asset management

  • Asset Management Workshop, 11th Dec 2018 in Gippsland

    Gippsland 1The Asset Management Workshop in Gippsland was organised by the School of Science, Engineering and Information Technology’s Resources Engineering and Technology Group and supported by the Gippsland Chapter of the Asset Management Council (AMCouncil) and Engineering Network Gippsland (ENG) on Tuesday 11th Dec from 3pm to 5pm. This workshop had 30 registered delegates from industry, professional bodies and FedUni and feedback received from delegates was outstanding.

  • Auburn Maintenance Centre Site Tour

    Auburn Maintenance CentreOn Thursday August 17, Transport for NSW and Asset Management Council successfully hosted the Auburn Maintenance Centre technical site tour.

    The Auburn Maintenance Centre is a train depot that is responsible for the maintenance of the Sydney Trains A set fleet operated by Downer Rail. It was an excellent opportunity to view and get up to date with this amazing facility.

  • August Meeting Point out now

    August NewsAMCouncil August e-news is out now, packed with all the latest and greating AMCouncil happenings and news from the past month, including an announcement of an upcoming mentoring program which you have the opportunity to be a mentor to a woman in transport! Check your inboxes to read all the latest or view it here.

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  • Back to Basics: Explaining Reliability, Availability, and the Meaning of “Life”

    Sydney 19 September 2018Back to basics: Explaining Reliability, Availability, and the meaning of “life” was the topic of the inaugural YAMP Sydney Chapter event last Wednesday evening for Sydney AMC members and guests by very experienced practitioner and trainer, Phil Clarke.

  • Be Data Driven and Drive Better Results

    BLOG19Discover how an Australian utilities company used big data-driven insights to optimise lifecycle planning, budgeting and strategic management. The solution was easy to use and easy to understand, enabling the organisation to proactively identify problematic or costly assets prior to asset failure and to use predicted future costs to inform annual maintenance activity. Discover how the intelligent allocation of limited resources and the accurate forecasting of future asset costs provide huge benefits.

    Read more here. (This content is available for members only, see our affordable membership options here).

  • Big Data - Better Profits

    Better ProfitsToday’s tough financial climate and market competition requires organisations to improve their productivity and asset performance with less resources and capital. Discover how Asset Performance Management (APM) strives to use the increasingly large amounts of data to help asset management professionals make better decisions for their businesses.

    For many decades, asset intensive organisations have been collecting data to improve asset performance. Over the last few years, the term ‘Big Data’ has been referred to repeatedly by executives, practitioners, and vendors across industry forums, online blogs, and social media. Recently, the level of interest has shifted from simply understanding ‘what Big Data is’ and more towards ‘How can we use Big Data to improve asset performance and revenue’.

    Read more here. (This content is available for members only, see our affordable membership options here).

  • Big Data - Big Benefits?

    BLOG 16 imageBig Data is a hot topic - there's an increasing trend to focus on the value that data analytics can bring to business. But despite the buzz, there is very little attention being paid to the quality of all this data. Discover just how important quality is when it comes to your data and learn about a simple four step solution to improving data quality.

    With so many new tools and software being developed to provide 'silver bullet' solutions, from advanced dashboard and reporting to graphic visualisation and predictive capabilities, it's important to keep in mind the challenges to managing all this information, and the dangers that inaccurate or poor quality data can pose to your business. Here's how to avoid potential losses and incorrect decisions being made due to dodgy data.

    Read more here. (This content is available for members only, see our affordable membership options here).

  • Big Data Analytics for a Strategic Approach to Asset Management

    AnalyticsAsset-owning organisations seek to optimise lifecycle planning, budgeting and strategic management. To read about a case study that used Big Data Analytics to provide a large Australian utilities company with data-driven insights that help them to achieve these key objectives for their geographically-diverse high-value asset portfolio, please visit here.

  • Brisbane hosts the Maintenance & Reliability SIG

    Brisbane 21 Mar 19 2The Brisbane Chapter held a Technical session on the 21st March in conjunction with the Maintenance and Reliability Special interest Group. There were over 60 attendees present to listen to Mr Ian Sedgwick and Mr Ricardo Santos speaking about Dynamic lifecycle costing and Risk Based Inspection regimes respectively. This was followed by a Q and A Panel session which included the speakers and AMC board member, Dr Monique Beedles.

  • Brisbane launches into the topic of Asset Management in Aerospace

    AMc aviationThe recent Brisbane Chapter event held at the Jacobs offices was well supported and the audience were given an insight from Lucien Whitten from Defence Industries Qld into how the policies for aerospace are developed with a particular emphasis on the impact of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. This was supported by Andrew Scott who provided an insight into the operations of UAVs, the size and also complexity of the support operations with the most crucial part of UAVs being the people behind them. There was also an interesting discussion on the current and potential future uses of these assets and how the industry might develop over the next 5-10 years.

  • Brisbane looks at Digital Engineering

    Brisbane 21 March Pic 4 CROPPEDWednesday, March 21st, saw the Brisbane chapter host a technical seminar on the subject of Digital Engineering. A well attended evening seminar saw Ian Hardcastle (Digital Engineering Practice Director from Jacobs) present his observations and thoughts on the evolution of Building Information Modelling (BIM) into DE, and how the value of digital information can be created and also eroded.

  • Brisbane shines a light on the power sector

    image3Wednesday, 16th May, saw the Brisbane chapter host their latest technical session. The theme of the event was asset management within the power sector. The speakers were Ravi Malik from Origin Energy, Brian McMahon from Energy Queensland and Michael Pelevin from Powerlink.

  • Brisbane takes off to tour the airport!

    Plane Spotters AreaA successful site tour to Brisbane airport last Wednesday for the Brisbane Chapter! Thanks to Ken Chapman for facilitating the online register and Mark Jordan for joining the meet-and-greet of the participants, and both their support the entire period of the tour. Also, thanks to Ron Shuttlewood for organising the mini bus and Brisbane Airport community engagement advisor in advance, the transition went effortlessly. Great team work!

  • Brisbane talks Data Use in Asset Management

    Image 4Wednesday 22nd May saw 60 delegates attend the Brisbane Chapter technical session on Data Use in Asset Management. Daniel Osbourne, Graham Heiner and Wayne Holtham provided a wide variety of thoughts and examples on how data can be captured and utilised within organisations to inform decision making, and even discussed how decisions can be made with apparently no data. 

    You can view the presentation shared during the session at the following link: (Content available for members only. To see our affordable membership options, visit here).

    - "Do you hope, or do you know?" Data Use for Asset Management

    - Evolution of Asset Management - Using Data and Information

    - Data Driven Decision Making

  • Brisbane's AMP Workshop

    IMG 20190919 175625Thursday 19th September saw the Brisbane AMCouncil chapter hold an Asset Management Plan workshop event. In this interactive workshop session, over 50 attendees had the opportunity to look at development of, use and contents of an Asset Management Plan from several perspectives:

  • Brisbane's Site Visit to the Legacy Way Tunnel

    20190717 232341The AMCouncil Brisbane Chapter's Legacy Way field trip was a great experience, with all attendees saying they enjoyed the opportunity to see behind the scenes and experience a real life maintenance shutdown.

  • Building an Asset Management System Framework

    System FrameworkAn asset management system is a set of complex processes and interactions to plan and control asset related activites. The asset management framework, whilst not an explicit requirement of ISO 55001, sets out to help define what the organisation's functioning asset management system looks like.

  • Canberra and Bayesian Statistics

    Canberra 21 Feb 19 1Canberra chapter held a combined presentation and AGM on the evening of 21st February, with a total attendance of 16 members. Many thanks to Engineers Australia staff, who, as usual prepared the venue by separating a reception/catering area, and arranging seating and presentation aids in the auditorium.

  • Canberra explores Asset Intensive Industries

    Canberra 22 March 2018The Canberra Chapter of the AMC held our 2018 AGM and a presentation on the evening of the 22nd March at Engineering House in Canberra. This is a wonderful venue for presentations and the Engineers Australia staff, as usual do everything they can to make the evening run like clockwork.

    After a get together session over tea and coffee, it was down to business in the main auditorium. The presentation was about Asset Management Systems in Asset Intensive Industries, and with a total of 17 attendees from universities, defence, electricity distribution and consulting engineers, there was plenty of input from the audience, making for an interesting evening.

  • Canberra on Managing Change in the Electric Energy Industry

    Canberra 26 May 19The cold and blustery Canberra evening didn’t prevent the rollup of dedicated engineers and professionals to listen to EESA National president, Jeff Allen and AMCouncil Canberra Chapter Chair, Mike Schulzer talk about Managing Change in the Electric Energy Industry.