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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
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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: Overview 3-4 hours Sr. Mgt. Team
      • Phase 2: Workshop 2-3 days Mgt. 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
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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
    • Mr. John Griffin, City of Atlanta
    • Mr. Richard Thomasson, Parsons Brinckerhoff
    • Mr. Leonard Ingram, Southeast Society for Trenchless Technology
    • Dr. Tom Iseley, Hydromax USA, Inc.
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