This page features IDS in the news, relevant articles and case studies, so that you can learn more about what we do and how we add value.  


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Managing unsealed roads – the lifeline of the NZ economy

Case Study Article in NZ Construction News, May 2020

Read how IDS, CODC, Deighton and the industry worked together to develop this first-of-its-kind tool in NZ.

Learn how CODC used the tool to answer important questions about their unsealed roads network.


Tasman District Council - Modelling Assets 

Article in Local Government Magazine, July 2018

Outcomes from modelling an asset network effectively can help justify funding in a council’s next Long Term Plan. Tasman District Council has been doing just that. Here are some insights into how roading asset deterioration modelling has worked so far. 
For more information, watch the success story video here.


How NZ's 15,600 bridges make our roads more dangerous
Article on

IDS Chief Executive and Group Leader of Transportation Engineering at Auckland University Dr Theuns Henning, comments on the state of NZ's bridge stock, 21 April 2018

On the Fast Track: Kaikoura transport network

Article in Local Government Magazine, February 2017

A road modelling tool helped quickly identify options for additional surfacing and paving work on an alternate route after the Kaikoura earthquake wiped out the town’s main road link.