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Asset Inventory
An organized list of the assets in a building.

Sometimes also referred to as an "Asset Register" or "Component Inventory".



Components of the Inventory
The inventory includes useful reference information about the basic attributes of each asset, such as:
A typical building is made up of many hundreds of different types of assets, which are organized into the primary systems, such as:


Example of an Inventory

The following table contains and example of a high level inventory for a liquid waste (wastewater) asset portfolio
HierarchyIDAssets
Vertical assetsV1 Waste Water Treatment Plants
V2 Wet wells and Pumps stations
V3 Odour & corrosion control
V4 Other
Linear AssetsL1 Building sewers/
 Property service connections
L2 Lateral & branch sewers
L3 Main sewers
  • Sanitary mains
  • Combined mains
  • Force mains
L4 Trunk sewers
L5 Interceptor sewer
L6 Sewer connections
L7 Cleanouts
L8 Manholes
L9 Easements/ROWs
L10 Other
Portable assetsP1 Vehicles - Pumper trucks. etc
P2 Equipment - CCTV, etc
P3 Other




Inventory by Asset Class

Included elow are examples of asset inventories for different asset classes.
Fleet
Hospitality
Information Technology
Natural Assets
Parks & Recreation
Ports & Harbours
Public Safety
Residential
Roads & Bridges
HierarchyIDAssets
Roads1Roads, arterial
2Roads, collector
3Roads, local
4Sidewalks
5Other
Bridges6Substructure
7Superstructure
8Deck
9Wearing surface
10Culverts
Communications11Traffic signalling
12Traffic signs
13Street lights
14Road markings
15Other
Traffic calming16
17Other
Edge treatmenets18Acoustic/noise walls
19Guiderails
20retaining walls
21Fencing

Solid Waste

Transit
HierarchyIDAssets
Portable1Buses
2Support vehicles
3Portable data systems
4Bike lockers
5Other
Linear6Transit shelters
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8Other
Vertical9Stations
10Garages
The inventory will vary for different types of buildings, such as:
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Fig. Excerpt from an asset inventory


The hierarchy of assets as contemplated in the ISO 55001 standard for asset management.The detailed asset classification scheme and granularity is determined by the organization's objectives and nature of the assets.
Fig. The hierarchy of assets as contemplated in the ISO 55001 standard for asset management. The detailed asset classification scheme and granularity is determined by the organization's objectives and nature of the assets.


Comparison of the ratios of linear assets (L), vertical assets (V) and portable assets (P) at different organizations, resulting in the L-V-P mix.
Fig. Comparison of the ratios of linear assets (L), vertical assets (V) and portable assets (P) at different organizations, resulting in the L-V-P mix.


The size of the asset inventory in different types of residential buildings.
Fig. The size of the asset inventory in different types of residential buildings.


I. Care trying to integrate the linear assets, vertical assets and portable assets in his portfolio
Fig. I. Care trying to integrate the linear assets, vertical assets and portable assets in his portfolio.


Asset hierarchy extending acorss all asset classes
Fig. Asset hierarchy extending across all asset classes


I. Care is piecing together the different interconnected systems, assets and components of his building
Fig. I. Care is piecing together the different interconnected systems, assets and components of his building.


The triad of L-V-P asset: Linear (L), Vertical (V) and Portable (P)
Fig.  The triad of L-V-P asset: Linear (L), Vertical (V) and Portable (P).


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