ALN Newsletter June 16 2020

The 2020 ALN annual event will be web-based and is scheduled for short sessions Tuesday – Thursday for the first three weeks in October.

Detailed information is forthcoming, but if you want to suggest presentations or volunteer for coordinating activities, contact


Policy Shapes Asset Management

ALN Board Members and ALN Senior Fellows are also members of ASTM International, the ANSI-accredited U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) administrator to ISO Technical Committee 251, which developed and revises the ISO 55000 series of standards. Last week, the TAG discussed the International Water Association’s free webinar video on identifying key issues for sound policy that enables water asset management. The same approach can shape policy to manage any asset type.


ISO 55000 Website

This is the root source of all ISO 55000 aligned documents:

It contains general overview information, links to committee activity, national standards bodies and other core information.


Roger Grant, NIBS
Kimon Onuma, ALN Member

Roger Grant, Executive Director of Building Information Management, National Institute of Building Sciences and Kimon Onuma, President, Onuma, Inc., an ALN Member, are making an Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) web presentation on Wednesday 17 June at 6:10 pm Eastern on “Data as an Asset.” Grant and Onuma will highlight the ALN- and NIBS-supported “BIMStorm at a Distance” started early in the pandemic and will advocate using secure, open standards to treat data as an asset using a systematic approach. Register at