SAAMA is promoting 5 different awards. Each award has a similar but occasionally slightly different application form. The area of focus of each of the awards is shown in the table below. Applicants are welcome to submit applications to more than one award if it is not obvious which category is most applicable.
Description of award
An award to a project which has achieved an exceptional Asset Management and/or Maintenance outcome, notable for its eminence, effectiveness, efficiency, ethics, equity, and environmental impacts. Examples of projects could be planning, operations, construction, information systems, business change or research projects.
Someone with typically more than 5 years’ experience of asset management who has made a personal contribution to their business/organisation or to the asset management knowledge base. SAAMA Council members are not eligible for this award.
An award that demonstrates innovation in asset management which has delivered value in cost optimisation, increased performance, and/or risk reduction benefits. Significant attention will be given to originality and the contribution made to whole life asset management, risk management, impact on business performance, progress with implementation, integration into business and contribution to asset knowledge.
Young Asset Management Practitioner
To recognise the success of emerging talent (<5 years) in asset management. The individual may be commencing their career in Asset Management or may not have many years’ experience in other sectors.
An award that recognises any individual who has made an exceptional and outstanding contribution to development, embedment, and entrenchment of Asset Management in Southern Africa.
The individual must have made the significant contribution to their business/organisation or to the asset management knowledge base that demonstrated capacitation, innovation and eminence in cost optimisation, increased performance, and risk reduction.