The Federal Reserve, Duke University, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, and many others come to Smart Buildings Academy when their existing staff:
We utilize a proven 5-Step Process that provides measurable increases in the abilities of your technical staff and pair it with our 3-Principle Focus to solve the top issues in Smart Buildings training.
We have developed quantifiable online technical assessments that will identify skill gaps in BAS, HVAC, IT, Programming, Design, Sales, and Troubleshooting knowledge. We are able to compare your employee's results with the results from our existing student database. This enables you to quickly pinpoint skill gap weaknesses that are creating operational inefficiencies and occupant dissatisfaction. We will present a complete gap analysis to you along with recommendations on how to close those gaps.
We have developed multiple course tracks that allow us to deliver focused training based on job role and skill set needs. In the case of your more senior or specialized employees we can build a customized track for you. Your employee will have online, on-demand access to the course track for a full year.
Our team provides regular reports on student status and we have built-in post-course assessments to ensure your employees are retaining the knowledge they have gained.
Because our courses are fully online, on-demand, we are able to provide access to our training anywhere your employee can get internet access. It is common for our customers' employees to stop and watch one of our videos when they are having difficulty performing a task. We have built-in discussion boards and live office hours for your employees to get further support.
At the end of the training period, your employee will perform the full assessment again. We have seen measured increases in the area of 50%+ per subject matter area. What this means to you is that your employees will be better able to execute tasks resulting in more profit per employee. Our average customers see a 20% to 50% increase across technical domains per employee. This results in greater efficiency and occupant satisfaction.
Want a concrete example? The chart below is a recent student's pre and post-assessment scores following our Technician Path:
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SBA focuses on 3 Principles to solve the top issues in Smart Buildings training.
Our training is vendor agnostic and focuses on principles, not memorization
We teach the core skills that Smart Buildings professionals need to know in order to execute their jobs
We focus on teaching Smart Buildings Professionals how to do things profitably and we don’t waste time on topics that do not contribute to the growth of the student and the growth of your business.
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Unlike some training providers who have not worked in our field, SBA's extensive field experience enables us to understand your needs. Phil Zito, CEO of SBA, managed a $60M operations team with 22 BAS professionals. We know firsthand how hard it can be to develop your employees when you are managing finances, HR, and operations (plus the occasional troubleshooting call).
With SBA's courses, you WILL NOT have to sacrifice developing your employees in order to do the rest of your job. We are your secret weapon in satisfying your tenants and reducing your operational expenditures.
After one hour, people retain less than 1/2 of the information presented.
After one day, people forget more than 70% of what was taught in training.
After six days, people forget 75% of the information in their training.
SBA's courses are fully online, on-demand, and accelerated learning experiences. Your employees can watch the lesson once or dozens of times, increasing retention of and confidence in the material.
Each course goes through an extensive beta process with a minimum of 50 paid students prior to being rolled out. This ensures that every lesson delivers valuable insights that your employees can apply immediately.
Smart Buildings Academy also offers live office hours and a discussion board to ensure students fully understand the material. To learn more about how SBA works, explore our F.A.Q. or schedule your complimentary team skills assessment - We'll walk you through it all!
Our effective online training is self-paced and offers support including live office hours. SBA offers the following Smart Buildings certificate programs:
I believe this course covers the basics in great detail and breaks things down into what you actually need to know. This saves a lot of time and allows you to cover more area. I also think it is very helpful that Phil is readily available for questions of any sort. All of my questions were answered within minutes.
I would highly recommend this course because of all the resources it provided me and how it taught me to use those resources. For example, all the templates that help with completing point lists, RFIs, BOMs, etc. I can now use these templates for future projects and I will be able to complete control submittals more efficiently. I also found very useful the tips for working with Visio, Excel, and Word.
I didn't realize a course like this existed, there is such a dearth of training materials in this industry and I have been so overwhelmed in starting this role. I think this course has given me a language aptitude for the industry I didn't have previously. I've highly recommended your course and structure to my colleagues and even some of my customers!
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