AWARDS2023

Transurban & AECOM – Transurban Asset Management Plan Project

The Asset Management Diversity Award The Diversity category recognises and promotes the positive contribution made by organisations that demonstrate a holistic and long-term commitment to diversity within the Asset Management community. Some key characteristics of workforce diversity may include race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, ability, and sexual orientation. Introduction Transurban is committed to developing diverse …

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Sydney Metro – Innovation through Technical Excellence (TechEx) Program

Every day at Sydney Metro, we design, create, engineer, and contribute to the building of places, infrastructure, precincts, and services for communities. Simply, we help create the future. At Sydney Metro, we incubate new ideas to identify, nurture and develop areas for innovation, technical excellence and product uplift that sets our future best practice and …

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Metro Trains Melbourne – Comeng Fleet Retirement and Disposal

Metro operates Melbourne’s metropolitan rail network, consisting of 226 six car carriage trains and over 1000 kilometres of track. Metro’s Asset Management Strategy applies asset management principles across all phases of the asset lifecycle. Recently the city’s oldest fleet, Comeng, reached retirement phase, replaced by the new High-Capacity Metro Trains (HCMT) Metro developed retirement plans, …

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City of Gold Coast – Revolutionising Asset Revaluation: Lessons from an Asset Management Innovator

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Organisations face unprecedented change and challenges from natural and artificial conditions. The conventional methods of managing assets are no longer viable, and asset leaders must swiftly revamp their structures and capabilities to meet futuredemands. This paper delves into the hurdles faced by the City of Gold Coast during their asset revaluation, the advantages …

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SAS Asset Management – Striking the right asset management ‘balance’ for fleet assets: NSW Health’s hospital beds

Summary of the Project By combining commonly, yet disparately, used reliability and maintenance engineering techniques in a structured yet agile manner, SAS Asset Management have enabled NSW Health in better achieving an appropriate balance between cost, risk and performance. Whilst recognising and accepting challenges such as limited to zero configuration or failure data, the team …

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Energy Queensland – Copperleaf Implementation

Energy Queensland Asset Management Innovation Award Submission Energy Queensland (EQL) own and operate the electrical distribution network across Queensland via two distributors, Energex and Ergon Energy.  Each have differing environmental influences, customer densities, travel distances, and network challenges. Pre-project the annual portfolio plan development process consisted of an array of spreadsheet analysis, Access databases, and …

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Ausgrid’s Consolidated Asset CBA Model Project

APPLICATION FORM PART A – EXCELLENCE AWARDS 1. Summary of the project, product, framework During 2021-22, Ausgrid undertook a significant project to develop, advance and implement our asset decision-making models and framework. We did this to inform our asset replacement and defect rectification activities for the purpose of targeting opportunities in relation to: 2. Description …

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V/Line Corporation – Asset Cost Performance Risk (CPR) All Hands On

Summary of Framework The V/Line project implemented best practice asset management principles to improve decision making for short and long-term investments. The solution improved investment and monitoring capabilities which established a better risk management system, and linked investment to performance. Implementing best practices led to increased visibility of performance improvement, reduced costs, enhanced safety and …

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Sydney Water – Partnering for Success (P4S)

Executive Summary Sydney Water’s Partnering for Success program, or P4S, is an industry best practice model for asset management of infrastructure projects. It covers planning, design, construction, maintenance and facilities management, and shifts the traditional ‘risk transfer’ client-contractor mindset to integration, collaboration and building long-term supply chain capacity. The largest consultant engagement in Australia by …

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Main Roads WA – An Innovative approach to quantify relationship between customer satisfaction and pavement rehabilitation

Contents Summary The nominated project is aimed at developing a ten-year strategic state-wide capital investment program for pavement rehabilitation to address the critical problem of pavement failures that leads to declining customer satisfaction. The project developed an innovative approach to establish a relationship between pavement performance and customer satisfaction, allowing more robust strategic long-term capital …

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PJB Services Indonesia – Integration of Comando for New Model of Asset Management Implementation in Disruption Era of Electricity Industries

Yogo Wijayanto*, Rendra Syam Mustopa, Sandro Sitohang, Ahmad Faishol Amin PT. PJB Services, Indonesia EXECUTIVE SUMMARY PJB Services has operated 31 power plants with total capacity of 5,310 MW in Indonesia by implementing Asset Management.PJB Services has changed the implementation of asset management from the old model to the new asset management of PJB Services …

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Sydney Trains – TMP Optimisation to Enable Safe Access for Maintenance

Summary The Technical Maintenance Plan (TMP) Optimisation project is underpinned by the principle of balancing cost, risk and performance across assets lifecycle. It is a critical component of the Sydney Trains’ Safe Access for Maintenance (SAM) Program, aiming to optimise worker safety, efficiency and the network availability needs of customers with increasing demand. The project’s …

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Sydney Trains – MIDT – Measurement and Inspection Digital Twin

Summary MIDT applied strategic asset management principles to transform manual labour-intensive maintenance inspection processes that have existed for decades into automated, integrated, and connected digital processes, improving asset insights and decision making, enabling predictive maintenance practices, improved sustainability, and the welfare and safety of employees Using LIDAR data collection technology to automate measurement and inspection …

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Sydney Trains – Asset Lifecycle Optimisation (ALO) for Railway Bridges Maintenance

1.            Summary Sydney Trains has an extensive portfolio of bridges due to the myriad of waterways and transport modes that intersect the network. These structures require significant lifecycle management and while Sydney Trains has been exceeding industry practices for several years, a deficit in sustainment requirements and available funding has developed over the 10-year forward …

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Ventia & Transurban – Hills M2 Motorway Sustainability Achievements

1.    Summary of the Project, Product, Framework In 2022, Transurban (with the support of its incident response and maintenance contractor, Ventia) achieved significant sustainability outcomes at its Hills M2 Motorway asset. Innovative solutions were deployed, in line with asset management best practice, resulting in success in diverting waste from landfill, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, generating …

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Copperleaf Technologies – Copperleaf ESG Value Framework Capability

Summary Incorporation of Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations in investment decision making is paramount for asset intensive organisations. Targets are being set and KPIs established at an organisational level to ensure tangible efforts are made to participate in addressing climate change, provide positive societal outcomes and ensure benefits for customers. Copperleaf provides the opportunity …

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AssetFuture – The role of embodied energy in lifecycle modelling toward a zero emissions future

Executive Summary Carbon is inherent in all stages of the built asset lifecycle. From the raw material supply, manufacturing, construction, use and repair, to end of life and transportation throughout. All processes involve carbon emissions. Darren Chuang, AssetFuture has carried out a project to develop a formula to calculate the Embodied Carbon Factor of a …

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Sydney Trains – Asset Scheduling & Delivery Coordination

Summary Asset Scheduling and Delivery Coordination (AS&DC) as part of Sydney Trains is paving the way for a more diverse and inclusive rail industry. Asset Scheduling and Delivery Coordination manages Sydney Trains’ weekend possessions and ensures the delivery of its Annual Works Plan. It recognises the diversity shortcomings existing in the rail industry, and actively …

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Endeavour Energy – Risk-based transformation maximising customer value

Project Summary Endeavour Energy manage 3million assets servicing 2.7million people in NSW. Over the past 18-24 months we have overhauled our traditional annual qualitative view of asset intervention into a modern quantitative data driven multi-year risk-based approach. Individual assets are now assessed and identified for intervention to maximise customer value, create alignment with strategic objectives …

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Naval Ship Management – NSM Landing Helicopter Dock Asset Performance Optimisation Group Project

Naval Ship Management (NSM) initiated a program aimed at optimising the operational performance and maintenance of the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) two Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) vessels, HMAS Canberra and HMAS Adelaide.This endeavour involved the collaboration of crucial stakeholders and Subject Matter Experts from the Commonwealth, Navy, and Defence Industry. Approximately 350 sub-systems were assessed …

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Melbourne Water & AECOM – Improved ESG outcomes for natural assets through balancing cost, risk and performance

Natural assets such as waterways and their supporting assets including sediment ponds and trees are vital in urban areas. They are critical in managing rainfall events as they facilitate the processing and collection of stormwater. Additionally, these assets provide a range of ecosystem services including heat reduction, carbon sequestration, and provide habitats for flora and …

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Airservices Australia & Jacobs – Building a Modern Portfolio Picture -Airservices Australia’s Facilities Data Capture Initiative / Asset Data Quality Improvement Program

Summary COVID-19 presented an opportunity to review HSEC and organisational responsibility throughsystematic enhancement to the collection, storage, and integration of critical asset data.The project involved Jacobs and Airservices Australia working collaboratively to co-designa scalable data capture approach and asset information assessment framework.Jacobs employed innovative tools for realtime data capture and translation into functional dashboards to …

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Airservices Australia & Jacobs – Achieving a Paradigm Shift in Air Navigation Service Provider’s Asset Operation Through Digitalisation of Assets

Project Overview Leveraging emerging technologies to obtain greater value fromAirservices’ assets Intelligent Asset Management (IAM) is an important addition to the Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) program implemented by Airservices and provides means to automate the acquisition, integration and analysis of relevant asset data (Figure 1). The insights obtained through this process can be applied for …

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Airservices Australia & Jacobs – Facilities Strategy Plan – Harnessing macrotrends and industry drivers to define strategic objectives for our facilities of the future.

Airservices Australia (Airservices) delivers, owns, and manages a unique set of services, assets and features that are core enablers to the aviation and aerospace sector in Australia. To provide stability during future periods of change, Airservices recognised the need for a performance and decision-making framework focused on their facility assets. This framework would provide the …

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John Holland – Melbourne Metro Tunnel – Asset Management Safety in Design

John Holland (JH) is the asset manager for the Melbourne Metro Tunnel project station and tunnel facilities. The project will deliver and operate nine-kilometre twin tunnels under the CBD together with five new underground stations which will be maintained over a 24-year term. JH’s asset management team in the Cross Yarra Partnership (CYP) consortium have …

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Southern Ports – Achieving Unrivalled Asset Resilience Through Digital Innovation

Southern Ports has radically transformed its asset management system into a fully integrated and digitalised, ISO 55000-compliant system – positioning itself to thrive in smart, technology-enabled supply chains of the future. Its new asset management system (AMS) intrinsically links each element of the organisation’s asset management framework and context to its organisational drivers to deliver …

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Essential Energy – Use of systematised workflows to embed AM processes

Summary Essential Energy embarked on an innovative journey to develop systematised workflows that guide staff through the investment planning lifecycle. This includes traversing 17 business process stages, 7 of them being decision gates. Workflows were designed to manage handover between teams, control the pipeline and portfolio, and obtain financial and technical approval. The workflow design …

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Powerlink Queensland – Wide Area Monitoring Protection and Control (WAMPAC)

Summary of the Project and Technology Platform Australia’s energy system is changing at an unprecedented scale and pace. The transition to a decarbonised economy, significant advances in technology, and changes in generation and transmission infrastructure present a number of exciting opportunities and challenges. Powerlink has developed its first application for a new and expandable high-speed …

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Court Services Victoria – Implementation of an Asset Information Management Strategy and Toolbox

Executive Summary Over the years, CSV have continuously strived to improve its processes and exceed our customers’ expectations. One of CSV’s key strengths is its dedicated team of professionals who share a passion for excellence. CSV have created a culture of continuous improvement where everyone is encouraged to contribute their ideas and suggestions to enhance …

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KPMG & Western Health – Maintenance Strategy Review & Optimisation Project

1.   Project Summary Western Health (WH) is undertaking an asset management transformation program with the aim to uplift systems, technologies, and people capabilities to meet evolving healthcare demands and ensure quality patient outcomes. The Maintenance Strategy Review and Optimisation (MSRO) project focused on generating optimal asset maintenance programs that aim to optimise cost, minimise risk …

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Downer Defence – Holistic Management of Defence Estate Obstacle Course Operations and Design Assuring User Safety

ELEMENT A – Project summary Downer Defence’s Base and Estate Management (BEM) and Estate Development and BaseUpgrades (EDBU) teams developed a holistic approach to managing user safety in DefenceEstate obstacle course operations and design. In response to a suspended rope releasing froma coupling, we conducted programmatic visual inspections, asset verifications and riskassessment of all in-use …

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Downer Defence – Preparing Defence Estate Assets for Future Energy and Base Resilience Opportunities – RAAF Townsville and South Bandiana Case Studies

ELEMENT A – Project summary Downer Defence’s National Energy Program Pilot Site project planned for cost-effective,scalable and resilient Defence Estate assets as part of the National Energy Program. Inidentifying tangible improvement opportunities and planning at scale for energy cost reductions,our emissions saving program is highly effective in future-proofing the Defence Estate assets.These benefits are demonstrated …

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Down Defence – VacSkip – Enhancing Environmental Outcomes and Asset Management Capabilities at Defence Estates across Australia

ELEMENT A – Project Summary Australian Defence sites have become increasingly reliant on hydro-vacuum excavationmethods during completion of construction and maintenance activities. This process produces aslurry mixture of the water and solid material removed from the excavation site.At present, sites which contain contaminated soil (e.g PFAS) pose a problem to the continueduse of this method. …

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Downer Defence – Uplifting Defence Estate Asset Information Management Capability in Partnership with the Australian Government

ELEMENT A – Project summary In partnership with the Australian Government, Downer Defence’s Base and EstateManagement team initiated a multi-faceted improvement program to uplift asset informationmanagement capability across the Defence Estate. Our successful delivery of the project was underpinned by Downer’s Asset ManagementFramework and four organisational strategic pillars: safety, delivery, relationships and thoughtleadership. ELEMENT B …

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Downer Defence – Enhancing Asset Management Capability to the Defence Estate

ELEMENT A – Leadership investment to Inclusion &Belonging At Downer, the words ‘Own Different’ are synonymous with diversity, and this theme underpinsDowner’s Inclusion and Belonging Strategy.Downer’s Inclusion and Belonging (I&B) vision recognises the value of diverse experiences,skills, knowledge, and strengths in making better decisions for our business.To achieve our purpose, Downer’s senior leadership and Board …

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Saudi Aramco Abqaiq Plants – Abqaiq Plants Asset Management Excellence Journey

Abqaiq Plants Asset Management JourneyAs the largest energy provider to the world in the oil and gas field, asset management is not considered as aluxury, yet it is considered as a necessity specially for an aging facility (83 years) in order to remain a reliablesupplier to the world. In fact, Asset Management is considered as …

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Transport for NSW – Managing Standards as an Asset

Summary The Standards Management Framework (SMF) update has been a TfNSW cluster undertaking which sets out to create an integrated, harmonized, consistent and holistic whole of life approach to the management of TfNSW technical standards. The alignment with ISO 55001:2014 Asset Management, Management Systems – Requirements provides guiding principles recognising technical standards as assets, setting …

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Ventia – Western Harbour Tunnel and Sydney Harbour Tunnel AssetManager Mode

1.    Summary of the Project, Product, Framework In 2022, TfNSW completed the Western Harbour Tunnel and Sydney Harbour Tunnel Asset Manager transaction, marking the conclusion of the first phase of a unique procurement model. The first of its kind, the Asset Manager model can be likened to a disaggregated public-private partnership that leverages the expertise …

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RMIT – The Asset Management for Social Housing Manual

Summary of the project, product. The collaboration developed theAsset Management for Social Housing Manual as the first publicly available asset management manual specifically written for social housing providers. The purpose of the Manual is to elevate asset management across the sector to: a) assist a process of culture change which acknowledges social housing organisations are …

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Transport for NSW – Risk Assessment for Dangerous Goods Through Tunnels

Summary The standardisation of Risk Assessment for Transport of Dangerous Goods (DG) through tunnels project develops a critical risk assessment methodology that facilitates a quantifiable hazard analyses process for the transportation of dangerous goods through tunnels. The risk assessment is comprehensive and considers application in multi-modal tunnel including road, rail, metro and pedestrian tunnels. The …

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Indah Water – Sewerage Safety Plan (SSP) Framework

ASSET MANAGEMENT COUNCIL APPLICATION FOR: ASSET MANAGEMENT EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2023 – SAFETY IN ASSET MANAGEMENT AWARD TITLE: SEWERAGE SAFETY PLAN (SSP) FRAMEWORK ORGANIZATION: INDAH WATER KONSORTIUM (IWK) Sewerage Safety Plan (SSP) is a framework for risk based management tool developed by IWK to protect the public and operators safety along the life cycle of sewerage …

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Transport for NSW – National Transport Product Type Approval Framework

Summary A product type approval, or certificate of conformity, is granted to a product that meets a set of regulatory and safety requirements prior to its introduction and use on a transport network From a transport perspective, there are currently varying and inconsistent product type approval processes across modes and jurisdictions in Australia which are …

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Transport for NSW – Embedding Sustainability & Resilience in standards and specifications

Summary Transport for NSW (TfNSW) is committed to delivering sustainable transport solutions that promote economic prosperity, social inclusion, and environmental responsibility. As the agency responsible for managing the transport system in New South Wales, we have developed multidisciplinary standards and specifications that build, maintain, and monitor effective asset management systems. Our commitment to sustainability is …

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Transport for NSW – Redfern Station Upgrade

Summary The Redfern Station Upgrade project is a transformative infrastructure project that has delivered an innovative, sustainable, and accessible public transport facility. The project has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to sustainability, using low carbon emissions materials, preserving heritage aspects, and future-proofing the asset to meet the needs of commuters for years to come. The project …

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Water Corporation – Protection of People from Asset Damage

Summary of the project, product, framework The Water Corporation has fundamentally altered its approach to Protection of Assets from: To this end it has horizontally integrated all its Protection of Assets activities across a number of areas of the business encompassing Asset Management, Engineering Design, Safety, Operations, Development and Education. This has ensured that all …

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Sydney Trains – Recovering Traction Regenerative Energy

Sydney Trains rail network utilise energy dissipating resistors (EDRs) to dissipate excess regenerative braking energy and converting this electrical energy to heat released to the environment. When considering replacement of EDRs new technologies were investigated that reduce the busbar voltage during excessive regenerative braking and recover the excess energy dissipated. An innovative solution using an …

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