26 - 28 April, 2017 | Swissotel, Sydney, NSW

Pre-Conference Workshops: Wednesday, 26 April 2017

08:00 - 11:30 Enabling Quality Asset Information to Support Whole Life Asset Management

Ross Dentton, Asset Information & Configuration Lead - AIAM,Crossrail
Frequently on engineering projects, the acquisition of asset information is undertaken shortly before handover, leading to poorer quality asset information and more expensive data gathering activities post-handover. The Crossrail Asset Information Management System is a proactive project to ensure that timely, good quality asset information is delivered through assured Standards, requirements and processes. Crossrail asset information is pivotal to achieving Crossrails vision of a smart railway where information is established and maintained through a central data hub for efficiency, effectiveness and consistency, reducing ambiguity and thereby reducing risk. This Workshop will explore the key factors in implementing a quality asset information management system.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Defining Asset Information Requirements
  • Creating a Common Data Environment and/or ‘Single Source of Truth’
  • Implementing an Asset Information Management System (Framework)
  • Structuring & Classifying Asset Information for intelligent decision making
  • Considerations relating to the forming of a Smart Railway and/or Smart Infrastructure
Some key fundamentals that will be covered:
  • Good Practice Asset Management
  • Asset Management meets BIM
  • Importance of Configuration Management
  • Information & Data Integration
  • Asset Information Requirements
  • Importance of a flexible AIM System for futureproofing your business
  • Intelligent Operations & Maintenance Information
  • Industry Collaboration Opportunities

Ross Dentton

Asset Information & Configuration Lead - AIAM

11:30 - 14:00 Quantitative Risk Analysis (QRA) and its Application in Delivery of Major Projects and Effective Decision Making

Pedram Danesh-Mand, Principal - National Manager Controls & Risk,Aquenta Consulting
Achieving project goals depends on planning and constant re-evaluation of its status while managing risks, opportunities and uncertainties proactively. These days, good practice of proactive risk management and risk analysis is vital for most decision makers. Through recent case studies this highly-interactive workshop will enhance your risk management and Quantitative Risk Analysis (QRA) skills enabling you to:
  • Understand QRA methodologies and common sources of risks in engineering projects
  • Understand project estimate uncertainties, schedules, and allowances
  • Learn different ways of contingency calculation, allocation and controls (both time and cost)
  • Assess certainty for having a winning bid and a successful project delivery

The workshop will discuss:
  • Top causes of project failure
  • ISO 31000:2009 and ISO 31010 – Risk Analysis
  • Qualitative vs Quantitative Risk Analysis (QRA)
  • QRA in bidding and delivering
  • Schedule Risk Analysis (SRA)
  • Cost Risk Analysis (CRA)
  • Correlation
  • Joint Confidence Level (JCL)
  • Threats to effective QRA process
  • Some tips and lessons learned

Pedram Danesh-Mand

Principal - National Manager Controls & Risk
Aquenta Consulting

14:00 - 23:59 Practical Approach to Asset Management, Integrity and Regulatory Compliances

Abe Nezamian, Global Leader, Asset Management,Aurecon
Asset management is most discussed points in the last three years and will be the most importance aspect of moving from Capital Expenditure to Sustain Capital. Over three hours of workshop, asset management planning theory will be brought to life with hands-on training, group discussions, group work, interactive presentations, and more. Learn from others in the industry as we openly share knowledge, information and skills. The work shop discuss various aspects of asset management and practical examples of challenges and holistic approach to develop a solution.

Topics to be discussed in this workshop are as follows:
  • Define Asset Management (AM) and its associated terms.
  • Know the development of AM Program.
  • Understand its legal and standards context
  • Know its application to your own and others assets.
  • Be aware of its benefits and its potential costs and be able to describe this to others
  • Understand the structure of AM and have a primary knowledge of your role in the process
  • Know where to look for additional information
  • Know how to apply AM for Problem Solving
  • Optimised AM Program and Key Benefits

Abe Nezamian

Global Leader, Asset Management