Sustainable infrastructure assets: capability for infrastructure capacity management

Too, Eric G. and Betts, Martin and Kumar, Arun (2010) Sustainable infrastructure assets: capability for infrastructure capacity management. In: Rethinking sustainable development: urban management, engineering, and design. IGI Publishing (IGI Global), Hershey, PA. United States, pp. 296-305. ISBN 978-1-61692-022-7


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 (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright © 2010 by IGI Global. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored or distributed in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, without written permission from the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 29 May 2013 04:38
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2017 02:59
Uncontrolled Keywords: urban development; infrastructure; ports; asset management
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090505 Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1502 Banking, Finance and Investment > 150205 Investment and Risk Management
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150310 Organisation and Management Theory
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Identification Number or DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61692-022-7.ch021

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