • Defining the issues
            • Case Studies

9:40      Planning Process for Increasing Value of Your Asset (Part 1)
            • Asset evaluation/Life cycle costs/Reserve funding
            • Budgeting for maintenance, refurbishment and replacement to enhance the value of the asset
            • The role of maintenance
            • Preventative and predictive maintenance

10:40    Refreshments and Networking

11:00    Planning Process for Increasing Value of Your Asset (Part 2)
            • Reliability Centered Maintenance (Preventative & Predictive Maintenance)
            • Total Productive Maintenance
            • Building The Maintenance Plan

12:10    Lunch

1:10      Building Envelope Performance (Part 1)
            • CSA Standards Compilation
            • Maintaining and Repairing Concrete In Buildings
            • Parking Lot and Asphalt Maintenance
            • Diagnosis of Air Quality Problems in a Building
            • Site Environmental Issues

3:10      Refreshments and Networking

3:30      Building Envelope Performance (Part 2)
            • Diagnosis of Air Quality Problems in a Building
            • Site Environmental Issues

4:30      Adjournment

Day II

8:30      Roofing Systems
            • Types of roofing
            • Causes of failure with various types of roofing
            • Potential problem areas
            • Repairs
            • Preventive Maintenance

9:30      Maintenance of HVAC Systems
            • Review of preventive maintenance of various types of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems
            • Packaged terminal units, heat pumps, rooftop heating/cooling, fan coil units
            • Boilers, chillers and cooling towers
            • Air distribution systems
            • Contract options for equipment maintenance and retrofits

10:40    Refreshments and Networking

11:00    CMMS - Computer Maintenance Management Systems
            • Specifying the systems, what needs to be included
            • Setting up the database
            • Preventative maintenance scheduling
            • Work orders
            • Equipment records
            • Inventory control and purchasing
            • Reports

12:00    Lunch

1:00      Energy Management and Auditing 
            • The purpose of auditing
            • Conducting a successful audit
            • Lighting audits
            • Water and waste audits
            • Case studies

2:00      Outsourcing and Contracting Out
            • Outsourcing trends
            • The need for specifications
            • Contract administration
            • Warranty administration

3:00      Refreshments and Networking

3:20      Open Forum Discussion
               “How to achieve your objective of implementing an effective preventive maintenance program”

              Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes

4:30      Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment


Louie Dorazio
Dr. Louie R. D'Orazio, M.Sc.Eng., MBA, Ph.D., P.Eng., has Bachelor's Degree in Materials Engineering, a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, an Executive MBA, and a Ph.D. in Engineering Mangement. Both his MBA and Ph.D., have the Thesis published in the US Library of Congress. He is a Professional Engineer and holds a Certificate Of Authorization with the PEO with over 25 years of industry & training experience (Senior Mangement) in the industry sector, agricultural sector, educational sector (post-secondary and trades), government sector and provate consulting. He has a number of papers published and has presented at numerous conferences (research, quality, operations, health & safety and training), and holds a patent out of the United Staes. He is presently a full-time professor at Mohawk College and a sessional professor at McMaster Univerity, both located in Hamilton, Ontario. Louie is also a Director for PEMAC (Plant Engineering & Maintenance Association Of Canada), as well as the International Coordinator for China (Mechanical, Industrial, Chemical) through Mohawk College.
Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

1.2 CEU / 12 PDH

Cancellation Policy
To withdraw from a course, you must send a request, in writing, with the official receipt to our office. Fifteen or more business days in advance: full refund less $50.00 administration charge. Five to fifteen business days in advance: non-refundable credit of equal value for any future EPIC seminar within one year. Credits are transferable within your organization. In case of an unexpected event occurring after this time, you may send someone else to take your place without any additional cost.
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The course was very well presented and the course instructor was absolutely amazing.
Reviewed by 2013
Our instructor, Stephen Lamming, was outstanding and a true expert in his field. He was able to complement the technical air monitoring information with practical real life examples which was highly beneficial. He is an excellent communicator and was highly interactive with the course attendees. This course was recommended to me because Stephen Lamming does an outstanding job. I was very impressed with this course and have subsequently recommended it to my colleagues.
Reviewed by 2012
Would have liked more interactive problem solving.
Reviewed by 2011

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