Asset and Maintenance Management Workshop
October 26th - 28th, 2016
Your staff are invited to attend an asset and maintenance management workshop, with up to three (3) participants welcome. We encourage representation that spans community operations / public works, finance, housing, capital projects, communications and Council.
The BC Region of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) has been supporting annual implementation of the Extended Asset Condition Reporting System (E-ACRS) through a series of “introduction to asset management” workshops since the first one was held at Quaaout Lodge in 2010. Over 50 communities across the BC Region have participated in these interactive workshops and feedback from participants has been exceptionally positive.
The number of communities making use of Group 2 funding has increased exponentially, cross-department teams are being established within communities to achieve short and long term objectives, and neighbouring communities are working more closely together in their endeavours to maintain and renew local infrastructure. Many communities have used these workshops as a catalyst for initiating programs which staff are delivering in-house, to take deliberate steps toward caring for and renewing infrastructure in the most efficient ways possible.
A recent survey of BC Region communities has indicated that additional asset and maintenance management workshops are the highest priority capacity building initiatives desired. In response, INAC has expanded the scope of workshop delivery in 2016 to go beyond the 1/3 of the Region undergoing their latest E-ACRS assessments. Additional two and a half day hands-on workshops have been scheduled for interested communities, including the workshop outlined below which is closest to your community.
Kerr Wood Leidal Associates Ltd. will facilitate this workshop in partnership with INAC.
The objectives of this workshop are to:
Introduce the concepts of asset and maintenance management;
Bring staff together from across departments and communities who are involved in managing infrastructure;
Share hands-on tools and proven techniques to implement each stage of an asset management program;
Begin developing a shared understanding of the state of infrastructure in each participating community, including key priorities; and
Learn from other participating communities and BC case studies in implementing asset management.
Day 1 (8:30 am to 4:30 pm)
Module 1 – Introduction to Asset and Maintenance Management
Module 2 – State of Infrastructure and Management Capacity
Module 3 – Maximizing the Life of Existing Infrastructure
Day 2 (8:30 am to 4:30 pm)
Module 4 – The People Who Make it Happen
Module 5 – The Decision-Making Process
Module 6 – Knowing our Financial Situation
Day 3 (8:30 am to Noon)
Module 7 – Monitoring Performance
Module 8 – Implementation
Location: Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge
PO Box 2050, 3251 Highway 16
Telephone: (250) 847-4581
Who Should Attend
Up to three (3) representatives from your community are invited to attend. We encourage each community to send a team from across departments, including a member of Council. The workshop will be directly relevant to Administrators, Engineering, Public Works, and Finance professionals.