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Video Case Study: City of Kenora Road Assessment

Posted: October 02, 2018
Tagged As: Asset Management, Municipal Infrastructure, Roads Assessment, Testimonial

The City of Kenora was one of the first participants in the LAS Road and Sidewalk Assessment Service. This video gives a quick overview of Kenora’s experience with the program. 

LAS Facility Lighting Service Webinar

Posted: September 12, 2018
Tagged As: Asset Management, Electricity, Energy, Energy Bills, LED

On September 11th, 2018, LAS held a Facility Lighting Service webinar to provide an overview of its newly expanded LED lighting offering to Ontario municipalities.  If you didn't get a chance to attend, a recording of yesterday's session is now available for viewing.  
 

Quick Rundown of 2018 AMO Conference

Posted: August 15, 2018
Tagged As: About LAS, Asset Management, Digital, Events, Federal Gas Tax, Government, Investments, LAS Programming, Legislation & Regulation, Municipal Infrastructure, Risk Management, Roads Assessment, Waste Management

The 2018 AMO Conference is days away.  Get a sneak peak at all of the AMO, LAS, and MEPCO related sessions over the course of Conference.

What Can Asset Management Deliver?

Posted: August 08, 2018
Tagged As: Asset Management, Investments, LAS Programming, Municipal Infrastructure, Roads Assessment

Doing Asset Management is simple. Doing it well is not.  We all manage our assets, but have we adopted Asset Management as a decision making tool that helps us know every dollar spent contributes to our vision and strategic priorities?

LAS Facility Lighting Expansion

Posted: July 25, 2018
Tagged As: Asset Management, Electricity, Energy, Energy Bills, Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plans, Energy Planning, LAS Programming, LED, Office Lighting, Recreational Lighting

Back in May, LAS hinted at expanding our Recreation Facility LED Lighting Service.  Today, we begin to roll this out a little more by providing some descriptions and images of the new types of lighting that will be available to municipalities.

What Changing Interest Rates Mean for ONE HISA

Posted: June 20, 2018
Tagged As: Asset Management, Investments

After three consecutive rate increases to the Bank of Canada’s Prime interest rate, you may have noticed a number banks and other financial institutions offering some aggressive interest rates.  How does the ONE HISA compare to these rates, and how are the offerings different?

What Will Your Main Street Look Like?

Posted: March 21, 2018
Tagged As: Asset Management, Government, Municipal Infrastructure

In January 2018, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) announced up to $26 million in provincial funding to municipal governments for revitalization initiatives within Main Street areas.  No one knows your community better than you.  So, What will your Main Street look like?


Providing Continuity to Surface Discontinuity: Automated Sidewalk Assessments

Posted: January 17, 2018
Tagged As: Asset Management, budgeting, Risk Management, Roads Assessment

Sidewalks are an important part of every municipality’s asset portfolio, and one with a potential for high liability if poorly maintained.  LAS and program partner StreetScan are pleased to introduce automated sidewalk assessments as part of its Roads Assessment Service offering.

Capital vs Full Life Cycle Costing

Posted: November 15, 2017
Tagged As: Asset Management, Public Procurement, Training

Procurement practices are as wide and varied as the municipalities that follow them.  A number of internal and external factors can affect purchasing decisions, but is one way really better than another?  Discover the difference in two procurement practices at opposite ends of the spectrum, as we explore capital and life cycle costing.

Why the "Worst First" Approach to Road Maintenance isn't Always the Best

Posted: August 30, 2017
Tagged As: Asset Management, Municipal Infrastructure, Roads Assessment

Today's municipalities face an aging infrastructure alongside increasing operational costs, yet  budgets consistently fall short in addressing infrastructure needs.  Discover why the "worst roads first" approach to road maintenance isn’t always the best, and how better data can lead to improved maintenance strategies that lower costs over the long-term.

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