New Zealand Asset Management Support (NAMS) has led the development of asset management best practice within New Zealand since 1995.
NAMS is a non-profit industry organisation established to promote asset management through the development of best practice guidelines and training. NAMS provides a hub through which industry professionals can both gain and distribute information on the latest developments in asset management. The NAMS Group’s manuals and guidelines are not only distributed worldwide, they are also well recognised and represent the world’s best practice. NAMS also offers a range of training services customised to the needs of those who are new to asset management and those who are currently practicing the skills of asset management best practice.
NAMS is currently managed by a team of four board members, the CEO and the Business and Marketing Manager. All who are dedicated in continuing the ongoing research and development of asset management support in New Zealand and worldwide. In addition to this, NAMS has the support of its parent company INGENIUM who provide the ongoing tools to help NAMS grow.
Our Brand Identity
From August 2010, NAMS officially launched its new visual identity. The aim was to achieve a clear and consistent visual identity that reflects NAMS mission and core values. It is a powerful identity that reinforces the fact that, wherever we work in the world, we are working towards one mission of ‘Promoting excellence in Infrastructure Asset Management’ and under our well recognised brand name – NAMS.
The NAMS name is well known and the “NAMS Group” acronym that originally stood for “National Asset Management Steering Group” was no longer relevant. The ‘NAMS’ name is so well known that IPWEA have now formed an asset management working group and called it NAMS.AU, and IMESA are now looking to do the same thing in South Africa.
When the acronym was first formed, it stood for the National Asset Management Steering Group. These words no longer reflect what NAMS is today or what we do. Recognizing the value held in the name NAMS, the Board decided to stick with the NAMS name, but to change the words that make up the acronym. The words New Zealand Asset Management Support were decided on.
We are now able to be identified as a New Zealand entity and the new logo reflects this by representing our Kiwi ingenuity for being innovative, pioneers and leaders on a world wide scale.
What our Logo means:
New beginnings, learning, balance and strength – and a New Zealand symbol
Encompassing all groups
Colour of the sky and sea and associated with depth, stability and dependability
Our Products and Services
NAMS.org.nz Members Only Area
The NAMS website www.nams.org.nz was re-launched in November 2009; the website has a refreshed new look with intuitive navigation for easy access to industry news and advice. Accompanying the re-launch is the NAMS Members Only Area providing many unique benefits to those seeking unlimited access to asset management resources and expertise. Members receive 24 hour access to resources including; templates, guidelines, sample plans, case studies, research papers and reports. As well as member only discounts on all NAMS training seminars, manuals and guidelines.
If you would like to know more about the Members Only Area - please click here
NAMS Manuals and Guidelines
To date NAMS has developed and markets five manuals. All manuals are well recognised and distributed worldwide and can be purchased via our online shop.
- International Infrastructure Management Manual
- Developing Levels of Service and Performance Measures Guidelines
- Optimised Decision Making Guidelines
- Asset Valuation and Depreciation Guidelines
- NAMS Property Manual
NAMS Seminars and Training
NAMS facilitates 12 training courses throughout the year. These are available as both public and in-house courses. There are also a number of other services and training options available through the NAMS Group.
- 2010 Seminar Series
- In-House Training Seminars
- Asset/Activity Plan Reviews
- National Diploma in Infrastructure Asset Management
NAMS Monthly e-Newsletters
NAMS now produces a monthly e-newsletter. Our newsletter is designed to inform you about many asset management topics you may not be aware of and to gain a greater insight into what is happening in the industry.
If you would like to recieve our free e-newsletter - please click here
NAMS has a vision of "Enhancing the wellbeing of New Zealand communities through leadership of Asset Management". To achieve this vision we rely on the continuing support of the industry and recognise that the advancement of asset management in New Zealand would not have been possible without the expertise provided by the private sector.
NAMS has recently created the opportunity for this sector to have a greater role in supporting further advancement of asset management in New Zealand through the launch of the NAMS Partners Programme
Developed in October 2009, NAMS would like to acknowledge all those partners for their support. If you would like to know more about the NAMS Partners Programme, who is involved and how to become a Partner of NAMS - please click here
NAMS Advanced International Asset Management Forum 2010
NAMS will be hosting the Advanced International Asset Managment Forum in Wellington, New Zealand in November 2010. The forum will showcase best practice of Advanced Asset Management from around New Zealand and around the world.
A Brief History
The National Asset Management Steering (NAMS) Group was established in June 1995, as the result of a proposal developed by INGENIUM (previously ALGENZ) and supported by Local Government NZ, the Society of Local Government Managers, the Office of the Auditor-General, the NZ Water and Wastes Association and the NZ Recreation Association. It was set up as a committee of INGENIUM and comprised representatives from the parent organisations who provided the core membership of the Group, with additional members being representatives from associated organisations.
The NAMS Group was formed to develop and promote infrastructure asset management practices, policies and systems in New Zealand. With infrastructure asset management now accepted as one of the primary activities underpinning the health and wellbeing of our communities, it is anticipated that organisations involved in infrastructure asset management will support the NAMS Group initiatives and realise the benefits to be gained from a coordinated national approach.
In 2004 the NAMS Group formed a company structure to assist with its strategic focus. The parent company is NAMS Group Limited, wholly owned by INGENIUM. For a time the NAMS Group was managed through both a Board and the original committee structure. In April 2008, at the recommendation of the NAMS Group Board, the INGENIUM Board resolved to disestablish the NAMS Steering Committee, thereby moving the management of NAMS Group activities solely to the NAMS Group Board.
The primary driver behind the establishment of the group was the local government sector, and consequently it is this sector which has largely purchased the NAMS manuals and attended training over the past ten years.
In 2010, the NAMS Board decided to look at its brand identity and revamp itself to be identified as a New Zealand entity and leaders on a world wide scale for promoting best practice in Asset Management. A new logo was created that reflected this and the NAMS acronym was changed from 'National Asset Management Steering Group' to 'New Zealand Asset Management Support'.
NAMS Charitable Status
NAMS Group Limited was registered as a charitable entity under the Charities Act 2005 on 23 May 2008. Registration number: CC24751
The NAMS team has developed over time; introducing champions who have left their mark in the group and those that are still developing and contributing to its everyday successes. Each individual member of the NAMS team brings something different to the group, giving the organisation a dynamic approach to best support its customers.
Simply click on any of the links below to find out about each of the different members that make up the NAMS Group.
To achieve our vision "Enhancing the well being of New Zealand communities through leadership of Asset Management" NAMS is supported through a partnership programme. NAMS would like to acknowledge all of its partners for their support.