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Posted: Monday, December 8th, 2014

Asset Management for Sustainable Service Delivery: A BC Framework

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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, February 7th, 2017

19th Edition of the Asset Management Newsletter

19th Edition of the Asset Management Newsletter
Now available: AMBC Newsletter Issue 19, Winter 2017

Topics include:

Feature Article: NEED or WANT – Is there really a choice?
NEW FCM Programs for Asset Management and climate change
Rossland Tackles Asset Management
Municipal Natural Assets Project Update
And more…


Posted: Friday, February 3rd, 2017

New Resource

Alberta Asset Management handbook [PDF]

This handbook and toolkit is for staff and elected officials from Alberta’s small and mid-sized municipalities.

THE TOOLKIT is focused on providing ‘how to’ information. It includes processes, examples, and a set of practical and editable tools and templates that can be used by any organization to get started with asset management using the information and resources they already have.


Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Climate Change and Sustainability: Its Relevance to Society

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 – 6:30-9:00PM

Rainbow Room – CFB Esquimalt, Victoria BC

APEGBC Victoria Branch – Climate Change Advisory Group and Sustainability Committee is organizing an expert panel discussion on February 21st.

Full event and registration details can be found here.


Posted: Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Asset Management BC 2016 Conference Inspires

The 2016 Asset Management BC Conference was held November 3-4 in Richmond, BC. The conference was a huge success, with 140 conference registrants coming together for an informative day and a half of presentations and panel discussions from leading practitioners, administrators and AM funding organizations. Bringing together individuals to discuss the state of AM in BC, emerging themes, and best management practices provided a great opportunity to network and learn from the existing strategies, policies and funding approaches being used in BC.

To view the conference presentations click here.


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: 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: 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.