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Engineering asset management: A case study on FAST project in Guizhou, China
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 40 credits / 60 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Engineering asset management (EAM) is a new concept about inter-disciplinary field that combines technique issues of asset reliability, safety and performance with financial and managerial requirements. However, there are few literatures in research and application cases from industries.

This thesis takes the Five hundred meters Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) project as a case to explore how EAM was processed in large engineering projects. The aim of this study is to figure out the key elements of EAM in the projects like FAST and to develop an EAM model that is suitable for this kind of projects. FAST will be the biggest single radio telescope in the world, that being built in a natural Karst basin in Guizhou, China.

In this study, qualitative research and case study were adopted. The related knowledge of EAM was collected from the scientific literature, which helped access the initial theoretical framework. The details of FAST project, which includes the fundamental data and the first-hand information, are from the interviews and surveys.

By applying EAM to the project management of FAST, the shortcoming of existing EAM model has been noticed. The existing model mainly focuses on cost-saving and profit-achieving, while ignoring environment and risk management. In order to make EAM model more efficient and practical, this thesis provides a tailored EAM model that could be suitable for large engineering projects like FAST.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 54 p.
Keyword [en]
engineering asset management, environmental management, project management, EAM model
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-11117Archive number: TEX110306OAI: diva2:469116
Subject / course
Industrial engineering and management
Educational program
Management of logistics and innovation – master’s programme (one year) (swe or eng)
2011-06-07, Guiyang, 15:00 (English)
Available from: 2011-12-27 Created: 2011-12-22 Last updated: 2011-12-27Bibliographically approved

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