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A Working Session Exploring Opportunities to Enhance Collaboration By Water and Wastewater Utilities in Advancing Asset Management May 5th & 6th, 2005 - Washington DC. Session 4: Education, Communication & Professional Development Initiatives

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A Working Session Exploring Opportunities to Enhance Collaboration By Water and Wastewater Utilities in Advancing Asset ManagementMay 5th & 6th, 2005 - Washington DC

  • Session 4:Education, Communication & Professional Development Initiatives

  • BAMI-I:Buried Asset Management Institute- International, Inc.

  • Representative:Tom Iseley, Ph.D., P.E. President of the Board of Directors &

    Acting Executive Director


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BAMI-I

  • February 2003:Formed BAMI in the Department of Watershed Management (DWM) of the City of Atlanta (COA) by Commissioner Jack Ravan

  • Purpose:To serve as a resource to the DWM to accomplish Mayor Shirley Franklin’s Vision of moving the COA’s WATER program beyond consent decree requirements to “First-in-Class”

  • July 2004:Established BAMI-International as a non-profit 501 (c) 3 Corporation.

  • December 2004:First Board of Directors meeting


Bami i mission statement

BAMI-I:Mission Statement

  • To provide a center of excellence for owners of underground water infrastructure to join with industry and researchers, using sound science, to evaluate and/or develop buried asset management protocols for application worldwide to benefit ratepayers and other stakeholders by:

    • Protecting public health,

    • Improving the environment,

    • Maximizing asset life-cycle value,

    • Sustaining economic development, and

    • Enhancing the quality of life.


Bami i what are you doing

BAMI-I:What are you doing?

  • Establishing a resource to assist utilities in “Achieving excellence in buried infrastructure sustainability – for the 21st Century

  • HOW?

    • Get the message to political decision makers & public

    • Develop educational programs

    • Develop O&M and pipe rehab. training in-house

    • Develop North American Technology Benchmarking Program

    • Conducting assessment of utilities to assist with establishing a national direction for implementing AM programs for buried infrastructure

    • Coordinating with other associations and researchers


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BAMI-I: What are you doing?

  • Get message to political decision makers & public

    • Committed to working with PIRC and NASSCO as sponsors for the development of a broadcast and non-broadcast media package being developed by Penn State Public Broadcasting

    • “America Underground: A Public Communications Package on the U.S. Water & Wastewater Infrastructure”

      • Proposal developed – funds provided by NASSCO-1 year

      • Project cost - $650,000

      • Establishing a IAC-Industry Advisory Council


Bami i what are you doing2

BAMI-I: What are you doing?

  • Develop educational programs

    • Training & educational programs must move beyond awareness to assisting with organizational cultural change challenges required to implement advanced AM principles and practices

    • Model being developed

      • Phase 1:Overview3-4 hoursSr. Mgt. Team

      • Phase 2:Workshop2-3 daysMgt. Team

      • Phase 3:Development of a long-term program with team participation and commitment

        • Teams

          • Engineering

          • O&M

          • Legal

          • Procurement

          • CIP


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BAMI-I: What are you doing?

  • Develop O&M and pipe rehab. training in-house

    • COA:Developing training programs with Unions to train employees with skills for self-installation

    • Selected 3 trenchless processes

      • Localized repair

      • Sealing mainlines, laterals & MHs from I&I

      • Manhole renewal


Bami i what are you doing4

BAMI-I:What are you doing?

Develop North American Technology Benchmarking Program

  • Technology is critical for meeting future technical and financial challenges

  • Develop programs which minimize barriers of entry and risk of failure

  • Develop comprehensive evaluation programs with utility representatives designing the experiments

  • Establish NA data warehouse for tracking performance


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BAMI-I:What are you doing?

  • Conducting assessment of utilities to assist with establishing a national direction for implementing AM programs for buried infrastructure

  • Coordinating with other associations and researchers


Bami i what will be the benefits

BAMI-I:What will be the benefits?

Expediting & minimizing the cost of utilities implementing advanced AM programs for:

  • Protecting public health,

  • Improving the environment,

  • Maximizing asset life-cycle value,

  • Sustaining economic development, and

  • Enhancing the quality of life.


Bami i where does it fit in lcam

BAMI-I:Where does it fit in LCAM?

  • Our commitment is to develop well-defined policies & procedures which address the three main stages of every asset’s total life-cycle:

    • Planning, funding, engineering & construction

    • Operations & maintenance

    • Renewal & replacement


Bami i when will it be available

BAMI-I:When will it be available?

  • Most of what we have initiated is an on-going process


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BAMI-I:

  • Contact information:

    • Dr. Troy Norris, City of Atlanta

      • Tel.: (404) 713 – 4603 E-mail: [email protected]

    • Mr. John Griffin, City of Atlanta

      • Tel.: (404) 557 – 1555E-mail: [email protected]

    • Mr. Richard Thomasson, Parsons Brinckerhoff

      • Tel.: (404) 368 – 2534E-mail: [email protected]

    • Mr. Leonard Ingram, Southeast Society for Trenchless Technology

      • Tel.: (334) 872 – 1012E-mail: [email protected]

    • Dr. Tom Iseley, Hydromax USA, Inc.

      • Tel.: (864) 322 – 2614E-mail: [email protected]


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