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WHAT IS ASSET MANAGEMENT?

Asset management is an internationally recognised approach to the sustainable management of public works infrastructure and services.

It is concerned with the financial, social and environmental sustainability of delivering services for our communities and the International Standard on Asset Management ISO 55000 defines asset management as:

the coordinated activity of an organisation to realise value from assets”.

Good asset management maintains an understanding of the cost, risk and performance trade-offs in the short, medium and long-term, when making decisions regarding community owned infrastructure assets. 

Asset management is about ensuring the delivery of services that the community values today – whilst delivering certainty for the generations of tomorrow.

IPWEA provides internationally and nationally recognised education, training and advocacy for those involved in delivering public works and engineering services to our communities.



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SUBSCRIPTION PROGRAMS
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NAMS+ is subscription-based to provide staff in asset-owning councils and organisations access to tools & online resources to develop, write and keep their Asset Management Plans up-to-date as demands on the organisation change.

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Buildings.PLUS
Buildings.PLUS is a web-based software application that has been designed for people responsible for asset management, facility management and property management in any type of organisation that has a significant portfolio of buildings.

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AUS-SPEC is the national local government specification system for the life cycle management of assets. It is a joint venture between IPWEA and NATSPEC, with the objective to improve consistency, quality, and efficiency in construction through proactive leadership of information.

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PUBLICATIONS

IPWEA has an extensive suite of practice notes, technical guides, codes and specifications available to public works practitioners. These cover asset classes and topics such as roads, stormwater, water supply and sewerage, buildings, parks streetlighting, levels of service, climate impacts, useful life of assets and long-term financial planning.

IPWEA publications are written by industry experts and are continually updated to reflect industry best practice.

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HOW TO WRITE AN ASSET MANAGEMENT PLAN

NAMS CANADA

IPWEA has established NAMS Canada Incorporated as a not-for-profit association in Canada to provide access to IPWEA's NAMS+ asset management tools, publications & training. NAMS Canada works collaboratively with municipalities and existing associations in Canada. VISIT NAMS CANADA.

UPCOMING TRAINING


IN-HOUSE TRAINING

IPWEA's In-house workshops are a cost effective and convenient way to provide training that meets the needs of your organisation.

Presenters are able to customise IPWEA's courses to address the key issues and specific needs of your organisation.

IN-HOUSE TRAINING OPTIONS

ASK YOUR MATES: ASSET MANAGEMENT

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    'copy asset' function

    Posted in: Asset Management

    Hey mates, Wollongong recently introduced the Techone Onecouncil system for Asset Management et al. I'd love to hear from someone who is using the 'copy asset' function If that's you, any comment on it's use? Cheers ------------------------------ Tim ...

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    Wollongong uses replacement value. ------------------------------ tim cornford Wollongong City Council Asset Maintenance Engineer SOUTH COAST MC Australia ------------------------------

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    Hi all, We are planning to approach an external contractor to perform a stormwater revaluation in this Financial Year. Does anyone has developed the relevant document for Request for Quotes and specifications? Any information is greatly appreciated ...

  • Posted in: Asset Management

    There are so many permutations in bridge design that this will always be a difficult one to answer. Here in the North East we, as a group try to work this out based on actual construction data and then generate a mean with std deviations of acceptability. ...

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    Hi Martin Which specific LG asset classes you were referring in above discussion? All infrastructure spending is "normal" if not increased , so no changes/ impacts there (ie replacement and WDV values). ------------------------------ Views are personal ...

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