Newsletter 3 October 2023

Reporting from the exhibit floor of the Water Environment Federation convention, it good to know that one of our top global assets is being addressed in a robust way. ALN Member Organization MentorAPM is exhibiting, ALN supporter Hugh Sinclair, VP, Arcadis is presenting, and new colleagues are supporting ALN AiBrainSTORM – TreeSTORM and suggesting other ways to work together. It is exciting to see so many people interested in water asset management and understanding the concept of Asset Leadership!

This week on ALN Th@3 pm ET, new ALN Member Paul Daoust, Managing Director of SCIO Asset Management, will address advanced concepts on decision making and problem solving. See more below in People and register at this link.

The Andrew James Advisory Group is holding ALN A55K Professional Certification training September 18 – 29 & 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.


Paul Daoust has over 25 years of experience in asset management and operational excellence in the energy sector. As the founder of Scio Asset Management, Paul is empowering courageous operational leaders  in progressive organizations to make better decisions to stop value leakage in their organizations through learning, coaching, advising services, and technology solutions. As founder of, a learning and sharing community, Paul is a leading international advocate for the discipline and profession of asset management and its adoption in industrial and infrastructure asset-owning organizations. Please welcome Mr. Daoust to the club by joining us this Thursday 5 October at 3 pm ET. Register here.


Downtowns are Critical Assets

In August, we talked with Steve Wyton, Calgary’s Manager, Asset Management Planning, about revitalizing his downtown by doing the hard work of converting office building assets into residential building assets. A recent Washington Post article spells out why this is a challenge. But clearly, it is not impossible. Consider having the ALN help you present to your city why it should do the hard work of supporting conversion of office buildings to residential buildings so a vibrant downtowns can continue to enrich our cultural lives.


Learn From ISO 55001 Certifiers

The next Value and Benefits from Asset Management web program will highlight lessons learned from the people who provide ISO 55001 certification. Dominic Townsend, President ABS Quality Evaluations, an ALN Patron Member, will be joined by Australia’s Dave Daines, Lead Auditor, Bureau Veritas to 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.

Upcoming Events

September 31 to October 4 – MentorAPM will be exhibiting at the WEFTEC water productivity technology at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

October 5 – ALN Th@3 pm ET – Paul Daoust – Managing Director of SCIO Asset Management, will address advanced concepts on decision making.

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 – Airports Asset Leadership Board (Preview) – ALN Th@3 
Jennifer Mims, Director, Asset Management, Jacobs and Bryan Oldham, Senior Director, Asset Management, Denver International Airport. 

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.

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