- In 2003, BAMI-I was formed in Atlanta’s Department of Watershed Management as a result of inspiration & leadership by Mayor Shirley Franklin & Commissioner Jack Ravan.
- In 2004, BAMI-I was formed as a non-profit organization.
- In 2006, BAMI-I was selected for a U.S. EPA Cooperative Agreement (CP 83 282901- 1), which was completed in 2008.
- In 2010, BAMI-I launched the current Certification of Training in Asset Management course (CTAM-100).
- 2013-2015: BAMI-I released CTAM-200, CTAM-300, and CTAM-400 after CTAM 100 achieved significant success. Certification as an Associate Water Asset Manager （AWAM） and a Professional Water Asset Manager （PWAM） is offered.
- In 2022 BAMI-I launched the first BAMI-I journal.
- 2023 BAMI-I will host the first global Buried Asset Management Congress in Chicago.
BAMI-I Culture (Mission & Vision)
The Buried Asset Management Institute – International (BAMI-I) is a non-profit corporation whose main purpose is to educate and assist those who have an interest in applying best-buried asset management practices to extend the life and efficiency of their assets. Although BAMI-I has been mainly focused on water and wastewater systems, the principles of asset management apply to all different types of buried assets including for instance gas distribution pipes, and electric cables.
BAMI-I’s mission is to provide a center of excellence for owners of underground water infrastructure to join with industry and researchers, using sound science, to evaluate and /or develop buried asset management protocols for application worldwide to benefit ratepayers and other stakeholders by:
- Protecting public health
- Maximizing asset life-cycle value
- Improving the environment
- Sustaining economic development
- Enhancing the quality of life
BAMI-I‘s vision is to be one of the most valuable asset management centers in the world.
Board of Directors
|President||2023-2024||Tom Iseley||Purdue University|
|Vice President||2022-2023||Richard Thomasson||EBA Engineering|
|Treasurer||2022-2023||Leonard Ingram||MASTT, MSTT, & SESTT|
Elected Board of Directors
|Director||2023-2024||Shaurav Alam||TTC – Louisiana Tech University|
|Director||2023-2024||Jim Anspach||CARDNO TBE|
|Director||2023-2024||Sriram Ganesan||Perma-Liner (Singapore SG)|
|Director||2023-2024||Karol Giokas||RJN Group|
|Director||2023-2024||Wei Liao||Purdue University|
|Director||2023-2024||Ron Thompson||Waggoner Engineering|
|Director||2022-2023||Greg Baird||Aging Water Infrastructure|
|Director||2022-2023||Steve Hontz||Ace Pipe Cleaning, Inc.|
|Director||2022-2023||Mohammad Najafi||University of Texas, Arlington|
|Director||2022-2023||Marcellus Pitts||Pitts Fowler Enterprises, Inc.|
|Director||2022-2023||Shah Rahman||KCI Technologies Inc.|
|Director||2022-2023||Reese Walsh||LaBella Associates|
|Director||2022-2023||Kurt Wright||SDG Engineering, Inc.|
|AMERICAN CAST IRON PIPE COMPANY / AMERICAN DUCTILE IRON PIPE||AMERICAN CONCRETE PIPE ASSOCIATION|
|AP/M PERMAFORM||BENJAMIN MEDIA, INC.|
|CITY OF ATLANTA||CUES, INC.|
|DUCTILE IRON PIPE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION||ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS COMPANY|
|FULTON COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS||INFRAMETRIX, LLC (Arcadis)|
|MALCOLM PIRNIE, INC. (Arcadis)||MILLER PIPE CORPORATION|
|NATIONAL CLAY PIPE INSTITUTE||PARSONS BRINCKERHOFF (WSP)|
|PROTECTIVE LINER SYSTEMS||SEKISUI SPR AMERICAS, LLC|
|TBE GROUP, INC. (Cardno-T2ue)||ULTRA LINER, INC.|