What are Assets?
Assets, in the context of the construction industry, refer to any owned resources or properties that add value and can be converted into cash. There is a vast range of assets in construction, including land, buildings, machinery, vehicles, materials, and tools. Even intangible items like contracts, licenses, brand reputation, and technical know-how are also considered assets. Investments in staff training, software systems, patents, and copyrights also represent assets as they contribute to the operational efficiency and competitiveness of the construction company. Therefore, asset management is vital in construction for optimal utilization and maintenance of these assets.