3rd December, 2013
AMCL today launched its 2014 Graduate Programme. Looking to begin employing next summer, AMCL is seeking the best and brightest graduates to join the programme. It would suit current undergraduates or postgraduate students who are looking to move into industry.
AMCL is one of the world’s leading Asset Management consultancies and is searching for candidates who are looking to work in a challenging, interesting and fast-growing industry, with an international focus.
Deadline for applications is January 5th 2014.
More information can be found here.
If you would like to understand more about what Asset Management entails, you can view our short animated introduction here.
8th November, 2013
AMCL consultant Nick Mildmay-White delivered a session on Asset Management Plans at the ‘IS055000 and the Future of Asset Management’ conference on the 12th November in Bali, Indonesia.
The ISO 55000 and the Future of Asset Management Conference and Exhibition ran from the 12th – 14th November and was an opportunity to share knowledge and experience on all aspects of physical Asset Management.
The event specifically embraced the latest thinking from world-leading experts on how to make assets perform better and manage costs in a world of rising overheads, ageing assets and increasing demands from stakeholders.
Nick’s session focused on Asset Management Plans - one of the fundamental elements of the discipline. But what should they contain, what time period should be covered and is it best to have one or many plans? The session explored the alternative answers to these key questions using examples from different sectors and countries. It also explored the requirements of both PAS 55 and ISO 55000 for Asset Management Plans, and their place in the overall Asset Management System.
For more information on the conference, visit: http://www.powerskillscentre.com/events/bali-conference
7th October, 2013
AMCL and Network Rail High Speed have been shortlisted in the 2013 Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Innovation Awards. Focusing on Whole Life Cost Modelling, the shortlisted project developed a system model for a modern High-Speed rail infrastructure.
The IET Innovation Awards celebrate the very best innovations in science, engineering and technology. The 15 categories span the breadth of the IET’s remit and are judged by a panel of experts in their field. It was extremely competitive, with over 400 entries to the awards from 30 countries.
The Award ceremony is on 20th November 2013.
For more information on the IET Innovation Awards, and to see the full list of finalists, please visit: http://conferences.theiet.org/innovation/index.cfm
1st October, 2013
AMCL is pleased to be able to congratulate TNB Melaka (Distribution) on their recent performance during their AMEM Certification Assessment where they achieved PAS 55 compliance.
Lead Assessor, Ark Wingrove commented:
"TNB were very well prepared and have clearly put a great deal of effort into their PAS 55 programme"
Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) is Malaysia’s national power utility, comprising the integrated functions of Generation, Transmission and Distribution. TNB Melaka is one of the States within its Distribution Division; this is the largest division within TNB in terms of the size of its workforce, number of customers served and in the spread and quantity of physical assets.
AMCL’s Asset Management Excellence Model™ (AMEM) is one of the world’s leading assessment methodologies, through which AMCL can assess measure, evaluate and benchmark the Asset Management capability maturity of an organisation. AMEM was the first to be fully aligned with the '39 subjects' of the GFMAM Asset Management Landscape as well as PAS 55, and the emerging ISO55000 standard.
Lokman Yusoff, from TMB Melaka said:
"We learned about PAS 55 and strongly believed it will definitely benefit our asset management performance, we then ventured into its programme. Assessment by AMCL was not as easy as expected, however we managed the process very well and felt very proud for being recognised as PAS 55 compliance.
Working with AMCL has provided us with a valuable experience. We gained a lot of new things about PAS 55 and the knowledge sharing during the assessment session can definitely assist us in improving some of our processes..."
For more information on TNB visit: http://www.tnb.com.my/about-tnb.html
For more information on AMCL and AMEM, please visit: http://amcl.com/DevelopingOrganisations.html
12th August, 2013
The eighth face-to-face meeting of the Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management (GFMAM) was held in Melbourne, Australia from 2nd – 6th June 2013 in conjunction with the Asset Management Council’s (AMC) Annual Conference. AMCL’s Richard Edwards attended the meeting representing the Institute of Asset Management (IAM).
Richard is leading on the development of an Asset Management Landscape – a framework, content, principles and guidelines for Asset Management.
GFMAM is an association of professional maintenance and Asset Management societies formed for the purpose of knowledge creation and sharing and for information exchange among member societies. Its vision is to be a worldwide community of organisations providing leadership for maintenance and Asset Management communities.
The latest communique from GFMAM can be found here
For more information on GFMAM visit: http://www.gfmam.org/
27th June, 2013
AMCL, in association with Institute of Asset Management was proud to support a Master Class with Dr Penny Burns, on ‘Asset Management: Past, Present and Future’ on 2nd July at the IET London.
An inspiration to many of us, Penny - an economist - invented the modern idea of Asset Management around 1985 in Australia, along with Roger Byrne. Her first achievement was to work out the cost and timings of renewals for all the state assets in South Australia. In 1993 she wrote the first manual – the Total Asset Management Manual, for the NSW Government; and initiated the annual International AM Competition in 1996. She has been publishing the inspirational (and witty) Strategic Asset Management On-line since 1994, and set up the Asia-Pacific Institute for Good Asset Management with support from the Malaysian government, among others.
She is one of a handful of Asset Management thought leaders from around the globe to win the AM Council’s MESA medal, and was last month cited by John Hardwick of AusGrid as one of the two major influences on his career. If she is not so well known here (the idea of AM arrived in the UK via Roger around 1994), she is – as they say – a legend in her own lifetime in Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
The event is on July 2nd, 5:30pm for 6pm start at the IET, Savoy Place, London WC2R 0BL.
To book your place, or for more information, please contact either email@example.com (020 7688 2828) or firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
17th June, 2013
AMCL recently contributed its expertise to a Times newspaper report which focused exclusively on Asset Management and Maintenance.
The report is a comprehensive look at the asset management sector, the latest developments and thinking. The report covers many industry areas including risk management and the impact of technology on Asset Management.
The full report can be found online here: http://np.netpublicator.com/netpublication/n48022885
Richard Edwards, Technical Director at AMCL, delivered the keynote speech at the 2013 AMC (Asset Management Council) Asset Management Conference in Melbourne, Australia.
AMC’s Asset Management Conference is an opportunity for practitioners to hear about the latest developments in Asset Management and to discuss the impact on the industry. With ISO55000 expected in November this year, it is going to be a key discussion point throughout the conference.
Richard Edwards is Director at AMCL and Deputy President of the Institute of Asset Management; he is a Consulting Engineer with over 25 years’ experience. In his keynote address, he covered ‘Using the Asset Management Landscape’, as well as Chairing the afternoon sessions covering the all-important, and soon to be published ISO55000.
For more information on the AMC conference visit:www.amcouncil.com.au/conference.html
To book Richard Edwards for your conference or for more information about AMCL please email: email@example.com
The Asset Management Council is a technical society of Engineers Australia, and was formed to support increasing community interest in whole of life management of physical assets, and in particular sustainability of the essential capabilities they represent. To help Australia remain at the forefront of asset management practice, we invest greatly in strategic alliances with key Australian organisations, and local and international peak bodies to promote sustained and good asset management.
Our vision is – ‘enabling benefits for all from effective use of assets’
14th May, 2013
AMCL’s upcoming Institute of Asset Management (IAM) endorsed Primer & Principles training course is down to its last few available places. Running in September, the course provides a full introduction to Asset Management and is aligned to the IAM’s Competence Framework and PAS 55.
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.
This course is suitable for people who wish to understand the main principles of Asset Management. It covers the full scope of Asset Management including an in depth appreciation of PAS 55.
Last few places available, so book now to avoid disappointment. For further information please contact Emma Leaper on 0207 688 2828 or visit our Training Page to register.
25th April, 2013
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
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.