- 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. AWAM & PWAM were offered.
- In 2022 BAMI-I launched the first BAMI-I journal.
- 2023 BAMI-I hosts the first global Buried Asset Management Congress in Atlanta.
BAMI-I Culture (Mission & Vision)
The Buried Asset Management Institute – International (BAMI-I) is a non-profit corporation whose main purpose is to provide a center of excellence for owners of underground infrastructure to join with industry and researchers, using sound science, to evaluate and/or develop buried asset management protocols for application worldwide. 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, electric cables.
Good buried asset management practices will:
- Maximize life-cycle value of assets
- Sustain economic development
- Protect public health
- Improve the environment
- Enhance the quality of life
BAMI-I provides education and assistance to those interested in applying best practices in buried asset management to extend the life and efficiency of their assets by offering certification courses, technical seminars and information delivery, etc. BAMI-I also facilitates the exchange of information between industry and researchers as well as asset owners and regulators through seminars, magazines, annual summits, etc. to achieve an all-stakeholder focus on asset management principles.
BAMI-I’s mission is to enable underground infrastructure stakeholders to value and apply asset management practices
BAMI-I‘s vision is to be one of the most valuable buried asset management centers in the world.
Board of Directors
|President||Tom Iseley||Purdue University|
|Treasurer||Leonard Ingram||MASTT, MSTT, & SESTT|
|Vice President||Richard Thomasson||EBA Engineering|
Elected Board of Directors
|Director||2021-2022||Jim Anspach||CARDNO TBE|
|Director||2021-2022||Sriram Ganesan||Perma-Liner (Singapore SG)|
|Director||2021-2022||Karol Giokas||RJN Group|
|Director||2021-2022||Wei Liao||Purdue University|
|Director||2021-2022||Ron Thompson||Waggoner Engineering|
|Director||2021-2022||Jerry Trevino||Protective Liner Systems|
|Director||2021-2022||Greg Baird||Aging Water Infrastructure|
|Director||2021-2022||Steve Hontz||Ace Pipe Cleaning, Inc.|
|Director||2021-2022||Mohammad Najafi||University of Texas, Arlington|
|Director||2021-2022||Shah Rahman||KCI Technologies Inc.|
|Director||2021-2022||Reese Walsh||LaBella Associates|
|Director||2021-2022||Kurt Wright||SDG Engineering, Inc.|
|Director||2021-2022||Marcellus Pitts||Pitts Fowler Enterprises, 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.|