ALN’s event, “A Culture of Value – Sustainable Infrastructure,” did not disappoint. A high-level of proven successes and forward thinking was presented in terms of real-world asset leadership that can be replicated by governments, institutions, and private business.
While we are working to make video highlights available, please review PowerPoint presentations and a special 5-minute, introductory video from Jerry Hultin, Chair, New York Academy of Sciences Board and former Undersecretary of the U.S. Navy, at this link: https://www.assetleadership.net/value-culture/
ALN Th@3 pm ET on September 22 will feature discussions with people who attended “A Culture of Value – Sustainable Infrastructure,” and what can come next to continue highlighting the universally understood value that can come from a structured approach to asset management.
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|Art Kurland, Director of Capital and Asset Management, at University Health, an ALN organizational member, made a strong case for ISO 55001 certification at the National Academy of Sciences at the event on Friday. While there was a focus on infrastructure asset management, the U.S. GAO addressed real property asset management and Mr. Kurland presented on Personal Property Asset Management – specifically ISO 55001 certification of personal property. He passionately advocated for the heightened awareness of asset management improvement possibilities that only comes with third party certification and the expertise that comes with it. In his case the third party certifier is ABS Quality Evaluation, whose President, Dominic Townsend introduced Art Kurland and University Health as a “pioneer.” See Mr. Kurland’s presentation at this link.|
|Chris Vick, Manager, Asset Management Division, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation outlined the successful approach of working with Congress to establish a requirement for an asset management report every 2 years, and how that report resulted in $3.2 billion being allocated to address backlog maintenance over 3 years. Mr. Vick reported on an asset registry project as part of their asset management initiative that has improved accuracy of their holdings, including an increase from 8,000 miles of mainline canals to 10,000 miles. He talked about consolidating data from more than 8 data bases into two primary sources now called Capital Improvement and Repair Needs database that allows GIS mapping of projects to allow comprehensive understanding. He concluded by talking about upcoming applications for maintenance from operators, a second AM report to Congress, a second SAMP, and an upcoming RFP for a new approach to CMMS. See the presentation at this link.|
Lead AM Through the CFO
|At the event last week, both DC Government and the Denver City and County Transportation & Infrastructure department reported leading their enterprise asset management activities through the office of the Chief Financial Officer. Denver T&I CFO Earl Jackson reported on efforts to align all departmental leaders in an Asset Management Policy approach being assisted by the ALN. Richard Dietz represented DC Government’s Office of the Chief Information Officer, which is helping 100 municipal departments align their asset registries using an enterprise approach that is influenced by the power of the purse. Art Kurland, Director of Capital and Asset Management, at University Health, is an accountant and reports to the CFO, adding a further example of leading asset management through financial offices.|
Event Followup Discussions – ALN Th@3
Featuring discussions with people who attended “A Culture of Value – Sustainable Infrastructure,” and what can come next to continue highlighting the universally understood value that can come from a structured approach to asset management.
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