See why more than 600 Australian asset leaders and asset managers have signed up for today’s “Value and Benefits from Asset Management” webinar program at 4 pm Eastern Tuesday 7 February. The featured presenters are Peggy M. Quijada de Franke, Director of Facilities, Planning, and Development, Los Angeles Community College District; James Conway, Maintenance & Operations Standards Coordinator, Los Angeles Community College District; Kimon Onuma, President, ONUMA, Inc.; and, John Hardwick, Executive Director for Asset Management at Transport, New South Wales. Register at www.amcouncil.com.au/vbam
February 14th at 10 am Eastern, we will join our colleagues at the Institute of Asset Management for a web panel discussion on our co-published document, “Asset Management: A White Paper.” Register at this link.
Jacobs: Challenging today.
John Hardwick has been a leader of Australian, and global, asset management for many years. He may be the reason more than 600 Australians have signed up for our web program today. He had an asset management executive role at Australia’s electrical utility, Ausgrid. For almost 6 years he has been with New South Wales Transport, the state government’s transportation department where he has defined a network reform program with the NSW Treasury, established asset management strategies and frameworks to implement the program, and implementing the program. He enjoys setting a strategic vision and delivering on the tactical response and operational outcomes.
The Value of Fake Cities…and Fake Buildings
We have been advocating new ways of graphically presenting information for years. The work in this area by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post and others reminds us of what Kimon Onuma has been doing for a couple of decades. This WaPo article on building a fake city to show the impacts of changing weather conditions is an example. However, while the WaPo virtual city shows theoretical information, Mr. Onuma’s approach allows real information to be represented. We are continuing our ongoing BIMStorm web workshops with ONUMA, Inc. next month by building a virtual health clinic on a virtual higher education campus. If you are interested in learning more, email BIMStorm@AssetLeadership.net
Comments on GAO “Yellow Book”
The U.S. Government Accountability Office “Yellow Book” is the federal government’s preeminent auditing guideline. A new draft version was issued last week and is available for comment at this link. The last time there was a Yellow Book draft for review, the ALN submitted comments that were incorporated in the final version – thank you Richard C. Culbertson.
Feb 7 – 10 am ET – Mary Adams speaks in an ESG Exchange web panel. Ms. Adams is President of ALN Organizational Member Smarter-Companies and Co-founder, Insights7. She is also on the ESG Exchange Advisory Board. Register at this link.
Feb. 7 – 4 pm ET – Value and Benefits from Asset Management – The ongoing series co-host by Australia’s Asset Management Council and the ALN will feature Peggy M. Quijada de Franke, Director of Facilities, Planning, and Development, Los Angeles Community College District; James Conway, Maintenance & Operations Standards Coordinator, Los Angeles Community College District; Kimon Onuma, President, ONUMA, Inc.; and, John Hardwick, Executive Director for Asset Management at Transport, New South Wales. Register at this link.
Feb. 14 – 3 pm ET – “Asset Management Leadership: A White Paper” will be discussed on the web by leaders of co-publishers The Institute of Asset Management and Asset Leadership Network and principal authors. Participating will be, Ursula Bryan, IAM, CEO; Jim Dieter, ALN CEO; Mark Knight, FIAM, Senior Consultant, 1898, Inc.; Mark DeClercq, President of Applied Asset Management Consultants; and Mike Bordenaro, ALN Executive Director. Register at this link.