The Asset Institute launched its Western Australian Division on 15 February at a event hosted by Curtin University at its Perth city premises at Curtin on St George, 139 St Georges Terrace.
More than 50 guests attended the launch which was hosted by Professor Brett Kirk, Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor Research, Curtin University. Speakers at the launch comprised the Asset Institute’s Chair, Mr Stephen Saladine, its CEO Adjunct Professor Joe Mathew and the following staff of Curtin University, Professor Mile Terziovski, Graduate Business School, Professor Xiangyu Wang, CATRINA, and Professor Ian Howard, Director of the new Division.
The WA Division of the Asset Institute will utilise the Institute’s strong track record and bring success to WA’s asset intensive mining, oil & gas, utilities, health care, and defence industries. Some of the benefits that Asset Institute WA will provide to industry include:
- brokering and managing collaborative research to solve asset management and sustainability problems;
- developing and applying multidisciplinary capabilities to deliver asset management innovative solutions into diverse industry sectors;
- integrating and improving asset maintenance and management processes and personnel to advance an overall delivery system for asset management and maintenance;
- integrating sustainable engineering processes with Life Cycle Management including inventory, scheduling, finance, environmental and other elements of the total corporate management system;
- working with industry, professional associations, governments, development partners and research organisations to build awareness of, and to educate and train practitioners in asset management that address challenges of efficiency, resilience and sustainability;
- providing predictive modelling, diagnostic and prognostic tools for asset management decision-support.
For more information on the Division, please contact its Director:
Professor Ian Howard
Phone: 08 9266 7591