28 Results for Asset Management

The federal government and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) have announced funding for 72 initiatives in communities across Canada through three funding programs: the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP), the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), and the Green Municipal Fund (GMF). Through Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program, communities…

December 13, 2017 @ 7:33am

The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) have announced the participants in the Climate and Asset Management Network (CAMN). For the network’s next two-year cycle, 19 communities from across Canada will take an active role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to the potential effects…

December 04, 2017 @ 3:28pm

The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) have announced a new initiative to help local governments strengthen their infrastructure investment decisions based on sound asset management practices. FCM has awarded $3.6 million to 22 partner organizations from across the country to design and deliver local asset…

September 29, 2017 @ 7:10am

ReNew Canada publisher Todd Latham joined 26 other government leaders and association representatives from eleven provincial and territorial asset management Communities of Practice (CoP) in Edmonton last week for a national workshop designed to develop a collaborative framework among the various organizations. The in-person, three-day meeting which was facilitated by…

September 18, 2017 @ 6:51am

The City of Winnipeg is expanding its training in asset management with the launch of a new internal course curriculum in project management tailor-made for the City, developed and delivered with Red River College. “This new training program will help the City of Winnipeg make important improvements to project management…

September 08, 2017 @ 6:43am

WSP Global Inc. and UEM Edgenta Berhad have announced that they have entered into an agreement under which WSP will acquire UEM Edgenta's 61.2 per cent in Opus International Consultants Limited (OIC), through a New Zealand takeover offer. WSP has, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, filed a notice of intention to…

August 14, 2017 @ 9:59am

The City of Waterloo initiated an ambitious program to establish an integrated approach to stimulate asset management throughout the organization, and the innovative approach was selected for a national award by the Canadian Network of Asset Managers (CNAM). The city’s program won the CNAM Tereo Award, which recognizes excellence in…

June 01, 2017 @ 7:39am

A new report from the C.D. Howe Institute has recommended that Canadian cities sell their local electricity distribution companies (LDCs) and recycle the capital into infrastructure investments. Capital from the sale of electricity distribution companies should be invested in critical municipal infrastructure, said the new report. In Surge Capacity: Selling…

April 20, 2017 @ 6:50am

The Manitoba government has passed an Order in Council (OIC) providing the Public Utilities Board (PUB) with special authority to access information on Manitoba Hydro’s financial health, capital expenditure plans, cost overruns, and asset values during the process of the 2017–18 General Rate Application (GRA). The announcement was made by…

April 19, 2017 @ 7:49am

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Communities have launched two new programs to address climate change in communities and to strengthen infrastructure planning and decision-making. The Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program and the Municipal Asset Management Program, which will be delivered by the FCM,…

February 02, 2017 @ 9:00am

Ontario has released its infrastructure update, BuildON 2017. In the report, Minister Chiarelli announced that the province will be releasing its next long-term infrastructure plan this year, as well. Expected areas of focus for the 2017 long-term infrastructure plan will address: Ontario’s infrastructure needs and priorities and the government’s strategy…

January 18, 2017 @ 9:24am

The Canadian Network of Asset Managers (CNAM) has announced that Douglas Cutts CPA, CA has been appointed as executive director of the association. Cutts brings over 35 years of strategic planning, financial and operational experience to CNAM. He has a track record of providing immediate contributions to an organization through…

November 22, 2016 @ 10:15am

Kier Group plc has announced that it has completed the disposal of Mouchel Consulting to WSP Global Inc. for a total consideration of £75m (CDN $121.5 million), satisfied in cash. Mouchel Consulting, acquired in June 2015 as part of Kier's acquisition of Mouchel, provides engineering, environmental and asset management consultancy…

October 12, 2016 @ 6:16am

The Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) has made a lead gift of $500,000 to establish an innovative research chair position in the University of Toronto's Department of Civil Engineering. Investing in and maintaining municipal infrastructure is one of the greatest challenges facing Canada today, and a pressing issue worldwide. The…

September 14, 2016 @ 6:56am

An industry trade group Monday released a report recommending the creation of an Ontario Water Board (OWB) as a way of creating a sustainable financial architecture in the province. “One of the key items we're calling for is a regulatory board in the water sector like the Ontario Energy Board,” said Giovanni Cautillo,…

May 17, 2016 @ 1:51pm

SEE COMMENTS | POST A COMMENT On May 17, at the Ontario Public Works Association luncheon, Ontario's Deputy Minister of Infrastructure, Drew Fagan, outlined the Province's 10-year plan for infrastructure development and renewal. The plan commits to "promoting better asset management across sectors," said Fagan. It will do that, in…

May 17, 2012 @ 9:42am

Earlier this week, the Association of Canadian Engineering Companies (ACEC) presented a position paper to the federal government calling for a National Infrastructure Strategy--it's a call that's been made before. The Federation of Canadian Municipalities has long argued that the federal government needs to support infrastructure investment by developing a…

November 03, 2011 @ 10:50am

In total, Ontario's infrastructure system is valued at more than $266 billion—and the province has an infrastructure deficit estimated at more than $100 billion. But the Province has been steadily investing in infrastructure since 2003 in an attempt to narrow the infrastructure gap. Today, from the University of Ottawa, Infrastructure…

June 24, 2011 @ 8:32am

What better way to celebrate National Public Works Week than a trip to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. ReNew Canada joined members of the Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA) to hear Ontario Infrastructure Minister Bob Chiarelli's official proclamation that May 15-21 is Public Works Week in Ontario. In his statement…

May 18, 2011 @ 7:46am

During a presentation at the CNAM conference this morning, Andrew Lemer said new technologies mean largescale networks may be a thing of the past. Energy is the obvious example, but Lemer says it’s the same trend for transportation. “People can travel by one mode and switch to another,” he says,…

May 10, 2011 @ 10:55am

Cambridge, Ontario has put an "intelligence system" in place that lets municipal workers monitor infrastructure projects across the city in real time. “There’s a wealth of information on roads, wastewater, water, and other key infrastructure elements that exist in many forms throughout the city,” said Mayor Doug Craig at a…

September 08, 2010 @ 1:28pm

The Municipal Engineers Association, (MEA), the Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) and the Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA) announced today the dissolution and winding down of the Tri-Committee for the Utilization of Information Technology in Public Works. The Tri-Committee Board, made up of various municipal and private sector volunteers, was…

April 01, 2010 @ 10:03am

New Brunswick’s 2010-2011 budget includes $439.3 million for transportation infrastructure. Transportation Minister Denis Landry announced the capital budget yesterday in the legislative assembly. Landry said this year’s capital budget brings the provincial government’s investment in transportation infrastructure to more than $1.3 billion since October 2006. Why the focus on transportation?…

January 14, 2010 @ 7:33am

The National Asset Management Working Group (NAMWG) as part of the National Round Table for Sustainable Infrastructure (NRTSI) is releasing the Asset Management Government Framework for Canada. The Governance Framework was developed as a basis for asset management strategy development at the local level. While it doesn't focus specifically on how…

April 21, 2009 @ 11:23am

British-based engineering giant Amec is buying small Ontario firm Philips Engineering Ltd. Amec says the takeover will help them "provide a complete civil engineering consultancy service to public and private sector clients in Eastern Canada." Philips specializes in highway and municipal engineering, water resources, structural projects and land development, which…

March 24, 2009 @ 11:09am

Pure Technologies Ltd., a company involved in the development and application of technologies for inspection, monitoring, and management of physical infrastructure, recently hosted an international workshop on asset management and loss prevention strategies for buried pipelines. Over seventy-five participants from nine countries representing water agencies, consultants, and oil and gas…

August 14, 2008 @ 7:35am

It looks like the governments of Canada and Ontario are supporting asset management as part of the solution to our lack of infrastructure renewal. On December 6, 2006, with support from the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, an Asset Management Program (AMP) component of the Canada-Ontario Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund…

December 12, 2006 @ 7:33pm

The current issue of ReNew Canada magazine features Guy “Dr. Infrastructure” Felio, Ph.D at the National Research Council (NRC), who says it’s pointless to try and assign a dollar amount to the infrastructure deficit, or gap. “Whether it’s $40 or $60 or $100 billion, nobody’s going to come up with…

September 26, 2006 @ 7:51pm