INFRASTRUCTURE MAINTENANCE AND MANAGEMENT

CIV3IMM

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject discusses the issues related to infra-structure maintenance and management. Basic principles and relevant theories of infrastructure asset management are explained and the subject provides useful case studies presenting the application to practical asset management problems on infra-structure. Topics covered by this Subject include: Principles of infra-structure management; asset management policy development; asset knowledge management; developing maintenance strategies and plans for infrastructures; risk assessment for infra-structure maintenance and management; asset management systems; sustainability principles for asset management and maintenance; optimised decision making, whole of life costing; and business case development on infra-structure. Skills required to analyse asset management processes, to develop a risk policy appropriately within a corporate setting to apply environmentally sustainable principles and to asset management planning will be developed.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHossam Abo El-Naga

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CIV2EM1

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Must be enrolled in course code SBECT

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsInfrastructure for the Built EnvironmentPrescribedHowes, R & Robinson, H 2005ELSEVIER, OXFORD

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Evaluate and select different management strategies on the design, construction and maintenance of a sustainable infra-structure to deliver proposed business outcomes.

Activities:
Workshop activities including case studies and problem solving tasks.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Explain the importance of comprehensive infra-structure knowledge management and apply related management processes in practice.

Activities:
Workshop activities including case studies and problem solving tasks.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Discuss the various types of infrastructure asset maintenance typically employed by infrastructure organisations.

Activities:
Business case study anaylsis
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Identify and assess infra-structure risk and performance issues for practical implementation of risk management policy within a corporate setting.

Activities:
Workshop activities including case studies using risk analysis tools
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Use different types of managerial communications.

Activities:
Workshop activities including role plays and simulaitons
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

06. Apply basic management skills to effectively manage themselves, time, deadlines and their contribution to team based activities.

Activities:
Workshop activities including use of project management tools
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJoe Petrolito

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 21
Two 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Weekly Tutorial Class Activities and Topical Online Quiz15 01, 02, 03, 04
Examination (2.5 hrs)40 01, 02, 03
Group Report and Presentation (Report 2000 words, presentation 20 minutes)35 02, 04, 05, 06
Assignment (750 words)10 03, 04