gNAMS: global Network of Asset Management Societies
A global network of asset management societies has been established under the auspices of IFME.
gNAMS has a particular focus on municipal and public assets.
To provide an international forum for asset management and related technical societies with a focus on municipal and public infrastructure assets:
To come together to discuss, collaborate and share information and experiences
To advance internationally consistent approaches in municipal & public infrastructure asset management
To have a focus on the sustainable delivery of services through community infrastructure
To facilitate the purpose of gNAMS through meetings, information exchange, education and projects
To foster like-minded asset management associations
Membership is open to any society, association or institute (not individual membership) that includes a focus on advancing infrastructure asset management for sustainable service delivery through community infrastructure. This not restricted to member societies of IFME.
Definition of Asset Management
The systematic and coordinated activities and practices of an organisation to optimally and sustainably deliver on its objectives through the cost-effective lifecycle management of assets.
International Infrastructure Management Manual, 2011
Glossary of Asset Management Terms
Available for download here.
Benefits of Asset Management (IIMM 2011)
Stronger governance & accountability
More sustainabe decisions
Enhanced customer service
Effective risk management
Improved financial efficiency
Links to global AM Websites
International Asset Management Conferences
gNAMS: 3 Ways gNAMS can Help
An initial list of projects has been established to facilitate the goals and purpose of gNAMS including:
Establish webpages within the IFME website to facilitate connection, collaboration and sharing of information between asset management societies, their members and others interested in sustainable infrastructure asset management.
Provide links to AM societies and resources available
Provide details of upcoming conferences.
Provide a definition of asset management
List the benefits of asset management
Internationally Consistent Approaches
Explore the extent and opportunity to encourage internationally consistent approaches in sustainable infrastructure asset management, e.g., IIMM, ISO 55000, available courses
Convenor: For further information, contact Chris Champion (firstname.lastname@example.org)