The Asset Standards Authority (ASA) is committed to an open, transparent and collaborative relationship with industry. The ASA will provide collaborative, supportive frameworks within which Authorised Engineering Organisations (AEOs) can deliver safe, effective and efficient projects.
The role of the ASA's industry engagement
The role of industry engagement within the ASA is to collaborate with industry to improve the ongoing capability of industry to deliver projects in NSW. This means working with organisations wanting to become AEOs and providing guidance on competency frameworks, as well as working with industry to develop a collaboration and knowledge sharing framework.
Part of our role at the ASA is to keep industry up-to-date and informed about issues affecting their business and the initiatives that the ASA engages in to help them meet these challenges. Read on to find useful information about some of the industry's latest developments.
To find out about the ASA's upcoming industry events, see the ASA Events Calendar (xls 73KB). Be sure to check it regularly for updates and changes.
As part of Transport for NSW’s (TfNSW) membership of the International Union of Railways (UIC), staff from the Asset Standards Authority (ASA) attended the UIC Conference on Railway Asset Management held from 6 to 7 April 2017 in Brisbane.
In continuing Transport for NSW’s (TfNSW) long-term collaboration with the Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB), the Asset Standards Authority (ASA) presented at the 2017 RISSB Safety Conference held in Brisbane, Queensland on 4 to 5 April 2017.
Last week, Transport for NSW (TfNSW) played an important role in bringing the world leaders in asset management together at both the international AMPeak 2017 Conference and the UIC Railway Asset Management Conference held in Brisbane.
As part of our continuing advocacy of Systems Engineering competency and capability across Transport for NSW (TfNSW) and our Industry partners, the Asset Standards Authority (ASA) has developed an introductory Systems Engineering (SE) training course for transport service delivery practitioners.
As an example of high-value collaboration, Transport for NSW (TfNSW), through the Asset Standards Authority (ASA), held a joint executive breakfast with the Asset Management Council (AMC) at the Sir Stamford hotel, Circular Quay on 22 March 2017.
The Asset Configuration Systems team held a Configuration Management Seminar for Planning on 28 February.
The Asset Standards Authority (ASA) hosted a Track technical forum on 24 February, the first event in what is sure to be another busy year of industry engagement. This technical forum, held at the ASA offices, was an opportunity for Transport and industry to discuss issues surrounding railway surveying.
This week Transport for NSW (TfNSW) held the 5th Transport Cluster Asset Management Community of Practice (CoP) session, hosted at the Asset Standards Authority’s (ASA) Chatswood office.
The Asset Standards Authority (ASA) has recently published T MU MD 20002 ST - Risk Criteria for Use by Organisations Providing Engineering Services, a document that details the risk criteria to be used when assuring Transport for NSW (TfNSW) assets or assessing risks for which TfNSW is or will be the owner or part owner.
Meeting number 50 of the ASA Configuration Control Board (CCB) was recently held at the FSP Chatswood Offices. The Board members marked the half century with a cake and acknowledged the success of the Board in authorising the release of many new and revised requirements documents.
For their last technical meeting of the year on Thursday 17 November, the Permanent Way Institution (PWI) invited Transport for NSW (TfNSW) to be the sponsor.
The ASA recently held a Systems Engineering Technical Forum at the Engineers Australia Chatswood auditorium, the first ASA event to be held in conjunction with Engineers Australia.
On 1 December 2016, the Asset Standards Authority (ASA) participated in the Sydney Trains 7th Annual Supplier Conference. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘Innovation and Value’.
On Thursday 24 November, Transport for NSW (TfNSW) hosted a table and spoke at “The future of subterranean infrastructure: international perspectives” conference organised by the Warren Centre. The objective of this event was to discuss the issues surrounding the future of subterranean infrastructure.
Recently, Mark Smith, Principal Manager, Industry & Technical Development and Cielo Roldan, Principal Environmental Advisor, represented the Asset Standards Authority (ASA) by speaking at the International High-Performance Built Environments Conference (iHBE) - Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2016 Series (SBE16).
On Thursday 27 October, staff from the Asset Standards Authority (ASA) attended the Women In Engineering (WIE) Eminent Speakers Breakfast as part of the Transport for NSW (TfNSW) Principal Partner Sponsorship with Engineers Australia.
Recently, Transport for NSW (TfNSW) published its guide T MU MD 00005 GU Type Approval of Products.
As part of our objectives to continuously improve the way we do business and to collaborate with industry bodies to refine and standardise our approaches, the ASA held a benchmarking session with Network Rail, the UK Government’s rail transport operator and delivery agency.
As the Transport for NSW (TfNSW) network modernises, expands and develops the exposure to and the challenge of managing cyber security risks grows.
In supporting the objectives of national standard harmonisation and increasing private sector participation, Transport for NSW (TfNSW), through the Asset Standards Authority (ASA), held a meeting with Queensland Rail (QR) to discuss each other’s approach to transport system management and assurance.
Recently, the ASA updated its standard RSU 700 Series - Minimum Operating Standards for Rolling Stock - Infrastructure Maintenance Vehicle Specific Interface Requirements (T HR RS 00700 ST).
The Asset Standards Authority (ASA) has created a new standard for CAD and drawing requirements, T MU MD 00006 ST Engineering Drawings and CAD Requirements.
The Asset Standards Authority (ASA) has published a new standard containing one process for all disciplines in Transport's industry to be granted permission to comply with a specific alternative to an ASA requirement.