Newsletter 1 August 2023

LIVE from St. Louis! The ALN Th@3 pm ET web program this thursday will broadcast from the Campus FM Technology Association Conference – a first for the ALN. Two ALN organizational members are working together and have booths next to each other. We will be showcasing what they have learned from university and college facility management technology executives. See more below in People, Sources, and Upcoming Events.

Jacobs: Challenging today.
Reinventing tomorrow.


Cyril Verley, Founder and President, CDV Systems, is an architect who is also a software expert who helps organizations “harvest” personal property information from their Building Information Models. Mr. Verley has a strong portfolio of college and university clients and was already exhibiting at the Campus FM Technology Association (CFTA) Conference. ALN Platinum Member ONUMA, Inc. learned about the event and reserved a booth next to CDV Systems. They are now exhibiting and presenting together. Now that is networking at a very high level! Learn what their combined activities reveal about combining facility asset management and personal property asset management at colleges and universities by registering for ALN Th@3 pm ET web program this August 3 pm ET at this link.


CFTA Videos

Learn about the Campus FM Technology Association by watching some of their library of videos at this link. See presentations on The Campus of the Future, Digital Twins, BIM and more.


Connect Human Behavior, Economics and AM

The ALN has come to understand that AM processes and tools work, it is the culture and human behavior issues that are critical to address related to economic impacts on mission outcomes. A National Academies report titled “Behavioral Economics: Policy Impact and Future Directions” provides an extensive set of insights that can have direct impact on successful asset management initiatives. Issues addressed include foundations of Behavioral Economics, Policy Levers, and Evidence from Land Use, Transportation, and Energy Use. See more at this link.

Upcoming Events

August 3 – ALN Th@3 pm ET – CDV Systems and ONUMA, Inc. will interact with college and university executives to bring you the latest thinking on asset management that can be applied to facilities and personal property at any type of campus.

August 10 – ALN Th@3 pm ET – Guidehouse will be commenting on the recent U.S. Federal Government report on electric fleet initiatives and what they are learning from direct involvement in federal electric fleet asset management.

August 16 – 6 pm ET Value and Benefits from Asset Management – Rail and Bus Asset Management co-facilitated with Asset Management Council. Featuring David Kraft, Director, Enterprise Asset Management, Metropolitan Transit Administration, New York and Australia’s Jim Kennedy who has 45 years experience with asset management including in Australia’s rail industry.

August 17 – ALN Th@3 pm ET – A very special program will feature Jon Arnup, President, Trent Port Services, and ALN Member Organization and Kimon Onuma, President, ONUMA, Inc. in an ALN AiBrainStorm – PORTSstorm. We will be using a workshop/demonstration format to show how Artificial Intelligence and Digital Twins governed by Asset Management can transform the global Ports Industry.

September 14 – ALN Th@3 pm ETChristina Benty, Founder and President, Strategic Leadership Solutions was Mayor of Golden, British Columbia and earning her Masters of Art in Leadership at the same time. She now consults and has a focus on culture and human behavior issues related to asset management. Her company has joined the ALN at just the right time as we start to explore the human side of asset management. Please join us so we can give a big and very warm welcome to the very accomplished Ms. Benty, who has given TEDx presentations.

If you are part of an ALN Member Organization, please send information about your upcoming speaking engagements to