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

Abe Nezamian

Global Leader, Asset Management

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

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

16:10 Keynote Presentation: Challenges and New Developments in Asset Management of Infrastructure Assets

Asset owners operate in an increasingly challenging business environment as a result of aging, globalisation, privatisation and deregulation. Deterioration of assets caused by uncontrollable factors such as climate change and effects of urban growth has made asset management and maintenance a demanding challenge. Infrastructure assets as asset owners’ main resource ‘must’ be well managed in order to support business profitability and public welfare.

While current state Asset Management (AM) programs offer limited scope for optimised performance, more and more owners are willing to invest somewhat more in order to obtain an increased and more controlledoptimal performance-based AM program to ensure service life beyond what is possible. In this session, Abe will discuss:
  • Challenges of asset deterioration and how it is affecting your infrastructure including climate change, time degradation mechanisms, changes in ownership and increased congestion and heavier loads
  • Aging – the represented risk to the integrity of an asset and the required inspection, monitoring and repair criteria for maintaining the operational functionality, accessibility and safety
  • How an AM program can be developed for improved durability, service life and service life prediction and to plan for appropriate periodic or ad-hoc intervention and maintenance during intended service life
  • Optimising methodology in site specific characteristic data collection for calibrations/validations of the original design values to maintain safety levels and improve reliability
  • Application and cost versus benefit assessments of the proposed methodology

16:30 Champagne Roundtable Discussion: What’s Next for Road and Rail Structures?

Choose a topic that you wish to discuss, and exchange your experiences among your peers over a glass of bubbly. This is also your chance to network with influential experts!

Roundtable A: Strategies to design road and rail structures that accommodate for heavier loads and traffic
Roundtable B: City shaping – Design and development of structures that are transformative to communities
Roundtable C: Innovative ways to leverage technology to better manage, maintain and extend asset lifecycles
Roundtable D: Strategic planning to optimise land use and make better decisions for transportation and urban settings

14:00 Expert Panel Discussion: Smart Cities and City Deals– Necessary for our Survival?

A “smart city” is an urban development mission to bring together technology, government and society to enable a smarter economy, governance and way of life. Some argue that smart cities particularly data-driven transport systems are necessary for our survival as Australia’s population and societal needs and expectations exponentially rise in light of technological advancement. This expert discussion panel will explore how necessary smart cities are for our survival as we strive to keep up with the times as Australia faces an urban growth epidemic.

  • Exploring the concept of urban growth and its effects on communities and economies in particular
  • Smart cities and city deals – how we can conceptualise a better and smarter way of living; key stakeholders involved; key considerations in planning, design and development of a smarter city and city deal; and the pros and cons of this trending approach to urban city landscape

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Abe.

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