Building Automation Fundamentals


Never feel overwhelmed by BAS again! This course makes learning the foundations of building automation easy.







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Building Automation Fundamentals - BAS100

To the current or aspiring professional ready to take on the world of building automation:

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. That's why SBA made the Building Automation Fundamentals course.


The Blueprint for a Successful Foundation in Building Automation

This 10.75 hour course focuses on providing the foundational knowledge you need in order to succeed in the first two years of your BAS career. We will cover BAS components, processes, and technologies. You will discover:

  • The complete overview of building automation systems
  • The 5 different pieces of BAS hardware and how each functions within a full-blown BAS
  • The 3 different BAS architectures, the pros and cons of each, and how to use them
  • What points, trends, and alarms are, how and when to use them and point naming strategies for your BAS
  • 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
  • The 4 different kinds of control systems are, why they matter, and how to tie each into your BAS
  • And so much more to get you ready to confidently launch your BAS career



Building Automation Fundamentals



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

Working as a Project Manager for Federal Contracts all of the facilities under my purview had a BAS installed. After taking this course I have a better understanding on what is is and how it works. I am now better able to interface with the technicians responsible for the system.
Clifford Foy
Project Manager
I really liked how enthusiastic Phil is the whole time. It made even the dry topics a little entertaining and so easy to pay attention to.
I am brand new to the field of building automation, and I have learned so much information just in this small window of time. Phil can take you from the ground floor and make you into a great professional.
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.