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UESI Launch Utility Infrastructure Asset Management Division

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Asset Management Figure presents interdependent infrastructure systems, courtesy of Dr. Sunil Sinha.

UESI's fifth Division, the Utility Infrastructure Asset Management (UIAM) Division was established to advance and disseminate knowledge related to the holistic life-cycle asset management of utility infrastructure that will assure resiliency and sustainability. The UIAM Division will support the goal of UESI to provide leadership to utilities for effectively managing their systems to be reliable, resilient and sustainable. UIAM will provide expert leadership that will support the development of future ASCE's America's Infrastructure Report Card.

UIAM Division Vision

UIAM will be recognized as the premier global information and resource center for holistic life-cycle utility infrastructure asset management.

UIAM Division Mission

A new paradigm for the building and renewal of utility systems is required, one that addresses the conflicting goals of diverse economic, environment, and societal interests for resiliency and sustainability. UIAM will assemble a network of global utility industry experts with the experience to improve performance, resiliency, and sustainability of existing and future utility infrastructure systems. UIAM will generate and disseminate information by developing and offering pragmatic yet scientifically-based products and knowledge delivered in a form of manuals of practice, guidelines, technical reports, workshops, and webinars all of which will promote excellence in holistic life-cycle utility infrastructure asset management.

Work of committee will cover the following guiding principles:

  • Fundamental and Advanced Asset Management Practices
  • Asset Management Plan Development and Implementation
  • Performance, Sustainability and Resiliency Management
  • Infrastructure Data Analytics and Decision Sciences
  • Infrastructure Economics and Life-cycle Cost Analysis
  • Holistic Life-cycle Infrastructure Asset Management
  • Reducing life-cycle cost of utility assets - Grand Challenge

UIAM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

ASCE AND UESI LIAISON

UIAM will have five working committees: Communication Infrastructure Asset Management (CIAM) Committee; Education and Outreach Asset Management (EOAM) Committee; Energy Infrastructure Asset Management (EIAM) Committee; Transportation Infrastructure Asset Management (TIAM) Committee; and Water Infrastructure Asset Management (WIAM) Committee.

The Communication Infrastructure Asset Management (CIAM) Committee will focus on telecommunications networks, computing, wireless and cellular. The CIAM Committee will foster the development of fundamental and advanced asset management practices. Focused on utility infrastructure sustainability and resiliency, the committee will provide thought leadership and advice on how utilities can better manage their assets, improve levels of service, and reduce life cycle costs. The committee will gather, evaluate and disseminate information and approaches for infrastructure data collection, data assessment and analytics, and decision-making and economic science. The committee's activities will be closely coordinated with other committees so that common asset management practices can be developed and synergies with other asset classes can be realized.

The Education and Outreach Asset Management (EOAM) Committee will focus on conferences & workshops, continuing education, journal & publications, manuals & standards, report card initiatives. The EOAM Committee will foster the development of fundamental and advanced asset management practices. Focused on utility infrastructure sustainability and resiliency, the committee will provide thought leadership and advice on how utilities can better manage their assets, improve levels of service, and reduce life cycle costs. The committee will gather, evaluate and disseminate information and approaches for infrastructure data collection, data assessment and analytics, and decision-making and economic science. The committee's activities will be closely coordinated with other committees so that common asset management practices can be developed and synergies with other asset classes can be realized.

The Energy Infrastructure Asset Management (EIAM) Committee will focus on oil & gas, nuclear facilities, electric power, solar & wind, and coal. The EIAM Committee will foster the development of fundamental and advanced asset management practices. Focused on infrastructure sustainability and resiliency, the committee will provide thought leadership and advice on how utilities can better manage their assets, improve levels of service, and reduce life cycle costs. The committee will gather, evaluate and disseminate information and approaches for infrastructure data collection, data assessment and analytics, and decision-making and economic science. The committee's activities will be closely coordinated with other committees so that common asset management practices can be developed and synergies with other asset classes can be realized.

The Transportation Infrastructure Asset Management (TIAM) Committee will focus on airports, bridges, ports, railways, roads & highways, and transit. The TIAM Committee will foster the development of fundamental and advanced asset management practices related to utility networks. Focused on utility infrastructure sustainability and resiliency, the committee will provide thought leadership and advice on how utilities can better manage their assets, improve levels of service, and reduce life cycle costs. The committee will gather, evaluate and disseminate information and approaches for infrastructure data collection, data assessment and analytics, and decision-making and economic science. The committee's activities will be closely coordinated with other committees so that common asset management practices can be developed and synergies with other asset classes can be realized.

The Water Infrastructure Asset Management (WIAM) Committee will focus on drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, levees and dams. The WIAM Committee will foster the development of fundamental and advanced asset management practices. Focused on infrastructure sustainability and resiliency, the committee will provide thought leadership and advice on how utilities can better manage their assets, improve levels of service, and reduce life cycle costs. The committee will gather, evaluate and disseminate information and approaches for infrastructure data collection, data assessment and analytics, and decision-making and economic science. The committee's activities will be closely coordinated with other committees so that common asset management practices can be developed and synergies with other asset classes can be realized.

If you are interested in serving on any of the committees, please contact Dr. Sunil Sinha or UESI today.