NAMS.PLUS in Canada

NAMS.PLUS is your pathway to writing your asset management plans

The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) has established NAMS Canada Incorporated as a not-for-profit association in Canada to provide access to IPWEA's NAMS.PLUS asset management tools and online resources. NAMS Canada works collaboratively with municipalities and exisiting associations in Canada.

NAMS.PLUS is subscription based to provide staff in asset-owning organizations access to tools & online resources to develop, write and keep their Asset Management Plans up-to-date as demands on the organisation change.

Asset Management Plans:

  • document the services provided by the organization,

  • provide expenditure projections for the organization’s Long Term Financial Plan,

  • provide a basis for consultation with customers/community on the services they really need and what they can afford to pay, and

  • facilitate the reaching of a financially sustainable position where the organization is able to provide the services its customers/community needs in a financially sustainable position.

Developing annual budgets on your updated asset management plans and long term financial plan will enable your organization to operate in a financially sustainable position.

NAMS.PLUS provides templates and modelling tools to:

  • easily revise and update your asset management plans and long term financial plans,

  • run scenarios to assess the implications of service level and cost options,

  • simplify the annual budget preparation and adoption process,

  • develop long term maintenance and capital works program based on agreed service levels,

  • develop and maintain current asset management policy and strategy,

  • assess current asset management maturity and set improvement targets and plans,

  • monitor and report progress against asset management targets.

NAMS.PLUS is based on the International Infrastructure Management Manual 2015 and aligns with the new ISO 55000 international asset management standards. NAMS.PLUS is continually updated and improved to improve flexibility and usability for users. NAMS.PLUS development is based on experience in use of the system and user feedback and suggestions.

The NAMS.PLUS annual subscription includes access to the templates and on-line modelling, system operation, assistance to users and ongoing system development of a nationally consistent resource for infrastructure service organisations such as local governments.  

Additional new features of latest update of NAMS.PLUS include:

  • Online data entry and editing

  • Real-time modelling functionality

  • Combining AM Plan categories for a Strategic or Corporate AM Plan

  • Additional maturity assessment model for alignment with the requirements of the new international asset management standard, ISO 55001. Version 2 now released following pilot testing

  • Modelling of climate change impacts for road assets

  • Managing AM Plan category datasets

  • Expanded Help Desk including video 'How To' guidelines

  • Updated NAMS.PLUS3 eBook Guidelines - now accessible via the NAMS.PLUS3 Templates page

  

Watch the video below to learn more about NAMS.PLUS:

 

 

If you wish to find out further information on NAMS.PLUS in Canada, email shelley.funk@namsCanada.org 

Existing subscribers, if you require login assistance, email admin@ipwea.org

If you require technical NAMS.PLUS assistance, email Help Desk at support@namsplus.org.au

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(Canada, International) (pdf)

Benefits of NAMS.PLUS (pdf)

 

Enquiries

shelley.funk@namsCanada.org