The course will teach participants about methods, practices and principles that can help the Royal Australian Navy in acquisition, ongoing sustainment efforts and maritime operations across an asset's entire capability life cycle.
Special emphasis will be placed on seaworthiness, Australian Maritime Logistics Doctrine and whole-of-life management of ships and submarines. Two of BMT's Fleet Life Cycle Management experts will teach the course, with a combined 60+ years of experience in maintenance and naval operations.
"This intensive five-day course encompasses knowledge from academia, industry, allied navies and professional asset management societies. It represents perhaps the best way for any defence maritime industry professional to get introduced to asset management and how it is best applied to ships and submarines," Toby Lemerande, head of discipline – asset management at BMT Design and Technology, said.
"Our course speakers and presenters between them have over 200 years of asset management and life cycle management experience.”
Asset management experts from Australia's Asset Institute will deliver daily keynote addresses, as well as run "talk-back" sessions where participants can pick the brains of academics, commercial asset management practitioners and leading thinkers in engineering asset management.
"Asset management is one of the most effective ways to manage performance, cost and risk, which is especially important for the large projects being undertaken by the Royal Australian Navy," Dr Joseph Mathew, CEO of the Asset Institute, said.
"I commend BMT for the important work they are doing in this area and encourage all relevant industry individuals to participate in the course.”
The course will be held in Canberra on 18-22 February and in the Perth metropolitan area on 1-5 April 2019.
BMT is the only defence orientated member of Australia’s Asset Institute, which brings together asset management expertise from across the country. BMT is an international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, working principally in the defence, energy and environment, marine risk and insurance, maritime transport, and ports and logistics sectors.