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VEMT: Final Meeting
Validation of Maintenance Technicians
02 and 03 December 2014,
In front of Rubens House,
Meeting in the De Keyser Hotel.
Guided tour through Antwerp.
Wanted! - or The Project Team under the Scheldt.
XXV Congresso Nazionale A.I.MAN
18 - 19 novembre 2014, Firenze - Italia
Welcome to Firenze.
Manutanzione crescita ed innovazione: Management e organizzazione - Ingeneria de manutenzione.
Kari Komonen presenting the new CEN-standard FprEN 16646:2014 on Maintenance within Physical Asset Management.
General Electric SPA - Learning Center.
CEN/TC 319 Maintenance
European Committee for Standardization (CEN)
20th Plenary Meeting
20 October 2014, SUPSI, Manno - Lugano, Switzerland
Lugano: view from SUPSI
- 11 active working groups.
- Business plan in revision.
- EN 13269:2006 Maintenance - "Guideline on preparation of maintenance contracts" in revision.
- EN 13306:2010 Maintenance - "Terminology" in revision.
- Working group 8 (Maintenance Management) will have a re-start. TC 319 members are invited
to propose solutions to obtain an attracting and dynamic document.
- T-Rex: A formal liaison has been established.
- The proposal to open a liaison with CEN TC 256 WG 48 (Railway applications - Rolling stock maintenance) was accepted.
CEN meeting at SUPSI (photo Claudio Rolandi)
Franco Santini (IT) - Chairman CEN/TC 319 and convenor of working group 6, presenting a new KPI subsystem including main driven areas.
Marilyn is watching the convenor CEN/TC 319, WG 12 Alexander Jovanovic.
WG12 is working on "Risk Based Inspection".
Aitor Arnaiz, IK4 Tekniker, presenting T-Rex.
T-Rex stands for Lifecycle Extension through Product Redesign and Repair, Renovation, Re-use, Recycle Strategies
for USAGE&RE-USAGE-oriented Business Models.
This project is driven by Fraunhofer Institute of Industrial Engineering and IK4 Tekniker.
International Maintenance Association - IMA
2nd Board Meeting
14th October 2014, Lugano, Switzerland.
Dr. Zohair Al Sarraj, Dr. Mohamed Al Fouzan, Dr. Alan Wilson, Mr. Guido Walt, Dr. Jamal El Chaar, Dr. Claudio Rolandi, Dr. Emanuele Carpanzano,
Dr. Roberto Cigolini, Eng. Mazin A. Mahsoon, Prof. Andreas Weissenbach, Dr. Per Schjolberg, Eng. Corina Van Unen.
The Board IMA in front of the Business Center including the IMA office.
Board meeting in the Hotel De La Paix.
Dr. Roberto Cigolini - Poli Milano, Dr. Zohair Al Sarraj and Dr. Mohamed Al Fouzan.
Visite of the new office IMA, Paradiso - Lugano:
left: Dr. Zohair Al Sarraj is presenting the new office. right: Mrs. Hwayda Jamal has been assigned to be IMA Office Manager.
The conference room.
Validation of Maintenance Technicians
25 and 26 September 2014,
UTEK Office, Stockholm, Sweden
Early morning in Stockholm.
Still morning in Stockholm.
Juraj Grencik (SK), Wim Vancauwenberghe (BE), Per Schjolberg (NO).
Matti Niemela (FI), Mikaela Malmrud (SE).
Pär Sellberg (SE) presenting a new Swedish approach for Training on EQF level 3, 4 and 5.
CEN/TC 319, Meeting of Working Group Convenors
Meeting, 16 June 2014, UNI, Milan
La piazza del Duomo
Such an annual meeting is important for exchanging ideas, information, for setting the right focuses
in the developmet of standards.
Left: Claudio Rolandi (CH) - WG 3, Piet Backer (NL) - WG 11, Arthur Carlebur (NL) - Sectretary of WG 12,
Right: Franco Santini (IT) - Chairman CEN/TC 319, Roberto Ravaglia (IT), Secretary CEN/TC 319, Giancarlo Paganin (IT) - WG 7, Antoine Despujols (FR) - WG 13.
Further were present:
Guido Walt (CH) - WG 9 and Thomas Meiren (DE) from the Fraunhofer Institut - Liaison T-Rex.
T-REX is a European project focusing on lifecycle extension through product redesign and repair, renovation,
reuse, recycle strategies for usage and reusage oriented business models.
A collaboration with CEN/TC 319 started successfully.
OMAINTEC - 12th International Operations and Maintenance Conference in the Arab Countries
18 to 20 May, 2014, Atlantis the Palm Hotel, Dubai - UAE.
Opening Ceremony - Under the Theme: Maintenance toward Globalization.
Recitation from the Holly Quran.
Address by Conference Chairman Dr. Zohair Al Sarraj.
Address by OMAINTEC Institute Chairman Dr. Mohammad Al Fouzan.
Address by Military Work General Manager Major Eng. Khaled Labany.
About 500 participants.
The Congress Hotel Atlantis the Palm Beach, Dubai - UAE
Hotel Atlantis the Palm Beach.
The Conference Hall.
Annual Assembly Meeting of OMAINTEC
General Assembly OMAINTEC
Visite of the largest platinium LEED certified governmental green building worldwide
Green certified building: Zero energy - zero water.
Plants on the roof for effective insulation.
Explanations about the structure of the sol.
Presentation of the energy management.
FM EXPO 2014 - World Trade Center, Dubai
FM EXPO 2014, Dubai.
Not easy to be a Cleaning Specialist.
Dubai behind the palms.
VocTrainMaint Partnership Workshops
09 and 10 January 2014: Trondheim, Norway
11 March 2014: Gothenburg, Sweden
11 April 2014, Dublin
On 28 October 2013, there was organised a planing meeting in Oslo.
On 05 June 2014, there was organised a final report meeting in Stockholm.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission under the Lifelong Learning Programme.
VocTrainMaint Partnership Workshop in the frame of the NFV Training Days 2014
World Class Maintenance and Excellence in Maintenance are key words
and are turning around the world since years. The question in this
context is, what are the related terms of reference describing purpose,
structure, shared goals, resources, timelines, etc. ?
Education and training is a key challenge for many companies and
surrounding stakeholders. Excellent Maintenance Managers and well
performing Maintenance Personnel on all levels can accrue significant
benefits. Today we need Maintenance Personnel with outstanding
competencies including good knowledge, professional skills and human factors.
In the frame of CEN TC 319, Leonardo da Vinci and EFNMS, new structures
were and are still in development for offering modern training and qualification tools
In several countries, unemployment hits records. Youth unemployment is a huge problem
– new visions and projects are necessary for creating opportunities.
Education and Training will be the right answer – but, there are a lot of education
and training programs without any real market behind. Attractive programs must be implemented
– in line with real market needs and together with the National Educational Authorities.
One of the objectives of the VocTrainMaint Partnership Workshops is to promote and support
European-wide education, training and qualification in the field of Maintenance.
The increasing international integration in the development of Maintenance innovating
new ways plays a significant role. Several European networks as CEN TC 319 “Maintenance”,
EUROMAINT, VOCTRAINMAINT, PILE UP or EURIAC were established and are active in the European
innovation area. Others, we find in North and South America, the Arab Countries, China and Australia.
All these networks are focusing to-day on education and training in Maintenance.
Some statements from the actual Maintenance Market:
• We have to promote competence in Automation on all levels (EURIAC).
• Promotion of higher education and training for the blue-color maintenance personnel is necessary (VOCTRAINMAINT).
• There is not enough qualified Maintenance Personnel in the Chemical Process Industry (PILE UP).
• Due to the growing extend and the increasing complexity of maintenance, very diverse occupational
profiles have evolved for Maintenance Personnel. Competence, knowledge, skills and target qualification
must be in our focus (CEN TC 319 “Maintenance”).
For us, it is important to realize that we have the key in hand for building new labor markets
and for developing win-win strategies for Youngsters and the Manufacturing Industry.
For this, possible commitments from Industry, Professional Schools, Universities,
National / International Maintenance Societies and Governmental Organisations were discussed.
VocTrainMaint Partnership - Report Meeting
05 June 2014, UTEK Office, Stockholm
Ingemar's Birthday Celebration just before starting the meeting.
The aim of this meeting was to start the final reporting of the VocTrainMaint Partnership Program.
Real work: Filling out the Report Form; left: Ingemar Andréason, right: Donal Nolan, IE.
FORUM - Work-Based Learning and Apprenticeships
11 April 2014
European Union House, 18 Dawson Street, Dublin 2
Left: Center of Dublin - Right: European Union House.
On the 21st January 2014 the Irish Minister for Education & Skills, Ruairí
Quinn published a comprehensive review of the system of apprenticeships
in Ireland. The review recommended the expansion of apprenticeship to new
business and industrial sectors. It identified the role of employers as key
to this expansion. It also recommended the establishment of an Apprenticeship Council.
Over the past number of years the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
has been working with a European consortium of maintenance societies and
the Irish maintenance society MEETA. The primary purpose of these collaborations
is to develop educational programmes with reference to the European
Qualification Framework (EQF) for multi-skilled maintenance technicians in
close collaboration with industrial partners.
The purpose of this forum was to present an overview of the work being done
in Europe through the presentation of a selection of EU funded projects.
Attendance was by invitation only and brought together the major stakeholders
in the Irish workplace.
Welcome to the Forum on Work-Based Learning and Apprenticeships.
Welcome and Agenda Review
Left: Chairman John McDonough (IIE) - Right: Moderator Ray O'Neill (MEETA).
Left: Per Schjolberg, University Trondheim - Right: Guido Walt, Convenor CEN/TC 319, WG 9 "Qualification of Maintenance Personnel".
Left: Ingemar Andreason, VocTrainMaint and EURIAC - Right: James Lalor, Senior Lecturer DIT.
Left: Tony Donohoe; Head of Education - Social & Innovation Policy, IBEC - Right: Pat Breen, MEETA.
Left: Kalin Petrov and Sean Phelan, Engineer Students presenting VEMT results - Right: The audiance.
11 to 14 March 2014, Gothenburg - Sweden
Congress Center, Gothenburg.
Impressions from the show:
Vocational Education and Training:
from left to right: 10:07 14.03.2014Tim Byrne (IE), Ingemar Andréason and Tomas Wallenberg (SE), Donal Nolan and Cathal O'Conaill (IE),
Guido Walt (CH) and Per Schjolberg (NO).
left: Donal Nolan - right: Tomas Wallenberg, Plushögskolan Västeras (SE).
NTNU / NFV Training Days 2014
09 and 10 January 2014, Clarion Hotel & Congress Trondheim
Per Schjolberg, Institut Manager NTNU speaking about trends in Maintenance.
left: Yngve Rune Olsen, Bilfinger Industrial Services - right: Alex Stuber, former EFNMS Chairman.
left: James Lalor, MEETA, Ireland - right: Per Scholberg and Ingemar Andréason after the presentations.
Presentations by NTNU students
left: Mohammed Amin Ghanooni, NTNU - right: Carl Axel Folkestad, NTNU.
Mohammed Amin Ghanooni introduced the participants in the Barrier Management - a new way to identify and control risks.
Carl Axel Folkestad presented the NTNU project "Formula Student". A racing car of 170 kg was built in 50 to 60'000 student-hours.
In competition, there are two disciplines: Acceleration and racing.
The NTNU racing car with one of the Marketing Managers.
Certification of Maintenance Managers
Congratulations to the new Certified Maintenance Managers.
Evening: Arrangement in the House of Students
A perfect evening.
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