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Melbourne – Building Resilient Cities: Navigating Climate Challenges and Embracing Servitisation for Sustainability

9 November, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Discover how resilient assets are crucial in combating climate change’s impact on urban infrastructure, covering water adaptation, heat management, circularity, and carbon reduction. As climate change effects intensify, our infrastructure must withstand extreme weather events, ensuring community safety during floods, temperature extremes, and wildfires. Learn how proactive measures can preserve asset value, enhance well-being, reduce carbon emissions, and accelerate the path to Net Zero. Explore the servitisation trend reshaping organisational operations, focusing on effective Asset Management programmes, performance-based maintenance/contracts, and innovative renewal strategies. This shift responds to evolving customer expectations, offering continuous personalised engagements and driving sustainability through outcome-based, bundled, and “as-a-service” models. Dive into the role of IoT, AI, ML, and 5G in accelerating this transformation.

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About the speaker:

Peter Dourlein, a seasoned Service Director and Asset Management consultant, has had a comprehensive background in all facets of Asset Management. With an extensive career spanning Rail, Road, and Port Infrastructure, Peter’s expertise encompasses planning, design, project delivery, maintenance, and strategic management. Peter rejoined Arcadis in October 2021 in his most recent role, spearheading Asset Management services’ development and global expansion. He is also a co-founder of the Dutch chapter of the Institute of Asset Management, having served as an IAM NL Country Executive and presently as a member of the IAM Competence Framework Steering Committee. Peter’s notable achievements encompass a central role in establishing and expanding ASSET Rail, a Rail Maintenance Service Provider jointly owned by Arcadis and Dura Vermeer. Here, he evolved from a Maintenance Engineer in 2005 to overseeing consultancy and tactical Asset Management services in collaboration with the ASSET Rail CEO. Over the years, he has also held pivotal positions and contributed to projects for esteemed organizations and asset management entities across Europe and the Middle East, including ProRail, RET, MRDH Transportation Authority, European Container Terminals, Qatar Rail, RFF/SNCF, LISEA, HS1, and Network Rail. Beyond his professional roles, Peter shares his knowledge through guest lecturing at universities and serves as an advisory board member at Utrecht University of Applied Sciences. His expertise frequently lands him as a sought-after conference speaker, with mentions in national newspapers and magazines. He actively participates in Dutch networking platforms such as NL Ingenieurs and the Dutch Building Information Council.

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9 November, 2023
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Arcadis Melbourne
Level 18 Queen & Collins Building, 376 - 390 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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