Building Asset Management (DESC9172)


This unit will examine the objectives of both private and public building providers and consider the role that the built assets play in organisations. Buildings per se are a means to an end, as well as a 'product' in their own right. They involve a very large capital commitment, thus represent a large proportion of the owner's asset base. The assets suffer degradation from wear and tear over time that needs to be mitigated.The mechanics of maintenance, and the background systems that have to be put in place in order to keep this aspect of operations under control will be considered. The role of Asset Registration, Condition Registration and Maintenance Schedules will be studied. Successful students will be able to structure and implement Management Information Systems from asset registration through condition and maintenance schedules, and be able to demonstrate an ability to create a structured asset register, and to identify key assets; an ability to include condition, and maintenance task schedules, and so be able to map future capital expenditures to maintain the building at an appropriate level.

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5 day intensive (9am-5pm)


2,000 word individual assessment (30%); 4,000 word group assignment (50%); presentation and written paper (20%)

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