The 2015 SAAMA conference was a huge success and we would like to thank all our delegates, speakers and sponsors for their contribution towards this success. The conference proceedings are now available on the following Link. (saamaconference.org.za/presentations-downloads).
The next SAAMA conference will be on the 16th – 18th of May 2016 at Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West. If you are keen on receiving information on the next conference, you can submit your contact details so that we can send you updates. Sign up for Conference Newsletter (http://www.saamaconference.org.za/newsletter-signup.php, . More Info
SAAMA Business Breakfast
On the 18th of November 2015, SAAMA hosted another Business Breakfast Meeting at Bon Hotel in Midrand. The meeting was well attended and guests were well entertained by our Guest Speaker, Mr. Mike Schussler. The renowned Economist provided a balanced, yet provocative account of South Africa’s current circumstances. At the end, attendees were under no illusions as to the economic challenges the country is facing but were also encouraged by some key achievements and the prospects for the future.
Arint Consulting Services South Africa, the corporate sponsors for the lunch, presented their capabilities and experience. The meeting was brought to a close by the SAAMA President, Johannes Coetzee, who challenged the asset management community to finding solutions for South Africa’s current and future challenges. He also invited guests to the next SAAMA conference which will be on the 16th – 18th of May 2016, at Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West.
GFMAM COMMUNIQUE – May 2015
The twelve face-to-face Council meeting and the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management was held in Cape Town, South Africa from 10-16 May 2015 in conjunction with the SAAMA conference, hosted by the South African Asset Management Association. Global Forum members were active in participating in the conference and contributed several presentations to the conference.
Left to right, back row to front row: Deryk Anderson, Celso Azevedo, Robert Lash, Anton Booyzen, Dave Daines, David McKeown, Krige Visser, Erik Helms Nielsen, Shon Isenhour, Cindy Snedden, John Hardwick, Edmea Adell, Joao Lafraia, Nezar Al-Shammasi, Zensuke Matsuda, Richard Edwards
Evolution of a Geobased Asset Management Information Foundation and Practical Applications under the spotlight ……..one size does not fit all
Ruben Busink, head of Geoinformation Management at Royal HaskoningDHV, will be one of the speakers at this year’s South African Asset Management Association (SAAMA) Conference, which takes place at the CTICC in Cape Town from 12 to 14 May next month.Article
Paul Taylor to speak at SAAMA Conference next month
Taylor to assist in identifying hidden costs and unleashing full life cycle costs of asset management system.
Paul Taylor, General Manager: Service Delivery for Enterprise Asset Management at Powertech System Integrators, will be one of the speakers at this year’s South African Asset Management Association (SAAMA) Conference, which takes place at the CTICC in Cape Town from 12 to 14 May next month.Article
We need to replicate the design DNA of the physical assets in our asset management systems: Jan Myburg
A typical overview of the lifecycle stages of physical assets is shown by the diagram on the link below – this is a sub-set of the practical i-PAM integrated asset management model, is not meant to replace any PMBOK or established Programme Management approach.Article
Fuchs of Royal HaskoningDHV to talk about outsourcing the management of your assets
Geert Fuchs, Project Director of Asset Management at Royal HaskoningDHV, will be one of the keynote speakers at this year’s South African Asset Management Association (SAAMA) Conference, which takes place at the CTICC in Cape Town from 12 to 14 May. Fuchs has in-depth knowledge of asset management in general and infrastructure in particular.Article
Dr Belmonte of Aurecon to address delegates on optimal life cycle cost design at SAAMA Conference
Materials Engineer at Aurecon, Dr Hal Belmonte will be one of the speakers at this year’s South African Asset Management Association (SAAMA) Conference, which takes place at the CTICC in Cape Town from 12 to 14 May. Belmonte has in-depth experience in the utilities and municipal sector and will address delegates on optimal life cycle cost design.Article
David Bidwell to present enhanced tools that provide added value to online DGA data
Technical Application Specialist at Qualitrol, David Bidwell, will be one of the speakers at this year’s South African Asset Management Association (SAAMA) Conference, which takes place at the CTICC in Cape Town from 12 to 14 May 2015. Article
Pragma’s Stefan Terblanche to speak at SAAMA Conference
Terblanche to tackle asset management success factors in the mining industry Article
NOTICE – CPD SCAM
Kindly note that ECSA has learnt that there is a company which is sending ECSA registered persons false information on Continuous Professional Development (CPD) training courses. This company is copying CPD training courses from other companies’ brochures and attaching it to their email so that it looks legitimate to unsuspecting engineering practitioners. ECSA has further discovered that this company make people pay for CPD courses which do not exist. It occurred on more than one occasion that registered persons went to these courses and find out that no one was aware that such courses exist. Several ECSA registered persons have been duped by this company. ECSA wishes to warn all registered persons to be cautious and be on the look-out for such despicable criminal activities and to always confirm the validation numbers of all CPD activities by visiting the Pre-accredited section on the ECSA website (www.ecsa.co.za). ECSA condemns this fraudulent act in the strongest terms and wishes to send a stern warning to companies engaging in such practices to desist from it.
10th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM2015)
The 10th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM2015) will take place in September 2015 in Tampere, Finland. The Congress will be hosted by Tampere University of Technology and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and supported by The International Society of Engineering Asset Management. The congress will focus on various aspects of engineering asset management from strategic level issues to detail level machine health issues. Congress topics will address discussion about both industry and public sector concerns and issues as well as state-of-the-art academic research. We have a great pleasure to invite you to join us in Tampere and contribute the Congress with your papers.
For more information on the congress and instructions to submitting papers you can download Call for Papers by clicking this link or navigate to congress website 2015.wceam.com. Latest news about congress can be found by following the website or by joining the congress LinkedIn group: LinkedIn – 10thWorld Congress on Engineering Asset Management Eskom media presentation: 15 January 2015 To read the current Eskom System Status presentation clicks the link below. CLICK HERE