Maintenance and Asset Management

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Maintenance has always been a significant cost driver, the “invisible” guarantee for reliability and quality of service. Assets deteriorate over time and if you do not maintain, you will deteriorate your service, loose quality, loose customers and in the end lose your assets. From the principles of asset management and maintenance to a detailed understanding of the maintenance of various assets, and from lifecycle costs and planning to obsolescence management, this training programme will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the topic through a unique methodological approach illustrated by international best practice and on-the-ground operational experience.

Nevertheless, times are also changing in this area and technology is evolving: maintenance organization can be shifted from preventive based on time or intervals to predictive based on real maintenance needs and real conditions of equipment. Modern smart equipment are bringing about a paradigm shift through their ability to inform precisely about assets’ technical status in real time. Condition-based maintenance can increase cost efficiency, but requires a profound reshaping of maintenance organisation and processes. Furthermore, real-time data, big data and digitalisation are improving the way maintenance can be predicted and optimised.

Hence beyond providing you with the classic, yet essential maintenance and asset management principles and best practice, this course will also give you the opportunity to discuss the implications of new technologies and the use of industry-like measures to make your workshops ever more efficient.

Reach your Objectives

  • Explain the fundamentals of asset management, and apply its principles to facility and fleet maintenance planning
  • Apply life cycle planning and costing for all public transport assets
  • Develop and implement a predictive maintenance programme for facilities and fleets
  • Estimate and schedule facility and fleet maintenance programmes
  • Prepare a transit asset management plan and annual work plans
  • Develop and justify budgets and staffing plans
  • Measure and evaluate existing maintenance and asset management programmes
  • Assess the benefits and disadvantages of outsourcing and in-house maintenance
  • Integrate human capital in asset management planning
  • Manage human resources in maintenance
  • Lean about the implications of big data and digitalization for maintenance and asset management


  • Get inspired by our trainers, understand the main concepts and learn from successful best practice
  • Participate in interactive plenary sessions with introductions by course leaders, presentations by trainers and open discussions with participants
  • Challenge your practical knowledge on maintenance and asset management 
  • Address the topic from an international perspective, enriched by different cultural approaches and points of views
  • Participate in workshops allowing you to apply to a concrete case the main principles and tools learned
  • Benefit from a unique exchange of knowledge and experience between professionals

Who is it for?

  • Incumbent and new managers, supervisors, and coordinators from the following areas and departments: Maintenance, Fleet, Facilities, Operations, Planning, Finance
  • Staff from public transport operators, authorities or the industry
  • Professionals interested in obtaining a wider and international perspective on maintenance and asset management and eager to learn more from best practice worldwide
  • The course welcomes junior and senior professionals worldwide


Laurent Dauby, Director Rail, UITP, Brussels, Belgium

Oscar Sbert Lozano, Consultant, Barcelona, Spain

(Honorary Chairman of the UITP Bus Committee and former Technical Manager at TMB Bus Directorate Barcelona)

Eng.Stefania Di Serio, Partnership & Alliance Manager, Almaviva SpA, Roma, Italy

(Predictive Maintenance at Trenitalia)

Michael Rüffer, Executive Director Operations and Vehicles at Verkehrsgesellschaft Frankfurt (VGF)
Andreas Weitemeyer, Head of Vehicle Workshops  at Verkehrsgesellschaft Frankfurt (VGF)



Asset Management and Maintenance Principles

Asset management principles

  • Managing and maintaining fleet, buildings, systems, and people assets
  • Asset typology, management & life cycle
  • Role of maintenance in Operation
  • Maintenance principles, levels, planning and programmes (preventive, corrective, predictive)
  • Organisation of maintenance
  • From planning to execution
  • EAM supporting tools

Lifecycle Costs and Planning

  • Life cycle cost principles
  • Acquisition and operation costs
  • Energy consumption modelling
  • Tools for cleverer vehicle purchase
  • SORT tool / OSIRIS
  • Introduction to PAS 55 asset management model

Outsourcing & In-house Maintenance

  • Concepts
  • Pros and cons
  • Competence and talent diversification
  • Core business competence
  • Criteria for decision
  • Supplier service contracts
  • Business Models

Maintenance off Moving Assets

  • Main concepts
  • Maintenance intervals
  • Maintenance activities
  • Computer maintenance software and logbooks
  • Staff and organisation
  • depot and workshop design
  • KPIs

Maintenance of Fixed assets

  • Track servicing, inspection and repair
  • Power supply
  • Stations
  • Structures
  • Control Command
  • Organisation Challenges

Spare Parts and Obsolescence Management

  • Spare parts dilemma
  • Integrated logistics support
  • Parts planning and inventory controls
  • New technologies and validation
  • Obsolescence

Data driven maintenance & Digitalisation

  • Internet of things
  • Condition-based (predictive) maintenance
  • RAMS optimisation
  • Cooperation supplier/operator
  • Real time equipment status

Case Study: Predictive Maintenance at Trenitalia

  • Key challenge to the adoption and benefit of predictive maintenance in transport sector
  • The Dynamic Maintence Management System Project implemented in Trenitalia with the Almaviva support

Frankfurt Case Study and Technical Visit

(Including Shop floor Management, Lean Management and 5S)

With an increasing number of lines and operations, VGF tried to improve its workshop management with industry-like ideas such as "shop floor management", "lean management" or "5s", particularly in order to reduce standstill times at workshops. By visiting the Main-Workshop, participants will be able to see the results of this initiative with workshop managers sharing their experiences and feedback.



German VAT of 19% excluded

Until 30/01/17

After 30/01/2017


1130 €

1510 €

Member « developing nations »*

830 €

1100 €


1530 €

2040 €

Non-member « developing nations »*

1030 €

1380 €

Group UITP Member (4 or +)

1060 €

Group UITP Member (4 or +) « developing nations »*

780 €

Group UITP non Member (4 or +)

1430 €

Group UITP non Member (4 or +) « developing nations »*

955 €

* Participants from developing nations benefit from a special discount. Check here the list of eligible countries.

To register a group of 4 persons of more from the same organisation, please contact us: - Tel: +32 2 663 66 57

Participation fees include:

  • Training instruction
  • Lunches and coffee breaks
  • All training documents: Binder including all presentations and supporting documents; Access to all training material via UITP's electronic library Mobi+ (after the training)

Limited to about 25-30 participants to maximise the learning experience and interaction during the programme. Places allocated on a first-come, first served basis.

Terms and Conditions

Please download our Terms and Conditions here.

Contact Persons

Adrien Moulin, Training Manager – Knowledge and Programmes, UITP Centre for Training,, Tel : +32-2-433 31 54

Hélène Danneels, Training Manager - Communication and Logistics, UITP Centre for Training,, Tel: +32 2 433 31 56

Sunita Kelecom, Training Assistant, UITP Centre for Training,, Tel: +32-2-663 66 57

Practical information: 

Training Venue

Stadtwerke Verkehrsgesellschaft Frankfurt (VGF)
Frankfurt am Main mbH
Kurt-Schumacher-Str. 8
60311 Frankfurt am Main


Participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservation.

Hotels nearby the training venue:

Hotel NH Collection Frankfurt City
Vilbeler Strasse 2
60313 Frankfurt
Tel.(in general): +49 69 9288590
Tel.(for room booking): +34 91 398 46 61

Mainhaus Stadthotel Frankfurt
Lange Strasse 26
60311 Frankfurt
Tel.: +49 (0) 69-2 99 06-0