Welcome to our Newest Members

males 2358247 1920A big welcome to the following members who have recently joined the Asset Management Council:

• Australian Rail Track Corporation Ltd (ARTC) • VicRoads • Nova Systems • Pindan Asset Management Pty Ltd • Energy Queensland • NSW Ports • Pacific Hydro • St George Community Housing • Campeyn Group

Thanks for connecting to our community. This is your organisation. An organisation driven by its members, for its members.

Facilities & Asset Management Round Table Discussion

Adoption of BIM (hosted by buildingSMART Australia)

Sydney Chapter Chair Steve Doran and AM Council Director Toby Horstead recently participated in a round table discussion hosted by the Board of buildingSmart Australia that opened with ‘what the challenges are for the adoption of building information modelling (BIM) within their industry’.  Also contributing to the discussions were representatives from the Facilities Management Association of Australia (FMA), the Tertiary Education Facilities Management Association (TEFMA), the Department of Defence and MasterSpec NZ.

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AM Council engaging with the APCC

As an outcome of some positive interactions and conversations the AM Council recently had the opportunity to present our models, approach and offerings to the Australasian Procurement and Construction Council’s (APCC) lead special interest group – ‘Construction and Asset Management’.  The presentation delivered by John Hardwick with support from Toby Horstead was well received by the APCC group chaired by Joe Monforte from the Department of Treasury & Finance Victoria.

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A Chapter Event Across the Sea

20170821 185458 SmallA special late afternoon, technical discussion for the AMCouncil New Zealand was held on Monday 21st August 2017 to an enthusiastic group in Auckland. The topic of discussion was financial models for long term asset management planning.

On our guest panel of presenters was Raymond Tan from Auckland City Council who spoke on developing financial models for long term asset management planning. Philip McFarlane from Opus spoke about a research project for the UC Quake Centre and development of a framework for renewals planning for wastewater networks. Lastly, AMCouncil’s own Peter Kohler presented on how to develop a ‘defensible’ maintenance budget.

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