January 1, 2009The annual UIM Asset Management Conference attracted some of the country’s leading experts in advanced infrastructure asset management to the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis on Dec. 9. As in years past, the conference was held in conjunction with the annual Buried Asset Management Institute-International (BAMI-I) meeting.
Over the past few decades, the United States has made great gains in improving water quality, notably through major investment in building and expanding treatment plants and pipelines. As this infrastructure ages, it has become increasingly important to shift our focus from “building” to “managing” these assets.
The UIM Asset Management Conference is specifically geared toward providing the latest information on how to effectively manage underground pipe networks, covering such topics as risk analysis, life-cycle cost analysis, rehabilitation planning, financing strategies and more. Presentations, featuring internationally recognized experts, provide an unmatched level of expertise in the evolving field of infrastructure asset management.
Local presenters included Bob Masbaum, administrator of environmental engineering for the City of Indianapolis; Dave Gadis, CEO of Veolia Water Indianapolis; Sherrae Davis and Lina Pekar, Veolia Water Indianapolis; and Mike Hicks and Karen Morris, City of Fort Wayne. Other presenters included notable consultants, academicians and vendors.
The UIM Conference is returning to the IUPUI campus in 2009. Be sure to visit www.uimonline.com for further details.