The Application of Technology

In this module, facility managers will gain an understanding of software technologies used in FM, including Building Automation Systems (BAS), Energy Management Systems (EMS), Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS) as well as “cloud” and SaaS software applications.



Enrollment Duration

180 Days

Course Type


Course Family

Essentials of Facility Management

Learning outcomes
  • Describe the benefits and challenges of using facility automation technology for facility management.
  • Describe the benefits of using Building Automation Systems (BAS) and what to consider before purchasing BAS equipment.
  • Describe the capabilities of advanced Energy Management Systems (EMS).
  • Understand how a facility can limit the demands of electrical energy consumption.
  • Identify the benefits of using Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS) in a facility and what to consider before purchasing IWMS applications.
  • Additional information

    Enrollment duration: 180 Days

    Languages: English

    Non-Member Price: $80.00

    Member price: $70.00

    Course Type: E-Learning

    CEU Credits: 0.00

    CFM points: N/A

    Upcoming Dates
    Course information

    Module Outline

    • Module 3: The Application of Technology
    • Module Assessment
    • Module Evaluation
    • Letter of Completion

    This is the third of four modules in "The Essentials of Facility Management: Operations and Maintenance Series".

    Content Development and Content Analysis Subject Matter Experts:

    • Christopher P. Hodges, P.E., CFM, LEED AP, FRICS, IFMA Fellow  
    • Edmond P. Rondeau, CFM, AIA, IFMA Fellow
    • Mark R. Sekula, CFM, LEED-AP, IFMA Fellow
    • Oscar Chan, Ph.D., CFM, CFMJ, F.PFM, IFMA Fellow