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

George Anderson


Associate Director, FacilitiesOperations
University of Western Australia


4:50 PM Developing Strategic Options for University of Western Australia’s Ageing Utilities Infrastructure through Extensive Maintenance and Renewal

24 000 students are enrolled across the University of Western Australia’s three campuses. In order to manage its energy consumption, University of Western Australia has just gone through the process of carrying out extensive maintenance and renewal of the electrical main substations. In doing so, the university has completed extensive strategic planning for the future maintenance of any and all UoWA assets.

This session will discuss:
  • Developing programming and planning to ensure that maintenance is carried out in a timely manner to ensure that an extensive backlog does not accumulate
  • Establishing a changeover management methodology to ensure a smooth transition from previous systems
  • Reviewing the lessons learned from this process and how they can be used to improve future developments

11:30 AM PANEL DISCUSSION: Understanding How to Effectively Stabilise and Manage Maintenance Backlog

Universities consist of aging infrastructure that now requires constant repairs. With limited funding a maintenance backlog can quickly build up. This session will reflect on different renewal strategies and the processes on how to best achieve them:
  • Prioritising the backlog to stabilise any growth in maintenance backlog
  • Using strategic asset management analytics through lifecycle costing data and viability maintenance to ensure the asset is sustainable
  • Managing backlog through scheduling and planning of maintenance work


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining George.

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