1. Maintenance Management:

Developing and Enhancing Maintenance Strategies

This 5-day programme initially looks at all of the core maintenance   Management disciplines that support effective work planning, scheduling and work control. The second week builds on the foundation knowledge introduced during the first week by introducing participants to Maintenance Auditing and Continuous Improvement. These key tools can be used to ensure the core disciplines are maintained, with considered enhancement to drive improvement, identify best practices, and assist with the formulation and development of strategies.

This programme will cover:

  • Modern Maintenance Management Practices
  • Maintenance Policies and Logistics Planning
  • Failure Management
  • Work Planning, Scheduling and Control
  • Information and Performance Management
  • Maintenance Auditing & Benchmarking
  • Performance Measurement
  • Appropriate Lean/Six Sigma tools and techniques in formulating improvement recommendations from audit

Who Should Attend?

  • Professionals who are involved in the management and control* of maintenance planning, scheduling and work control, including planners and users of the CMMS
  • Also, any stakeholders in the Work Planning function would benefit from attending this programme
  • Internal auditors and those seeking to drive maintenance improvement through audit and benchmarking

Programme Objectives

  • Identify planning and scheduling best practices and key elements for taking action on them
  • Understand how world-class organizations solve common planning problems
  • Evaluate your practices compared to those of others
  • Improve the use of your information and communication tools
  • Improve productivity through use of better, more timely information
  • Create and preserve lead-time in work management and use it for planning and scheduling resources
  • Improve consistency and reliability of asset information
  • Achieve more productive turnarounds
  • Optimize preventive and predictive maintenance strategies
  • Audit your maintenance operations
  • Use the results to establish and monitor an effective improvement strategy
  • Establish Auditing as a key element of the maintenance management strategy
  • Make a business case for improvement initiatives
  • Use/reference benchmarking and a range of Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques to drive improvement initiatives

Training Methodology

Facilitated by experienced maintenance specialists, this programme will be conducted as highly interactive work session, encouraging participants to share their own experiences and apply the programme material to real-life situations. Case studies from different industries will be investigated. Programme size will be limited to 25 delegates in order to stimulate discussion and efficiency of subject coverage. Each delegate will receive an extensive reference manual, as well as case studies, while worked out solutions will be handed out to the delegates on conclusion of group discussions.

To ensure the concepts introduced during the programme are understood, they will be reinforced through a mix of learning methods, including lecture style presentation, open discussion, case studies, simulations and group work.


The programme deals with the essential principles and techniques for effective maintenance management, covering proven methodologies for the development of an effective maintenance plan, the planning, scheduling and control of maintenance work, and management reporting and analysis

The programme covers the use and application of a standardised maintenance management audit methodology, consistent with the recognised maintenance excellence framework, to assess the current state of maintenance management strategy implementation, and identify opportunities for improvement. Similarly, participants will learn how to use maintenance benchmarking and a range of Lean, Six Sigma tools and techniques to identify, recommend (through audit report) and drive improvement of their maintenance management systems.


  1. Construction and Civil Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Civil Engineers

Civil Engineering deals with the design and construction of the artefacts of civil use. This training programme is designed for non-civil engineers aspiring to work in construction and civil engineering industry. The training programme will help non-civil engineers to develop a career in the professional side of the civil or construction industry by providing technical, organisational and problem solving skills in line with industry standards. They will be able to determine the economic feasibility of a project and make cost estimates for materials and equipment to be used in the entire project.

Participants will develop the following competencies:

  • Familiarity with general terminology and standards used in civil and construction engineering industry
  • Understanding of sustainability and environmental precautions as applied to civil engineering
  • Ability to put in place measures to quantify progress and condition of projects
  • Appreciation of planning, scheduling and resources control techniques
  • Identification and decisions on cost analysis for civil engineers


Who Should Attend?

  • Professionals and leaders who wish to learn more about construction and civil engineering projects
  • Engineers and technicians associated and/or wish to establish careers in construction and civil engineering organisations
  • Personnel moving into construction and civil engineering roles including leadership, technical and project management roles
  • Building control surveyors, consulting engineers, geologists and infrastructure project engineers


Programme Objectives

  • Familiarise with different types of projects in construction and civil engineering
  • Understand the principles of construction and project management techniques
  • Understand advanced monitoring and measurement technologies
  • Appreciate sustainable and environmental consequences of civil engineering and construction projects


Training Methodology

The training programme will be conducted along workshop principles with formal lectures, case studies and interactive worked examples. Relevant case studies will be provided to illustrate the application of each tool in an operations environment. Each learning point will be re-enforced with practical exercises. There will be ample opportunities for discussion and sharing experiences.

Programme Summary

Technical knowledge is a key to effective control and peer respect within any civil engineering and construction organisation; when this is achieved personal satisfaction follows. This training programme will give delegates the required level of technical knowledge and skill to achieve that personal satisfaction. Optimum project management, planning and resources control techniques, in addition to environmental issues, are vital to the success of construction and civil engineering organisations. On completion of this training programme delegates will be able to critically analyse the methodologies employed within the organisation and instigate improvements where required.