ALN Newsletter 28 September 2021

The 2021 ALN reStructuring America – Building on Success Web Conference has shaped up beautifully thanks to contributions from so many. We address the conference further below.

But today, Tuesday September 28 at 4 pm Eastern, we have an excellent preview of the Conference with a web program on the ABS Group – ALN White Paper on Adopting the ISO 55000 Asset Management Framework for the Power Industry. Mark West, Senior Director of Reliability Services, ABS Group and Rheal Caron, Director, Power Advisory, GenesisSolutions, an ABS Group company, will be spelling out the ways ISO 55000 is being embraced by organizations in the power industry. Register at this link.

2021 ALN reStructuring America – Building on Success Web Conference October 11 – November 12, 2021 includes more than 30 programs over 5 weeks – and the possibility of an in-person meeting at the U.S. Department of State on Wednesday 10 November. Sign up for the programs of interest to you at this link – and please share it with your colleagues. If we learn that we can meet in person on November 10, we will provide registration instructions. And we will still broadcast the presentations to those who can’t meet in person. See more below in Sources.

This week’s ALN Th@4 pm ET on September 30 will feature a discussion between Kimon Onuma, President, Onuma, Inc., an ALN Patron Member and ALN Director, Communications Mike Bordenaro.  As always, see more in People and register at this link.  

Data-Driven Solutions
for Risk and Reliability


Kimon Onuma, FAIA, has a decades-long career innovating in the architecture industry, the technology industry, and is a leader in making architecture technology accessible and meaningful to all relevant stakeholders. By making Building Information Models (BIM) that allow people to see complex data about buildings – and all the assets in and around buildings – Mr. Onuma has also become a leader in the Asset Management world. His work with the DoD, VA, OMB and others helped his team win an ALN Impact Award in 2016. He has presented numerous times to the ALN, and in early 2020 helped the ALN by leading a BIMStorm – an online brainstorm using BIM – to help people understand how to quickly plan field hospitals. And he was instrumental in connecting the ALN to the National Institute of Building Sciences and the U.S. Department of State. This chat is definitely going into over time.


reStructuring America – Building on Success Agenda

The ALN is fortunate to have so many expert professionals willing to spend their time sharing the latest knowledge accumulated on the subject of asset leadership and asset management. Just looking at the agenda for this year’s annual web conference you can see the current state of asset management in the U.S. and around the world. There are more people willing to share their asset leadership and asset management success stories. There are increased efforts to identify and measure the dramatic value from asset management. There are more industry sectors identifying asset management as an area for improving mission success and increasing profitability. Even if you don’t have time for any of the 33 programs offered during the conference, check out the agenda and see the important issues in asset management today.


ISO 55001 Visualized in 3D

A 2-minute video of the ISO 55001 main requirements provides an impressive understanding of the document, without using any voice over. The animated graphic (like we mentioned last week) provides an excellent understanding of how to use a structured approach to asset management that almost anyone can understand. Created by David Albrice, Principal, AIM, the video is something you will probably watch many times and share with many people. We are working to get Mr. Albrice involved in the ALN so he can share his many educational animations and insights with us.

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.

Upcoming Events


Thursdays at 4 pm EasternRegister Here

September 30

Kimon Onuma, President, ONUMA, Inc. – an ALN Patron Member

October 7

Jim Dieter, Jack Kelly, Mike Bordenaro – Preview 2021 ALN reStructuring America – Building on Success web conference

Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley
and the Government Financial Officers Association
September 28, 2021 at 2 pm Eastern

The program will discuss how Urban Wealth Funds collect commercial assets under unified, professional management for the betterment of the local community. Better management of these assets reduces reliance on taxes for infrastructure investment while generating revenue to support other  requirements. Email for more information.

Adopting the ISO 55000 Asset Management Framework
Power Industry: Risk and Reliability
September 28, 2021 at 4 pm Eastern

ABS Group and ALN co-published a White Paper that provides an overview of ISO 55000, how it is useful to Power Industry executives, and real-world examples of how it is beneficial. Mark West, ABS Group, Senior Director, Reliability Services will facilitate a discussion on applications of ISO 55000 in the Power Industry. Panelists will be announced as they are confirmed. Register for the web-event here.

2021 ALN reStructuring America – Building on Success
October 11 – November 12

Stay tuned for the final schedule with registration links for more than 25 programs ranging from reports from federal executives to industry sector panels, to open panel discussions, to our highly popular ALN Th@4 pm ET web chat program. Registration and information at this link.

Institute for Asset Management North American Conference 2021
October 12 – 14

Value and Benefits from Asset Management
November 9 at 5pm Eastern

The ALN and Australia’s Asset Management Council continue our co-hosted web program series. Case studies will be used to give organizational executives confidence to start their asset management journey.

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

September 27-29

National Institute of Building Sciences

November 3-5

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