IPWEA courses stoked my passion for asset management: Kevin J. Smith from Fire Rescue...

Kevin J. Smith needs to be at the top of his game every day, especially during bushfire season. As Contracts, Safety, Security and Compliance...

Opinion: Why the new IIMM is your essential companion for 2021

Coronavirus uncertainty, stimulus spending, climate change... The year ahead for public works engineers promises to be eventful, to say the least. In these tumultuous times,...

Custodians of community assets

Elected Local Government members are key stakeholders in asset management, but with their election come responsibilities. Many of the key decision makers responsible for the...

Skills shortages in asset management: a global problem

American Public Works Association (APWA) CEO Scott Grayson likens the factors affecting municipal engineering and infrastructure in the United States to a perfect storm. Together,...

Hitting a plateau: The state of Australia’s local government infrastructure

The 2021 National State of Assets (NSoA) report offers a ‘steady as she goes’ review of Australia’s local government infrastructure. The infrastructure report published by...

NZ prioritises asset management with Three Waters Reform Programme

The New Zealand Government’s multibillion-dollar plan to help stressed councils deal with their water assets expanded significantly in 2021, underscoring Jacinda Arden’s belief in...

Professional Certificate survey shows strong uplift in capability

Participants in IPWEA’s Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning course have achieved a 67% uplift in their proficiency across a range of 12 capability...

How two local authorities in America plan to use infrastructure stimulus funding

As difficult as it’s been for societies across the globe, the pandemic has provided a generational opportunity for governments to escalate their infrastructure spending....

The importance of asset management in Finland

Petri Vainio, president of the Finnish Association of Municipal Engineering (FAME) chapter of asset management, believes forest management and asset management have a lot...

Who is managing your community infrastructure assets?

Why Infrastructure Asset Management planning is vital to us all. Local Councils, government agencies and private businesses responsible for the delivery of services to the...

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