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Digital enablement

Digital enablement

Aurecon works with our clients to procure, manage and leverage digital asset information and data across the asset lifecycle.

Digitising assets and using digital tools to manage asset data is now a business imperative. Gaining a clear view of assets and understanding how to use asset information requires the right skills and systems to support decision making to deliver business value.

Building both the data infrastructure and the human capability to manage asset information is the backbone to enabling information to be planned, procured and leveraged to inform operational and strategic decision making. With the recent publication of ISO 19650, public and private sector owners and operators are beginning to realise the benefits of aligning to a consistent approach to information for built assets.

Our difference

The use of information to inform decision making and reporting can be continuously enhanced when the information requirements of each process or business function owner are identified and well-understood to drive the standardisation and implementation of asset information and enabling technologies.

As one of the first organisations in the world to have gained the kitemark certification for ISO 19650, Aurecon is a leader in advising clients on improving their management of asset information and in shaping their information requirements.

We use our digital engineering and advisory expertise to offer strategic advice and planning to help clients:

  • Establish current and future capability states through engagement with key stakeholders across built asset related departments and in review of current information-related practices and solutions
  • Present findings against an Information Capability Maturity Model across organisational, project/asset and workforce tiers and provide a set of recommendations in the form of a Digital Enablement Roadmap across multiyear horizons
  • Mobilise and support key initiatives and monitor their continuous capability improvement, including developing business cases, enabling technology proof of concepts, early adopter project support and education and skills support

In 2021, Aurecon acquired digital construction consultancy and training provider, Digital Node, to further strengthen our digital enablement capability.

Aurecon is also the exclusive APAC Gold Sponsor for Women in BIM, a global community of female professionals supporting diversity in the construction industry. 

How we deliver

At the centre of procuring and leveraging asset information and data that is relevant and useful is the need to clearly and consistently define the information requirements of business stakeholders and the value this will bring.

Capital projects generate a significant amount of information and data for use in the planning and delivery of built assets, but also in support of maintenance and operational requirements. A whole of asset life approach is critical and further enhanced by managing the requirements for information throughout project delivery and ensuring receipt of information and data that is delivered as planned in a consistent and reliable way.

Aurecon supports clients throughout the asset lifecycle and continues to contribute to the development of best practice and new ways of working.

Our services

The International Standard (ISO 55000) defines asset management as “the coordinated activities of an organisation to realise value from its assets,” which is why Aurecon’s digital enablement solutions focus on supporting asset owners through enhancing their asset information and data capability maturity, which supports decision-making and improved insights about the built assets.

Our services include:

  • Asset information and data health check – understanding the gaps and inconsistency of your legacy and newly created information and data
  • Information management systems analysis and improvement – understanding how well your current technology stack is being leveraged and aligned to business outcomes
  • ISO-aligned collaborative working and asset information management standards – reviewing and establishing a comprehensive suite of policies, standards and guidelines to help your business and suppliers better manage asset information across the lifecycle, aligned to ISO 19650 and other international and national approaches
  • Asset and engineering data management (including smart class libraries/hierarchies) – providing a structured method of describing your types of equipment and the engineering information for all your assets
  • Creative Technology solutions and Futures Research – understanding current state-of-the-art solutions and industry trends that may present future opportunities whilst delivering enabling technologies that meet your immediate needs
  • Data & analytics (including artificial intelligence such as Machine Learning) – extracting insights to better understand engineering data from assets to untap opportunities to apply advanced data analytics to support business outcomes
  • Engineering and Advisory – providing new ways to envision design solutions and improve whole of life asset performance
  • Change management and stakeholder engagement – ensuring collaborative decision making and buy-in is at the heart of every successful project
 

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