CIEAM is a Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) dedicated to improving the efficiency and sustainability of infrastructure and engineering asset management, and the profitability of Australian industry.
As a leading international research centre, CIEAM is focussed on innovative, industry-directed research and development, education, and commercialisation in an integrated approach to physical asset lifecycle management.
CIEAM works closely with industry partners to develop innovations that meet their needs, and as a result, contribute to improving the engineering asset management industry sector. We focus on real-life asset management problems faced by industry today.
CIEAM’s research is based on industry’s need to address a number of challenges:
- Ageing national engineering infrastructure
- Under-investment in asset maintenance
- Cost of maintenance management and the total cost of engineering asset ownership
- An innovative integrated asset management regime across all industry sectors
- Addressing climate change and sustainability issues
Examples of current CIEAM research work include the development and commercialisation of:
- Analytical and visualisation models for asset management decision support processes from operational to corporate levels
- Sensor networks to improve failure detection, material corrosion and tracking of reliability and environmental risks,
- Methods for assessing data quality and complementary management practices to improve data collection and error checking, Practical procedural models, tools and protocols for optimal human performance and critical occupational health and safety issues
- Tools and standards for data exchange between technical and management information systems, and
- Training materials for award courses as well as professional and technical in-service training,
What is Asset Management?
Asset management is the process of organising, planning and controlling the acquisition, care, refurbishment, and disposal of infrastructure and engineering assets. It is a systematic, structured process covering the whole life of physical assets.
The objective is to optimise service delivery potential of assets and to minimise related risks and costs and ensure positive enhancement of natural and social capital over an asset life cycle. The development and application of business processes and knowledge-based decision making software, advanced sensors and the intelligent deployment of systems and human resources are key aspects of this endeavour.
- International Society of Engineering Asset Management (ISEAM)
- Australian Asset Management Collaborative Group (AAMCoG)
- World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM)
- Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs)
- Department of Infrastructure and Transport
- Definitions, Concepts and Scope of Engineering Asset Management
- Physical Asset Management
- Engineering Asset Management Review
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