ALN Newsletter 24 August 2021

ABS Group provides data-driven risk and reliability solutions and technical services that help our clients confirm the safety, integrity, quality and environmental efficiency of their critical assets and operations. See the Sources item below about the white paper co-published by ABS Group and the ALN.

Data-Driven Solutions
for Risk and Reliability


Admiral (ret.) Thad Allen, USCG, has been a keynote speaker at a previous ALN Annual Event in the National Academy of Sciences and had been a much-appreciated supporter. He is now Senior Executive Advisor with HudsonAnalytix. We are happy Admiral Allen allowed us to point you to his LinkedIn post about his friend Dr. Adrian Lund. Dr. Lund was instrumental in advancing car safety through the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Admiral Allen’s story relates how Dr. Lund survived a head-on car accident due, in part, to the safety devices he advocated that were in his automobile. It is not often your volunteer work directly results in saving your own life, but we know that professionals working together can achieve amazing accomplishments. The ALN greatly appreciates the contributors to all of our activities an believes that we are making a difference with your help. And we thank Admiral Allen for sharing this story.


Back to School
Continuing Education

It is not a new idea, but it is the season to think about professional development. ALN member organizations Life Cycle Engineering and Andrew James Advisory Group offer continuing education opportunities.

The LCE has a variety of asset management classes through its Life Cycle Institute. Andrew James Advisory Group has a course starting September 13 that leads to ALN A55K Professional Certification.


ISO 55000 for Power

The ALN Electric Utility Asset Leadership Board and ALN Patron Member ABS Group are pleased to co-publish a White Paper titled, “Adopting the ISO 55000 Asset Management Framework for the Power Industry.” The 11-page, illustrated paper provides an introduction to the ISO 55000 series of standards and explains them in the context of power utilities. The Paper also includes discussion of technology tools and asset management approaches that can be used in conjunction with an ISO 55000 implementation. There are examples of typical issues an organization will confront and the benefits that can be realized. The ALN Electric Utility Asset Leadership Board is proud to partner with ABS Group to make this paper available to Power Industry executives.

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: