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Monday, Mar 09, 2020

Associated Engineering leads asset management workshop at AFN National Housing and Infrastructure Forum


AFN 2020 Asset Management Plans Workshop

The Assembly of First Nations 2020 National Housing and Infrastructure Forum and Tradeshow begins tomorrow in the Toronto, ON. Associated Engineering will be represented in the formal agenda program by Freda Leong, Manager of First Nations Infrastructure, and Owen JamesAsset Management Lead. Together, they will be presenting a workshop session on Day 3 (Thursday, March 12), beginning at 9am in the Quebec Room at The Fairmont Royal York.

Their presentation will cover how Asset Management Plans are quickly becoming a requirement and a critical tool for understanding and managing community assets and infrastructure. The workshop will discuss:

  • How are communities across Canada advancing their asset management planning?
  • How is the Asset Management Plan different to what communities are already doing?
  • How can we define a broader range of assets including infrastructure, natural assets and other assets the community values?
  • How does the Asset Management Plan reflect your changing world and create a more resilient community, i.e. climate change, infrastructure, financial and social resiliency.
  • How can developing an Asset Management Plan help you build and recognize knowledge, capacity and skills in your community?
  • How can an Asset Management Plan demonstrate and communicate your spending needs, regardless of funding source?

This workshop will include break-out sessions where participants will get a better sense of the roles of Chief and Council, staff, and community members in asset management decisions.