Asset Management for Communities
Municipalities, First Nations, Local Governments and more...
We can help your organization make progress on asset management. Our experienced team have worked with a cross section of clients to design and implement business improvement programs to help organizations move towards more effective asset management practices.
Maybe you just need an extra pair of hands in your team to progress an important part of your existing program. We have contract resources available for part-time and full-time work.
Not sure where to start? We can help with that too. Get in touch!
Supporting municipal communities and public infrastructure clients in Canada is a focus for icInfrastructure.
We can bring our experience of helping municipalities of various sizes across Canada with asset management to you, and support you in reaching your organizational objectives.
Now is a great time to take advantage of various government grants and funding opportunities to help progress your asset management processes and capabilities.
Grants Available for AM Support
Did you know, municipalities in Canada are eligible for grant funding to support asset management consulting work and training?
As of 2017, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and Infrastructure Canada launched a 5-year $50m fund to support municipalities advance their AM processes. The application is straightforward and covers most consulting and training related to AM for Canadian municipalities. More information on their program is at www.fcm.ca.
At a Provincial level, additional funding is available that can often be doubled up with Federal grants.
Get in touch for more information.
Gap Assessments & Roadmaps
Not sure where to start or what to do?
Gap / Maturity Assessments
There are a number of self-assessment readiness scales and assessment tools out there that are a great place to start. For many organizations, having a more advanced assessment done by an external AM expert can provide an extra level of detail and direction.
Your AM Roadmap
It is very valuable to have a 3-5 year plan in place that lays out the different AM elements you want to progress to support your goals. All elements do not need to be progressed at the same time. We can help you design an AM Roadmap that is suitable for your organization.
Asset Management Plans
Asset Management Plans (AMPs) in the context of municipalities have evolved to become very useful planning and communication tools for communities.
“An Asset Management Plan provides the current state of the infrastructure assets, the levels of service expected from them, planned actions to ensure the assets are providing the expected level of service, and financing strategies to implement the planned actions.” AM Primer, CIRC
Furthermore, for many provinces in Canada they are becoming a required report for municipalities to access Provincial infrastructure funding.
We can help you write your AMP for your community, department, or critical infrastructure
Level of Service and Consultation
Service performance data is something that municipalities can find harder to collect and evaluate.
Infrastructure assets fundamentally exist to deliver value to our customers and communities. Customer Levels of Service (LOS) frameworks help us as an organization measure what the community is receiving, and how effective we are as an organization at delivering our services. The key is to differentiate between customer and technical levels, something which most municipalities do not do well.
Armed with this information, you can get into very exciting discussions with your community through Public Consultation about what they really want from their services, and more importantly understand what your community are willing to pay for.
Investment Planning and Prioritization
Deciding what projects to fund, and more importantly what not to fund, is not easy. But asset management can help you put a transparent and defensible process in place.
Investment Planning & Prioritization
It shouldn’t be a case of ‘who shouts the loudest’ in the organization as to what projects are funded. You should have a structured approach to prioritizing your projects and developing your capital investment plan. You should also manage the residual risk around what gets postponed or not funded.
Project Business Cases & Options Evaluation
Many organizations struggle with the step before investment planning and prioritization; identifying and scoping projects that need to be done, and deciding on the most suitable options. We can help you write business cases and conduct options evaluation using Triple Bottom Line (TBL) multi criteria decision making techniques and Net Present Cost (NPC / NPV) analysis.
Training and Much more
Looking to build your understanding and awareness of Asset Management? We can help with that too.
Whether you are looking for an introductory general course for your team, or want custom material developed that you can deliver in house, we can help.
We can also help design and implement a more formal approach to managing AM skills in your organization through competency frameworks, training plans, and writing appropriate job descriptions for recruitment.
Need help with something related to your assets and services that isn’t mentioned here? Get in touch to find out how we can help.
Senior level of government trying to make change happen amongst your asset owners? icInfrastructure has experience working directly with senior levels of government and agencies to advance their awareness building activities and strategic direction.
Let’s talk! Contact us for a chat!