Sydney Chapter

  • AMCouncil at CIVENEX

    Steve Doran CivEnex Sydney Event 14 Mar 19

    CIVENEX is a large-scale construction event showcasing the latest projects and opportunities in building & construction in Australia. The event takes place at the Hordern Pavilion, one of the oldest landmarks in Sydney. Pictured is ex Sydney Chapter Chair, Steve Doran, representing AMCouncil at this year's CIVENEX, spreading the good word about the Value of Asset Management.

  • Back to Basics: Explaining Reliability, Availability, and the Meaning of “Life”

    Sydney 19 September 2018Back to basics: Explaining Reliability, Availability, and the meaning of “life” was the topic of the inaugural YAMP Sydney Chapter event last Wednesday evening for Sydney AMC members and guests by very experienced practitioner and trainer, Phil Clarke.

  • Career Opportunities

    JobsTransport for NSW has the following positions available:

    1. Systems Assurance Engineer

    2. Systems Assurance Manager

    For further information, read on.

  • Chapter Webinar on Wednesday! Open Registration

    Join the Sydney Chapter on Wednesday 18th March 2015 for their first ever live Webinar!

  • December Meeting Point out now

    December News

    AMCouncil December e-news is out now, the last one for 2018, packed with all the latest and greating AMCouncil happenings and news from the past month, including links to fantastic articles on:

    - Sydney Trains Asset Management System & ISO 55001:2014;

  • Global Standards working Together

    Image Three CroppedThe Sydney Chapter of the AMCouncil recently got together to take a look into Facilities Management and in particular the recent ISO Standards. Stephen Ballesty, Director In Touch Advisory, guided us through the new standards and the difference/alignments with ISO55000. Read on for further details.

  • How Asset Management is Driving Value in the Public Sector

    Tim Reardon Webinar Still 2In last week's Women in Asset Management webinar discussion Tim Reardon, Secretary of the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet explored what asset management means to NSW Government, how it adds value for the community, how we can harness new technologies and innovation to deliver value and why people, especially women, should be excited to work in asset management in the public sector.

  • How Infrastructure NSW is Meeting the Challenge

    sydney4Many thanks on behalf of the Asset Management Council and our Sydney Chapter Committee to Rami Affan, Infrastrcuture NSW, for his excellent presentation on Wednesday night at Sydney Water's head office in Parramatta.

    The large audience clearly appreciated learning about Infrastructure NSW's State Infrastructure Strategy through the lens of asset management and the inclusive and collaborative deployment strategy (via such avenues as the AM Community of Practice and Asset Management Maturity Assessments both run jointly with the AMCouncil).

  • How Smart is your Data?

    Number globeThe Auburn Stabling project involves the construction of a new train stabling facility in Sydney's north-west, with the aim of catering for the expected increase in train services in Sydney's inner-west and south-west. Discover how a smarter use of data would prove critical to the project's success.

    Arup were engaged to deliver an Asset Management model for use during maintenance and improvement works. Through the use of leading software integration solution FME, Arup's team provided a solution which allowed for seamless transferring of features between disciplines regardless of the native format of the design software being used.

    Read more here. (This content is available for members only, see our affordable membership options here.)

  • How to be a Better Mentor and Technical Leader

    Presented by Richard Huber PhD and Thomas W Smith...

  • Meeting of the NSW Government Village

    NSW Govt Village

    The Asset Management Council was proud to play a major part in yesterday's meeting of the NSW government village along with Infrastructure NSW. The purpose was to formally launch the new NSW Government endorsed Asset Management Policy. It was also an opportunity to receive an update from the CEO of Infrastructure NSW on the key asset management policy reforms underway in line with the State Infrastructure Strategy 2018-2038.

  • NSW Government announces Key Partnership with AMC

    ASA Strategic BreakfastThe NSW Government has announced a key partnership with the Asset Management Council.  At an asset management event last Friday, Tim Reardon, Secretary of the Department of Premier and Cabinet, announced that the NSW Government is partnering with the Asset Management Council to support the delivery of the recommendations of the soon-to-be-released 2018 State Infrastructure Strategy. 

  • NSW Government CoP

    CoP 24 May 19Another full house at the NSW Govt #assetmanagement Community of Practice this morning, 24th May 2019.

  • 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.

  • Sydney and Digital Engineering

    Sydney 16 May1Sydney chapter had an excellent attendance of 49 to join in a panel discussion on “Digital Engineering in Asset Management” last Thursday.

    The key theme of the discussion was exploring “Why aren’t we using DE for whole of life management of assets yet?”

    An expert panel of practitioners was convened and chaired by Toby Horstead, NSW Lead - Strategic Asset Management, Jacobs and a Director on the Board of Asset Management Council. The panel members were:

  • Sydney celebrates 2018

    Sydney 6 Dec 2Members from the Sydney Chapter met for an informal gathering to celebrate the year and network with colleagues last night. The venue was the historic Summer Hill Hotel located in Sydney’s inner west. Attendees enjoyed a drink and mingle on the outdoor balcony before moving inside for dinner. Everyone was in high spirits and looking forward to a break over the Christmas period prior to embarking on our 2019 program! Photos below.

  • Sydney Chapter Involvement with AEC

    Sydney AEC InvolvementAMCouncil Sydney Chapter was this year invited to assist with the hosting some Field visits (Off-site tours) in conjunction with Engineers Australia’s College of Leadership and Management (CLM) at the Australian Engineering Conference held in Sydney in September.

    One of these was at Garden Island Defence Precinct and included a workshop on the topic of Digital Disruption in Construction in the Department of Defence and the other was at the Sydney Opera House.

  • 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.

  • Sydney look at Certification under ISO 55001 from the Certifying Auditors Perspective

    IMG 0672George Assaad, a passionate public speaker and expert in in developing, implementing and maintaining management systems for clients across a wide range of industries, engaged our Sydney chapter to be very interested in what some may say could be a dry topic on Certification under ISO 55001 from the Certifying Auditors' Perspectivelast week. The chapter may not have had an as energised audit speaker prior! George made sure that members were across the requirement that It’s ‘their’ decision to make sure that the right Asset Management decisions that are made are in line with the requirements of the ISO 55000 series standards.

  • Sydney looks at BIM Requirements

    pic 1Jim Plume, Director of BuildingSmart Australasia last night presented at the Sydney Chapter's March meeting on Building Information Modelling (BIM) Requirements for Asset Management. With the focus of BIM being most heavily associated with the initial stages of an asset's life the audience were curious to see what BIM offers for the duration of its life. Living and changing requirements were presented as the 'DNA' which must be the thread through the whole life cycle and be open information to all relevant stakeholders.