Building Automation Fundamentals

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Course Description

We have partnered with Smart Buildings Academy to make this awesome course available in APAC region with local support and attractive pricing models.

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.

Building automation can feel pretty overwhelming, especially when you’re new to the industry and need to learn everything from scratch. Developing a solid foundation of building automation fundamentals will make you feel much more confident in your BAS career, whether you are in sales, operations, or construction.

Fully online, self-paced course

Overall course length is 10 hours and 45 minutes

Discussion forum and online meetings available to discuss course material

Access to all course material for one full year

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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

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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



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.

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