ALN Newsletter 11 October 2022

We are pleased to have Iain Cranston, President and Founder of new ALN Organizational Member icInfrastructure, join us for ALN Th@3 pm ET on Thursday 13 October. Mr. Cranston was at the Institute of Asset Management North America annual conference in Denver last week and will include a little report on that in addition to talking about his work with the Michigan Infrastructure Council, and other clients and associations.

We continue talking about the excellent, high-quality content at our event in September by including links to highlights in People, Sources, and Ideas below. A “Book” of highlights from “A Culture of Value – Sustainable Infrastructure” will be available soon.

The Andrew James Advisory Group is Offering A55K Professional Certification Course starting October 24


Patrick Sabol, Senior Program Officer, Policy and Global Affairs, The National Academies, accepted his position less than a year ago. He was asked to help make connections between the many infrastructure focused entities in the National Academies to focus the impact of the storied institution on the sector receiving a “once in a generation” amount of funding from the U.S. Federal Government. Mr. Sabol said, “The demand for Integrative, science-driven work is essential. We hear this every day when we talk to Mayors, when we talk to our partners in the federal government. Governors and our staff the need to try to figure out how to use this money in the most effective way that tackles, Equity, Resilience, Environmental, and Economic issues.” See more at this 4-minute highlight video.



We have featured the New York Academy of Sciences’ “Infrastructure Architecture Framework” document in Sources in the past. Today our source is Michael Salvato’s excellent 28-minute presentation of the document at our event in the National Academies in Washington, D.C. Mr. Salvato is in charge of
Smart Infrastructure Asset Management and Project Delivery for Mott MacDonald, which sponsored the Framework. He also helped guide its creation. This is a relatively short and very clear presentation of the Framework for addressing the highly complex issue of managing multiple, highly intense asset categories such as energy, water, wastewater, transportation, and other assets a city or military base needs to allow human flourishing. See the video at this link and the PPT presentation at this link.


Understanding the ALN

For the next episode of Value and Benefits from Asset Management on Wednesday 12 October at 5 pm Washington, D.C. time (for our international colleagues) we will be hearing from some of the top asset managers in their respective countries –

Mr. McAlpine is responsible for the stewardship and continual improvement of all aspects of Transgrid’s ISO 55001 Certified Asset Management System. Mr. Dietz manages the asset information system that helped D.C. Government save a projected $100 million in bond interest rates over 10 years. We think it is a good idea to hear what they have to say and learn what might apply to your organization. Learn more and register at this link.

There was a very concise and clear explanation of the Asset Leadership Network and our goals by ALN Board of Directors member, Jennifer Zach, CMO, MentorAPM and Uberlytics. ALN Organizational Members. While presenting at our event in the National Academies, Ms. Zach stated that our work is about enabling “stewardship.” Please watch these 96 seconds of video highlights and see if your organization is aligned with our goals and consider joining us in our mission of reaching across vertical divisions, connection associations, and helping address global issues by improving many organizations using a structured approach to asset management.

Upcoming Events

Deke Smith – ALN Th@3
October 6th

Kennish “Deke” Smith, FAIA Emeritus, FbSI. Mr. Smith is Executive Director of the Academic Interoperability Council and will be participating in the ALN Higher Education Asset Leadership Board.

IAM North America Conference in Denver October 3 – 6, 2022

ASTM Committee Week in New Orleans October 16 – 21, 2022