ALN Newsletter 22 June 2021

This week’s ALN Th@4 on June 24th will feature a chat between Tim Ingram, Chair of the UK Mirror Committee and Jim Dieter, ALN CEO. As always, see more below in People and register at this link.


Tim Ingram is Atkins’ Technical Director of Strategic Asset Management and the UK Chair of the Mirror Committee to ISO 55000 (AMS/01). Mr. Ingram has a Mechanical Engineering degree with 1st Honors from the University of Liverpool and has been a consultant with Thornton Tomasetti, NUKEM Technologies and others before joining Atkins. He has worked in multiple industries, including Oil & Gas, before focusing on infrastructure at Atkins. As the UK Chair of the Mirror Committee to ISO 55000, Mr. Ingram is helping with significant revisions to make the document even more accessible and meaningful to organizations.


Reducing the Federal Footprint by Choice

Former GSA Public Building Commissioners Dan Mathews and Norman Dong spoke to Government Matters in response to the Biden Administration announcement that said agencies can reduce the number people who work in offices as society emerges from the pandemic. They encouraged federal agencies to reduce their footprints without being required and suggested reestablishing lease requirements to reflect uncertainty in the market. They provided straight forward leasing and management advice about strategic approaches to facilities asset management at this unique time. Both Mr. Dong and Mr. Mathews have spoken at ALN events.


Congress can add SAMP Requirements to Legislation

Consider informing your federal representatives about this 2021 ALN Legislative Position Paper, which suggest requiring the submission of a Strategic Asset Management Plan in order to obtain funding. The Paper cites MAP-21 legislation that required an Asset Management Plan to receive funds. It also provided training funds to assist organizations that needed to learn how to create an Asset Management Plan. While communicating with your representatives, consider asking them to request the GAO study the impact of MAP-21 requiring an Asset Management Plan. There will probably be overwhelming positive findings.

Upcoming Events


Thursdays at 4 pm EasternRegister Here

June 24 –

Tim Ingram, Technical Director, Strategic Asset Management, and chair of UK’s mirror committee for ISO 55000

July 1 –

Carrie Heishman, Senior Program Manager, Definitive Logic