A new partnership between Canada and Australasia

By intouch posted 16 February 2017 17:30

  

IPWEA and the Canadian Network of Asset Managers (CNAM) have entered an agreement to identify ways to better serve our organisations, members and communities through collaboration and exchange of information, education, training, technology and management practices.


The partnership agreement was signed on February 3, 2017 by John Murray, Chair of CNAM and Ross Goyne, President of IPWEA.

Asset management is the primary area for collaboration between the two organisations, with both recognising that asset management is a key element in the design, construction, maintenance and renewal of municipal infrastructure and a long-term contributor to the sustainable delivery of services to our communities.

As an initial first step, the Partnership Agreement between CNAM and IPWEA has put arrangements in place for Canadian asset management professionals to undertake IPWEA’s online Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning.

This certificate is an internationally recognised benchmark for the practical application of asset management principles.

It is based on IPWEA’s International Infrastructure Management Manual (IIMM) and aligns with the ISO 55000 global asset management standard. The course provides the skills to write an organization’s asset management plan in 8 online lessons while allowing participants the opportunity to earn a qualification at the same time. 

The IPWEA and CNAM leadership will be discussing the partnership in more detail with delegates at the CNAM Conference in Calgary this May 15 – 18. For details on this national event, please visit www.cnam.ca. For information on the Professional Certificate, visit www.ipwea.org/ProCertAMPlanning

About CNAM: The Canadian Network of Asset Managers is a not-for-profit association for public sector infrastructure asset management in Canada. Members are government and private sector experts who develop policies, tools and technologies which improve the level of service for public infrastructure assets in all Canadian provinces and territories.
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