ALN Newsletter 18 October 2022

We are pleased that Iain Cranston, President and Founder of new ALN Organizational Member icInfrastructure, has recovered from an illness and will join us for ALN Th@3 pm ET on Thursday 20 October. See more below in People

All video content and presentations from “A Culture of Value – Sustainable Infrastructure” are now at this link. See more below in Ideas and Sources.

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


Iain Cranston is a native of Scotland and a resident of Canada, where he was part of CH2M Hill, which was purchased by Jacobs. Seeing the opportunity for infrastructure asset management training and consulting, Mr. Cranston launched his own company in 2017. A marque client is the Michigan Infrastructure Council, for which he provides training on policy, asset management, and other issues. He volunteers in many associations and speaks regularly at events. We will be talking about what the U.S. can learn from Canada and other topics. Join our conversation on Thursday 20 October at 3 pm Eastern by registering at this link.


NYC Pandemic Response as Path Forward

Jerry Hultin, Former Under Secretary Chair of the Navy; Current New York Academy of Sciences, Chair, Board of Governors; and Chair and Co-Founder, Global Futures Group, LLC, provided a
great opening video for a presentation on clear, but complex asset management needed for cities and military bases at our ALN event in Washington, D.C. Here is a recent post Mr. Hultim made on the topic of complex management issues. “In this original Columbia University case study, my colleague and friend, Andrea Correa d’Almeida examines how the pandemic crisis management can be used to better understand innovation in city agencies.” It includes interviews with New York City leaders and outside experts.


Claim Responsibility for Solving Big Problems

Dr. Christian Roberts, President, Institute of Asset Management; Principal, Infrastructure Strategy, KPMG

One of the clear concepts that came out of the ALN event at the National Academy of Sciences last month is that properly applied asset management can make a world of difference in dealing with the many problems we are facing together as one global community. Dr. Christian Roberts, President, Institute of Asset Management; Principal, Infrastructure Strategy, KPMG, made a strong presentation titled, “Our Role in Addressing Today’s Challenges” that advocates for showing the value of asset management to merge concepts such as engineering with upcoming SEC requirements for description of Environmental, Social, and Governance benefits. Dr. Roberts provides an excellent case for a structured approach to asset management as providing the path to success on seemingly untenable problems. See the video presentation at this link.

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