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The Assetmanagement chair conducts research into effective and efficient long-term management of the assets that determine the liveability and sustainability of the South-western Delta. The group brings together researchers, students, professionals from the field and policy makers.

Asset management is about the management of business assets, usually in public space or as part of the infrastructure. Examples are bridges, roads, locks, traffic control centres, sewers and green spaces.

The researchers develop strategies based on performance, costs and risks. With strategic asset management, they focus on the newest markets and technical developments, the management of assets with new techniques and innovative methods and smart and data driven asset management. The latter will become more important in the future. Themes such as circularity, extending the life span and climate adaptation are also becoming increasingly important within the research area.

With their research, the researchers ensure that the region remains safe, sustainable, attractive and accessible. Another important task is to increase knowledge about asset management. The researchers do this both by teaching students and by providing courses and workshops.

Regional partners
The research group works together with partners in the region who manage the assets. These include major players such as Rijkswaterstaat, the province, Waterschap Scheldestromen, North Sea Port, the Zeeland municipalities and KIC/MPI. The chair shares knowledge with these partners so that asset managers in the South-western Delta can continue to develop.


Circular maintenance in the maintenance and process industry

In this project, public and private partners work together under the leadership of the (Dutch) Knowledge and Innovation Centre Maintenance Procesindustrie (KicMPi) and the Belgian Maintenance Association (BEMAS). The goal is to reduce the material footprint of the process industry in the south of the Netherlands and Flanders, and at the same time achieve economic benefits.


In the RAAK Public project Riobase, HZ University of Applied Sciences, the municipalities of Zeeland, Waterschap Scheldestromen and Evides are working on the research question: How can sewer managers of relatively small municipalities, using fit-for-purpose asset management techniques, put risk-driven, substantiated by data and in mutual cooperation, efficient and effective sewer management into practice?

Cooperation with Waterschap Scheldestromen

De samenwerkingsovereenkomst tussen het lectoraat Assetmanagement en Waterschap Scheldestromen is in 2020 opgezet en bestaat uit ondersteuning en advies vanuit het lectoraat op het gebied van het opstellen en toepassen van de bedrijfswaardenmatrix van het waterschap en het op een gestructureerde wijze inzicht krijgen in de onderhoud- en vervangingsplannen voor bruggen, rioolgemalen en stuwen van Waterschap Scheldestromen. Het streven is om via een langetermijnplanning een doorkijk te verkrijgen voor de komende dertig jaar tot 2050.

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