For more information contact Dr. Theuns Henning, IDS Chief Executive on +64 27 5288 662 or at

©2017 BY IDS

Our purpose

IDS provide industry leadership in the development, advocacy, and implementation of evidence-based decision making for infrastructure. We are custodians of the publicly-owned taonga (IP) which encompasses asset management methodology,
models and interrelationships.


A charitable organisation, we are owned by the civil engineering industry to support and serve the industry in communities throughout New Zealand.

Our purpose is to:


  • Provide industry leadership in the development, advocacy, and implementation of evidence-based decision making for infrastructure.

  • Provide kaitiakitanga of the publically-owned taonga (IP) encompassing methodology, models and interrelationships. 

  • Advocate the use of deterioration modelling and decision-making tools.

  • Promote the use of the New Zealand specific deterioration model we have developed as best practice for asset management.

  • Promote the use of predictive deterioration modelling as best practice for key infrastructure assets including road and water infrastructure.

  • Ensure that access to leading edge deterioration modelling is kept within reach of all New Zealand Local Authorities, regardless of size or in-house technical expertise.

Our team

IDS (Infrastructure Decision Support) is wholly owned by IPWEA NZ and are the newest member of the group. 

We are structured to have representation from the industry as participating members.


A technical advisory group (dTAG) exists to investigate and advise IDS on technical development issues. The Chief Executive and dTAG are supported by the technical consortium of consultants involved in the development, implementation, and execution of dTIMS CT models and analysis for a variety of clients.


The management team consists of :


The Board of Directors is:

  • Neil Cook (Chairman)

  • Gordon Hart

  • Peter Allen

  • Julie Muir