26 - 28 April, 2017 | Novotel Sydney Central, Sydney, Australia

Pre-conference Workshop Day: Wednesday, 26 April 2017

8:30 am - 11:30 am Workshop A: Strategies for Developing a Long- Term Strategic Asset Management Plan

Mick Serena, Director of Strategic Asset & Facilities Management,Donald Cant Watts Corke
Developing a strategic asset management plan is important to give long term direction for an asset. Often asset managers believe that a strategic asset management plan is a monthly or annual schedule but often fail to see the overall long term path for each asset. While developing a strategic asset management plan is a time consuming and expensive task, in the long term it can maximise space, decreases operational and maintenance costs and reduce energy consumption.

This Workshop will Benefit those who:
  • Are only planning up to a year in advance
  • Are finding their buildings have increasingly expensive maintenance costs
  • Want to increase the capacity of their university to meet the rising demand of student attendance without purchasing more real estate.

What the workshop will cover:
  • Establishing tools to create a strategic asset management plan
  • Identifying the link between the university objectives and the objectives of the strategic asset management plan
  • Understanding how to monitor current assets and the systems required to help ensure sufficient condition monitoring, for example, through condition monitoring
  • Learning of the long term reduction in costs through sufficiently managing each asset

Mick Serena

Director of Strategic Asset & Facilities Management
Donald Cant Watts Corke

11:30 am - 2:30 pm Workshop B: Identifying Analysis Techniques to Improve Space Utilisation

James Edwards, Director,Hames Sharley Harald Baulis, Manager of Space Planning,University of Adelaide
Universities and institutions must understand how existing facilities are performing, what drives good utilisation and where to prioritise investment. This workshop looks at these methodologies through two case studies. At the University of Adelaide a laboratory masterplan was produced based on a thorough audit of all existing laboratory facilities. The second case details the University of Western Australia’s audit of Utilisation, Functionality and Condition of over 5,000 spaces on the main Crawley campus and QEII Medical Centre campus.

This Workshop will Benefit those Who:
  • Want to understand where space is most under-utilised and how to put these assets to better use
  • Want to measure their own facility performance and set new long-term plans to improve it
  • Need to know how to prioritise assets for improving utilisation and common issues relating to updating them

What the workshop will cover:
  • Collecting data on space utilisation to reveal the amount of unused space and factors associated with use
  • Defining what information to collect about an asset, compiling a database and maintaining this data
  • Retrofitting existing buildings to improve flexibility and increase the likelihood that the space is attractive to students and able to meet their current needs
  • Sharing space with the community as a way of using vacant space

James Edwards

Hames Sharley


Harald Baulis

Manager of Space Planning
University of Adelaide

2:30 pm - 11:59 pm Workshop C: Improving Maintenance Operations through Asset Life-Cycle Analysis

Andrew Sun, Senior Manager Asset Planning,RMIT
Improving maintenance operations is important to ensure that repairs are being conducted on time and reduce the backlog of maintenance. The life-cycle of the asset predicts when and the amount of maintenance that will occur, ensuring that this maintenance is included in scheduling. Attending this workshop will give you the knowledge to combat hefty maintenance bills and inadequate scheduling.

This Workshop will Benefit those who:
  • Want to implement condition monitoring to maintain their assets
  • Should be utilising maintenance software from building data to improving job logs
  • Need to learn how to increase the efficiency of maintenance jobs through the location or type of job

What the workshop will cover:
  • Using a mixed mode of maintenance delivery to target liabilities and reduce their risk of occurring
  • Using condition monitoring to manage the state of the asset to ensure that maintenance does not occur before or significantly after it is needed
  • Addressing maintenance backlogs through prioritising and scheduling and planning work jobs
  • Using software to improve jobs logs to increase maintenance efficiency

Andrew Sun

Senior Manager Asset Planning