Sustainable infrastructure assets : capability for infrastructure capacity management
Too, Eric G., Betts, Martin, & Kumar, Arun (2010) Sustainable infrastructure assets : capability for infrastructure capacity management. In Yigitcanlar, Tan (Ed.) Rethinking Sustainable Development : Urban Management, Engineering, and Design. IGI Global, Hershey, Pa, pp. 296-305.
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Building for a sustainable environment requires sustainable infrastructure assets. Infrastructure capacity management is the process of ensuring optimal provision of such infrastructure assets. Effectiveness in this process will enable the infrastructure asset owners and its stakeholders to receive full value on their investment. Business research has shown that an organisation can only achieve business value when it has the right capabilities. This paradigm can also be applied to infrastructure capacity management. With limited access to resources, the challenge for infrastructure organisations is to identify and develop core capabilities to enable infrastructure capacity management. This chapter explores the concept of capability and identifies the core capability needed in infrastructure capacity management. Through a case study of the Port of Brisbane, this chapter shows that infrastructure organisations must develop their intelligence gathering capability to effectively manage the capacity of their infrastructure assets.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||Infrastructure, Capacity Management, Capability, Performance|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building Construction Management and Project Planning (120201)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Organisation and Management Theory (150310)
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > CRC Integrated Engineering Asset Management (CIEAM)
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2010 IGI Global|
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|Deposited On:||04 Aug 2010 22:10|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 14:16|
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