December 20, 2012 -
Coming Soon...CNAM will be launching its knowledge database, fondly known as CNAMpedia in January 2013. What is CNAMpedia? This is a database of Asset Management related documents, articles, best practices, etc that have been collected and are hosted in one database. This is a member benefit. You will receive a member login and password closer to the launch date. CNAM together with RIVA Modeling anticipate launching CNAMpedia in January and look forward to your feedback and contributions to making this THE asset management database.
December 20, 2012 -
As we approach the Holiday Season, this is the time to think of wishes for the New Year. Many will probably share my wish, one of predictable and stable funding to sustain municipal infrastructure! Wishful thinking? As little as a few years ago I would have said "highly unlikely", but these are different times. We are now seeing unprecedented levels of interest, and dare I say commitment, on the part of all levels of government to addressing our infrastructure funding challenges. Municipalities are building their asset management capabilities demonstrating an increased level of commitment to better practices and improved decision-making. Some of the provincial governments are providing funding and guidelines to support smaller municipalities build their asset management capabilities, and through ongoing consultations the federal government has demonstrated a genuine interest in establishing a long term investment strategy to support municipalities.
All of these elements point in the right direction: making infrastructure a national economic priority. This can be achieved by building the capacity and stability that is needed to allow project level decisions to be managed at the local level. Through Building Canada municipalities have demonstrated their ability to deliver on the funding opportunities. Now is the time to provide municipalities with the funding support and the accountability that will improve the overall effectiveness and productivity of renewing this country's infrastructure.
As a national organization, we are well positioned to support this journey.
May our wish come through!
Alain Gonthier, P.Eng.
Chair, Canadian Network of Asset Managers
As your new Chair, I am energized by the growing potential CNAM has to offer and to work with board members who share the same passion.
At the Annual General Meeting in Montreal, CNAM members elected their esteemed board of directors for the 2012-2013 term.
CNAM is seeking enthusiastic candidates to stand for election to the Board of Directors. All member categories (except students) are eligible to run for office.
Once again, with the year-end quickly approaching, my thoughts turn to reflecting upon a very busy and successful 2011 for CNAM.
Don’t miss your opportunity to garner industry recognition for the positive impacts of your organization’s asset management approach.
The CNAM Board of Directors has made significant progress on achieving the objectives set out in our strategic plan.
The Canadian Network of Asset Managers encourages you to submit an entry into the first annual CNAM Tereo Asset Management Awards.
CNAM’s lead media partner, ReNew Canada, is offering a special subscription rate for CNAM Members.