A hello from the SMRP Conference in Orlando

DDaines and JHardwickPictured are our AMCouncil National Chair, Dave Daines, and current chair of World Partners in Asset Management (WPiAM), John Hardwick, representing AMCouncil in the Global Forum of Maintenance and Asset Management (GFMAM) & WPiAM at the Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP) Conference in Orlando, Florida. All going well so far and we can't wait to hear all about it upon their return.

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Broadspectrum commits to do more for Indigenous reconciliation

broadspectrumgreenThe Asset Management Council is proud to have Broadspectrum as a partnering organisation and we are delighted to hear that they have teamed up with Reconciliation Australia to recently launch their fourth Reconciliation Action Plan. As Andrea Kelly, Reconciliation Australia's Deputy Chief Exective Officer, is quoted in the related press release: "Broadspectrum has been helping to blaze the trail for reconciliation for almost ten years. Its fourth Reconciliation Action Plan has achieved Elevate status for the third time, recognising the company's positive and far-reaching economic and behavioural transformations it has made." You can read more by downloading the official media statement here.

Perth Chapter in Kahoots

IMG 0472The first presentation from Perth's latest rail themed technical event was well received with the unanimous opinion that the presenter, Kyle Saltmarsh, delivered a technical presentation on 'Acoustic Condition Monitoring' in a manner that was engaging, entertaining and easy to understand.

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Maritime Sustainment in Defence

John WestThe Melbourne chapter held a session at Engineers Australia’s city facilities, focused on the evolution of asset management in defence. John West, Asset Management Principal at BAE Systems, talked about linkages between defence capability and asset management, drawing on examples from the maritime defence sector. The enthusiastic audience included AMC members from government, defence and consulting.

Women in Engineering News

WiE newsRead the latest Women in Engineering newsletter out which includes articles about Women of the Month, Victoria Dodds, WIE representation at the National Schools Science Week and also an interesting recount of the WIE Senior Women in Engineering Lunch feating Dr Collette Burke, Victorian Chief Engineering, who were were lucky enough to have speak at our recent Asset Management in Government symposium. A great read and can be downloaded here.