NAMS Property describes a process of 'capital asset management' (CAM) for large scale asset intensive organisations that deliver community services through a portfolio of assets. Examples of these include Councils, Health organisations, schools and universities, and water & wastewater organisations.
download the introduction and order form [.pdf 375kb]
Property can be defined as any physical discrete asset that is owned and or managed by an organisation. Examples include hospitals, houses, community facilities, utility buildings, and commercial buildings. Components are generally described at a level of detail associated with replacement, refurbishment and renewal rather than repair.
The subject of asset management has many meanings across a range of industries. Ask anyone who works as an Asset Manager what it is they do and in many cases you will get a strained answer. The subject or role is challenging to describe and each meaning is sepcific.
Rather than defining a role, CAM defines a proven process and provides access to a tool kit that includes a web based planning system, a guideline that describes key principles and a range of files that can be downloaded from this web site.
1. The Manual
2. The Interactive Website
3. The Demonstration Asset Management System
download Section 1 [.pdf 447kb]