For more than 30 years GHD’s asset management consulting
practice has played a leading role in developing improved working
practices for infrastructure owners, operators and utility and
transport service providers. Our success is demonstrated through
our projects – with 84% improvement in performance and 20% saving
on operational expenditure.
GHD is widely acknowledged as a world leading asset management
consultancy. This is reflected in a portfolio of clients of more
than 500 transit agencies, transport companies and utility
companies worldwide. Our longstanding willingness to take a lead in
Asset Management’s global advancement continues with contributions
to developing the International Infrastructure Management Manual
and PAS-55. GHD’s Dr Christian Roberts is the UK’s Principal Expert
supporting the development of the International Standard for Asset
Management (ISO 5500x).
GHD is an Institute of Asset Management Endorsed Assessor for
PAS-55:2008 and an Approved Trainer. Further, our ability to assess
an organisation’s management system’s maturity can extend beyond
PAS-55 to include the highest level of current leading edge asset
management practices using an established assessment approach
developed over more than 20 years.
GHD has embedded sustainable principles into it’s asset
management services. We look to measure whole life value in terms
of financial, environmental and social aspects and offer specific
skills in carbon footprinting and sustainability strategy
development to our clients.
- Asset management strategy
- Gap assessment/benchmarking
- People & organisational development
- Change leadership
- IM advisory
- Management systems
- Carbon footprinting/strategy
- Sustainable asset management
- Asset management planning
- Capital investment advisory
- Maintenance regines
- Whole life cost modelling
We know from more than three decades of helping clients that
most organisations have most of the pieces in place, but not always
appropriately connected. Part of our job is to fill gaps and to
ensure the connections are correct. A central theme of asset
management is to take a life cycle view of assets and the services
derived from them. We are practised at helping our clients to take
a life cycle view of their own business objectives and capabilities
to provide the correct asset management context.
A key element of our approach is knowledge transfer. Although
rarely stated, realising the capability of the organisation is an
integral part of developing an asset management regime, which is
why knowledge transfer and the development of an appropriate
framework are critical to developing sustainable long-term asset
management solutions. It is this philosophy that lies at the heart
of GHD’s approach to supporting clients, including aligning
ourselves as delivery partners to ensure services reflect what is
truly appropriate and not simply what we have done elsewhere.
Merseyrail - Asset Management Improvement
Merseyrail has one of the highest patronages in the UK, outside
of the South East/London Commuter lines with more than 30 million
journeys per year. Despite this, investment to the network has been
minimal; the operator runs a fleet of 59 refurbished electrical
multiple units which are rapidly approaching the end of their
Performance and public perception of Merseyrail was compounded
by media coverage continuously reporting "Misery-rail delivers
again". Maintenance costs for the network continued to escalate and
economic conditions were unfavorable in the long-term, with
Merseyrail facing a downturn in both concession and fare-box
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Washington Metropolitan Area Transit
In order to support the achievement of a higher level of
capability in efficient and economic whole life asset management,
WMATA requested GHD to undertake an asset management maturity and
gap assessment together with a review of both current asset
management systems implementation and business processes and
practices against recognised industry best practices.
WMATA operates the second largest rail transit system and sixth
largest bus network in the United States, encompassing 86 stations
with 860 lifts/escalators, 106 miles of track, with around 1,500
buses and 1,100 rail cars.
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Bristol City Council Procurement Carbon
GHD conducted a study into the embodied carbon footprint of
Bristol City Council (BCC)’s procurement. That is, the greenhouse
gas emissions made in the production and delivery of products and
services purchased by the council.
The study identified the most significant emissions sources
(‘hotspots’) within BCC’s supply chains. The hotspots we identified
are the areas where BCC will focus its efforts to reduce its
corporate contracts supply chain emissions. Phase 1 of the study
focused on BCC’s corporate contracts; phase 2, which looks at the
entirety of procurement is currently ongoing.
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National Grid - PAS55 Recertification
GHD was appointed by DNV Business Assurance following a number
of joint initiatives in which GHD has provided Asset Management and
PAS 55 related service capabilities, which are not currently part
of the DNV portfolio.
The National Grid Isle of Grain Liquid Natural Gas facility is a
substantial site, with an impressive service capability, an active
development programme, and long term commitments to customers.
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|Transportation & Logistics
Chris has extensive strategic asset management consulting
experience in the UK and USA transport sectors. He has previously
acted as the Head of Asset Management Development for London
Underground, as Professional Head of Asset Management with Metronet
Rail and as Programme Director for an Asset Management Improvement
Program within the rail industry. Chris is the UK nominated
representative to the ISO Project Committee tasked with developing
an International Standard for Asset Management (ISO 55000).
Position: Service Group Manager, Asset
Tel: +44 (0)7967 612 212
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Howard leads our carbon management services in the UK. Howard
has a bacckground in environmental science and has been
a management consultant with over 12 years’ professional
experience. He has led GHD’s involvement in carbon footprint
studies for RSSB, Northern Rail, Norwich Airport, a major
international UK airport (confidential client), Bristol City
Council and NHS Wales. Howard has previously worked at KPMG and
Arthur D. Little, where he delivered a wide range of environmental,
social and sustainability services, and Cleanaway, where he was
involved in contaminated land remediation. He has helped many
businesses align with the sustainability agenda through the
multidisciplinary treatment of financial, environmental and social
Position: Head of Service, Carbon and
Tel: +44 (0) 7899 343 455
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