Events

  • Sydney on Asset Management across a multi-modal asset portfolio

    Sydney 21 Mar 19A great attendence of approximately 45 at Sydney's technical and networking session last week. It was noted that Mark Ragusa from Ausgrid has filled the remaining vacant committee membership position, and we welcome him on board.

    The Chapter then heard from Lucio Favotto, Principal Manager Infrastructure and Fleet Services, Transport for NSW. Lucio provided an insightful presentation on the following - Asset Management across a multi-modal asset portfolio - Transport for NSW (TfNSW).

  • Sydney on Long Term Investment Planning

    20191120 182054Sydney chapter had a good turnout for a presentation on “Long Term Investment Planning” for Sydney Water by Barry Mcdonnell and Tim Boyer, on the 20th November 2019.

    Barry set the scene by outlining the challenges faced by Sydney Water in meeting the future demands for a growing Sydney:

  • Sydney Sings Praises about Opera House Site Visit

    The AMC Sydney Chapter conducted its annual site visit on the morning of Thursday 15th August. This year we had the privilege of being hosted for a behind the scenes tour of the iconic Sydney Opera House (SOH). SOH is an asset with a design life of 250 years, which opened in 1973 and hence is approaching 50 years old.

  • Sydney tackles asset decision making using quantitiative risk management techniques

    Sydney Chapter Broadcast ScreenshotMark Ragusa, a dedicated asset management professional recently provided a large webinar audience with an interesting presentation on decision making and risk management processes within Ausgrid. Mark noted asset management must start with an understanding of the organisational objectives which are translated into asset management objectives. Creating this line of-sight will enable asset management decisions to align achieving organisational objectives. The basis for making asset management decisions must also be established so that decisions are consistent and appropriately supported.

  • Sydney tackles power challenges

    IMG 1195Sydney chapter members enjoyed hearing some detailed insights last night, 17 May, into the application of Asset Management to the power distribution industry during a presentation by Murray Chandler - Ausgrid's Head of Asset Management Strategy, Performance & Innovation.

  • Sydney's Bring a Problem Night

    IMG 0074Sydney Chapter has thrown back to a meeting format from the 1990’s in its June meeting to take on “Bring a Problem’ night. With one very large complex problem presented from the team at John Holland Group asking the question, ‘How does an organisation that covers a large regional footprint with complex assets (e.g., Large Utility etc) best engage the large asset delivery workforce to ensure ownership of the desired outcomes?’ See the problem submitted in visual format here.

  • Symposium Registrations now open

    Sympoisum 2018 Registrations Open CroppedWe're excited to announce that registrations are now open for this year's symposium! This year's symposium will focus on Asset Management in Government and aims to bring representatives from various state governments together to share experiences and challenges in Asset Management and provide a forum for information sharing.

    Some items on the program include:

  • Systems Engineering in Public Transport

    Melbourne 6 AugustIn a joint event last night between the AMCouncil and SESA (Systems Engineering Society of Australia) we brought together the philosophies and disciplines of Asset Management and Systems Engineering in Public Transport. It was interesting hearing different perspectives from panellists Len Neist, Anthea Antonio, Heather Moody and Paul O'Hallaron as they touched on using both asset management and systems engineering to break down any silos and to better understand and address the interfaces and interdependencies.

  • Tassie Asset Management Seminar

    Tasmania 14 November 2018A fantastic technical seminar was enjoyed yesterday by asset management professionals from across Tasmania. A big thanks to Jason Carter, Terry Gleeson and Adrian Tanner for their engaging and informative presentations. Look out for more great events like this in 2019!

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

    Asset Strategies for the Maintenance and Replacement of Assets - Adrian Tanner

     

     

     

  • Thanks for attending, Melbourne

    ISOTC251The Melbourne chapter hosted an information session on the recent work of the TC251 standards committee last Thursday. Tom Carpenter, an AMC Board member and the Professionals Australia representative on TC251, explained the challenges the committee has been embracing to provide asset managers with additional material on value. Probably one of the more perplexing concepts for asset managers is making choices about value measurement. The TC251 committee has explored several options for measuring value in the next draft of the ISO 5500 Standards, including financial, safety, social and environmental parameters. AMC and EA members in Melbourne were enthusiastic with questions and feedback about the work of the TC251 committee and the more general work on asset management standards.

  • The 2018 Excellence Awards Top 30

    award 1781445 1280The anticipation is mounting in the lead up to the 2018 Asset Management Council Excellence Awards to be held during a gala dinner on Tuesday, 17th April 2018 at the stunning Glen Albyn Estate in Hobart. We are pleased to announce that we have identified the top 30 submissions, listed below (in alphabetical order).

    Best of luck to all!

  • The Asset Management Value Proposition

    money 2724241 1920The Melbourne Chapter got together for a session last Thursday, 16 November to talk about the Asset Management Value Proposition. John Dyer, AusNet Services, and Tim Gowland, Energy Safe Victoria, explored more about the value being delivered in AusNet Services and the electricity industry more generally through asset management. The general consenis was that, for Asset Management to add value, the benefits must be greater than the cost (from the view of the stakeholder).

    To obtain a copy of John's presentation shared at this session, please visit here. (This content is available for members only, see our affordable membership options here).

  • The Challenges to and Benefits of Managing your Data, Information and Knowledge as a Strategic Business Asset

    Symp Sneak Peek 1Join us on Friday, 4th October for our Implementing Asset Management in Government Symposium. Read on for a sneak peek of just one of the topics that we will be exploring during the day.

  • The Enhanced Problem Solving Team at Shell

    Tanya Thumbnail for blogWhy do we keep solving the same problems more than once?  Traditionally problems are solved by an individual or a small team often overwhelmed by many daily problems meaning that time and attention is limited. 

    Once problems are solved, the actions and solutions are typically shared with a small population with the expectation that they will be implemented.  What checks and balances are in place to ensure the correct solution?

  • The Learning Hour kicks off

    Social Media Terry OHanlon WebinarWhat a turnout to last week's YAMP Learning Hour webinar. Just shy of 100 people registered to hear Dr Terrence O'Hanlon's lively and interactive learning about developing a holistic system for reliability and a new way of thinking about delivering value from assets.

  • Themes of Asset Management

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    During the Asset Management Council’s recent Asset Management in Government Symposium, held on Friday 4th October at the Pan Pacific Melbourne on the picturesque South Wharf, there were key themes that sprang from each speaker. Read on to learn more about the day and the speakers’ themes.

  • Understanding Risks & Asset Assessment Process for WTP Aeration Assets (Control of Legionella)

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    In 2014, the Water Corporation instigated the “Legionella High Level Risk Assessment Initiative” (LHLRAI), a prioritised work plan to capture cooling tower assets subject to AS3666.1-4 and the Department of Health WA requirements for assessing Legionella risk (Code Of Practice, 2014). As part of this initiative, inclusion of other “aeration” type assets such as plate aerators and spray basins were assessed and the outcomes compared with compliance against national and available industry best practice standards.

  • Upcoming Complex Systems Leadership Workshop

    Complex SystemsThe AMCouncil is proud to support the upcoming Complex Systems Leadership Workshop in Sydney which will provide engineers with skills to address leadership which recognises the rapidly changing engineering business environment.

  • Upcoming Webinars

    Learn at LunchWith three main webinar series this year, there's sure to be something for everyone. Tune in to:

    1. The Learning Hour brought to you by our Young Asset Management Practioners (YAMP) special interest group

    2. Lunch and Learn, brought to you by our Women in Asset Management (WiAM) special interest group

    3. Share Your Story, brought to you by The Asset Management Council

  • Wanting to catch up?

    runner race competition femaleHave you missed an event and want to know what content was shared? Or do you simply want to revisit something of interest? Most presentations given during our technical events are uploaded to our members only knowledge bank. Comprising of over 900 technical articles, papers and presentations, simply visit here and search for a topic or a presenter to access their slide presentations.

    Most recent uploaded presentations include: