Entries by Lee Johnson

The BC Framework – Primer on Climate Change and Asset Management

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 […]

2018 Asset Management BC Conference Survey

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!

EXTENDED: Municipal Natural Assets Project in a BC Watershed

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 […]

Asset Management BC Newsletter #24

Topics include: Feature Article: Asset Management BC Annual Conference September 26 & 27 What would you tell a new municipal Council? Perspective Series Talking Asset Management: Five Communication Hacks for Elected Officials Cast Study: AM & Maintenance – Partners for Life And much more… View Newsletter >

2018 Asset Management BC – Annual Conference

Registration is now open for the 2018 Asset Management BC Annual Conference, Competing Priorities in a Changing World, September 26 and 27 at the Radisson Hotel – Vancouver Airport. Learn about practical approaches and solutions for implementing asset management in your community – from integrating climate change into asset management practices to effectively communicating asset management with elected officials.   Bob Sandford, Chair for Water And Climate […]

GFOA – Asset Management Workshop

This interactive 2-day comprehensive workshop will focus on the finance officer’s role in the asset management process from the asset management framework to the capital plan and long term financial plan integration. Topics will include asset inventory, levels of service, full lifecycle cost model, prioritization, the infrastructure deficit, and funding the asset management plan. Workshop […]

NAMS 3-Day Asset Management Training Course for 2018

Asset Management BC will again be hosting 3-day NAMS training sessions for local government staff across BC based on demand. The training sessions will provide staff with a broad and holistic understanding of Asset Management practices. Participants will leave equipped with the knowledge and resources to develop and implement an asset management program in their local government. […]

Asset Management BC Newsletter #23

Topics Include: Asset Management BC 2018 – Annual Conference Feature Article: Developing a Common Asset Management Policy for Local Governments in BC Celebrating a Decade of Living Water Smart in BC – Where to From Here? A Closer Look at the Service Sustainability Assessment Tool in Action – Interview with Doug Allin, Township of Spallumcheen […]

Dashboard Assessment and Reporting Tools

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 […]