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Kumar Kandappan

Phone: (+61 8) 6488 2446


Start date

Nov 2010

Submission date

Nov 2018

Kumar Kandappan

Thesis

Incorporating customers' service level demands, financial sustainability and impact on the natural environment in evaluating design of assets.

Summary

This paper identifies customer service level (CSL), financial sustainability (FS) and impact on the natural environment (INE) as the three key drivers that most significantly influence asset management decisions. Collectively, they provide a multi-dimensional approach to the whole life-cycle management of assets. While financial considerations are commonly approached in a structured manner, customer service level and impact on the natural environment are not. More importantly, whole life-cycle asset management decisions are mostly made on assets that are already in existence. Emerging challenges for asset designers are identified. The asset design process in relation to CSL, FS and INE is explored and a trimetric asset management (TAM) framework is introduced. The framework provides the link between asset designers and whole life-cycle management of assets. The role TAM framework could play in future asset design is illustrated in the context of stormwater drainage management.

Why my research is important

It re-defines the role of infrastructure asset designers in the context of whole life-cycle management of assets. The model developed will facilitate asset designers to evaluate their designs from an asset management perspective.


 

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