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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: Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

UBCM Announces 2017 Asset Management Planning Program Grants

Another round of Asset Management Planning Program grants has been confirmed by UBCM for 2017. This program provides assistance to local governments as they pursue sustainable service delivery by extending and deepening asset management practices within their organizations. The Asset Management Planning Program was created in 2014 through a $1.5 million grant from the Ministry of Community, Sport & Cultural Development.

Under the 2017 Asset Management Planning Program, matching grants of up to $10,000 are available to support activities that advance a local government’s asset management planning or practices, and that facilitate better integration of asset management planning with long term financial planning.

Applications are currently being accepted by UBCM – Apply now

Application deadline is November 18th, 2016.


Posted: Friday, September 23rd, 2016

18th Edition of the Asset Management Newsletter

Now available: AMBC_Newsletter_Issue 18, Fall 2016

Topics include:

  • Feature Article: Asset Management Takes LEADERSHIP
  • The Prince George CLIC Case Study
  • Looking at the Results of the Gas Tax AM Form
  • Getting the Most from Infrastructure Assets: Ecological Accounting Protocol
  • And more…

Posted: Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Registration Now Open for Asset Management BC 2016 Conference

November 3 – 4, 2016
Vancouver Airport Hilton Hotel

Asset Management BC and partners are pleased to present Keynote speaker Gord Hume who is a renowned author and ex-municipal politician speaking on the research of his new book ‘The Leadership Crisis’.  Thursday’s presentations will examine service levels, long term financial planning, organizational response to asset management, creating asset management policies, communicating the message and more. On Friday, Infrastructure Canada, Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Union of British Columbia Municipalities and the BC Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development will present on infrastructure funding and asset management. This conference is of interest to politician’s, CAO’s and senior technical, financial and asset management personnel. For more information check out the conference brochure.

Conference registration is now open – register here.

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 Central BC (Selkirk College, Grand Forks) – Wednesday, September 14th to Friday, September 16th 2016
    • Vancouver Island (Campbell River) – Tuesday, October 4th to Thursday, October 6th 2016
    • Prince George* (Ramada Inn, 444 George St) – Wednesday, October 19th to Friday, October 21st 2016
    • Lower Mainland (Hilton Vancouver Airport, Richmond) – Monday, October 31st to Wednesday, November 2nd 2016
    • Cranbrook* (St. Eugene Conference Centre & Hotel) – Tuesday, November 8th to Thursday, November 10th 2016
    • Okanagan (Kelowna) – Wednesday, November 16th to Friday, November 18th 2016

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

Registration for all workshops available at: https://www.pwabc.ca/events/

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