Mark November 6 – 7th, 2019 on your calendar for the 2019 Asset Management BC Annual Conference, at the Radisson Hotel – Vancouver Airport. The conference theme is Innovate, Communicate and Celebrate – A Culture of Continuous Improvement. Learn about practical approaches and solutions for implementing asset management in your community such as managing risk, establishing levels of service, measuring performance, building corporate capacity, small community challenges, effective communication, and more.  Conference program details coming soon.


Register now online at 2019 AM BC Conference Registration


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Hotel Reservations: Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport Standard Room Rate $169.00 (plus taxes)

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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:

  • Key concepts
  • Why integrate climate change response with asset management
  • How to integrate climate change response throughout the AM process

 

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.

The Status of Asset Management in British Columbia: Results from the 2016 Gas Tax Fund Asset Management Baseline Survey is now available.

 

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 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.