Sustainable infrastructure assets: capability for infrastructure capacity management

Too, Eric and Betts, Martin and Kumar, Arun (2011) Sustainable infrastructure assets: capability for infrastructure capacity management. In: Green technologies: concepts, methodologies, tools and applications, vol. 2. IGI Publishing (IGI Global), Hershey, PA. United States , pp. 1034-1043. ISBN 978-1-60960-472-1


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 © 2011, IGI Global. Copying or distributing in print or electronic forms without written permission of IGI Global is prohibited. Chapter 4.25
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 29 May 2013 22:29
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2017 06:21
Uncontrolled Keywords: asset management; infrastructure; sustainability; strategies
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090505 Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150310 Organisation and Management Theory
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910405 Public Sector Productivity
Identification Number or DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-472-1.ch425

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