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Winner of two awards at 2022 Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) Excellence Awards with the IDS, WSP and Waka Kotahi (NZ Transport Agency) Strategic Maintenance Investment Justification Project
05 May 2022
Infrastructure Decision Support (IDS), WSP and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s Strategic Maintenance Investment Justification Project won the ‘IPWEA Australasia 2022 Excellence in Asset Management’ category and the prestigious ‘IPWEA Australasia 2022 Public Works Medal for Project of the Year.’
Just three months ago, this project also won the '2021 Excellence in Asset Management' category at the IPWEA New Zealand Asset Management Excellence Awards.
Waka Kotahi engaged IDS in May 2019 to answer the "billion-dollar" question around how much investment is needed to maintain the roads and road surfaces within the New Zealand State Highway network over a three-year funding period.
This information was vital to support the 2021-2024 National Land Transport Programme (NLTP) and inform the long-term strategic 10-year and 30-year investment horizons. The NLTP is a three-yearly investment package that ensures transport can be delivered nationally, regionally and on a local authority level.
IDS used the dTIMS (Deighton Total Infrastructure Management System) modelling that forecasts road condition, maintenance and renewal needs into the future to provide Waka Kotahi with assurance and confidence of a nationally consistent focus of investment. This ensured the appropriate amounts of money were provided in the right locations whilst ensuring a functional, reliable state highway roading network that is well maintained and protected for generations to come.
Winner of the 'Excellence in Asset Management' category of the 2021 IPWEA NZ Asset Management Excellence Awards with the IDS Waka Kotahi (NZ Transport Agency) Strategic Maintenance Investment Justification Project
28 January 2022
Strategic Maintenance Investment Justification Project aims to answer a key question: how much investment is needed in order to maintain the 24,000km of New Zealand State Highway Network over a 3-year funding block (2021 - 2024)?
This project brought together the best technical engineering minds in New Zealand, sharing knowledge and expertise, that not only met Waka Kotahi’s goals and specified budget, but far exceeded what anyone believed was possible, and the resulting model is a legacy they are all universally proud of!
Highway Asset Management: Kiwi-style
Article in The American Public Works Association (APWA) Reporter Magazine, July 2021
Article on the IDS The Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency Strategic Maintenance Investment Justification Project.
A shinning example of kiwi innovation and collaboration.
Finalist for the Engineering Partnership Award in the Engineering NZ 2021 ENVI Awards with our IDS 2020 Waka Kotahi (NZ Transport Agency) Strategic Maintenance Investment Model Project
21 May 2021
We are absolutely delighted to be named a finalist in these prestigious awards.
Through this project the best technical engineering minds in New Zealand came together, sharing knowledge and expertise, that not only met Waka Kotahi’s goals and specified budget but far exceeded what anyone believed was possible. The resulting model is a legacy to be universally proud of. A big thank you to everyone who was involved.
(L-R) Priyani de Silva-Currie, IPWEA NZ Vice-President, Andy Bartlett (CODC/Waugh Infrastructure Management), Julie Muir (CODC/IDS Board Chair), Theuns Henning (IDS), Hassan Salapour (IDS/Beca), Myles Lind, IPWEA NZ President. Photo credit: Bill Hedges, Gotya Photography.
IDS New Asset Modelling Tool WINS IPWEA Excellence Award
IPWEA NZ Excellence Awards, 03 December 2020, Dunedin
Our innovative Unsealed Roads Network Performance Modelling Tool won the 'Excellence in Maximising Asset Performance Award' at the 2020 IPWEA NZ Excellence Awards.
Asset Infrastructure Modelling Through IDS
Article in Local Government Magazine, July 2020
IDS CEO and industry expert, Dr Theuns Henning, talks to Local Government Magazine about the application of dTIMS in New Zealand asset management after it was given some very practical Kiwi twists.
Managing unsealed roads – the lifeline of the NZ economy
Case Study Article in NZ Construction News, May 2020
Read how IDS, Central Otago District Council (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.
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 for them.
Article on stuff.co.nz, 21 April 2018
IDS Chief Executive and Group Leader of Transportation Engineering at Auckland University Dr Theuns Henning, comments on the state of NZ's bridge stock.
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.