Infrastructure Asset Management: A Strategic Approach Toward Sustainability

Online /
Oct 24 - 26, 2023 /
Course Code: 14-1010-ONL23

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  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor


Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 3 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

10:00 am to 5:30 pm Eastern (Will include a 30 minute lunch each day)

After participating in the course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the basic principles of asset management
  • Answer the six core questions about your assets
  • Apply available tools and techniques to support your asset management program
  • Develop an asset management implementation plan appropriate to your organization
  • Provide better guidelines for policy making and apply best practices of asset management principles and concepts

Infrastructure asset management (IAM) is a strategic approach to managing physical public infrastructure. Two significant issues involved are infrastructure deterioration and the demand for service growth. This course covers the fundamental principles of asset management and revisits the six core questions every organization should be able to answer about their assets.

This course also illustrates the state-of-art implementation approach of an asset management plan to attain sustainability. This course is aligned with the International Infrastructure Management Manual (IIMM), National Research Council (NRC) research modules, ISO 55000 and other initiatives and best practices from around the world. It provides an opportunity for public infrastructure management professionals to gain in-depth asset management knowledge while keeping up optimal performance over the asset’s life cycle.

Course Outline:

  • Infrastructure asset management
  • Sustainability asset information and data
  • The asset management body of knowledge
  • Evaluate asset condition
  • Levels of services perform a risk analysis
  • Infrastructure economics
  • Asset management optimization
  • Setting Strategic direction for Asset Management
  • How to choose your asset management system
  • Action plans and decision making
  • Asset management business plan

Who Should Attend
Supervisors and Managers • Operations/Maintenance Engineers • Project Engineers • Investment Officers and Coordinators • Technicians and Technologists • Asset Management personnel

More Information

Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time

Please note: You can check other time zones here.


Day I

Welcome, Introduction, Course Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Methods

Infrastructure Asset Management and Sustainability - An Overview

  • What is asset management?
  • Industry standards and other initiatives
  • Development of an asset management plan
  • Sustainability and asset management

Asset Management Evolution - Province of Ontario

  • Infrastructure for Jobs and Prosperity Act
  • New asset management regulations

Asset Information and Data Requirements

  • Asset inventory
  • Asset classification systems
  • Asset data formats
  • Data gap analysis

Asset Management Body of Knowledge (AMBOK)

  • Concepts and ideas
  • Knowledge modules and application guidelines
  • How do knowledge modules work together?
  • Outline of an asset management plan
  • Best practice asset management plan

Quiz/Group Discussion - Specialty Topic Selection

Evaluate Asset Condition

  • Why asset condition is important?
  • Asset deterioration and defect diagnosis
  • Condition rating systems
  • The service life of assets
  • Asset performance evaluation

Day II

Levels of Services (LOS)

  • Define LOS.
  • How to determine LOS?
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPI)
  • Benchmarking of assets

Risk Analysis

  • Identify the service or asset at risk
  • Risk assessment and modelling
  • Asset risk management
  • Develop a risk action plan

Infrastructure Economics

  • Infrastructure backlog and funding mechanisms
  • Resource planning, financing and funding options
  • Social costs and considerations
  • Life cycle costing (LCC)
  • Asset valuation
  • Asset valuation models: roads/pavements, bridges/culverts, water/wastewater and other asset-specific
  • Reporting example: PSAB

Asset Management Optimization

  • Owner’s vs user’s perspective: a multi-objective optimization approach
  • Asset optimization parameters
  • Infrastructure security
  • Infrastructure vulnerability and resilience

Summary and Discussion


Setting Strategic direction for Asset Management

  • Define the scope of the asset management program
  • Asset management policy development
  • Governance
  • Asset management leadership and teams

How to Choose Your Asset Management System?

  • State-of-art practice tools and techniques
  • Standalone systems and integrated systems
  • System evaluation, comparative statements, features and benefits

Action Plans and Decision Making

  • The logic behind failure: options and actions
  • Asset prioritization in decision-making process
  • Decision model and analysis
  • Action planning

Asset Management Business Plan

  • Review of reporting tools (GASB, PSAB, PAS 55 etc.)
  • Development of an asset management business plan
  • Revisit asset management plan and implementation strategy
  • Checklist: What to consider? And what not?

Discussion Forum

  • Questions and answers feedback to participants on achievement of learning outcomes

Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment


Khaled Shahata, Ph.D, P. ENG.

Khaled Shahata is Manager of Corporate Asset Management at the City of London, Ontario. He has over 15 years of academic, consulting and municipal experience in the area of infrastructure asset management. Dr. Shahata has steered the initiative to develop an effective corporate asset management program at the City of London since its launch in April, 2011. His experience includes infrastructure strategy development, asset valuation, and the application of lifecycle cost analysis and risk-based planning and decision making techniques to extend asset life and enhance service delivery.

Prior to joining the City he was an Asset Management Leader at Urban Environment & Management Inc., and an Infrastructure Management Engineer at AECOM. Dr. Shahata is a professional engineer with a PhD in Construction Management, continually contributing to the engineering profession through publications and teaching.

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Fee & Credits

$1995 + taxes

  • 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 21 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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