ICEF speaker to address fleet selection

By Chris Sleight30 May 2013

Simon Purchon of Babcock International.

Simon Purchon of Babcock International.

Babcock International’s Simon Purchon will speak at this year’s International Construction Economic Forum (ICEF) on fleet selection protocol. The presentation will outline a structured approach to choosing the right assets, taking into account the operational environment, manufacturers’ ranges, whole life costs, procurement process and other factors.

The company manages more than 1,000 pieces of heavy mobile equipment across some 500 sites on behalf of its customers. It has developed its own Asset Life Cycle Availability Management in Engineering (ALCAMiE) process to ensure optimum performance through the best maintenance, availability and procurement of these machines. The company says this approach can transform how assets are managed with customers seeing 10% - 15% savings through increased availability, reduced costs and transference of risk.

Simon Purchon is business development director of Babcock Mobile Assets and a leading authority on whole life asset management in the sector. His knowledge and 25 years’ experience in the industry helped Babcock develop ALCAMiE.

Conference details

ICEF will run from 20 – 22 November at the Hotel Okura in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The conference, networking event and awards dinner will focus on core themes of trends and forecasts in the global construction industry, project finance, successful project management and delivery, equipment technology and asset management.

The programme is designed to appeal to a broad range of executives and senior managers throughout the construction industry from disciplines such as contracting, equipment manufacture, materials production, equipment rental, finance, project management and consultancy.

The evening of 21 November will also see a gala dinner and the award of prizes in nine categories for outstanding performance in the construction industry. The most sought-after is expected to be the International Construction Project of the Year award, which will recognise a scheme worth US$ 100 million or more, of international significance.

Early bird offer

Click here to book a ticket for ICEF and take advantage of the early bird delegate offer, which is available for a limited period.

Click here for more information about the ICEF awards, including the downloadable entry form.

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