ALN Newsletter 17 August 2021

Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley will provide opening comments to a web program co-hosted by the Government Financial Officers Association, the ALN and other organizations on September 28, 2021 at 2 pm Eastern. Look for more details in next week’s Newsletter.

The ALN and Australia’s Asset Management Council are co-hosting a web program titled, “Value and Benefits from Asset Management” on September 16, 2021 at 6 pm EDT. A case study from University Health, presented by ALN Senior Fellow Art Kurland and a case study from Australian refinery AMPOL. University Health is the first hospital to be ISO 55001 certified. Register at this link.

ABS Group and ALN are co-publishing White Papers on the use of ISO 55000 in the Power Industry and the Water Treatment Industry. Look for links in upcoming issue of this Newsletter. A web program on White Paper titled “Adopting the ISO 55000 Asset Management Framework for the Power Industry” will be held on September 28, 2021 at 4 pm Eastern. More details are forthcoming. The afternoon of September 28 is going to be rich with content. 

ALN Patron Member, ONUMA, Inc., has three upcoming events listed far below.

This week’s ALN Th@4 pm ET on August 16 will include a discussion between Kris Goly, Chair of the US TAG/TC251 and ALN Director, Communications Mike Bordenaro.  As always, see more in People and register at this link.  

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Kris Goly has been involved in asset management for a few decades. He was actively involved in the creation of ISO 55000 and now, as the Chair of the US Technical Advisory Group contributing to rewriting the series of standards, he has a highly influential role. In 2014, Mr. Goly was quoted as saying, “Although the standard is brand new, I believe that some companies are almost ready to be certified,” he says. “For example, those that use ISO 9000 and other management standards and good practices will find it relatively easy to implement and become compliant with ISO 55000. It could take them just a few months, maybe six or 12 months, to be fully compliant.” We will learn if he feels this is still true, what key changes to look for in the revised ISO 55000, and how involvement in the US TAG can benefit an organization. Register at this link.


Approach Lead Water Line Replacement Like Newark and N.J. cites leadership by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy as part of the reason Newark replaced more than 20,000 pipes in about two years. The publication compares that measurement to Flint, Michigan, which has replaced about 10,000 pipes in five years. With Newark about to complete an incredibly arduous task, the municipality shows that seemingly impossible tasks can be achieved with top leadership support. Gov. Murphy recently signed a 3-bill package that calls for replacing all lead lines in the State within 10 years. Only the third state in the U.S. to enact such legislation, New Jersey provides an example for other States.


Special congratulations to Steve Holland

Steve Holland and others at LMI were honored with Editorial Awards at the recent NPMA National Education Seminar in Reno, Nevada. Congratulations to Mr. Holland, Alex Barrenblit, Sabrina Nguyen and Susan Morrill, who all received the Editor’s Choice Award for their article, “Federal Facilities Warehouses and Government Property Storage: Everything Connected.” Mr. Holland, Mr. Barenblitt, and Sabrina Nguyen also won an award for Literary Excellence. One is titled, “ISO 5500: A Strategic Look at Asset Management and Creating a Culture of Excellence.” Completing the sweep, Mr. Holland won awards for Literary Excellence for his solo pieces, “Federal Government Property: Is it Sensitive, Classified or COMSEC?” and “Federal Fleet Vehicles: Managing an Optimal Fleet Profile when They’re Always on the Move.” That is a lot of Literary muscle at LMI. Special congratulations to Mr. Holland for his involvement with all the winning articles. NPMA members can access the articles through their account.

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Upcoming Events

ALN Patron Member ONUMA, Inc. is involved in three upcoming events, some of which include its client, the U.S. Department of State:

August 26

Design Build Institute of America

September 27-29

National Institute of Building Sciences

November 3-5

Community College Facilities Association
ONUMA System, BIMgenie, FUSION, Dabblefox


Thursdays at 4 pm EasternRegister Here

August 19

Kris Goly, Chair, US/TAG

September 2

Mary Adams, President, Smarter Companies

September 9

Mark West, ABS Group, Senior Director, Reliability Services

ALN A55K Professional Certification Course
September 13-24

The Andrew James Advisory Group will provide a web-based training course that focuses on the principles of the first three ISO 55K standards and how they are applied in practical ways. Register at this link: