Asset Management Framework

This event is now closed.  
For details on upcoming Concrete Institute of Australia events, please see the CIA website:  contact Solonge Brave at [email protected].


Tuesday, 19 November 2019
5:30 PM - 8:45 PM


City of Melbourne Bowls Club
Corner William Street & Dudley Streets , Melbourne West Melbourne VIC 3003


Asset management applies to all activities involved in servicing structural assets including roads, bridges, tunnels, stations, buildings, etc. – most of which have concrete elements. As structures are continuously ageing and deteriorating, asset managers need to understand the structures’ condition and structural capacity to ensure their ongoing safety. But safety is only one aspect of asset management.

This technical seminar looks at the key challenges in managing structural assets on the public transport network but also covers –

• asset management frameworks and tools
• the challenges of managing assets more cost effectively
• the challenges of achieving better design and delivery
• organizations’ challenges to evaluate multiple structures while competing for limited resources and trying to satisfy frequently conflicting objectives.

We are fortunate to host three widely published asset management practitioners who will share and discuss these challenges which highly relevant to Victoria and beyond.

Come early to network with the speakers and industry colleagues while enjoying light finger food and drinks.

Online registrations issues?
If you have any booking issues, call Solonge directly on 0459 59 00 25 or head office on (02) 9955 1744 for a manual booking. Please note that registrations are essential as walk ins are not accepted.


CIA Members $76.00 Non CIA Members $99.00 CIA Student Members $38.00


Nicola Belcher

Dr. Hessam Mohseni
Asset Performance & Assurance Manager - DoT

Dr. Abe Nezamian
ALCM Solutions


Nicola Belcher
Nicola Belcher is currently the Director of Asset Management (Public Transport) at the Victorian Department of Transport (formerly PTV) where she has been since October 2017.  Prior to commencing at PTV, Nicola enjoyed an extensive career spanning the Defence and Local Government sectors, where she held a number of different Engineering, Asset Management and Traffic & Transport planning and management roles. Nicola holds a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering, a Masters in Maintenance and Reliability Engineering and an MBA.

About Nicola's Presentation
Nicola will discuss some of the key challenges in managing the structural assets on the public transport network for the Department of Transport (DoT). The presentation will discuss how DoT is endeavouring to improve its understanding of the ‘state of the assets’ in terms of the remaining useful life, and the likely technology insertion in condition monitoring.  Nicola will also consider the challenges in managing major structural work in the current Victorian transport environment, including viaducts, elevated rail and underground tunnels. Nicola's presentation will cover -

• Current environment – Rail Franchise agreements (MR4), big build, disruption management
• MR4 - maintenance and renewal program & future asset strategies
• Challenges – knowledge of assets and asset condition, age of assets, expertise & experience in structural inspections, constraints on work on network, CAPEX vs. OPEX costs
• Technology insertion - digital engineering (BIM), modelling and machine learning, works planning, construction techniques (pre-fab, quick cure), recycled product, continuous monitoring (Fi Bridge)

Hessam Mohseni
Hessam Mohseni is the manager of Asset Performance and Assurance at the Department of Transport, Victoria. He finished his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at RMIT and graduated with Master of Engineering (Structures) from the University of Melbourne and is member of Engineers Australia. He has worked as a Lead Research Fellow at RMIT University, as a Professional Engineer in Strategic Asset Management and Advanced Materials at AECOM and also as an Analyst at Port of Melbourne Corporation’s Asset Strategy team. He has many years of experience in research as well as engineering construction, consultancy and design. His current work and research interests are infrastructure management, risk and disaster resilience of bridges.

About Hessam's Presentation
Hessam’s presentation covers the Department of Transport, Victoria (DoT) asset management journey – from compliance to value-add. This journey looks at their –

• asset management tools
• asset management artefacts
• asset management process
• the develop improvement programs they use to address deficiencies in self-assessment; and
• how they improve the organisation’s level of maturity in relation to all asset management processes including ‘functional assessment’.

Dr Abe Nezamian (ALCM Solutions)

Dr. Abe Nezamian is a strategic, operational and asset management improvement leader with over 30 years of engineering, operational and consulting experience. Abe is an industry adviser in the field of asset management/life extension and has published over sixty conference, journal and white papers on asset integrity assessment, strategy and management; decision support tools; Opex/Capex optimisation and best practice in operational excellence and asset life extension. He completed his PhD in offshore structures and post doctorate in the rehabilitation of aged infrastructure.
As a respected global leader and "thought leader" particularly in area of asset management Abe has worked directly for numerous asset portfolio and regional operational managers and global/regional technical authorities from tier one operators in Australia, UK, US, Middle East, South East Asia and West Africa. He is a sought after speaker by many International clients, research institutes and prestigious scientific and practical conferences. Abe is recognized as a highly experienced global leader with a passion for results, a collaborative leadership style, a global mindset and the courage to lead major change for better. In his career to date Abe has delivered Billions of Dollars of benefits to clients in development of strategy, Capex and Opex optimisation, life extension/preservation and requalification of assets worldwide. Abe is also a member of advisory board at Monash University, a task group (Strategy) co-chair for development of OGP, ISO SIM Global Standard and an IOC member of ISOPE scientific and technical committees and chairman of Structures and Material technical committee.

About Abe's Presentation
Abe's presentation will explore -
 · An incident due to poor asset management practice
· Define Asset Management (AM) and its associated terms
· Understand its legal and standards context
· Know its application to your own and others assets
· Be aware of its benefits and its potential costs and be able to describe this to others
· Understand the structure of AM and have a primary knowledge of your role in the process
· Know where to look for additional information
· A summary of a case study.



5.30 - 6.00 PM    Refreshments / Networking
6.00 - 6.05 PM    Welcome / About the Institute
6.05 - 8.30 PM    Presentations
8.30 - 9.00 PM    Additional networking time
9.00 PM              Event closes


Communication Devices

Please note that audio and video recording or taking photographs is prohibited during this event without express approval from the Concrete Institute of Australia.

By making a booking you are acknowledging that you have read and accept the Concrete Institute of Australia’s
Terms of Service.