Attendees gained great industry knowledge from the AM Council on how, despite the current unsteady economic climate, the asset management community is continuing to deliver improved reliability of assets and financial performance for organisations across Australia. UGL Services’ Ken Robertson (Asset Manager) and Ian McGrath (Design Manager) then delivered a presentation on “Asset Management at the Royal Women’s Hospital”, outlining the asset management plan that UGL Services - as FM Service Provider - has put in place for the recently opened hospital in Melbourne.

One of the key messages addressed was the British Standards Institute PAS 55 - Part1: Specification for the optimised management of physical assets, a worldwide specification for any organisation seeking to demonstrate a high level of professionalism in managing its physical assets; A worldwide specification that was successfully incorporated by UGL Services into the Women’s Asset Management Plan, regarding the design of the building, the establishment of asset management documentation, including processes and procedures, and the establishment and continuation of an effective maintenance strategy, helping to ensure that the hospital achieves, and often exceeds, its asset management strategy, performance and condition targets.

A tour of the Women’s concluded the event, led by Mr McGrath and another of UGL Services’ FM experts, David Galea.

The event provided a valuable insight into the work of our Victorian engineers, together with a glimpse of the ongoing dedication, support and commitment offered by leading asset management experts the AM Council and UGL Services.

About United Group LimitedUnited Group Limited (ASX: UGL) is an engineering, maintenance and facilities management company operating in the rail, water, power, transport, resources and property sectors. It consists of four divisions - UGL Infrastructure, UGL Rail, UGL Resources and UGL Services (incorporating UGL Premas, UGL Equis and UGL Unicco). Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, UGL operates in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, North America and the Middle East and directly employs approximately 42,000 people. For more information, visit www.unitedgroupltd.com

UGL Services provides outsourcing services to property users worldwide. The business has an end-to-end model that includes corporate real-estate advisory, integrated facilities management and project management services. The business includes UGL Premas in Asia and UGL Equis and UGL Unicco in North America. For more information, visit www.unitedgroupltd.com

The Asset Management Council is a non profit organisation, committed to the promotion and education of optimal asset management practices in industrial, commercial, academic and government organisations. The Asset Management Council offers Membership, Courses, A Body of Knowledge, Technical Papers, Presentations, Forums, Business Directory, Local Events and the annual ICOMS Asset Management Conference. For more information, visit http://www.amcouncil.com.au

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