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UC Berkeley Extension's construction, environmental management, HVAC and facilities management courses are ideal for those seeking job-enhancing knowledge and individuals transitioning careers. Learn how sustainable practices and innovations are driving changes in the construction, mechanical design and facilities fields. Learn the latest developments in ISO 1400, sustainability economics, environmental law, regulatory compliance and managing sustainable change within an organization. Instructors with extensive experience at top firms ensure an education that you can apply on the job. Evening, weekend and online courses offer the flexibility that fits your busy schedule.
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"Construction is always going through cycles. You have to adjust yourself to the market. Successful companies are busy whether or not the market is slow."
"The constant challenge in academia is to find the right balance, where the information taught in classrooms is relevant to actual industry situations. My approach allows students to learn the basic concepts and terminology, and exposes them to three of the most common BIM tools that they'll encounter in the design and construction industry."
The San Francisco Bay Area is currently experiencing a construction boom. The latest, March 2015, year-over-year construction employment growth provided by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported astounding growth rates of 10.6% for the East Bay and 7.6% for the greater Bay Area. In addition to the construction sector, the employment outlook for the facilities management, HVAC and environmental management sectors are also projected to expand significantly in the coming years. UC Berkeley Extension's programs in Construction Management, HVAC and Facilities Management provide you with the foundation needed to excel in these growing fields.