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BAMI-I History

  • 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

Executive Committee

Position Name Company
President Tom Iseley Purdue University
Secretary Bill Shook Consultant
Treasurer Leonard Ingram MASTT, MSTT, & SESTT
Vice President Richard Thomasson EBA Engineering

Elected Board of Directors

Position Term Name Company
Director 2021-2022 Jim Anspach CARDNO TBE
Director 2021-2022 Dan Buonadonna Jacobs
Director 2021-2022 Cori Criss ITPIPES
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 Owen Yan QuakeWrap
Director 2021-2022 Jim Harris Jacobs
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 Arlex Toro CISTT
Director 2021-2022 Reese Walsh LaBella Associates
Director 2021-2022 Kurt Wright SDG Engineering, Inc.
Director 2021-2022 Marcellus Pitts Pitts Fowler Enterprises, Inc.
Director 2021-2022 Kent Weisenberg Braindrip
Director 2021-2022 Jimmy Stewart CPM

Founding Members

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.
UNITED CONSULTING