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10 Jan 2018

IFMA World Workplace Conference 2017

IFMA World Workplace Conference 2017
The 2017 Conference had particular relevance in Houston given the city’s resilience and recovery following the recent hurricane and citywide flooding. Education sessions covered topics from global technology trends in facility management, application of artificial intelligence, and information as-built to optimising space utilisation and much more.
27 Oct 2017

Case Study: Otago Polytechnic, NZ

Case Study: Otago Polytechnic, NZ
Continuous improvement of Otago Polytechnic’s asset planning approach covers strategic asset management planning, lifecycle forecasts, and evidence-based business cases for capital spending decisions. Their key goals were to: inform its strategic planning solutions, create improved management reporting and understand the cost to maintain the built environment.
10 May 2015

Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Action

Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Action
Wellington City Council has recently published a case study that demonstrates how they use Building Information Modelling (BIM) to cost effectively manage its property portfolio, specifically focusing on a small social housing complex – Bracken Road Flats. It shows the value of BIM with benefits including the ability to forecast ongoing operating costs and plan maintenance.
16 Jan 2015

Remaining Useful Life of Municipal Assets

Remaining Useful Life of Municipal Assets
Chris Jenkins recently posted a response to a discussion on IPWEA’S Ask Your Mates forum about the remaining useful lives of municipal assets. Chris is SPM Assets Technical Director and has had over 20 years of experience with these types of infrastructure assets. Rather than keeping this discussion within this closed forum, we are sharing it more widely with this post.
17 Nov 2014

FedEx Day: How to Deliver Innovation Overnight

FedEx Day: how to delivery innovation overnight
"In my role as Product Owner, I face the challenging task of channelling the creative genius of individuals in order to continually take our products forward and deliver value to our customers. The aim of the FedEx Day is to give people the freedom to be creative, try something radical, or scratch an itch that has been bugging them in their regular work." Nick Lampp
2 Oct 2014

The Thinking Behind NAMS Property

The thinking behind NAMS Property
Thinking long term means that we need to think well beyond the scheduled maintenance and servicing tasks. We need to think beyond reactive maintenance. We need to think beyond 5 years or even 10 years, and realise that to ensure properties are managed in a sustainable way, we need to think 30 years out. This is where NAMS in NZ and IPWEA in AU have stepped in.
16 Apr 2014

The Difference Between ‘Condition’ and ‘Defects’ (& why you should care)

The Difference Between ‘Condition’ and ‘Defects’
Asset Planning Specialist Kerrie Warwick takes time out to explain the difference between 'condition' and 'defects' - terms which are often confused and misused. Asset Managers who treat condition and defects separately will make better informed planning decisions and get more from their lifecycle and maintenance funding sources.