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  • NZ Driving Asset Management Performance Improvement Forum

    1Our New Zealand neighbours held a half-day forum, co-sponsored by AM Council and Unison, on driving asset management performance improvement on the afternoon of the 31st October. Topics included: Change management strategy to implement ISO 55001; One year beyond ISO55001, digital strategy; Lessons learnt by Transpower, Asset management and PAS 55; and evolving asset management.

  • NZ using AM to support Redevelopment and Regeneration

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    The first technical session of the New Zealand Chapter on large property portfolio asset management strategies drew a lot of attention from specialists in that sector. The affordability housing challenges in Auckland is not too different from the other cities such as Tauranga, Hamilton, Wellington, etc. Developing a holistic (systemic) asset management approach as outlined in the ISO 55000 standards has significantly helped resolve some of TRC challenges.

  • October Meeting Point - now released

    enewsletterKeep up to date with all things Asset Management. Check out the latest edition of Meeting Point, our monthly e-newsletter. It covers all the October highlights, from events and training seminars to professonal development opportunities and technical resources.

    Read it here.

  • Parramatta, a Smart City?

    Pic1On a very wet night Sydney Chapter heard from Geoff King, Acting Group Manager City Strategy about Parramatta City Council's journey towards developing a smart city using asset management principles.

  • Perth and the Three C's (Certification and Corrosion at Curtin)

    IMG 0616It was a full house for Perth last Thursday as the Chapter collaborated with Curtin University for an informative technical event. First up was Andrei Ezergailis, ASC Pty Ltd's CCSM LifCycle Manager, to go over ASC's journey to ISO55001's certification and the lessons learned from it. Next was Curtin's very own senior research fellow from their Faculty of Science and Engineering, Katerina Lepkova, to address the latest developments in corrosion protection measures.

  • 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.

  • Perth Chapter Session Recap - Asset Management within the Water Corporation

    Our Perth Chapter kicked off their 2021 schedule of events with an in depth look at asset management from Water Corporation's perspective. First at the lecturn were Jakob Verhoef (Principal In Service Assets Regional) and John Nazimek (Principal In Service Assets Metro) who shared how Water Corporation is improving their understanding of risk across a wide range of assets. They explained how Water Corporation is using data to prioritise asset renewals and shared their journey developing Asset Class Management Plans.

  • Perth Crowns WA Asset Management Guru of 2018

    DSC09566What a great turnout at Perth's latest chapter event with AMCouncil members from all over the country coming together to hear from Ian Sedgwick as he shared his knowledge and approach to Asset Management, focusing on the importance of balancing key elements within Asset Management. The second part of an evening proved more of a celebration of 2018. Congratulations to Tristan Velnoweth, who won the quiz and brought home the title 'WA Asset Management Guru of the Year'.

  • Perth digs deep within the mining industry

    Perth July 18 06Last week's Perth mining event was so well-attended, the chapter ended up upgrading to a bigger venue in the Deloitte building to accomodate the popularity! A quick AGM resulted in Anselm Boehl being re-elected as Perth Chapter Chair for another season, and we also welcome Michael Patterson to the general WA Committee. Also on the agenda were great presentations, great engagement, and great food and drinks. Read on for further details.

  • Perth looks at Effective Use of CMMS

    In this ever changing and fast paced world, the running of maintenance operations in large and complex industries is an intricate process and has a significant impact on the profitability of the business.

    Managing this process effectively with the current computer-based support has been proven to be difficult, but achieving successful long term implementations and use of these systems requires a major change-management program over many years.

  • Perth on Emotional Intelligence

    Perth 20 June 19 2Another great evening learning about Emotional Intelligence, what it is and how it can support the implementation of Asset Management. This workshop lead by ‘Critical Components’ gave a psychological perspective on being more effective as an individual and as a team.

    The AGM was also held and a full strength committee elected including 3 new committee members, Jane Agnew, Therese Brooks and Tristan Velnoweth.

  • Perth talks Financials 101

    DSC08999People from all around Australia watched on as Perth broadcasted their technical meet last night (a first for AMCouncil which we hope to do more of!) when Felicia Wong from Frontal Business Consultants explained how to understand, analyse and interpret financial statements using key ratios. The ability to understand financial statements is one of the imporant skills that will be condered favourably for upward career-mobility, and many people - both at the event and online - took the opportunity to learn more about it.

  • Perth talks Value, Improvement and Innovation

    Perth Event 22 Feb 2018 Main PhotoOur Perth chapter got together yesterday evening to kick off the first of many events for 2018, this one all about Value, Improvement and Innovation in Asset Management. James Wright (Jacobs) went through some practical examples of how to embed an effective asset management culture in organisations. Ian Moon from the Warship Asset Management Alliance Management Office followed up with exploring the understanding, development, implementation and challenges of Continous Improvement in a defence and industry alliance environment.

    Please check out some snaps below, taken through the course of the evening. If you have any of your own to add, please send to info@amcouncil.com.au

  • Presenters wanted... for new CPD technical webinar series!

    Calling subject matter experts - we want you! Journey with us in 2021 as we take a deep dive into six aspects of Asset Management.

    The latter half of this year will see the AMCouncil launch a weekly technical series  - Asset Management Landscape Insights - a webinar series designed to increase capability within the sector.

    Geared around six GFMAM Landscape areas, the series will take place weekly over six months, with each month dedicated to a particular asset management area:

  • Repurposing Sydney's Rocks

    Sydney WiAM 18 October 3 fixOn the 18th October 2018, the NSW Women in Asset Management (WiAM) Special Interest Group hosted its second Sydney Chapter event; Miriam Stacy (Place Management, Property NSW) gave a thoroughly absorbing presentation on the role she and her team plays in repurposing heritage-listed property assets in The Rocks area of Sydney. 

  • Share your Story - Call for Webinar Presenters

    Share Your StoryAn essential service of any association is offering high quality continuing education and learnings to its professional members. As valued members of the Asset Management Council, we invite you to join us in our commitment to deliver relevant and engaging information to those who work in the field of asset management.

  • Smart City Infrastructure for the future of Newcastle

    Picture TwoDr Nathanial Bavinton, Smart City Coordinator for the City of Newcastle, last night presented at the Newcastle Chapter's March meeting on A Smart City Infrastructure for the future of Newcastle.

    With Newcastle moving rapidly to adopt smart city technologies as part of the urban revitalisation of the city, Federal and State governments are investing in the vision for infrastructure to enable a range of new approaches to asset management and service delivery, which will position the city as a technology development testbed.

  • Stainless Steel - Stain-less, not Stain-free

    David NicholasAt Newcastle's recent event, David Nicholas, Principal Consultant, Nicholas Corrosion Pty Ltd presented an interesting and engaging presentation on the variations of stainless steels used in domestic and industry applications. 

  • Superior Asset Performance at the AOG Knowledge Forum

    IMG 0574It was a great turn out for the Asset Management’s AOG Knowledge Forum panel discussion on Superior Asset Performanceyesterday. Thanks to the Panel (Julie Harrison, Michael Judd, Neil Clegg, Mark Mackenzie, Kevin McCafferty) and the audience for the great participation. Check out some more pics taken at the event below:

  • Sydney digs deep into Data Mining

    Steven Doran Picture 1Data Mining is one of those topics that conjures up thoughts of modelling a large amount of data without providing significant Asset Management value. Whilst there are a few companies that have invested significant time and energy into modelling a broad range of data to assist in decision making, this does not appaer to be a widespread approach in asset management.