Previous Webinars and Conferences
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May 10-13, 2021 – CNAM Annual Conference: Join us on May 10-13, 2021 for the 15th annual CNAM Virtual Conference.
April 28, 2021 – CNAM NPN Webinar: Led by one of CNAM’s new professionals, this webinar will showcase the emerging research and analysis being undertaken to advance the asset management body of knowledge.
April 15-September 16, 2021 – Asset Management Competency Framework Cohort 1 (POSTPONED): Learn about CNAM’s AM Competency Framework for Canadian Communities (AMCF) and how it can help you increase AM capacity and build AM capabilities.
April 13 & 20, 2021 – AM 102 – Core Elements of AM Virtual Course: This course will span two 3-hour sessions and contains interactive exercises, and a participant workbook to help re-enforce learnings.
April 6, 2021 – AM 101 – AM Awareness Virtual Course: AM101 is a single 3-hour interactive session where participants will learn what asset management is, and why it is important.
March 24, 2021 – CNAM March Virtual Networking Event: This event is one week after the CNAM webinar on the same topic. It is an opportunity to discuss what you heard, what you learned (if you attended the workshop) and/or to contribute to the conversation from our own experience.
March 17, 2021 – CNAM Webinar: Join Asset Management professionals and other subject matter experts for a panel discussion on a current topic of interest in AM.
May 10-13, 2021 – CNAM Annual Conference: Join us on May 10-13, 2021 for the 15th annual CNAM Virtual Conference.
February 25, 2021 – CNAM Social Evening Networking Event: This event will provide members with an opportunity to connect and discuss how to incorporate asset management and capital planning processes into their business.
February 2, 2021 – AM 101 – AM Awareness Virtual Course: AM101 is a single 3-hour interactive session where participants will learn what asset management is, and why it is important.
January 20, 2021 – CNAM Webinar: Asset Management Software: Join Asset Management professionals and other subject matter experts for a panel discussion on a current topic of interest in AM.
January 13, 2021 – CNAM Winter Connection Virtual Networking Session: This event will provide members with an opportunity to connect and discuss how to incorporate asset management and capital planning processes into their business.
December 1, 8 & 15, 2020 – AM101 Virtual Course: Join us for this three-part interactive training
session to learn what asset management is, why it should be undertaken in your community and tangible steps to begin implementation.
November 25, 2020 – CNAM New Professionals Network: Led by one of CNAM’s new professionals, this webinar will showcase the emerging research and analysis being undertaken to advance the asset management
body of knowledge.
October 28, 2020 – Making the Right Choices with Reduced Revenue: Join us for a panel discussion on maintaining municipal fiscal sustainability when forecasting reduced revenues.
September 30, 2020 – The Future of Asset Management: We reflect on what we’ve learned from this year’s annual CNAM conference, and where the industry is headed.
September 9, 2020 – Implementing CNAM’s AM Competency Framework in Your Organization (Virtual Workshop): How to develop and adopt an AM Competency Management Program to increase your organization’s AM capacity and build your staff’s AM capabilities.
August 19, 2020 – CNAM Summer Connections Virtual Networking Session: Join us for a 1-hour virtual networking session (via Zoom) on August 19th! This is a members only event as a follow-up to our conference, providing members an opportunity to connect over the summer and share some of your current asset management priorities (now and upcoming). There is no charge for this event, but advance registration is required.
May 12 – 14, 2020 – CNAM’s first Virtual Conference! The Virtual conference ran half-day sessions convenient for all Canadian time zones. The program will be packed with presentations by leaders in asset management from across Canada – of the same quality that you expect from CNAM. But that’s not all! There were virtual networking and engagement opportunities, and hosting the Annual General Meeting in a virtual setting.
April 21 (session A) and April 23 (session B) 2020 – Asset Management Awareness Workshop (Virtual Classroom): Introduction to asset management and tangible steps to begin implementation.
April 15, 2020 – Spotlight on Newfoundland and Labrador: In lieu of meeting in-person in St. John’s for the CNAM 2020 Annual Conference, this webinar provided an inside look at how communities from across Newfoundland and Labrador are leading in asset management.
March 4, 2020 – Data Analytics in Road Asset Management: The Application of Data Analytics to Road Deterioration Modeling and Climate Change Adaptation.
February 11, 2020 – Building your AM Competencies: An overview of CNAM’s Asset Management Competency Framework and what it means for your organization.
January 15, 2020 – Communicating with the Public: Telling the asset management story and building support in your community.
Modeling Asset Deterioration for Risk-Informed Infrastructure Asset Management
Thursday, October 19
11am MST – one hour
Dr. Arnold Yuan, Academic Director at the Ryerson Institute for Infrastructure Innovation, will demystify deterioration modelling and describe how it can be used for better risk analysis and evidence-based decision-making. Dr. Yuan will identify how both “hard data” – data collected from inspection and condition assessment – and also “soft data” – gleaned from expert opinions, design manuals, and professional judgments – can be integrated into deterioration modelling. Attendees will walk away with a better understanding of the ‘devil’ of infrastructure asset management so that they can make more evidence-based risk-informed decisions in data collection, selection of inspection technologies, and long-term strategic planning in maintenance and rehabilitation.
Outline of the Webinar
Deterioration modeling is an important analytical component in risk-informed infrastructure asset management. Many asset managers find it very challenging because of paucity of deterioration data, the technicality involved in the task, and the sophisticated relations with other tasks in infrastructure asset management. Some people think it is just a matter of tracking the service age to calculate the remaining life, whereas some other people understand that the deterioration model should be tied to the physical condition and functional performance of assets, but they are not very clear how the model relates to other activities such as inspection, condition assessment, system analysis (e.g., hydraulic modeling, traffic analysis, energy envelope simulation).
This seminar attempts to provide the audience, presumably mainly corporate asset managers, with a birds’ eye view of this fascinating module of the whole infrastructure asset management puzzle. Dr. Yuan will help you understand that deterioration modeling involves not only the data-driven process that asset managers have traditionally perceived, but also a system analysis that carries the empirical deterioration modeling at the level of performance data up to the level of the performance hierarchy at which decisions are made. In addition, deterioration modeling is an important and integral component of risk analysis, and therefore, the characterization and quantification of aleatory uncertainty and epistemic uncertainty become an essential component of deterioration modeling. Moreover, deterioration data include not only hard data collected from inspection and condition assessment, but also soft data that can be gleaned from expert opinions, design manuals, and professional judgments. The audience is expected to walk out of the webinar with a better understanding of the ‘devil’ of infrastructure asset management so that they can make more evidence-based risk-informed decisions in data collection, selection of inspection technologies, and long-term strategic planning in maintenance and rehabilitation.
The Canadian Institute is hosting its 2nd Annual Infrastructure Asset Management East on October 26–27 in Toronto. As the conference Chair, I am looking forward to the great speakers and panel sessions that the Canadian Institute has assembled for this year’s event.
Our country is faced with a significant infrastructure deficit. For municipalities, just keeping up with asset repair and rehabilitation is a financial struggle. And the demand for new assets in our growing communities only adds to that burden.
But we continue to make strides to improve our ability to manage our assets. New technologies and innovations, increased funding from other levels of governments, and more efficient management processes are providing the tools needed to keep our assets functioning at the level the community expects.
With these developments as a backdrop, Infrastructure Asset Management East offers you as a delegate the opportunity to:
- Learn how following ISO55000 guidelines will help you secure funding and get more value from your existing asset management plan
- Hear about the federal government’s unprecedented $186 billion investment in infrastructure and how you can benefit
- Find out how you can really get council and other key stakeholders on side
- Discover how to shift from a technical/operational view of asset management to a big data approach with a case study from the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission
- Get inspired by real life stories of how municipalities ranging from populations of 981 (Burk’s Falls) to nearly 750,000 (Hamilton) are overcoming common asset management conundrums
Join myself, representatives from AM Ontario, and public and private sector industry professionals to learn the keys to integrated, sustainable asset management in Canada.
As a CNAM member, you’ll receive 20% more off the current registration price. To register for this conference, simply call 416-927-1563 or 1-877-927-1563, email CustomerService@CanadianInstitute.com or register online.
On behalf of the Canadian Institute, I look forward to hosting you in Toronto this October.
2017 Conference Chair
Learn more about your conference chair: Andrew Macklin
- Asset Decision Framework for Optimal Value – Nigel D’Souza
- Debunking Risk Resiliency by Implementing a Risk-Based Maintenance Strategy – Suzane Greeman
- Case Study: Digital Asset Management – Palak Patel
- Predictive Pattern Recognition at NSPO and Its Role in Maintenance Strategies – Warren Rodgers
- Case Study: Implementing Business Process for Capital Investment Using Asset Analytics – Alex Ashley and Kurt Ersser
- An Open Letter to Our Future Senior Leaders – Paul Daoust
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