BCNPHA offers asset management education in three topic areas, which form the foundation for the effective management of buildings.
Our online Capital Planning course is provided free of charge. Capital Planning is also offered as a face-to-face workshop at our Regional Education, Networking and Tradeshow (RENT) events and our annual conference.
The asset management team provides training at local RENT events, the annual conference and through webinar. Energy management is also a major component of our online FOAM program.
Facilities Operations and Maintenance
BCNPHA has partnered with FortisBC and BC Housing to develop the Facilities Operations and Maintenance program. Courses are available online through HousingU. The content will be divided into small manageable pieces for individuals at all levels within non-profits to gain the knowledge, tools, and resources required to properly maintain and run the buildings they manage.
Programs, Courses and Services
FOAM (Facilities Operations and Maintenance) Program - The FOAM program consists of eight online operations and maintenance courses. Each course includes discussion forums, checks for understanding and take-back-to-work tools that can be used right away. Each course is designed to be interactive and focuses on all aspects of building operations and maintenance with a special focus on energy management. FOAM courses can... Read more »
Capital Planning Program - What is this program about? The Capital Planning program is an online educational opportunity for students to download BCNPHA’s Capital Planning Template from Ameresco’s Asset Planner™ software and learn how to use it. The CP Template is an excel spreadsheet that has been developed by BCNPHA especially for this program. The program currently consists of... Read more »
Skills Plus Maintenance Training - Lower Your Maintenance Costs: SkillsPlus Training BC Housing is offering training to develop the carpentry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and janitorial skills of maintenance and site staff working with non-profit housing providers and Aboriginal communities. The modules are designed to better support the day-to-day work of building managers and maintenance staff in the social housing sector.... Read more »
Fire Safety Training - BC Housing is offering presentations on Fire Safety to all provincially funded, non-profit housing providers. There is no fee to attend the sessions. Travel costs and other related expenses are the responsibility of the society. All staff have a responsibility to report fire safety issues and unsafe fire safety conditions. This session provides information on... Read more »
Rapid Damage Assessment - BC Housing is offering presentations on Rapid Damage Assessment to all provincially funded, non-profit housing providers. There is no fee to attend the sessions. Travel costs and other related expenses are the responsibility of the society. As part of BC Housing’s Damage Assessment Program, the Rapid Damage Assessment course is designed for persons with an understanding... Read more »