Video Highlight of the Week

In this 35-second highlight, Hugh Sinclair, Division Manager, Asset Management for WSSC Water, makes a clear and concise argument that properly incorporated asset management is about gathering information and presenting it for stakeholders to make a decision. In this manner, it is possible to trace why asset management decisions were made, understand the desired outcomes determined by the stakeholders, and have a basis for evaluating results. Simple and clear...but not easy.  https://y...
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Learning from the City of Greater Geelong, Australia

Michelle Walker, City Manager, City of Greater Geelong, Australia will discuss balancing municipal needs with restricted federal, state, and local resources to achieve maximum value for citizens. Ms. Walker has focused on municipal asset management for the past 14 years after being a Senior Engineer in the Australian Department of Transport and Main Roads. She will discuss the success achieved with intentional federal and local asset management integration. https://youtu.be/BbZ7rS-U0P...
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How the U.S. can Benefit from International Approaches to Asset Management

Ashay Prabhu, Founder and President of Assetic by Dude Solutions, will describe and model proven infrastructure asset management strategic approaches that maximize financial value in Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States and elsewhere. The U.S. can consider this model when addressing IIJA fund distributions. https://youtu.be/FbHKVcmKTq4
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How to Achieve Long-Term Success with IIJA

Chris Vick, Asset Management Director, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation at the ALN 2021 Annual Event, “…(our 30-year) Asset Management Report was due to Congress in March 2021. The $1.4 billion Infrastructure Bill came out and Congress referenced the Asset Management Plan… They copied it word-for-word and took out our needs for the next five years…It is an opportunity to address all of our repair needs for the next 5 years. It is $3.2 billion.” https://youtu.be/UqMndotXa3U https://youtu....
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Recent Events

How can Asset Leadership Influence Infrastructure Spending? Video Recording and Podcast ALN CEO Jim Dieter has said for years, “Our bridges are not falling down because we don’t know how to maintain them. They are falling down because political leaders have not marshalled the will to address the complex issues of maintaining our infrastructure.” Now that legislation is in place to provide funding for infrastructure improvement, what do federal, state, and local leaders need to...
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Value from Federal Asset Management Panel

Bob Leitch was one of the first federal executives to study and implement ISO 55000 while he was at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He coalesced an informal federal asset management group that shared best practices and lessons learned. That group has presented at past ALN programs. And even though Mr. Leitch is now at Woolpert, he still facilitates presentations by his former federal executive colleagues. https://youtu.be/BI0IpbGs9rE https://youtu.be/G0jCop-6R9A Panel:- Bo...
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What About Value from Government Personal Property Assets? A Roundtable

Government real property assets get a fair share of attention. Should more attention be given to government personal property assets? Most definitely. This panel will discuss the ways to dramatically improve government personal property asset management. Special thanks to the National Property Management Association (NPMA) Dr. Douglas Goetz, CEO, GP Consulting, (and Asset Management Wizard, ALN unofficial designation); Jim Dieter, ALN CEO; Scott Smith, Director, Reliability...
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Water & Wastewater Asset Leadership Board Sessions

ABS Group used its work with water treatment plant owners to create the foundation of a paper on how ISO 55000 benefits this critical asset category. The ALN provided review, comments, and edits to provide foundational information that crucial for water treatment plant executives. Owners of other asset categories can apply the foundational information to their work. Special thanks to ABS Group Mark West, Senior Director of Reliability Services, ABS Group; Michael Bordenaro, ALN, D...
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Advancing Equity with Infrastructure Asset Leadership

Martin O’Malley is the former Governor of Maryland, the former Mayor of Baltimore, and author of “Smarter Government.” His book outlines successful processes he implemented in government, benefits generated for citizens of Baltimore and Maryland, and how governments can replicate the dramatic results. Gov. O’Malley will be addressing how infrastructure spending is crucial to advancing equity in the U.S. https://youtu.be/eadTcb6cBnM https://youtu.be/pxDLB3ULeNY https://y...
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2021 reStructuring America – Building on Success – Agenda

Web ConferenceOctober 11 – November 12 An ongoing discussion among global leaders addressing actionable policy, strategy & tactics to guide asset-related business activities. Event Recordings Presentations Executives from private industry and government have presented clear paths to dramatically improved mission success through use of repeatable asset management structures at past Asset Leadership Network programs. These leaders provide a meaningful foundat...
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