Newsletter 10 October 2023

The ALN AiBrainSTORM series is taking on a life of its own. ALN members discussed Ports and education in New Orleans last week. This week an Asset Leadership approach to Ports will be discussed by members in Miami and next week, the discussion moves to Dubai for a 3-day conference on AI and Digital Twins in Ports.

This week on ALN Th@3 pm ET, the AiBrainSTORM – TreeSTORM gets an early start with former U.S. GAO Assistant Director Amelia Shachoy discussing trees as an asset… by request. See more below in People and register at this link.

The Andrew James Advisory Group is holding ALN A55K Professional Certification training November 6 – 17. The web course provides thorough and meaningful understandings of the ISO 55000/1/2 asset management structure. The training involves recorded courses and readings as well as instructed web discussions. A final session involves creation of a Strategic Asset Management Plan that drives home the theory into a class activity that can be used directly at work.


Amelia Shachoy has 35 years of experience in government at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), at the City of New York at the New York City Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and as a Director of Operations at the Department of Education. Amelia also has 30 years of experience as a practicing artist in Washington D.C., Baltimore, and New York City. She has a Certificate in Drawing and Painting from the Corcoran College of Art and Design formerly at the Corcoran Museum of Art, and she has created a body of artwork focused on trees. Ms. Shachoy has a wealth of experience to discuss trees as assets. Join us this Thursday 12 October at 3 pm ET. Register here.


Learning from Airfields

The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine has published “Airfield Turf and Vegetation Management Practices” through the Transportation Research Board’s Airport Cooperative Research Program. The document addresses various constraints, including staffing, equipment, safety, funding, extreme weather, regulations, and more. The 89-page document can provide insights to addressing many other categories of assets by understanding airfield turf and vegetation. Download the document at this link.


Tiny Forests

The ALN was dedicated to addressing trees as an asset in order include natural assets in our scope as well as attempting to accelerate understanding of asset management governance and the leadership required to establish a culture of asset management. But it wasn’t until we discovered the Tiny Forest movement that things really came together. People can understand the concept of a densely planted small area that accelerates plant growth and measurable asset benefits. The work people do to learn about Tiny Forest asset management can then be applied to other asset categories. See a short video about the start of Tiny Forests at this link.

Upcoming Events

October 12 – ALN Th@3 pm ET – Amelia Shachoy, formerly with the U.S. Government Accountability Office, Infrastructure section will be talking with us about the value of trees as assets.

October 19 – ALN Th@3 pm ET – ALN AiBrainSTORM – TreeSTORM will address treating trees as assets and linking the measurable value of trees to a fictional cryptocurrency to show how proper asset management can generate value beyond the initial gains of proper systems thinking.

October 26 – 5 pm ET – Value and Benefits from Asset ManagementDominic Townsend, President ABS Quality Evaluations, an ALN Patron Member, and Australia’s Dave Daines, Lead Auditor, Bureau Veritas. They will discuss the best asset management practices they have seen and the value derived from them. This is the first time we will be learning from this unique perspective. Please join us on Wednesday 26 October 5 pm – 6 pm ET. See more and register at this link.

November 9 – Airports Asset Leadership Board – ALN Th@3
Jennifer Mims, Director, Asset Management, Jacobs, facilitating a panel discussion to kick off the new Board. Panel includes: Bryan Oldham, Senior Director, Asset Management, Denver International Airport, and more.

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