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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 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 interested in applying best buried asset management practices to extend the life and efficiency of their assets by developing standards/guidelines, developing and offering certification courses, and building a platform for the delivery and exchange of information, etc. 

BAMI-I focus on underground infrastructure including water and wastewater systems, oil and gas pipeline, electric cable, renewal energy pipeline, etc. 

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’s mission is to serve as center of excellence to unite industry, government and academia to develop and advance underground infrastructure asset management principles and practices through education, research and service.

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 Name Company
Director Jim Anspach CARDNO TBE
Director Dan Buonadonna Jacobs
Director Cori Criss ITPIPES
Director Sriram Ganesan Perma-Liner (Singapore SG)
Director Karol Giokas RJN Group
Director Wei Liao Purdue University
Director Ron Thompson Waggoner Engineering
Director Jerry Trevino Protective Liner Systems
Director Owen Yan QuakeWrap
Director Jim Harris Jacobs
Director Greg Baird Aging Water Infrastructure
Director Steve Hontz Ace Pipe Cleaning, Inc.
Director Mohammad Najafi University of Texas, Arlington
Director Shah Rahman KCI Technologies Inc.
Director Arlex Toro CISTT
Director Reese Walsh LaBella Associates
Director Kurt Wright SDG Engineering, Inc.
Director Marcellus Pitts Pitts Fowler Enterprises, Inc.
Director Kent Weisenberg Braindrip
Director 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