BAS Advanced Design


Take design skills to the next level in this Advanced Design course for BAS professionals.







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BAS Advanced Design - DES100

For all salespeople, technicians, project managers, and designers ready to advance their design skills:

The full process of designing a BAS is complex and takes time to learn. But, gaining the knowledge to design a submittal package from scratch and interpret design documents can skyrocket your career. SBA created this BAS Advanced Design course to help you accomplish this.


Perform Key Tasks by Learning Advanced Skills in Design

This course will teach the complete process of developing controls submittals from the sales to operations hand-off to creating closeout documents and everything in between. By the end of the course you will:

  • Learn the five different pieces of BAS hardware and how each piece functions within a full-blown BAS
  • Learn the processes for handling submittal rejections and managing the RFI | RFC process.
  • Learn how to generate close-out documentation, manage the as-built consolidation process, and build final O&M packages.
  • Learn the advanced strategies associated with designing BAS systems that you will encounter on complex BAS projects.



BAS Advanced Design


Access Video Content Anytime, Anywhere

Struggling with something on the job? Get unstuck - You can access the course videos anytime, anywhere!


Meet Your Instructor

Phil Zito, CEO Smart Buildings Academy


I'm Phil Zito. I created Smart Buildings Academy, formerly Building Automation Monthly, in 2012 to share knowledge with fellow BAS professionals. I saw a gap in training was being done across the industry. I held various BAS roles at Johnson Controls including:

► Technical Integration Program Manager
► Technology Ecosystem Manager
► Project Development Engineer- Analytics
► Operations Manager
► Service Technician

Look, I know what it feels like to come home, completely zapped after spending all day working on a 140-degree roof. You feel drained, you know you need to do something to get ahead, but you just can’t summon the energy. I understand how challenging it can be to become the highly efficient and effective BAS professionals you know you can be while juggling your responsibilities. That's why I created SBA to make it as easy as possible for you. Our courses run at YOUR pace, but we also offer biweekly office hours in case you need some help with the material so you can stay on track through completion. You've got this! And we're here to help you succeed.





What Students Are Saying

This course gave me a different perspective on the tasks I have been doing for years. For me, the course was kind of like learning a second language, which provides you with a better understanding of your native language. ​This course is helpful and instructive, and no one else is teaching it like this.
James N.
Well put together. I definitely learned somethings and it opened my eyes to other things I still need to learn.
I am a Project Manager, with an engineering background and just starting into the BAS field. This is a valuable course for anyone entering the BAS field. Highly recommend this course for anyone just starting out. Thank you!!
Dave B.
Project Manager
Great for newbies! Great course to take when you are new to this field of work, gives you the necessary fundamentals that you need to do your everyday job.
Rogelio C.