BOMA International Introduces Building Systems Desk Reference


New Publication Helps Property Professionals Gain Better Understanding of Building Operations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 14, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — January 14, 2013) The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International announces the release of its newest publication, Building Systems Desk Reference: The Property Professional’s Guide to Building Systems Maintenance.  A unique publication within the commercial real estate industry, this desk reference provides property professionals with a comprehensive guide, written in layman’s terms, to the mechanical systems used in commercial buildings.

BOMA International’s Building Systems Desk Reference defines the terms associated with various building systems, including: electrical, elevators, fire and life safety, HVAC and plumbing.  The publication also features sections on preventive maintenance and energy conservation.  With hundreds of images illustrating more than 500 keys terms, the Buildings Systems Desk Reference truly is a must-have guidebook for anyone involved in building management and operations.

“The Building Systems Desk Reference is an indispensable resource for property professionals seeking to enhance their understanding of complex building systems and to be able to communicate with various vendors and building engineers about these systems,” commented BOMA International Chair Joe Markling, managing director of Strategic Accounts with CBRE.  “By understanding the different components in building systems, property professionals can better manage operating expenses, support capital planning, ensure tenant satisfaction, optimize building operations and support energy conservation efforts.  BOMA International is proud to offer this unrivaled industry reference.”

Building Systems Desk Reference: The Property Professional’s Guide to Building Systems Maintenance is authored by Ray Congdon, CEM, OPMP, LEED-AP, FMA.

Learn more about the Building Systems Desk Reference by visiting BOMA International’s online store.


About BOMA International
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 93 BOMA U.S. associations, BOMA Canada and its 11 regional associations and 13 BOMA international affiliates.  Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types, including nearly 10 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 3.7 million jobs and contributes $205 billion to the U.S. GDP.  Its mission is to advance the interests of the entire commercial real estate industry through advocacy, education, research, standards and information.  Find BOMA online at

Courtney C. McKay
Manager of Communications & Marketing
BOMA International
(202) 326-6352

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