CEO's column: International recognition for IPWEA

By intouch posted 21-02-2017 13:32


IPWEA Australasia has recently signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with the American Public Works Association (APWA), Canadian Network of Asset Managers (CNAM) and the Finish Association Municipal Engineering (FAME) - Finland.  

These strategic MoUs compliment the over 20 countries world-wide that are using IPWEA's IIMM as the basis for their asset management. For IPWEA's National Asset Management Strategy (NAMS) this is a significant recognition of the expertise that resides within IPWEA and the NAMS portfolio.  

These MoUs are already being converted into direct benefits for both organisations with 45% of our current intake for the IPWEA Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning being international. This is a major achievement for IPWEA's International Division led by Chris Champion. Registrations are still open for the 7 March start if you would like to have your staff complete this industry, and now world-recognised qualification. 

NAMS operates in both New Zealand and Australia through the peak IPWEA NAMS Council to ensure that best practice in asset management is applied consistently across and within both countries. The NAMS Council has a representative from each IPWEA Division and is supported by the NAMS Consultants Roundtable to ensure that our leading private sector organisations have direct input into the running and direction of NAMS for the benefit of the entire industry. 

Members at local levels are encouraged to participate in their local asset management special interest groups as a way of feeding their ideas and needs through their Division representative on the NAMS Council. 

These MoUs result in sharing knowledge both ways and supporting one another's organisations in advancing the professionalism within the public and private asset management sector. 

Something else for IPWEA members to be proud of! 

Robert Fuller 




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