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Monday, May 15, 2017 

9:00 am – 11:00 am          CNAM Board of Directors Meeting

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm        Golf at Valleyridge Golf Club

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm          Canada Olympic Park Tour:  Meet in the lobby at 1:45pm

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm        Welcome Reception at the National Music Centre


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

7:30 am – 8:30 am           Breakfast

8:30 am – 9:00 am          Conference Welcome

9:00 am – 10:00 am        Keynote Speaker:  Clark Somerville, FCM President PDF

10:30 am – 5:00 pm        Breakout Sessions

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm         Lunch

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm          Trade Show & Networking Reception

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm          New Professionals Network Function

Free Evening                     Enjoy everything Calgary has to offer


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

7:30 am – 8:30 am           Breakfast

8:30 am – 9:30 am          Keynote Speakers:  David Clark, Director Capital Improvements Program

& Darryl Street, Senior Financial Policy Advisor, District of Columbia PDF

9:30 am – 10:00 am       Trade Show & Networking

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm         Lunch & Annual General Meeting

10:00 am – 5:00 pm        Breakout Sessions

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm          Dinner Reception

7:00 pm                               Dinner followed by Tereo Award and Entertainment at the Hyatt Regency Calgary


Thursday, May 18, 2017 (half day)

8:00 am – 9:00 am          Breakfast

9:00 am – 10:00 am        Keynote Speaker:  Graham Sherman, Toolshed Brewery

10:30 am  – 12:30 pm      Breakout Sessions

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm        Lunch & 2018 Kick Off

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm         Toolshed Brewery Tour

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm           CNAM Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

10:30am - 12:30pm

1: Climate Change / Resiliency

  • Modeling Impacts of Climate Change on Pipe Failure PDF
  • Developing an Expert System for Evaluating Infrastructure: Incorporating Resiliency and Sustainability
  • Toward Climate-Resilient Public Infrastructure
  • Tying It All Together: The Balance Between Instinct and Analytics PDF

2: Facilities / Benchmarking

  • Calgary Olympic Legacy Lives On
  • How the City of Prince George Uses Benchmarking to Continuously Improve its Water and Wastewater Utilities PDF
  • Substantial Road Capital Budget Savings PDF
  • Integrated Civic Facility Planning PDF

3: Implementation

  • Asset Management at the City of Barrie – Where are we after 5 years of Implementation PDF
  • Operationalization of a Public Works Program Asset Management Strategy
  • Waterloo’s Comprehensive Asset Management Approach Cultural Challenges in Implementing Asset Management
  • Cultural Challenges in Implementing Asset Management

1:30pm - 3:00pm

4: Decision Making

  • Development of a Renewal Decision Model – A Risk Based Approach
  • Optimization and Multicriteria Techniques for Decision-Making in Asset Management

5: Education & Training

  • Harnessing the Power of Asset Management – The Case for In-House Asset Management Training!
  • Customized AM Training Sessions Delivered by Municipal Staff to Other Staff PDF
  • UBC’s Proposed Online Infrastructure Asset Management Graduate Course PDF

Workshop I

  • A Problem Solving Approach to Business Case Development

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Workshop III

  • Calgary Housing Company: Our Asset Management

Workshop IV

  • How to write a Department / Corporate Asset Management Plan PDF

6: Governance / Policy / ISO 55000

  • Improving AM Maturity through an Effective AM Governance Model PDF
  • Aligning asset management practice and policy in Ontario PDF
  • ISO 55000 for the Public Sector and Municipalities

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

10:00am - 12:00pm

7: Change Management

  • The Role of Executive Leadership in Municipal Infrastructure Asset Management – A case study of the iLembe District Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa  PDF
  • AM: Get Started and Keep Moving Forward PDF
  • The Implementation Challenge: Why Asset Management Plans Sit on the Shelf PDF
  • Breathing Excitement into Asset Management

8: Small Municipalities

  • Implementing Value-Driven Asset Management in a Smaller City PDF
  • Township of King – Implementation of AMP and Software
  • Harnessing the Power of Reconciliation to Develop an Asset Management Guide for Indigenous Communities in BC Region PDF
  • Strategic Financial Planning – A Critical Next Step in Asset Management Plans

9: Risk Management / Criticality / Facilities

  • Risk Assessment and Modelling: Interactive Session on Understanding Concepts to Modelling with Technology PDF
  • Criticality Model for Sanitary Pumping Stations PDF
  • Airside to Groundside; Managing Through Change
  • Revamping your Work Management System to drive Asset Management:  Case Studies from the City of Toronto and Region of Waterloo

1:30pm - 3:30pm

10: Workshop IV & Investment Planning

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Workshop IV:  Developing an ISO 55002:2014-Aligned Risk Assessment Framework and Response Strategy

2:30pm – 3:30pm

  • Time to Retire the Darts: Defining the gap between capital needs and available funding by asset type (A case study on how the District of Columbia leveraged technology to optimize their capital investment for maximum return.)  PDF
  • Parks Canada’s Federal Infrastructure Investment Program – Securing and Implementing Unprecedented Funding

11: Data Collection & Analysis

  • Why We Chose Aerial Imagery to Manage our Trees PDF
  • Challenges and Value in Building a GIS Inventory at Halifax Water
  • From Defect Finding to Network Assessment – Calgary’s Roadway Asset Condition Assessment Programs
  • Sidewalk Condition Assessment & Rating System Development: Strathcona County Case Study

12: Implementation / AMP / Investment Planning

  • A Practical, Staff-Driven Asset Management for Small to Medium Sized Utilities – The LASA Experience PDF
  • Coordinating Asset Management Plans Across 10 Business Units – A Calgary Story
  • Linking AMPs to Short Term and Long Term Investment Plans PDF
  • Calgary Water Asset Management Plan by Collaboration

4:00pm - 5:00pm

10: Investment Planning (Continued)

  • Cloud-based software for optimal long-range risk-based renewal planning of water distribution networks
  • TransLink’s CAPITAL-M Program Achievements and Lessons Learnt

Workshop / Networking Session V

  • FCM Leadership in Asset Management Program Networking Session

Panel Discussion

  • Harnessing the Power of IT Systems for Asset Management

Thursday, May 18, 2017

10:30am - 12:30pm

13: Sustainability

  • The Challenges of a Sustainable Physical Asset Management Approach PDF
  • Agile Intelligent Assets and Smart Sustainment: value enhancing whole systems innovations from global supply chains PDF
  • Managing Change: Integrating Sustainability & Asset Management PDF
  • Barriers to Asset Management PDF

14: Sustainability / Lifecycle Plans

  • Evaluating the Sustainability of Public Infrastructure Projects PDF
  • Developing Long-Term Sustainable Transit Asset Management Models
  • Asset Lifecycle Plans at Calgary’s Water Treatment Plants
  • Alignment of Financial Planning, Accounting, and Physical Assets – A Case Study PDF

15: Data Collection & Analysis / Collaboration

  • Bridging the Gap between Traditional GIS and Expanding Asset Management Demands – Halifax Water’s Driveway Culvert Data Collection Project  PDF
  • *Applying Value Management for Developing a Fire Infrastructure Plan in Downtown Calgary
  • The Secret Life of Culverts: Halifax Water’s mission to uncover its cross culvert inventory
  • One City, One Voice, a Few Pumps and Lots of Fire Stations