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This is the Managing Infrastructure Assets
Course. It has three modules.
For Elected Officials
Discusses the key role of infrastructure, the benefits of Asset Management Planning, and ways to take a leadership role. (16 minutes)
For Senior Managers
Discusses characteristics of Asset Management, seven questions to develop a planning framework and an implementation plan. (22 minutes)
For Officials/Senior Managers
A national panel responds to frequently asked questions about asset management. (21 minutes)
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About This Course
If you are a municipal elected official or senior manager interested in infrastructure issues, then this course is for you. It introduces you to asset management.

What's asset management? A systematic process that helps municipalities identify the right treatment on the right assets, at the right time. By spending a few minutes now learning about asset management, you can save your municipality a great deal of time and money in the future.

Using the Modules
You'll need a high speed internet connection and a computer that has audio capabilities. Please be sure your speaker volume is high enough that you can hear the narrator.

Once in the module, you can listen to the entire presentation at once. Or, you can select any slide title on the left hand side of the page to hear that slide. There are also controls on the bottom of the module page, below the text box. These controls let you to pause, play, fast-forward or rewind the module.

When you are finished with the module, use the Back button on your browser to return to this page.

If you're on a slow internet connection, please contact InfraGuide. They will send you a CD-ROM of the course.

Resources
These links provide a wealth of additional information on asset management. Many provide links to other sites of equal interest.

Centre for Expertise and Research on Infrastructures in Urban Areas
A collective think-tank poised to tackle the challenges related to urban infrastructure

Federation of Canadian Municipalities
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has been the national voice of municipal government since 1901. FCM is dedicated to improving the quality of life in all communities by promoting strong, effective and accountable municipal government.

Infrastructure Canada
The federal government's physical infrastructure program. From this page, you can view infrastructure initiatives in all provinces and territories.

Municipal Infrastructure Investment Planning
A consortium aimed at improving efficiency of the management of infrastructure assets.