AM Council at KONSPAK Conference – Kuala Lumpur

KONSPAK Conference

Peter Kohler AMBoK Commissioner (far right) and Head of JKR Dato' Ir. Dr. Hasnul Mohamad Salleh (fourth from right) and Deputy head of JKR Dato' Ir. Addullah Abdul Rahman (second from right) with other Heads of Malaysian Government Departments

In September this year, Peter Kohler (AMBoK Commissioner, Asset Management Council) presented one of two Keynote addresses at the Malaysian government’s KONSPAK two day conference. The theme of the conference was ‘Malaysian Strategic Development - Asset Management’. This address followed an invitation from the Malaysian government.
Peter’s one hour address provided the 1100 attendees with the background to the Principles of Asset Management, a summary of the role and value of asset management including the ISO 5500X Suite of standards.

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Sally Nugent, CEO AM Council, at MainTrain Conference, Canada

S Nugent PEMACRecently, PEMAC (Canada) held its 2014 annual conference ‘MainTrain’, at which AM Council CEO Sally Nugent was a keynote speaker.

She delivered a well-received paper on the Asset Management Council Models (which members can access by logging in to the member zone), as well as a workshop practice session on using the Companion Guide to ISO 55001 (available here). Delegates were asked to, in small groups, talk about the sample of the Companion Guide provided.

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The Asset Journal, Issue 4, Volume 8, 2014, Out Now

cover 0804The Asset Journal Volume 8 Issue 4

Welcome to Issue 4, Volume 8 of The Asset Journal - the official publication of the Asset Management Council.

This issue is focussed on industry and alliance. We present papers from Canada, Philippines and Australia on using asset management to transform culture, using modern maintenance techniques for heritage vehicles, and improving system reliability via synergising methodology and technology.

This issue also contains material on the globally recognised Certified Asset Management Assessor program, as well as results from the second wave of the stakeholder survey.


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MEDIA RELEASE: Latest Thinking, Technical Information and Industry Developments via AM Council

Providing a Wealth of Asset Management Information!

The Asset Management Council is your first point of contact for ‘Everything Asset Management’. The Organisation’s mission ‘to engage stakeholders, transfer knowledge and create a deeper understanding of Asset Management practises,’ has been its successful catch-cry for nearly two decades in the facilitation of critical information to experienced and aspiring asset management professionals.

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Chapter Events: Twelve AM Council Chapters, throughout Australia, each deliver technical presentations and papers on a diverse range of asset management subjects throughout the year. Recent Chapter sessions have included: development of asset management plans; risk assessment, the changing role of asset management; and ISO 5500X.

National Symposium: ‘Transforming Your Outcomes through Asset Management’, 21st November 2014 will be held at the Sydney SMC Conference Centre and focus on government and infrastructure.

Conference: AMPEAK Sydney 24-28 May 2015 – Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, where 300 delegates and exhibitors will deliver on local and global asset management topics. 

Training: the recently revised one day ‘Asset Management Fundamentals Course’ is delivered nationally throughout the year.

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AM Council in Brazil

Exam Beta Test 29CBMGA out2014.1The 29th National Congress of Maintenance and Asset Management, and XXIX Exhibition of Products, Services and Equipment Maintenance and Asset Management, was held in Santos, Brazil between September 29 and October 03 2014. The conference attracted over 400 delegates, speakers and exhibitors. The Asset Management Council was represented at this event by Board Member, Deryk Anderson. The attendance of the Asset Management Council at this ABRAMAN event continues the collaboration between the Australian and Brazilian Asset Management associations.

During the conference, the Asset Management Council’s Asset Management Fundamentals course was presented to approximately seventy participants. Sequential translation was used to conduct the one day session in both English and Portuguese.

A pilot of the Certified Asset Management Assessor (CAMA) exam was also run with 26 people attending. This pilot raised the number of test candidates globally to around 50 and enabled the assessment of the impact of English as a second language on exam results.

Reflecting on the experience Deryk said: “There are many similarities between asset management professionals in Brazil and Australia. We are at similar stages in our development, and there is much we can learn from each other. I look forward to the continuing trend of collaboration between our organisations and the benefits that it brings.”