ATTENTION PLEASE! Creative Ideas and Original Translations Contest!
Competition among language experts and PR-Managers, Admen, Marketing Specialists and Journalists! Don’t miss your chance to show your hidden skills!
In the scope of ONHP-65 Anniversary Events and on the New Year Eve ONHP announces Creative Ideas and Original Translations Contest
Contest winners will be awarded with:
- personal diplomas;
- priority right for ONHP employment;
- will be honored and glorified.
The Contest tasks include as follows:
К-1 Make an original ONHP business card text (1000-2000 characters) using data in public access
К-2 Propose an idea of some unique gift for ONHP partners with brief description of this gift advantages (1000-2000 characters)
K-3 Translate proposed text from English into Russian
K-4 Write an ONHP business congratulation with upcoming New Year (in English and/or in Russian)
K-5 Propose an idea of some ONHP event in upcoming New Year and describe this event in a brief press-release (just for reference: Invention License obtaining, Innovation Center opening etc.)
Contest is held from November 30 till December 25, 2017. Last day for applications submission is December 25, 2017. You can do one or more Contest tasks, send an application together with performed task to the following e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Indicate: “Creative Ideas and Original Translations Contest. K-1/2/3/4/5”
For any further inquiries, feel free to contact ONHP International Business Department Tel. +7 (3812) 438-508. Contact person is Mrs. Oxana A. VORONINA, Interface Management Group Leader
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GETTING A GRIP ON ASSET MANAGEMENT
The Web GIS Centric Approach
The US and Canada face tremendous capital outlays to repair and replace aging municipal and utility infrastructure. A computerised maintenance management system can provide the insight to drive capital asset renewal and replacement budget accurately.
In recent years, municipalities and water and wastewater operators have struggled significantly in managing the complex and diverse assets that are within their jurisdictions for which they are accountable. Municipalities and utilities at all levels have faced severe revenue short falls during the Great Recession 2007 through to 2013. During this time frame, local governments first reacted by freezing vacant positions and then continued with staff reductions and later severe budget cuts. Even a “same budget as last year” was a budget cut due to inflation and an “across the board” budget cut lacked proper prioritization not considering service levels and needs.
These conditions have caused many organisations to fall into the Reactive
Maintenance Cycle. The actions taken to maintain basic services involved delaying hundreds of millions of dollars a year in needed maintenance activities and deferring critical asset renewal and replacement capital projects. As a result of not funding maintenance activities, many assets are now falling below their service levels and failing prematurely not reaching their intended performance life.
De Sitter Law states:
• If you do not do normal maintenance, you will be required to do repairs, which will cost five times more than normal maintenance.
• If you do not do repairs, you will have to replace, which will cost five times more than repairs.
• Therefore, replacement costs 25 times more than normal maintenance.
As expected, municipalities and utilities have seen a drastic increase in both maintenance costs and capital replacement needs as the condition of assets continue to decline.
Efforts made at the state, regional, county and local levels to better manage assets and allocate limited resources to failing assets are currently being met with a high degree of frustration. This is due to inconsistent and outdated maintenance practices, neglected asset and cost data tracking and storage, and a lack of data integration abilities with silo/stranded data throughout many departments.