Shane Browne gained his AM 101 badge as part of a pilot run in our refinement phase of the first IPWEA NZ digital badge - AM 101 - Introduction to Asset Management, congratulations Shane!
Shane works as an Asset Engineer/Civil Engineer within Transport Service in Downer, splitting his time between providing technical structural engineer support to the Auckland region and providing asset engineer support to the Auckland region as well as the wider national group.
Shane says, "In the Auckland region I have been looking at using better asset data to improve decisions around treatment selection of asphalt primarily for road maintenance projects, ensuring that there is a consistent methodology to selecting a treatment.
For wider national group I help to support the strategic modelling and planning team, where we use predictive modelling to determine the condition of the road network and subsequently produce a forward works programme to maintain the network to an acceptable level.
I would be keen to continue completing the Asset Management badges. The way it is set up allows me to study more about AM when I have some downtime during the day as well as completing training by a recognised AM institute."
One of the main benefits of the digital badges is to be able to take advantage of their convenience and accessibility. Digital badging is available from anywhere, anytime - making them an excellent way to build and augment a career in asset management.