Our primary aim is to support road network managers in their quest for finding the best balance between investment into renewal programmes and levels of service provided through pavement and surface performance of their networks.
We can provide you with the necessary assistance to evaluate your current and future infrastructure maintenance requirements. We will give you confidence in your replacement profile for the next 10, 20, 50, and 100 years.
You can engage with our bureau team in a manner that best suits your requirements through our range of tailored services and solutions. You don’t need to be an expert in the dTIMS modelling software - our IDS Bureau team can manage this for you.
We can address specific project needs through a resource pool represented by leading service suppliers in asset management.
We facilitate modelling or asset management related projects for clients without fixed consultant agreements. Through our management, projects can be customised and delivered to suit your needs.
With IDS you can:
Gain access to dTIMS and consortia of professionals who undertake dTIMS modelling
Give meaning to existing condition data
Get a better understanding of data deficiencies and where to get the best value in data improvements
Accurately forecast for many years, the condition of your infrastructure assets under different investment scenarios and intervention strategies (given sufficient network condition data)
Use the model outcomes to assist the development of long-term infrastructure strategies that best indicate what is likely to happen over the 30-year strategy period
Improve both your strategic and operational effectiveness and optimise investment in your network
Test different investment scenarios suited to your organisation
Build a business case based on sound scientific findings.
How We Help Asset Managers & Owners
Decision making support
We are able to use good tools to provide insight into the most appropriate/optimal investment levels on your network.
Deliver reliable recommendations and outcomes to answer strategic questions enabling you to make effective decisions.
We can assist to determine appropriate and sustainable levels of service.
Through detailed analyses of your asset requirements and investment profiles, we can provide insight into associated levels of service outcomes.
We also provide assistance with specialised projects, such as pavement performance analysis for HPMV routes or logging and milk transporting routes.
We have deterioration models developed in New Zealand for New Zealand conditions, assisting us in predicting future asset conditions, the risk of failure, renewal and inspection needs.
Using localised cost sets we can make treatment cost and quantity forecasts with limited funding scenarios.
We can assist in forecasting maintenance needs for road or water infrastructure networks.
Our forecasts are not only based on traditional variables but also that from new emerging research. For example, forecasting pipe replacements by using both pipe age and performance expectations.
Training and Support
We have a helpdesk available 5 days a week to assist with any technical problems relating to deterioration analyses or software. A wealth of support information is available online, including research papers, conference presentations, technical reports and training manuals.
With the implementation of water infrastructure modelling, face-to-face support can be arranged to assist with set up of the water infrastructure modelling tool.
We provide on-site training on request to address staff needs and provide support to ensure solid understanding and confidence of the modelling processes. If you have specific issues and needs to be addressed, we can arrange workshops to brainstorm and flesh out solutions.
Our Asset Modelling Products & Services
IDS is owned by the industry for the industry. We are committed to enabling and empowering Asset Managers, owners and Senior Management to make more informed decisions.
We provide infrastructure management support and solutions, utilising network performance modelling software to optimise the financial and whole-of-life performance of your key infrastructure assets and operations.
We provide modelling tools and services in the areas below. To see our latest product and service offerings visit the Latest Releases page.