Operations, Maintenance, and Commissioning  

Education Type: 
1.5 Hours


0.2 CEU
Sponsored by: 

DOE Federal Energy Management Program - FEMP

This seminar provides an overview of operations and maintenance best practices with a focus on corrective, preventive, and predictive infrastructure requirements and commissioning for existing buildings.


Ab Ream, Federal Energy Management Program   

Ab Ream was an energy technology program specialist with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program. His program specialties covered operations and maintenance, energy audits, training, metering, commissioning, and measurement and verification. Prior to his DOE experience, Mr. Ream was the facilities energy program manager for the U.S. Coast Guard. He has a B.S. in engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and an M.S. in technology management from the University of Maryland.

Ray Pugh, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory   

Ray Pugh, Senior Project Engineer with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), has more than 30 years of experience associated with facility operations and maintenance. In addition to serving in the U.S. Navy aboard a nuclear powered submarine and working at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear plant in Washington State, Mr. Pugh has been involved in evaluating facility operations and maintenance programs while acting as a team member during many DOE facility assessments. Mr. Pugh's maintenance involvement at PNNL has included facility maintenance program evaluation and redesign using basic reliability-centered concepts and approaches.

Learning Objectives

By completing this course you will have a demonstrated knowledge of:

  • Give an up-to-date definition of operations and maintenance today;
  • Explain the relationship of O&M and commissioning;
  • Discuss the benefits of a well-run O&M program;
  • Explain some of the common barriers to O&M and how to overcome those barriers; and
  • List 5 performance measures for an effective O&M program.