Training to extend life of water systems 22 Aug 2019

BAMI-I News Release

The Buried Asset Management Institute International (BAMI-I) is teaming up with the City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management to offer a four-day workshop in asset management for underground water infrastructure. The Certificate of Training in Asset Management, CTAM, workshop will run 9-12 September 2019 and, at its conclusion, participants will receive Associate Water Asset Manager designation.

Offering water asset management training worldwide
Offering water asset management training worldwide

BAMI-I created the CTAM program in 2008 to train utility personnel on how to implement asset management to extend the life and efficiency of their water and wastewater systems. It is usually offered online and so far individuals from 16 countries have enrolled.

“The principles and practices of asset management apply to tunnels, as well as small diameter piping networks. We do not differentiate based on size; however, probably about 80% of water pipelines are 6ft-12ft (1.8m-3.7m) in diameter,“ said Professor Tom Iseley, Chair of the BAMI-I Board of Directors. “The CTAM course covers all underground water assets and was developed by industry professionals for water utility decision makers, such as managers, supervisors, crew leaders, consulting engineers and service providers.”

Topics covered in the four modules include:

CTAM-100: Overview of asset management

  • Asset management overview and technologies
  • Introduction to appropriate websites and tools
  • Risk management
  • Government regulations

CTAM-200: Developing an asset management program

  • Underground infrastructure asset management
  • Advantages, rewards, obstacles and planning
  • Asset inventory, organization strategies and tools
  • Water and wastewater condition assessment
  • Data content, analysis, sharing and distribution

CTAM-300: Managing an asset management program

  • Organizational, legal and budgeting considerations
  • Developing priorities and key performance indicators
  • Infrastructure inspection, mapping and rehabilitation methods
  • Capacity, management, operation and maintenance
  • Asset valuation and life-cycle analysis
  • Risk-based budgeting

CTAM-400: Financing an asset management program

  • Financial challenges and strategies
  • Accounting principles, reporting and budgeting
  • Strategic internal and external financing tools
  • Public-private partnerships and design-build
  • Level of service and capital improvement plans
  • Life-cycle costing


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