Bridge collapse over troubled maintenance


A bridge in Aulla, in northern Italy, collapsed in early April. The bridge normally experiences high traffic throughout the day, however, due to the coronavirus and its ensuing lockdown status in the country, only two vans were on the bridge at the time. Both drivers were taken to hospital and fortunately survived the incident.

The collapse of the bridge highlights the necessity of maintenance on infrastructure, and particularly in Italy. It is the third bridge to collapse in two years, with forty-five people dying in 2018 after the collapse of the Polcevera Viaduct in Genoa, and in November 2019, a motorway bridge in Liguria collapsed after a landslide.

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Thank you to those who attended AMSPEAK

AMSPEAK Holding Slide GraphicThank you to all those who attended our online conference last week which occurred in rather unique circumstances that we all find ourselves in. The online discussions reflected on dual responsibilities of risk and value. What do we need to do to protect our people whilst preserving value of the assets that provide essential services to the communities we serve? 

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AM SPEAK 2020: The Online Conference Became the Key to Asset Management Success

marvin meyer SYTO3xs06fU unsplashAnnually, the Asset Management Council organizes AM SPEAK Conferences. This year, the conference was handled digitally and took place from 20 to 22 April. The 3-day live online event was designed for expanding participants' knowledge base and continuing professional development as well.

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NZ Chapter Chairperson Report

NZ Chapter SMI write to inform you of certain important decisions taken at the inaugural Annual General Meeting of the New Zealand Chapter of the Asset Management Council Limited (AMCouncil) held via GotoMeeting on April 28 2020

The Chapter Committee was meant to hold the meetings in multiple sites linked remotely from Auckland but due to the disruptions of COVID-19 had to reschedule to a later date. 

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AM Throwback Monday

Throwback Mon

It's throwback Monday! Please enjoy this week's five asset management videos carefully selected for you:

  1. Rail maintenance - 3D asset management model
  2. PowerStream case study
  3. Asset management plans - less is more
  4. Hydro Ottawa's asset investment planning tool implementation
  5. OneAsset system integration and data visualisation framework

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