GSP-RMITPSG-07: Identify RMIT assets that are at-risk during extreme climate events

Industry partner: RMIT University Property Services Group

RMIT Property Services Group (PSG) is responsible for managing the University’s portfolio of properties, valued at $1 billion and encompassing 131 buildings across all of RMIT’s campuses and sites. The University’s land holding is 75.4 ha (186.3175 acres). Part of the Resources portfolio and based on the City campus, Property Services is responsible for operating, maintaining and enhancing all RMIT-owned buildings across RMIT’s onshore campuses (City, Bundoora and Brunswick). Property Services is focused on providing quality and sustainable built environments to support all of RMIT University’s activities.

Project aim:

To conduct a risk assessment on all RMIT’s infrastructure assets for life-cycle analysis. RMIT Property services Group (PSG) has an asset management system that is certified to ISO 55001; which is an international standard for asset management.  This system uses a consistent methodology for assessing, planning, maintaining and reporting on assets.  Specifically, this project aims to identify assets within RMIT’s portfolio that may be impacted by severve climate change events and make recommendations on how this infrastrucure may become more resilent.  The project may also encompass how the asset management system can incorporate thinking into decision making that will lessen the impacts of climate change (e.g. carbon reduction).  

Student selection:

  • Key attributes include excellent written communication skills, independence, decision making, good interpersonal/verbal communication, organisational/planning prioritising/time management/ability to meet deadlines.
  • Suitable for Environmental Science and Technology, Sustainable Systems and Sustainable Energy Engineering students.

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