Your Local Asset Management Community of Practice in BC.
Enhancing BC communities through leadership in asset management.
Enhancing BC communities through leadership in asset management.
Advance your asset management practice! We offer FREE inspiring presentations for your Council or Board to increase awareness and support for asset management practices, decision-making and communications.
Seats are limited, so act now to save your spot and learn how you can advance your asset management practice for sustainable service delivery.
For inspiration, check out this call to action from one of our motivational speakers, Christina Benty:
We’re happy to share this presentation on “Community Climate Resiliency via Asset Management” by Community Resilience Planner, Christine Callihoo:
We’d love to spread the word about the amazing projects BC’s Local Governments and First Nations are doing to ensure sustainable service delivery for current and future generations!
Got a story to share? Email us! Contact Wally Wells, Executive Director, Asset Management BC at info((at))assetmanagementbc.ca or 250-741-9887.
Thanks for your continued work to deliver the sustainable service we all depend upon!
We’re extending our free training, thanks to continued funding and support from the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and funded by the Government of Canada and AMBC!
Seats limited, so act now to save your spot!
Questions? Please contact:
Wally Wells, Executive Director, AMBC
Thank you for your interest in advancing your asset management practices!
Given the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic and physical distancing requirements, we are exploring new education and training opportunities instead of hosting our in-person conference this fall. Like many associations, we are looking at how to best provide ongoing professional development until the time we can convene again in person, in keeping with recommendations from our provincial health officer. Please stay tuned for updates! Here’s how:
Thank you for helping to make #OurAssetsMatter! Take care and stay well!
The presentations from the 2019 Asset Management BC Conference are now available online on the Resources page, under 2019 Asset Management BC Conference Presentations.
Thank you to all the speakers and delegates who participated. We look forward to seeing you next year!
The Canadian Infrastructure Report Card offers an objective look at the state of core public infrastructure across Canada. This is the third iteration of the report which provides a timely update and finds that the state of Canada’s infrastructure is at risk and will require significant attention in the coming decades.
To read more about the current status of Canada’s infrastructure >> click here
November 8, 2019 Radisson Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond, BC – In conjunction with the annual conference, AMBC will be hosting its first full-day workshop on how to document and assess community levels of service in small communities. This will begin with a one-hour session on what levels of service is and why it’s important, and transition into a workshop-style how […]
Public Sector Digest (PSD) is seeking municipalities interested in participating in a pilot initiative, rolling out the UKCIP climate change adaptation wizard in Canada. Your municipality will work with PSD and Dr. Peter Walton from Oxford University to introduce the climate change adaptation wizard to your asset management program.
To learn more about the pilot and how your municipality can participate >> click here
For many asset intensive services, climate change makes it more difficult to deliver desired levels of service. It amplifies risk and increases costs required to manage these risks. The greatest impacts are to transportation systems, buildings, water management systems, and marine infrastructure. These assets represent the majority of local government infrastructure assets.
Climate change will also impact natural assets, which play a critical role in service delivery for all communities. Wetlands, creeks, deltas, foreshore areas, forests, groundwater aquifers, and other natural assets are all vulnerable to the effects of climate change. However, these natural assets can also provide opportunities to increase community resilience to the impacts of climate change and carbon storage to mitigate changing climate.
The BC Framework Primer on Climate Change and Asset Management has been written for staff of local governments. It introduces an approach for integrating climate change considerations throughout the asset management process. It provides an overview of the following topics:
This primer is a companion document to Asset Management for Sustainable Service Delivery, A BC Framework (the Framework) and builds on concepts from the Framework.
Thanks for participating in the 2018 Asset Management BC Conference. As a delegate/presenter/sponsor, Asset Management BC would like to solicit your input in order to improve the conference in 2019.
Please take some time and fill out the following survey questions. The survey can be launched >> here
Your input is greatly appreciated!
Healthy natural assets can provide – or be restored and managed to provide – services just like engineered assets, often at lower cost. The Municipal Natural Assets Initiative (MNAI) offers tools and support so that local governments can integrate natural assets into their asset management and financial processes.
MNAI is currently offering a watershed-level program in B.C. focused on the needs and capacities of smaller / rural local governments in a single geographic region.
MNAI has extended the period for local governments to submit applications until after the BC municipal elections and will keep it open until a suitable candidate is identified.
To review the request for expressions of interest >> click here
A new tool is available to help staff and Councils understand the current sustainability of the services being provided in their communities. The Service Sustainability Assessment Tool was made to help local governments identify current sustainability performance and prepare for the future. Once populated with data, the ‘Dashboard’ tool can generate reports for staff, management, and Council. To check out the tool click here
The theme of the 2017 Asset Management BC Conference was Asset Management: Scalable – Doable – Achievable.
All presentations, with the permission of the speaker, are now available and can be found in the Resources section or >> click here
Stay tuned for more information on the 2018 Asset Management BC Conference.
In May 2016, UBCM launched the Phase 1 Asset Management Assessment Form – Baseline Survey collecting responses from all 189 local governments in BC. While each local government provided discrete data, this report describes cumulative data only. Results from the survey are the first of its kind in BC and confirm what was known anecdotally; there is a growing awareness of the importance of asset management to support the long-term delivery of local government services.
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 Framework has been updated in 2019 and now includes 4 companion Primers;
Climate Change and Asset Management
Integrating Natural Assets with Asset Management
The Role of Operations & Maintenance in Asset Management, and
Land Use Planning and Asset Management
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.
The MNAI has opened a request for expressions of interest for local governments that would like to submit an application to participate in its next round of projects. For more information on getting involved in the next round of projects and what local governments can expect as a result of participation please read more here. Expressions of Interest are due on Friday, July 14th, 2017. Check out the MNAI discussion paper on Defining and Scoping Municipal Natural Assets.
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. View the Handbook (PDF)