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Curtin University – Excellence in Asset Management Award

May 30, 2024

Programmed Facility Management continues to sponsor the Programmed Excellence in Asset Management Award, supporting Construction Management students’ academic excellence. This year Wayne Phillips, our Contract Manager at Curtin University, presented the award to Taylor Brown.

The award is a component of a broader collaboration between Programmed and Curtin University. This collaboration also encompasses an ongoing internship program with students from the Construction Management course, in the School of Design and the Built Environment. It also includes the Curtin Carnabys team in the University Basketball League.

Students enrolled in the Facility and Asset Management unit of the Construction Management course have the opportunity to apply for a fully paid internship with Programmed Facility Management. This arrangement is mutually beneficial.

Programmed gains access to students nearing graduation who may be interested in Asset Management as a career path. Conversely, Curtin leverages this collaboration with Programmed to enrich course delivery with practical examples and experiences.

Taylor Brown, Programmed’s Award Winner at Curtin University

This year’s winner, Taylor Brown, shared his feedback from the experience:

“The program’s in-depth and practical approach has greatly enhanced my project management skills and prepared me to effectively manage diverse projects in my current role. It is with the support of industry partners such as Programmed that the construction management course truly excels.

Focusing on facility and asset management during my coursework provided me with valuable insights into effective asset lifecycle management; a crucial element in my current role. A key part of our curriculum involved practical assignments that directly reflected real-world tasks. For the Facilities Management unit, this included assignments such as developing client proposals and conducting benchmarking analyses and reporting.

These assignments were crucial in developing my analytical and communication skills which I use daily in my current project management role. Preparing a detailed client proposal taught me how to effectively gather and present information to stakeholders, ensuring that their needs are met while also adhering to feasibility and sustainability considerations. The benchmarking tasks, on the other hand, sharpened my ability to evaluate projects against industry standards, a practice that enhances both competitiveness and efficiency in real-world applications.”

Jeremy Wu, (Course Coordinator) accepting the award on behalf of Taylor Brown

“Thank you once again for Programmed’s commitments to enhancing industry practices in our CM program and for providing encouragement to our students in their strive for academic excellence during their journey in the CM program over the past many years.”

– Dr Jeremey Wu PhD USyd MAIPM MAIQS MAIB, AIQS WA Chapter Councillor I Chartered Building Professional MConstMgt UNSW, MBldg(ConstEcons) UTS, BScBldg(Hons) NUS GCHE Deakin Immediate Past Course Coordinator I Senior Lecturer, Construction Management

Programmed wishes Taylor all the best for the future and looks forward to investing in the careers of future students!

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