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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. 

Home Protection Plan Companies Assist with Independent Living

Posted: September 19, 2018
Tagged As: Municipal Infrastructure, Sewer & Water Line Warranty

Aging can affect one’s ability to perform home maintenance tasks. Home warranty companies provide home services that can address several important aspects of safely aging in place.  The LAS Sewer and Water Warranty service is one such service that can help older adults remain independent in their homes longer.

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?

Ontario’s Worst Roads & the Value of Data

Posted: June 06, 2018
Tagged As: budgeting, Municipal Infrastructure, Roads Assessment

Did one of your municipal roads make CAA's 2018 'Worst Roads in Ontario' list?  Having difficulty managing the investment gap in road infrastructure?  Don't know where to begin your road network rehabilitation?  The LAS Roads & Sidewalk Assessment service gives you a place to start.

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.

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