Asset Management staff at Southern Water have been returning to the class room and benefiting from AMCL’s world-class training.
AMCL’s existing IAM endorsed training material and extensive experience has been tailored to align with Southern Water’s existing competence framework, with more than 200 staff due to have completed the training by the summer of 2013.
The training has been developed to offer Southern Water staff four levels of training, from an introductory course through to a strategic programme designed for senior managers.
The feedback from staff has been very positive:
"The trainer was excellent and very engaging. I would like to do all three days training for level one.".
"Good overview of what asset management should be. Allows me to see where my job is in terms of its relevance to asset management."
Head of Transition Projects Richard Sands said:
"This has been a fantastic opportunity for staff to learn more about asset management and then apply this knowledge in their day-to-day activities."
You can also find more information on Southern Water’s asset management policy here:
Southern Water's Asset Management Policy
AMCL is pleased to announce a partnership with EA Technology to provide training for the new Institute of Asset Management (IAM) Certificate and Diploma. The partnership comes in the form of a new training organisation, the Asset Management Academy (AMA).
The Asset Management Academy's mission is to provide the education, skills and specialist knowledge which enable people and organisations to improve their Asset Management performance.
The IAM Certificate and IAM Diploma are new qualifications in Asset Management and were launched at this year's IAM Conference
The core Asset Management team at New York City Transit receiving their certificates after successfully completing the IAM Endorsed A1 - B6 training provided by Asset Management Consulting Ltd. The training was delivered to 32 NYCT staff by Ruth Wallsgrove who has delivered many such courses around the globe, having worked as a senior asset manager in both the UK and Australia. The certificates were presented by the President of MTA NYCT Tom Prendergast in his offices at their Broadway HQ.
Left to Right: Robert Colorafi, Michael Salvato, Jacqueline Kuhls, Collette Ericsson, Henry Goessman, Craig Stewart, Tom Prendergast, Jennie Mandelino, Dante Brunetti, Vito Sicolo, Ruth Wallsgrove (AMCL).
The Institute of Asset Management (IAM) in the UK has selected AMCL as one of a small number of companies capable of assessing an organisation's asset management capability against the requirements of PAS-55:2008 - the emerging global standard for asset management.
This recognition is in addition to the award of 'Endorsed Trainer' status to AMCL by the IAM earlier in 2010.
Commenting on the announcement Martin Pilling, AMCL's Global Operations Director said, "The IAM has recognised the need to accredit high performing organisations to allow those seeking asset management services to select with confidence. AMCL is delighted that our well established training and assessment services have achieved this recognition. AMCL's record is exemplary having recently delivered the first IAM accredited training certificates in the UK, and the first PAS 55 certificate in Australia. We look forward to continuing to serve our clients and build on this success."
AMCL's range of Asset Management training and development courses have been independently assessed as meeting the requirements of the IAM's Endorsed Training Provider scheme. Course delegates can now receive an IAM endorsed certificate confirming that they have fulfilled relevant knowledge requirements specified in the IAM Competences Framework (2008).
AMCL also offers a single day 'Introduction to Asset Management' course which is open to all. The course includes an overview of BSI PAS 55 and is suitable for those new to Asset Management who require a concise introduction to the subject, its benefits, and the approaches that asset intensive organisations can adopt to deliver sustainable reductions in infrastructure costs.
AMCL is pleased to announce the signing of an alliance agreement with TCO Management Consulting (TCO), the UAE-based Management Consultancy specialising in public sector advisory. The alliance has been formed to provide best practice Asset Management advisory services to public sector clients in the UAE and the MENA region.
TCO is a major Strategic Partner in Public Sector Innovation with a unique alliance based business model enabling it to leverage a diverse set of capabilities and knowledge to provide relevant advice to clients. Through forging long-term agreements with Government and semi-Government entities, TCO ensures close alignment with their agendas but remains independent in its advice, governance and operations.
This alliance allows both parties to offer TCO'€™s deep public sector expertise and knowledge of the region coupled with AMCL'€™s expertise in Asset Management. The core markets for this alliance will be the rail, utility and other government and semi-government sectors with large asset portfolios.
The first book of its kind, Asset Management : Whole Life Management of Physical Assets, has been published offering comprehensive and accessible coverage of all the major aspects of asset management, and providing an invaluable reference to those striving to deliver sustainable reductions in infrastructure costs. Bringing together the insights, experience and advice of a panel of leading thinkers and practitioners (including AMCL's Martin Pilling and Richard Edwards) it gives readers multiple perspectives on the practicalities of adopting asset management principles and equips them with tools and frameworks they can use to create effective asset management strategies and cultures within their own organisations.
Successful asset management demands an enterprise-wide, cross-functional approach. The contributions which make up this book each reflect on the origins, development and achievements of asset management, considering its implications for organisational structure and culture, leadership and competence. Contributors draw on data, case studies, examples and illustrations from a wide range of sources including the rail and utilities sectors, oil and gas, process and manufacturing industries, public sector estate management and procurement, climate change research and major civil engineering works.
Asset Management : Whole Life Management of Physical Assets (ISBN: 9780727736536) is published by Thomas Telford Books and can be purchased at : http://www.thomastelford.com/books/bookshop_main.asp?ISBN=9780727736536
AMCL is pleased to announce it has been awarded membership of a framework contract with the MoD (Ministry of Defence) in the UK. The Framework Agreement for Technical Support (FATS as it is commonly known) allows for fast and efficient procurement of AMCL's Technical Support services including Technical Studies, Project Support, and Engineering Support.
FATS provides a faster and more efficient contractual route to procure Technical Support as it offers pre-agreed contract terms and conditions, rates and discounts, and it uses standard Tasking Forms.
AMCL's capabilities are mapped onto the FATS Technology Taxonomy, and this information is available via a search tool called the Market Knowledge Matrix. FATS can be used by all Ministry of Defence (MoD) Integrated Project Teams (IPTs), Business Units and Departments, and also Other Government Departments and Public Bodies.
BSI PAS 55 (the British Standards Institution's "Publically Available Specification for the optimised management of physical assets and infrastructure) is rapidly becoming recognised as the global standard against which asset intensive industries, such as utilities, rail and mining industries, are being benchmarked.
AMCL has recently completed a significant PAS 55 alignment assessment and development roadmap for Scottish Water which will lead to enhancement of its asset management capabilities ‘beyond PAS 55 compliance within certain activities.
AMCL is a Patron of the UK based Institute of Asset Management (IAM) and supported the development of BSI PAS 55 : 2008 the latest revision of PAS 55.
BSI PAS 55 (the British Standards Institution's Publicly Available Specification" for the optimised management of physical assets and infrastructure) is rapidly becoming recognised as the global standard against which asset intensive industries, such as utilities, rail and mining industries, are being benchmarked.
AMCL has recently completed a significant PAS 55 alignment assessment and development roadmap and training plan for Serco Docklands (that operates and maintains the Docklands Light Railway in London UK) which will lead to enhancement of its asset management capabilities.
AMCL is a Patron of the UK based Institute of Asset Management (IAM) and supported the development of BSI PAS 55 : 2008– the latest revision of PAS 55.