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Control More Than Your Light Levels

Posted: May 08, 2018
Tagged As: Electricity, Energy, Energy Bills, Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plans, Energy Planning, LED, Municipal Infrastructure, Streetlights

Outdoor area lighting is a major contributor to municipal energy use, but also offers an opportunity to reduce energy consumption and operating costs in a very publicly visible manner.  Learn more about adaptive controls and the ways they can help municipalities reduce their energy costs.

Roads Assessment Case Study: City of Kenora

Posted: April 25, 2018
Tagged As: Municipal Infrastructure, Roads Assessment, Testimonial

The LAS Roads Assessment Service officially launched one year ago.  Over its first 365 days there were six projects completed.  LAS sat down with one of the first municipalities to use the service, the City of Kenora, to find out how they used the service and what they thought of the experience.

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?


PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT: Sewer and Water Line Warranty Service

Posted: November 01, 2017
Tagged As: LAS Programming, Municipal Infrastructure, Sewer & Water Line Warranty

Homeowners insurance can safeguard a house from theft, fire, and even natural disasters.  But insurance generally only covers the physical structure of the home and the contents inside of it.  What about the underground infrastructure that connects the home to municipal water and sewer lines?  Discover how LAS' Sewer & Water Line Warranty Service can save your residents thousands should these critical lines fail.

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.

Managing the Risks of Bike Parks

Posted: July 12, 2017
Tagged As: Legislation & Regulation, Municipal Infrastructure, Risk Management

Failing to actively manage the associated risks of municipal facilities built for public use can result in unnecessary and costly liabilities for the municipality.  Frank Cowan Company and Shillingtons LLP have developed this 12-Step guide to help municipalities identify and manage risks with such facilities.

ABCs of Trail Risk Management

Posted: April 26, 2017
Tagged As: Municipal Infrastructure, Risk Management

Spring has sprung, and for many of us that means shedding the layers of clothing, getting off the couch, and heading outside to experience all that nature has to offer; walking, biking, hiking, or one of any number of other enjoyable outdoor activities. But what does this mean for municipalities who own or maintain the many trails the public might make use of? This fun little blog looks at the ABCs of Trail Risk Management.

Using Cutting Edge Technology to Perform Roads Assessments

Posted: April 04, 2017
Tagged As: Asset Management, LAS Programming, Municipal Infrastructure, Roads Assessment

LAS formally launched its newest service at this week's 2017 AMO Asset Management Symposium.  Learn how this program targets aging road infrastructure with the goal of reducing operating and maintenance costs, while at the same time raising the average condition of Ontario road networks.

What is the Key to Achieving Long-term Financial Sustainability?

Posted: March 21, 2017
Tagged As: Asset Management, Federal Gas Tax, Investments, Municipal Infrastructure

Achieving long-term financial success in a municipality is a lot like running a marathon.  It requires preparation and FOCUS.  Learn the key steps involved and how Ontario's municipalities can support one another along their journeys.