Newsletter 28 February 2023

Asset management can be complex, messy, frustrating, and challenging – yet ultimately highly beneficial to an organization’s mission. The process of helping an organization improve with a structured approach to asset management is captured very well in proven ALN BIMStorm web-based workshops. A new session of interactive workshops starting again on March 1 at 4 pm Eastern. See more below in Sources and far below in Upcoming Events. Register at this link.

Jacobs: Challenging today.
Reinventing tomorrow.


Bob Kaehler wears many hats. He is a Senior Consultant with CGI. He is the National Property Management Association Vice President of Finance. And he is an ALN Board of Directors Member. It is appropriate that Mr. Kaehler informed us of the NPMA’s work to have the Registrar at National Day Calendar declare in 2016 that each March will be Asset Management Awareness Month. And March has been National Asset Management Awareness Month ever since. The NPMA has free web programs listed below. The ALN is starting its latest ALN BIMStorm on March 1st and all are encouraged to share the information below with their colleagues. Thank you Bob!


ALN BIMStorm – A Legacy


ALN Platinum Member ONUMA, Inc. started BIMStorms early in this century as online brainstorms using Building Information Models to let professionals practice working with new digital tools and the powerful business processes they enable. Now, BIM is better known as “Digital Twins” but the demonstration of the web tools and processes that BIMStorms allow people to learn about are still very powerful. See more about the legacy of the ALN and BIMStorms at this link. Learn more about the schedule starting March 1 at 4 pm Eastern further below.


U.N. Earthquake Relief

The United Nations has a number of channels for helping people devastated by the earthquake in Turkey and Syria. See more information at this link. The ALN BIMStorm will have two sessions for people to contribute ideas and money to the relief efforts. For more information email

Upcoming Events

ALN BIMStorm – Higher Education
Wednesdays at 4 pm Eastern

All are invited to participate in the ALN BIMStorm 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

Schedule Overview
Wednesdays at 4 pm Eastern

March 1 – Public presentation with Kimon Onuma and Jack Dempsey and others

March 8 – Earthquake Relief Considerations based on March 1 activities – Donation Required

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