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July 8, 2013
CIP Conference
Bootcamp for Planners
Building Capacity in Infrastructure
Management
Key Learning Objectives
Understand the challenges and successes
of BC First Nations communities
Learn about the different ...
Question
What size community do you work for (or
typically work with)?
1. Under 1,000 people
2. 1,001 – 10,000 people
3. 1...
What size community do you work for (or
typically work with)?
Question
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10
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4
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10
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14
Under 1,000 1,001 –...
Question
Do you, or have you, worked with a First
Nations community?
1. Yes
2. No
3. Sometimes
Do you, or have you, worked with a First
Nations community?
Question
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2
0
5
10
15
20
25
Yes No Sometimes
What is Infrastructure Management?
“A set of activities to
help you plan for the
current and long term
investment needs of...
What is Infrastructure Management?
“A set of activities to
help you plan for the
current and long term
investment needs of...
Why is it Important?
Service Delivery
Question
If you had $1 M, what would you do with it?
1. Upgrade your water or wastewater
system
2. Upgrade your local hist...
If you had $1 M, what would you do with it?
Question
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water or
wastewater
historical
museu...
Team Building Activity
Back-to-Back Drawing
Divide into pairs
Partner #1 gets a picture
Partner #2 gets a pencil
and paper...
1/3 of Canada’s First
Nations are in British
Columbia
Supporting First Nations to develop healthier and more
sustainable communities
National Assessment
154
2.5
8
Infrastructure Management in BC
First Nations Communities
42%
350 km $324 M
15%
Canadian Infrastructure Report Card
$2,082
Infrastructure Management in BC
First Nations Communities
15.4% 1/2
1/3
Capacity Building Workshops
Asset and Maintenance Management Pilot
Projects
“I have a better understanding [of what Asset ...
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Question
What do you think is the most important
area of infrastructure management?
1. Awareness and Priorities
2. Interna...
What do you think is the most important
area of infrastructure management?
Question
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Awareness
and...
Framework for Infrastructure
Management
Infrastructure
(asset)
Management
Infrastructure
(asset)
Management
Awareness &
Pr...
Discussion Question
What is your role in
providing services to
your community (eg.
clean water)?
Infrastructure Management Program
Inventory
Valuation
(replacement
cost)
Condition
Assessment
Prioritization
Infrastructur...
Case Study – Group Exercise
Case Study – Group Exercise
Objectives
Health & Safety
Cultural Diversity
Economic Development
Education
Seniors Programs
Inventory
Complete the Inventory columns on the
Worksheet (except adjusted remaining life)
Remaining Life = Install Year +...
Valuation
Complete the Asset Valuation columns on
the Worksheet
Historical Cost = Replacement Cost x CPI Installation Year...
Condition Assessments
Adjust the Remaining Life column based on
condition
Condition Adjusted Comments
Rating (1-5*) Remain...
Prioritization
Why Prioritize?
Do not have the resources
(financial and other) to do
everything
Need to determine what is
...
Prioritization – Existing Assets
Risk-Based
Consequence of Failure
Likelihood of Failure
Prioritization – Existing Assets
Use the Risk Rating (likelihood of failure x
consequence of failure) to rank the priority...
Prioritization – New Assets
Goal-Based
Used for project by project
evaluation
Also important to consider
the on-going oper...
Prioritization – New Assets
Part 1: As a group,
determine the relative
importance of each
(1-5 weighting)
community goal
H...
Prioritization – New Assets
Part 2: Apply the criteria to the following
projects
1. Addition to a school ($1 M)
2. Upgrade...
Infrastructure Plan
Use the Inventory, Valuation, Condition Assessment, and
Prioritization results to create an Infrastruc...
Discussion Question
How would you best engage the community in
a discussion about infrastructure?
“Let us be inspired, let us create a better world
to live in. Let us sustain what we have now,
before the time comes when ...
Danny Higashitani, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer (AANDC)
(604) 666-9753
Danny.Higashitani@aandc-aadnc.gc.ca
Catherine Simpson, MC...
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  1. 1. July 8, 2013 CIP Conference Bootcamp for Planners Building Capacity in Infrastructure Management
  2. 2. Key Learning Objectives Understand the challenges and successes of BC First Nations communities Learn about the different components of infrastructure management Apply practical approaches and tools to support healthy communities
  3. 3. Question What size community do you work for (or typically work with)? 1. Under 1,000 people 2. 1,001 – 10,000 people 3. 10,001 – 50,000 people 4. 50,001 – 250,000 people 5. Over 250,000 people
  4. 4. What size community do you work for (or typically work with)? Question 4 12 11 10 5 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 Under 1,000 1,001 – 10,000 10,001 – 50,000 50,001 – 250,000 Over 250,000
  5. 5. Question Do you, or have you, worked with a First Nations community? 1. Yes 2. No 3. Sometimes
  6. 6. Do you, or have you, worked with a First Nations community? Question 21 21 2 0 5 10 15 20 25 Yes No Sometimes
  7. 7. What is Infrastructure Management? “A set of activities to help you plan for the current and long term investment needs of your community’s infrastructure”
  8. 8. What is Infrastructure Management? “A set of activities to help you plan for the current and long term investment needs of your community’s infrastructure”
  9. 9. Why is it Important? Service Delivery
  10. 10. Question If you had $1 M, what would you do with it? 1. Upgrade your water or wastewater system 2. Upgrade your local historical museum 3. Build a shopping mall 4. Create a local school 5. Build seniors housing
  11. 11. If you had $1 M, what would you do with it? Question 32 2 0 3 6 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 water or wastewater historical museum shopping mall school seniors housing
  12. 12. Team Building Activity Back-to-Back Drawing Divide into pairs Partner #1 gets a picture Partner #2 gets a pencil and paper Don’t show Partner #2 the picture! Partner #1 describes the image once Partner #2 draws the image (but cannot ask for any clarification) Compare the shape and the drawing
  13. 13. 1/3 of Canada’s First Nations are in British Columbia
  14. 14. Supporting First Nations to develop healthier and more sustainable communities
  15. 15. National Assessment 154 2.5 8 Infrastructure Management in BC First Nations Communities 42% 350 km $324 M 15%
  16. 16. Canadian Infrastructure Report Card $2,082 Infrastructure Management in BC First Nations Communities 15.4% 1/2 1/3
  17. 17. Capacity Building Workshops Asset and Maintenance Management Pilot Projects “I have a better understanding [of what Asset Management is] and the importance of budgeting and planning ahead to see the bigger picture” “While I’ve been aware of the importance [of Asset Management], I will be able to explain and present more thoroughly to Chief & Council” “The hands-on group exercises were valuable” “It covered a lot of questions that I had on Asset Management” Infrastructure Management in BC First Nations Communities
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  22. 22. Question What do you think is the most important area of infrastructure management? 1. Awareness and Priorities 2. Internal Activities 3. People 4. Information 5. Money
  23. 23. What do you think is the most important area of infrastructure management? Question 17 0 8 10 9 0 5 10 15 20 Awareness and Priorities Internal Activities People Information Money
  24. 24. Framework for Infrastructure Management Infrastructure (asset) Management Infrastructure (asset) Management Awareness & Priorities Awareness & Priorities Internal ActivitiesInternal Activities PeoplePeople InformationInformation MoneyMoney
  25. 25. Discussion Question What is your role in providing services to your community (eg. clean water)?
  26. 26. Infrastructure Management Program Inventory Valuation (replacement cost) Condition Assessment Prioritization Infrastructure Plan Processes and Procedures Cross-Functional Team
  27. 27. Case Study – Group Exercise
  28. 28. Case Study – Group Exercise Objectives Health & Safety Cultural Diversity Economic Development Education Seniors Programs
  29. 29. Inventory Complete the Inventory columns on the Worksheet (except adjusted remaining life) Remaining Life = Install Year + Expected Useful Life - Current Year (eg. 2012)
  30. 30. Valuation Complete the Asset Valuation columns on the Worksheet Historical Cost = Replacement Cost x CPI Installation Year CPI Current Year
  31. 31. Condition Assessments Adjust the Remaining Life column based on condition Condition Adjusted Comments Rating (1-5*) Remaining Life 401000:1 4 2 Better condition than expected 7000:3 1 7 Materials failed to perform as expected 404000:1 3 4 Some maintenance required * 1 = Poor; 5 = New Asset ID Condition Assessment (2012)
  32. 32. Prioritization Why Prioritize? Do not have the resources (financial and other) to do everything Need to determine what is most important Make the best use of the resources that are available Need to consider not only the likelihood of an asset failing, but also the consequences of failure
  33. 33. Prioritization – Existing Assets Risk-Based Consequence of Failure Likelihood of Failure
  34. 34. Prioritization – Existing Assets Use the Risk Rating (likelihood of failure x consequence of failure) to rank the priority of each project
  35. 35. Prioritization – New Assets Goal-Based Used for project by project evaluation Also important to consider the on-going operations and maintenance costs Engage a group of people to evaluate to reduce subjectivity
  36. 36. Prioritization – New Assets Part 1: As a group, determine the relative importance of each (1-5 weighting) community goal Health & Safety Cultural Diversity Economic Development Education Seniors Programs
  37. 37. Prioritization – New Assets Part 2: Apply the criteria to the following projects 1. Addition to a school ($1 M) 2. Upgrades to the Water Treatment Plant ($150 K) 3. An extension of a water main and a new road to service a new planned 20 lot business park ($500 K)
  38. 38. Infrastructure Plan Use the Inventory, Valuation, Condition Assessment, and Prioritization results to create an Infrastructure Plan. o Annual budget is $50,000 o Borrowing is not permitted (i.e. you cannot exceed the budget provided) o Unused money can be carried forward to future years Consider the following: o Phasing of projects o Risk o Community context o Life expectancy
  39. 39. Discussion Question How would you best engage the community in a discussion about infrastructure?
  40. 40. “Let us be inspired, let us create a better world to live in. Let us sustain what we have now, before the time comes when there is nothing to sustain anymore”
  41. 41. Danny Higashitani, P.Eng. Senior Engineer (AANDC) (604) 666-9753 Danny.Higashitani@aandc-aadnc.gc.ca Catherine Simpson, MCIP, RPP Planning Consultant (Urban Systems) (604) 235-1701 csimpson@urbansystems.ca

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