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Government Asset Management Arena (GAMA) - July 13
The GAMA is a government agency network established to improve theasset management of Queensland's built assets. It provides agencyrepresentatives with current and emerging issues, which allows them tomanage their assets efficiently and effectively in line with theGovernment's priorities.
At the July GAMA Thayaparan Gajendran, Research Leader, CRC forConstruction Innovation and Associate Lecturer at The University ofNewcastle will present:
'Construction Supply Chains and the Asset Manager'
- how ICT developments in the construction industry may impact on asset and facility management
The construction industry is often criticised for the lack ofinitiatives to improve practices and productivity. One major criticismis the fragmented nature of the industry, which leads to inefficientcommunication among project teams. Among the solutions intended toaddress this issue, the uptake of Information and CommunicationTechnology (ICT) was widely anticipated increase the effectiveness ofproject delivery. However, it has been established that although theuptake of ICT to automate business processes has given productivitygains, the full potential of ICT to integrate operations along supplychains is not widespread.
Meanwhile, the involvement of Facilities Managers (FM)throughout the building life cycle has come to include the design andconstruction phases as well as the operational phase due to thechanging nature of procurement processes, through mechanisms such asPublic Private Partnerships, Design Construct and Manage. Emphasis onservice provision increasingly requires FM input during early stages ofthe project. ICT has the potential to optimise such inputs, but onlywhere other project team members can engage to a similar level.Therefore, it is essential that FM understand the Critical SuccessFactors that need to be addressed to maximise the likelihood of ICTintegration of supply chain operations. This presentation willhighlight the CSF identified for the major participants of the supplychain. It also will demonstrate how a Best Practice Guide Produced byCRC-CI can be used to self evaluate the readiness of an organisation interms of ICT integration.
For further information please contact:
Principal Project Officer (Promotions) Strategic Asset Management Unit
Department of Public Works
Phone 32245454, Fax 32245979