Newsletter 14 March 2023

We are in the heart of NPMA’s Asset Management Awareness Month. See more in Upcoming Events below.

Jacobs: Challenging today.
Reinventing tomorrow.


David Totman will be our guest on ALN Th@3 pm ET this week and will talk about the recent ASCE “Fly In” activities on Capitol Hill. Mr. Totman is Thought Leader Strategy with Autodesk’s Innovyze and he is the American Society of Civil Engineers voting member to the US Technical Advisory Group to the ISO Technical Group for ISO 55K in addition to being an ALN Senior Fellow. Please join us as Mr. Totman talks about infrastructure legislative activities, water industry developments, general advancement of asset management from a leadership perspective. Register at this link.


Values and Benefits from Asset Management

Peter Dodgion, Civil Works Asset Management Chief U.S, Army Corps of Engineers, will be a presenter in the web series “Values and Benefits from Asset Management” co-hosted by the Australian Asset Management Council (AMC) and the ALN. The program will be Wednesday 12 April at 6 pm Eastern. The time accommodates an early morning program for the AMC, which provided more than 300 attendees for the last web program. The USACE Civil Works is the federal agency with the longest history of involvement with ISO 55K and even began studying PAS 55 in the early part of this Century. Mr. Dodgion will be addressing the successes the USACE has seen from its long involvement in a applying a structured approach to asset management in the U.S. Federal Government. See more below in Sources. Register at this link.


USACE Featured by SAME

An article on the Society of American Military Engineers’ web site titled “Optimizing Value through Strategic Asset Management” features the USACE Civil Works Strategic Asset Management Planning process for this decade. The archived article provide perspective on the approach taken by the USACE Civil Works’ more than 25,000-miles of inland and coastal waterways, 926 harbors, 400-mi of shoreline protection, nearly 100,000 environmental permits, 715 dams and more. The article, co-written by Peter Dodgion, provides a background for the presentation he will make on April 12, 2023.

Upcoming Events

ALN BIMStorm – Higher Education
Wednesdays at 4 pm Eastern

All are invited to participate in the ALN BIMStorm – Higher Education to learn how an advanced governance system for assets can guide the use of ever evolving tools and processes. In a powerful demonstration of current capabilities, a series of learning opportunities will be focused on planning a temporary women’s health clinic to be “landed” on the campus of Ankara, Turkey. Asset management principals and fundamentals will be demonstrated through interactive workshops. Funds will be collected to support United Nations earthquake response efforts. Please register at this link.

Schedule Overview
Wednesdays at 4 pm Eastern

March 15 – Planning Session – Invitation only

March 22 – Public Presentation with Kimon Onuma and Jack Dempsey

March 29 – Earthquake Relief Considerations based on March 22 activities – Donation Required

April 5 – Planning session – open invitation

April 12 – Final Public Presentation with Kimon Onuma and Jack Dempsey

For more information email

Asset Management Awareness Month is intended to urge businesses and organizations to learn how improved asset and property management practices can contribute to the overall mission and revenue goals of their organization.  Asset Management Awareness Month is a perfect reminder for organizations to evaluate their asset management support. The month also encourages all organizations to consider the value of asset management.

NPMA invites all members of the asset management community to participate in and share free webinars, receive helpful tips, and gain the knowledge to spread awareness about the value of asset management throughout their organization.

NPMA 2023 Asset Management Awareness Month Event Schedule

Free Webinars

Basics of Fleet Management for Property Managers
Thursday, March 2 at 1 PM EST
Presented by Scott Wold, TechSystems, Inc.

Why Automation Is Important for Property Managers
Wednesday, March 8 at 1PM EST
Presented by Peter Collins, A2B Tracking

Electric Vehicles
Wednesday, March 15 at 1PM EDT
Presented by Eric L. Brown, Sr., CPPM, CF, Department of Homeland Security

Essential Aspects & Keys to Success in a Diverse Work Environment
Wednesday, March 22 at 1PM EDT
Presented by Ivonne Bachar, CPPM, CF, Stanford University

The Importance of ‘Understanding’ in Property & Asset Management
Wednesday, March 29 at 1PM EDT
Presented by Dr. Douglas Goetz, CPPM, CF

Details and registration information are available here.

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