Operations and Maintenance (O&M)
HousingU Pathway: Asset Management

Building Maintenance | March 2024

March 18 to June 10, 2024

Building Maintenance focuses on maintenance principles, practices and techniques for organizations of different size and complexity. This course will help new and experienced property and building managers, maintenance staff, and administrators communicate maintenance needs, understand maintenance terminology, and begin to develop a maintenance plan.

Participants will build on information learned in HousingU’s Building Systems course; however, prior completion of Building Systems is not mandatory and the courses can be taken in any order.



March 18 to June 10, 2024


$209 + GST

Member Cost:

$139 + GST

Registration Start/End Date:

Registration is closed. Next cohort starts Fall 2024. Registration opens Summer 2024; contact learn@bcnpha.ca for enquiries.

This course is a great first step for a new O&M professional. The outline and content is well thought out and the pace very helpful when balancing a workload.

I really enjoyed the topics covered in class. The information presented was easy to understand and covered all the elements to developing a maintenance plan for our facility. We are trying to get ahead of the maintenance by finalizing the plan and this course pointed us in the right direction.

Topics include:

Introduction to Maintenance | The Maintenance Core Principles | The Consequences of Deferred Maintenance | The Four Types of Maintenance Strategies | Seasonal Maintenance Schedules | The Parts of a Maintenance Plan | Maintenance Management Skills | Final Project

What you’ll learn

By the end of this course, successful participants will able to:

  • Recognize the core principles that serve as the foundation of a good maintenance program
  • Identify the different levels of deferred maintenance and their potential impact on your organization
  • Describe the four types of maintenance strategies and recognize how these align with different types of assets
  • Compile a seasonal maintenance schedule that includes the 8-W’s of why, what, where, when, how, which, who and how much.
  • Assemble the different parts of a long-range maintenance plan that is suitable for the scale and complexity of your organization
  • Appreciate the critical role of maintenance management in the organization’s journey towards sustainability

Time commitment

This course includes approximately 32 hours of content. It is recommended that you commit to studying for 3-4 hours a week in order to be done in 8 weeks. However, you will have up to 3 months to complete. You can progress at your own pace, log in to do assignments, and participate in forum discussions whenever when it’s convenient for you. Having said that, we do encourage you to stick to the posted weekly schedule so that most participants will be working on the same topic at roughly the same time.


Some prior knowledge of Operations and Maintenance would be helpful. Completion of Asset Management Foundations is recommended, but not mandatory. As an online course, participants must have basic computer skills and have access to a computer with MS Office 2010 or later and a modern, safe browser. We recommend Chrome, however any updated browser will work. Templates used in this course may require MS Excel, MS Word and pdf reader. This course is provided in English and requires reading and writing at a grade 8 level.

This the best Building Maintenance Course! I learned so much and it gets you ahead. I’m so glad I took it and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!

Registration Details

To register, click on the button above to login to our secure Registration site.

Note: All HousingU courses are single-user registration only as our learning management system requires a unique email address for each participant. This means that you will not be able to enroll another person(s) on your behalf as each participant is required to set up their own account, register individually and use their own email in order to receive their unique login details and course access, as well as participate in online discussion forums and other activities.

Participants are welcome to either pay upfront or select “Pay Later” upon registration checkout and then forward the receipt/invoice to the appropriate party for reimbursement, if applicable.

For step-by-step registration instructions (PDF) and/or cancellation policy, check out the Course Registration Information page.

Registrants will receive course access instructions from learn@bcnpha.ca prior to the course start date.

Need help?

For more information email:
Kate Nielsen