Technology Lecture: New Paradigms of Infrastructure and Engineering Asset Managements

Date: 20 Dec 2010 - 20 Dec 2010

Venue: SIMTech Training Room 2

Nations around the world are currently investing huge amounts in new infrastructure and upgrading existing infrastructure. A critical emerging factor in the decision making process for the acquisition and ongoing maintenance of infrastructure is the optimisation of the whole-of-life cost, reliability, availability and sustainability of those assets. Infrastructure maintenance is expensive, and the cost is growing as existing infrastructure ages. A culture change is needed to move from a simple maintenance approach to a new engineering asset management paradigm. The Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Infrastructure and Engineering Asset Management (CIEAM) and its predecessor, the CRC for Integrated Engineering Asset Management, has driven the creation of a global framework for engineering asset management. This framework involves the development of new technologies to monitor the condition, or ‘health’ of individual assets and predicting the time that an asset can remain in service. This information is then integrated across the total asset inventory of the enterprise in a complex decision support system. This system is then available at all levels of the organisation, to provide options that optimise cost projections, availability and reliability of service or product delivery across the whole enterprise.  

This presentation will highlight the need to address these challenges. Key topics include the challenges on engineering infrastructure, under-investment in asset maintenance, cost of maintenance, total cost of engineering asset ownership and innovative integrated asset management regime across industry sectors.

9.45am     Registration
10.00am   Introduction
10.05am   Presentation by Prof Joseph Mathew
11.00am   Refreshment & Networking
11.30am   End

About the Speaker

Professor Joseph Mathew is the Chief Executive Officer of the Cooperative Research Centre in Infrastructure and Engineering Asset Management (CIEAM) located Brisbane, Australia. He was previously Queensland University of Technology’s Head of School in the School of Mechanical, Manufacturing and Medical Engineering. Prior to arriving in Brisbane in 2000, Joe was Monash University’s Professor of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering in Melbourne. He has also served as Executive Director of Monash’s Centre for Machine Condition Monitoring from 1993-1997. He has presented numerous invited lectures and addresses to professional societies and industrial organisations on engineering asset management, machine condition monitoring, and vibrations and noise control. Prior to academia, Joe was a noise and vibrations consultant having begun his career with Vipac and Partners and subsequently ran JAM Solutions, providing solutions in noise and vibrations control. He serves as Chairman of the Board of the International Society of Engineering Asset Management (ISEAM), Chairman of the ISO’s subcommittee ISO/TC 108/SC 5 on Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics of Machines and as General Chair for the World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM).

Who Should Attend
Senior Management staff, R&D professionals, engineers, academic staff and students.

Registration for this lecture is free of charge. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve a place, please register online.

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