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Posted: Monday, December 8th, 2014

Asset Management for Sustainable Service Delivery: A BC Framework


The Framework establishes a high-level, systematic approach that supports local governments in moving toward service, asset and financial sustainability through an asset management approach.  The development of the Framework was led by the Union of British Columbia Municipalities in partnership with Asset Management BC.  The “Asset Management for Sustainable Service Delivery: A BC Framework (Short Version)” is now available.

Posted: Monday, July 25th, 2016

Municipal AM Training – NAMS

NAMS: Local Government Asset Management Training

The 3-day NAMS training program for local government staff is being offered through Asset Management BC with  locations and dates listed below. At least 20 people are needed per session. Registration fee is $1,650 per person. Subsidy of 50% of that fee is available providing two or more people attend representing different disciplines as well as for communities who have previously participated and are sending new staff.

Workshop locations and dates:

    • South Okanagan (Selkirk College, Grand Forks) – Wednesday, September 14th to Friday, September 16th 2016
    • Vancouver Island (Victoria or Nanaimo) – Tuesday, October 4th to Thursday, October 6th 2016
    • Prince George* (Location TBA) – Wednesday, October 19th to Friday, October 21st 2016
    • Lower Mainland (Hilton Vancouver Airport, Richmond) – Monday, October 31st to Wednesday, November 2nd 2016
    • Cranbrook* (Location TBA) – Tuesday, November 8th to Thursday, November 10th 2016

*Note dates changed for Prince George and Cranbrook workshops as of August 3rd, 2016

Registration for South Okanagan, Prince George, Lower Mainland and Cranbrook now available:

Posted: Thursday, July 7th, 2016

AM BC & Partners Hosting “Filling The Gaps” Conference

Mark November 3rd and 4th, 2016 on your calendar as Asset Management BC and its partners are hosting a fall conference with the theme “Filling the Gaps.” The Fall conference will explore some of the topics brought forward from the recently released UBCM survey on the state of asset management in BC and focus on subjects that help resolve gaps and highlight available funding programs for asset management.
Stay tuned for registration details and the conference agenda…

Posted: Thursday, July 7th, 2016

2016 Infrastructure Risk Management Workshop

The BC Water & Waste Association are hosting a 1-day workshop bringing together utility risk experts to discuss communication, legal, insurance and other risk management topics. The workshop will be of interest to everyone from CAO’s to operators in municipal water/wastewater utilities.
Date: Tuesday, September 13th, 2016
Location: Creek Side Community Centre, Vancouver BC
Register here

Posted: Monday, June 27th, 2016

17th Edition of the Asset Management Newsletter

Now available: AMBC_Newsletter_Issue 17, June 2016

Topics include:

  • How I Personalized Asset Management
  • Northern Rockies Wins National Asset Management Award
  • Regional District of Nanaimo Tackles Asset Management
  • And more…

Posted: Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Infrastructure Management for Small Communities Workshop

Thursday, May 12, 2016 9AM – 3PM, Selkirk College, Castlegar BC

The Selkirk Geospatial Research Centre is hosting a 1 day workshop on asset management and planning needs of smaller municipalities. This workshop will benefit communities that have limited budgets or in-house technical support for asset management and those that are just getting started with asset management. Register Now…

Posted: Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Canadian Infrastructure Report Card National Tour

Victoria – Monday, April 25, 2016 from 10:30AM – 12:30PM

Vancouver – Monday, April 25, 2016 from 6:30PM – 8:30PM

Canada’s latest Infrastructure Report Card (CIRC) was released in January 2016 and these presentations will overview the CIRC process, results, and provide some ideas on how to engineer our infrastructure to sustain it over the long term.

Register in Victoria.

Register in Vancouver.

Posted: Friday, March 4th, 2016

MMCD Asset Data Exchange Standard

The MMCD Asset Data Exchange Standard project is complete and standardized files and supporting documentation are ready for download. The standard is build on the MMCD Municipal CAD Standard, with the end result of a single source of infrastructure data submission to the Local Government with physical properties and lifecycle management attributes. For more information and download, see MMCD’s announcement.

Posted: Monday, February 22nd, 2016

16th Edition of the Asset Management Newsletter

Now available: AMBC_Newsletter_Issue 16, February 2016

Posted: Friday, February 5th, 2016

The Community Infrastructure Planning Decision Support Tool

Understanding the lifecycle cost implications of land-use decisions over time can help reduce future infrastructure costs. To assist local governments in estimating the life cycle-cost implications of different types of developments over a 100 year period, the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development (MCSCD), in collaboration with local governments, other agencies and the private sector has developed the Community Infrastructure Planning Decision Support Tool. The Tool is excel-based and open source. Links to the Tool and User Guide can be found here.

Posted: Friday, January 29th, 2016

Municipal Natural Capital Initiative Calling for Expressions of Interest to Participate in Pilot

The Municipal Natural Capital Initiative will support 4-6 pilot municipalities to integrate natural assets into their existing asset management processes, as described in detail in the Call for Expressions of Interest (available here). The initiative provides an excellent opportunity to maximize the value of current or planned asset management efforts, and leverage substantial new resources and support.