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

Ross Dentton


Asset Information & Configuration Lead - AIAM
Crossrail


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

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

09:10 International Keynote Presentation: Enabling Quality Asset Information to Support the Crossrail Smart Railway

Worth $30 Billion AUD, the Crossrail project is the largest construction project in Europe and one of the largest single infrastructure investments ever undertaken in the UK. With 75 per cent of the project already delivered, Crossrail now focuses on the complex task of fitting out the new 7m wide twin-board tunnels that must weave in and out existing underground structures; sometimes as close as 50cm! Throughout the asset’s lifecycle from conception to the end of its effective life, Crossrail innovatively and effectively utilises technology and data analytics to generate a VIRTUAL railway that SUPPORTS the design, development and the whole life management of the PHYSICAL railway. In this session, Ross will explore:

  • Defining Asset Information Requirements in accordance with good Asset Management
  • 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

12:00 Expert Panel Discussion: Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) – Benefit and Risk Assessment, Governance and Risk Allocation and the Exploration of Alternative Delivery Models

PPPs can be an effective way to build and implement new infrastructure or to renovate, operate, maintain or manage existing facilities. However, while governments recognise the importance of investment in infrastructure to help their economies grow, achieving better governance and decision making in PPPs and risk allocation remain a critical and current universal concern. In this interactive panel discussion, key thought-leaders will debate:

  • Potential benefits and risks of PPPs
  • How we can improve our governance and allocation of risk when engaging in PPPs
  • Alternative delivery models to enhance stakeholder engagement and collaboration

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 Ross.

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