Condition Assessment and Preventative Maintenance

“A Game Plan for Aging Water Infrastructure” by Gregory M Baird
2010 American Water Works Association AWWA Journal (April 2010)*
This article focuses on the development of an overall game plan to address the nation’s aging wet infrastructure crisis by working towards asset sustainability and affordability through applying asset management and condition assessment activities while also pursuing financing options and improving stakeholder relations.

“Challenges of the 21st Century Aging Infrastructure: Getting Capital Repair and Replacement Back on Track” by Gregory M Baird
2011 Government Finance Officers Association GFOA Annual conference for US and Canada
(May 2011, San Antonio, Texas)
Available upon request.

“America’s Aging Water Infrastructure Dilemma” by Gregory M Baird
Water Utility Infrastructure Management UIM
(May 2011-Seattle, WA) (Asset Management Conference)
This presentation on the nation’s infrastructure crisis with recommended asset-centric best practices was given at an asset management conference is available upon request.

“Defining Public Asset Management for Municipal Water Utilities” by Gregory M Baird
American Water Works Association AWWA Journal (May 2011)**
This article discusses the concept of asset management and its many forms including the definition of public asset management. In general, Public Asset Management incorporates the management of all things which are of value to a jurisdiction, its mission and purpose and citizen’s expectations. GIS-centric Public Asset Management has a foundation which standardizes data and allows interoperability, providing users the capability to reuse, coordinate and share information in an efficient and effective manner. An EsriGIS platform combined with the overall Public Asset Management umbrella of both physical “hard” assets and soft assets helps remove the traditional silos of structured municipal functions.


“Reducing Capital Budgets Through Pipe Segment Replacement Planning and Acoustic Monitoring” by Gregory M Baird
American Water Works Association AWWA Journal (April 2011)**
This article discusses the cost savings concept of incremental pipe segment replacement based on acoustic monitoring technologies for large diameter PCCP.

“Fasten your seat belts: Water Main breaks and the Issuance of Boiling orders” by Gregory M Baird
American Water Works Association AWWA Journal (January 2011)**
This article explains the risks of contamination with an increased occurrence of water main breaks and highlights a water distribution system valve control point best practice to reduce the inherent risks.

“Expressway to the Future: GIS and Advanced Metering Infrastructure” by Gregory M Baird
American Water Works Association AWWA Journal (March 2011)**
EsriGIS ARCGIS software provides spatial analysis tools that can be better captured and utilized by utilities with a GIS-centric Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS). Future integrated advancements in water and wastewater utilities include Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) integrated with EsriGIS.

“Challenges of the 21st Century: The Aging Water Infrastructure Dilemma” by Gregory M Baird
Water Utility Infrastructure Management UIM Journal (Dec 2010-Cleveland)
(Publication and Asset Management Conference)
Available upon request.

“Leveraging Your GIS: Optimize Capital Planning and Savings” by Gregory M Baird
American Water Works Association AWWA Journal (November 2010)*
This article explains the importance of GIS in utility planning, management and investment decision making. The GIS-Centric approach is highlighted as an industry best practice for efficiency especially in asset management programs.

“Patching up America’s Aging Water Infrastructure?” by Gregory M Baird
Water and Wastewater International Magazine/Water World (November 2010)
Available upon request.

“Leveraging Your GIS: Achieving a Low-cost Enterprise Asset Management System” by Gregory M Baird
American Water Works Association AWWA Journal (October 2010)*
This article explains the use of GIS in asset management planning when using the geodatabase as the asset registry and combined with a CMMS to create the basic building blocks of an enterprise asset management system. The CMMS work history is described as the lowest cost asset data available.

“Digging up the Challenges of the Aging Infrastructure Dilemma” by Gregory M Baird
National Association of Trenchless Technologies NASTT Publication and Conference
(Nov 2010; Denver, CO)
Available upon request.

“Making the Case for Capital Maintenance: Extending the Useful Life of Your Assets” by Gregory M Baird
2010 Government Finance Officers Association GFOA Annual Conference for US and Canada (June 2010 - Atlanta, GA)
Available upon request.

“The Need for Asset Condition Assessment: A Chief Financial Officer’s Perspective” by Gregory M Baird
Water 21 International Water Association (IWA) (April 2010)
2010 Water Utility Management International (WUMI) magazine (May 2010)
Available upon request.

           

*Reprinted from Journal AWWA, by permission on Author's Personal Website. Copyright © 2010, Copyright © 2011, Copyright © 2012, American Water Works Association. Permission to reproduce this document is granted for informational purposes only and does not represent or imply approval or endorsement by AWWA of any particular product or service.

**Reprinted from Journal AWWA, by permission on Author's Personal Website. Copyright © 2011, American Water Works Association. Permission to reproduce this document is granted for informational purposes only and does not represent or imply approval or endorsement by AWWA of any particular product or service.

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