Student Research Symposium

December 20, 2016, by | Category: CNAM News

Next year CNAM will be holding its 4th annual Student Research Symposium. The purpose of the symposium and the student poster competition is to showcase asset management research projects in Canadian universities and provide a platform for communication, collaboration and networking among young researchers and practitioners in the field of asset management.

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Conference Registration is Open!

December 9, 2016, by | Category: Conference

New Executive Director Appointed

November 22, 2016, by | Category: CNAM News


November 21, 2016



dcuttsCALGARY, Alberta     The Canadian Network of Asset Managers (CNAM) is pleased to announce that Douglas Cutts CPA, CA has been appointed as Executive Director of the association.

Mr. Cutts brings over 35 years of strategic planning, financial and operational experience to CNAM. He has a proven track record of providing immediate contributions to an organization through his extensive corporate and industry leadership experience. He will use those skills to lead CNAM in its continued representation of public and private sector infrastructure asset managers across Canada.

In his new role as Executive Director, Douglas will be responsible for the overall management of the association and will assist the Board of Directors in the development and execution of the association’s strategic action plans, establishing and maintaining effective networking relationships with CNAM’s growing partner network and will lead new financing initiatives for the association. “I am thrilled to join CNAM and have the opportunity to contribute to the successful growth strategy going forward”, said Mr. Cutts.

“We are delighted that Douglas Cutts is joining CNAM”, said John Murray, Chair of the Board of Directors of CNAM. “His wealth of business knowledge, financial experience and executive leadership will be instrumental in helping CNAM expand our capabilities and enable us to continue to provide the best infrastructure asset management resources and benefits for members of our association.”


ABOUT CNAM:   Formed in 2007, CNAM is the not-for-profit association of public infrastructure asset management in Canada. Its members develop policy, tools and technologies which improve the level of service for public infrastructure assets in every province and territory. CNAM shares that knowledge with other members and stakeholders through its CNAMpedia online resource library, its Annual Conference and Tereo Awards program as well as its many committees and partner events.


John Murray                                                                                      Douglas Cutts
Chair of the Board of Directors, CNAM                                   Executive Director, CNAM
T: (905) 906-2532                                                                    
Press Release (PDF)

AM BC Conference Nov 3-4, 2016

September 12, 2016, by | Category: Industry

Asset Management for Sustainable Service Delivery: A BC Framework
Shaping your organization for Asset Management
Communicating the message
Long term financial planning
Performance measures
How to define service levels
UBCM Survey: Lessons learned

Brochure (PDF)

2017 Call for Presentations Extended until Nov 14

September 5, 2016, by | Category: Conference, Uncategorised

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New Partnership CSCE and CNAM

September 5, 2016, by | Category: CNAM News

The Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) and the Canadian Network of Asset Managers (CNAM) have partnered! A Memorandum of Understanding, in recognition of their common interests in promoting and disseminating asset management practices in Canada was signed by John Murray, Chair of CNAM and Jim Gilliland, President of CSCE on June 30, 2016.
CNAM is a not for profit association of infrastructure asset management organizations in Canada. Its members are government and private sector experts in the field.
The CSCE is a learned society created to develop and maintain high standards of civil engineering practice in Canada and to enhance the public image of the civil engineering profession.
CSCE and CNAM recognize that asset management is a key element in the design, construction and maintenance of Canadian municipal infrastructure and a long term contributor to the sustainability of these essential systems.
As a result of the signing of this Memorandum of Understanding, and based on their shared commitment to asset management in Canada, CNAM and CSCE have committed to the following supportive joint initiatives for 2016-17:
  • Sharing material for each other’s publications;
  • Linking to each other’s websites;
  • Participating at each other’s conferences;
  • Working on the development of Canadian asset management guidelines, frameworks and training materials
  • Developing asset management education programs at an undergraduate or post-graduate level in Canadian civil engineering departments, and
  • Developing a Canadian infrastructure sustainability rating system.
For more information on this MOU or on either organization please contact:
CNAM: Melissa Osborne, Vice Chair, CNAM  at 
CSCE: Doug Salloum, Executive Director at

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Expression of Interest: AM Training

March 24, 2016, by | Category: CNAM News

CNAM invites Asset Management training providers to register their interest in providing asset management training to CNAM members, by outlining their course offerings, course curriculum, trainer qualifications, and fee structure.  This information will be used to identify training alternatives to CNAM members. Proponents that provide a complete submission and pay the annual fee will have their training details promoted on the CNAM website for one calendar year (prorated for the first year based on issue date).  This invitation does not involve any training delivery.

Review the EOI on Asset Management Training

Webinar: April 21 – Visualiz-ing Asset Management helps to Vision-ize the Team

March 16, 2016, by | Category: CNAM News

Asset Management is a highly complex endeavour that integrates many activities. As a result, we as asset managers are all trying to “wrap our heads” around the vastness of our domain. The Asset Management body of knowledge has identified 39 subject areas that cover an eclectic and broad range of information. Building on the wisdom that “a picture speaks a thousand words”, this presentation takes us on a visual journey of asset management.

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March 10, 2016, by | Category: Industry

Integrating Long-term Budgeting with Asset Management for Better Outcomes

In order for a municipal asset management program to be successful, it must be integrated with financial planning and long-term budgeting. The development of a comprehensive financial plan is critical to identify the financial resources required for sustainable asset management based on existing asset inventories, desired levels of service, and projected growth requirements. In this PSD Webinar, participants will hear from leaders in municipal asset management who have successfully integrated a comprehensive financial strategy with their asset management program.  More details

Early Bird Conference Registration ends March 31st

February 1, 2016, by | Category: Conference

May 9 – 12, 2016

Halifax, Nova Scotia

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