National Asset Leadership Strategy Advocacy

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After the warm reception to the National Asset Leadership Strategy (NALS) on Capitol Hill as part of the 6th Asset Leadership Week, advocacy is taking a structured approach. NALS sponsor, Grant Thornton, hosted an advocacy meeting where options for targeted presentations and general promotions were discussed. ALN Senior Fellow Jack Kelly has been meeting with Congressional staffers to promote the concepts in the NALS, which is available on the web site under the "Papers" tab. Jim Dieter A...

University Facilities Condition Assessment Webinar Nov 21

Sightlines, a Gordian Company, will provide a webinar on Unversity Facilities Condition Assessment. Join campus leaders from Rice University and the University of Maryland on Thursday, November 21 at 2 p.m. EST to learn how they have taken the FCA to the next level to effectively communicate investment priorities across campus and create actionable funding plans. Jack Baker, Ph.D, PE, Executive Director of Operations and Maintenance at the University of Maryland, Bart Salmon, MBA, Assi...

ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc. President Dominic Townsend to Present at 6th Asset Leadership Week

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Dominic Townsend, President of ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc., will be a featured speaker at the 6th Asset Leadership Week in Washington, D.C. September 23 - 26, 2019.  ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc. (ABS QE) is an accredited ISO 55001 certification body. Certification to ISO 55001 provides assurance to stakeholders that an organization has an effective management system in place for the management of its assets, and is monitoring and continually improving. ABS QE also certifies organiza...

ISO 55001 Certification Project to Highlight 6th Asset Leadership Week

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Gary Merrow, Vice President of Facilities for Atlanta Airport Terminal Company, lead his team in achieving ISO 55001 certification for the terminal facilities and related assets at the busiest airport in the country. Mr. Merrow will be speaking at the 6th Asset Leadership Week and participating in a breakout session for airport related professionals. For more information about the breakout session, contact

NALS Debuts in Washington, D.C.

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The Asset Leadership Network's National Asset Leadership Strategy will make its public presentation debut at the NPMA Education Seminar, this year in Washington, D.C. The National Asset Leadership Strategy aims to provide organizations a structure for establishing an asset management strategy that can be applied across all asset categories and any number of divisions, departments or agencies. For more information contact ...

GAO Report on Asset Management Published

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The Government Accountability Office was asked by Senators Claire McCaskill and Tom Carper to study the potential impact of the ISO 55000 management system for asset management on the U.S. Federal Government. The report was published November 5, 2018 and is titled "Federal Real Property Asset Management: Agencies Could Benefit from Additional Information on Leading Practices."   The GAO report recommends that the Office of Management and Budget take a closer look at supporting sys...