IMESA pre-conference workshop 2014 | Infrastructure news

Take part in IMESA’s pre-conference workshop on infrastructure asset management on 28 October 2014 at the Durban Country Club.

The workshop will focus on using IMESA’s AMPLE and other tools to get started, and managing valuable infrastructure portfolios through a structured and cost-effective, step-by-step asset management improvement programme.


What is AMPLE?

The Asset Management Program Learning Environment (AMPLE) is a web-enabled knowledge management system which aims to present a means by which organisations and their staff can gain an understanding of:

  • the principles of life-cycle asset management in a logical, cost-effective, step-by-step process
  • the essential components of a state-of-the-art asset management programme
  • ‘how to do it’ information to drive their asset management improvement programme.
AMPLE is the result of over 20 years in the development of world-class asset management manuals and approaches for successful AM improvement programmes that have delivered all aspects of best-practice AM for a full range of infrastructure services, especially local governments, using a ‘whole of city’ approach covering all infrastructure and physical asset types.

The objective of IMESA’s AMPLE is to provide a web-based asset management learning environment which will assist all municipalities and their infrastructure-rich businesses to drive sustainable asset management improvement cost-effectively. It provides a web-based knowledge management system that can be implemented to suit individual municipalities to achieve a sustainable level of life-cycle asset management that delivers the required level of service at the lowest life-cycle cost.


Who should attend?

This workshop will be ideal for all those who:

  • are thinking about implementing infrastructure asset management but don’t know where to start
  • have started, but would like to see some smart ways to do it more cost-effectively, while deriving even greater benefits for your municipality
  • would like to know how IMESA can support you in your efforts.

Your workshop facilitator

Roger Byrne was the international manager of GHD’s Global Asset Management Group for over 30 years. Based in Melbourne, Australia, and now semi-retired, he still works all over the world as a principal advisor/mentor to clients. He has written many texts on asset management including many manuals, such as the IIMM and the development of the world’s first quality framework; associated AMPLE / TEAMQF web-based tools that are assisting infrastructure owners and managers around the world. Roger has helped develop innovative approaches including business value chains, confidence-level rating processes, the step-by-step approach and methods to identify what is best practice for different organisations and their assets.


Topics included in the programme

The workshop will follow the highly successful ten-box training programme now used across the USA and with municipal clients in Australia, New Zealand, UK, Canada and South America. Topics will include:

  • asset registers, valuation, condition assessment and residual lives, levels of service, business risk exposure, optimal maintenance programmes, ehabilitation/replacement/augmentation, asset management plans, future expenditure and funding models and stakeholder consultation
  • getting started – how other did it; the different ways to get started
  • change management effective implementation programmes (EIP) — successful AM improvement programmes
  • building your first AMP and driving its improvement cost-effectively
  • gap analysis techniques and TEAMQF — Roger will demonstrate the Gap-Ex 1 web-based tool so that participants can then go and try it out with their organisation. All participants will be given a free toggle to use the tool
  • the business case for improving your AM performance — asset management improvement programmes
  • organisational and people issues.

IMESA Conference

The IMESA 2014 Conference, co-hosted by Ethekwini Municipality, will take place at the Durban International Convention Centre from 28 to 31 October 2014.

The following sub-themes will form the focus of the 2014 conference:

• political and legislative perspectives • ecological and environmental impacts • financial considerations • transport and traffic • water and sanitation • roads and stormwater


Click here to register for the workshop and/or conference now.


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