BAS100: Building Automation Fundamentals

BAS100: Building Automation Fundamentals

$1,300.00

BAS100: 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 our other courses are dependent on a student having this foundational knowledge.

BAS100: 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 our other courses are dependent on a student having this foundational knowledge.

 

Course Details:

  • Fully online, self-paced course
  • Overall course length is 10 hours and 45 minutes
  • Live Office Hours 3 times/week to discuss course material
  • Access to all course material for (1) one full year

 

Objectives

At the completion of the course, the student will demonstrate a general level of knowledge and understanding of building automation. This knowledge level will be evaluated via a series of discussion forums, knowledge checks, and a final exam. 

Key knowledge areas are:

  • Identify and explain the purpose of the key four layers of a building automation architecture and their function
  • Identify the required control modes for specific control sequences
  • Describe the individual stages of a building automation project and your role in it
  • Explain the different control devices and their purpose


    Key Topics

    This course will focus on providing the foundational knowledge that a BAS professional needs in order to succeed in the first two years of their BAS career. This course will cover BAS components, processes, and technologies.

    • Gain a complete overview of building automation systems
    • Learn the five different pieces of BAS hardware and how each piece functions within a full-blown BAS
    • Learn the three different BAS architectures, the pros and cons of each architecture, and how to use each architecture
    • Learn what points, trends, and alarms are, how and when to use them and point naming strategies for your BAS
    • Learn what a user interface is, how to properly structure graphics, why and how to use BAS reporting, and how to create an optimized scheduling strategy
    • Learn the three different BAS architectures, the pros and cons of each architecture, and how to use each architecture
    • Learn what control systems are, why control systems matter, the four different kinds of control systems, and how to tie each control system type into your BAS
    • Learn what control modes are, how the 7 common control modes work, when to use each control mode, and how to adjust each control mode
    • Learn what a protocol is, how the 3 most common protocols work, when to use each protocol, and how to use each protocol
    • Learn what the three types of controls work are, how each type of controls work is done, what your role in each type of controls work is
    • Learn the fundamentals of electricity, how wiring works and the different parts of wiring, what a circuit is, and how relays and safeties work in a circuit
    • Learn the key pieces and parts of an IT system and how each part relates to a BAS
    • Learn what the main construction documents are, how to use the documents as a BAS professionals, and how to interpret and use BAS controls documents
    • Learn what test and balance is, how the BAS professionals is involved in the T&B process, what commissioning is, and how to create and perform functional tests
    • Learn the basics of systems integration, what the three types of integration are, and when to perform each type of integration

    Audience

    This course is targeted towards new salespersons, technicians, designers, operators, consulting engineers, and project managers. This course provides the foundational knowledge for all of our other courses.

     

    Pre-requisite knowledge

    No pre-requisite knowledge is required.

    Additional Materials Required: NONE 

    Successful completion will require:

    Downloading the Course Guided Notes;

    Viewing all lesson videos in their entirety;

    Completing and passing Knowledge Checks with a score of 70% or better;

    Completing and passing the Final Exam with a score of 70% or better;

    Completing the Student Course Exit Evaluation.

     

    Upon successful completion you will:

    Receive a Certificate of Completion and your name will be added to the certification database. 

     

    Student Testimonial

    ​"​I didn't realize a course like this existed, there is such a dearth of training materials in this industry and I have been so overwhelmed in starting this role. I think this course has given me a language aptitude for the industry I didn't have previously. I've highly recommended your course and structure to my colleagues and even some of my customers!"

    -​Stephanie McCurley Mason ​Sunbelt Controls

     

    Course Benefits

    • Eligible for 1.0 CEUs credit upon completion
    • Learn at your own pace
    • Fully online
    • Regularly updated course material
    • Live weekly office hours
    • Access to all course material for (1) one full year

     

    Wondering if your employer will cover this training?

    Download our Request for Training Template and learn how to ask your employer.

     

    Wanting to purchase multiple seats for this course?

    For corporate pricing please email us or call 800-484-0113

     

    Disclosure of Instructor's Proprietary Interests

    The instructor, who is also the Smart Buildings Academy owner, may mention materials and/or products that are proprietary to Smart Buildings Academy. If these materials are required for the course(s) this will be clearly identified in the course’s product description on our course page.

    Additional Materials Required: NONE

     

     

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