The RIMS 2023 Forum will take place in Ōtautahi Christchurch 22-23 March 2023. The theme, 'Leave No One Behind' encompasses both our industry peers and the wider communities of Aotearoa.
Transportation is critical to a well-functioning society and equity issues related to access, intergenerational investment, geography, sustainability, including social, cultural, economic and environmental, abound.
Road Infrastructure professionals are constantly challenged by such imperatives, the resolution of which requires trade-offs that seek to balance impossible priorities.
The 2023 RIMS forum will explore what it truly means to leave no one behind, bringing the experiences of those who are doing so, to those who are seeking to do better.
Register now to join us in Ōtautahi in March 2023!
Majestic Centre | Ōtautahi, Christchurch, 22-23 March 2023
At the 2023 RIMS Forum we will explore what it means to leave no one behind, bringing the experience of those who are doing so to those who are seeking to do better.
Transportation is critical to a well-functioning society and equity issues related to access, intergenerational investment, geography, sustainability, including social, cultural, economic and environmental, abound. Road infrastructure professionals are constantly challenged by such imperatives, the resolution of which requires trade-offs that seek to balance impossible priorities.
With many changes of personnel throughout the industry and NLTP submissions just around the corner, this forum will give delegates the opportunity to take home new tangible knowledge and skills.
With interactive workshops that dive deep into focused topics through facilitated collegial collaboration, our own people will not be left behind in meeting their work programme challenges.
Workshopping & Tangible Skills
For the first time, the RIMS 2023 Forum will include workshopping sessions to help you and your team build tangible skills to bring back to your workplace ahead of NLTP submissions.
Workshops will support those new to the roading infrastructure management industry as well as those who are subject matter experts, with insights into (including but not limited to):
- Optimised Decision Making
- Back to Basics
- Corridor Management
In 2023, the RIMS Forum theme will tackle the equity challenges that the Roading Infrastructure Management Sector face.
Keynote speakers will grapple with topics such as:
- Intergenerational Investment
- Social, Cultural and Economic imbalances
Presentations will also be delivered by industry peers and colleagues, taking a deep dive into current projects, challenges and opportunities, to enable the sharing of information.
Networking & Collaboration
Networking and building productive, collaborative working relationships is vital to any conference, and that is not exception at RIMS 2023.
RIMS will gather Roading Infrastructure Management Professionals from around the motu, including those new to the field and our seasoned experts.
It’s the perfect opportunity to meet someone new and learn from others, through informal networking opportunities at our trade exhibition, and at our evening drinks and dinner.
Wednesday 22 March 2023
Welcoming Address with:
- Christchurch Mayor, Phil Mauger
- Gemma Mathieson, RIMS Forum Convenor
- Murray Pugh, CEO of IPWEA NZ
IPWEA NZ President’s Address
Keynote Speaker: Nicole Rosie, CEO of Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
Under 35 Presentations (15min each including Q&A)
- Leave No Utility Behind – William Reid, Reveal
- Seeing is believing – visualised asset data quality for improving data confidence – Owen Xu, Auckland Transport
- Taking charge of Road Structures Management – Michael Zhang, GHD
- Zeus and All Things Weather – Michael He, Downer
Plenary Presentations (20min each including Q&A)
- Asset management of Auckland Harbour Bridge – Carol Ma and Eric Audigé, HEB and Sixense Oceania
- Joined Up Planning – Leaving no-one behind – Mike Harrison, Waitaki District Council
Concurrent Presentation Streams – 20min each including Q&A
Facilitator Grant Holland
Proudly sponsored by WSP
Chasing our tails
– Gemma Mathieson & Lucien Zhang
IDS & Beca
Asset Management framework for retaining walls
– Sikander Singh
Tauranga City Council
Discussion on the NZUAG/Civil Strikes reduction project
– Nick Miskelly
Interactive Workshops Streams
Facilitator Grant Holland
Proudly sponsored by WSP
GHG modelling in dTIMS
Speaker announcement coming soon!
Launch of RIMS Fault Assessment Guide
– Adam Humphries
Fulton Hogan & RIMS
Discussion on NZUAG future directions
– Led by the NZUAG Independent Chair
Beca & Waka Kotahi:
Connecting good practice to tell a more compelling investment story
– Roger Brady
Te Ringa Maimoa & Waka Kotahi
Panel Discussion Part One
Represented by Utility, Council, NZUAG, and Contractor.
Suggested topic: working together in a positive way to ensure excellent outcomes.
This is your opportunity to have a focused conversation with a rotating audience format. Each group gets a 20-minute rapid download of knowledge, before moving to the next table. At this roundtable event, you can focus on connecting with industry professionals.
Keynote address: Mark Inglis ONZM – mountaineer, sportsman, winemaker, scientist
Happy Hour around the Trade
Networking Dinner Function
Close of evening
Programme is subject to change.
Thursday 23 March 2023
Breakfast in the Trade Area
Keynote Speaker: Geoff Cooper, Te Waihanga | New Zealand Infrastructure Commission
Transition into concurrent streams
Concurrent Presentation Streams – 20min each including Q&A
Facilitator Grant Holland
Proudly sponsored by WSP
Not another pothole!
– Craig Reed
Back to basics for a step change forward
– Andrea Nicol and Vesta Gribben
GHD & Inframax
– Bruce Ongley
What lies beneath
– Cole Johnson
Communicating through large scale events
– Nicholas Brewer
Stakeholder management of power companies
How do we lessen the impacts of Code and RCA requirements, as a national provider?
– Daniel Samuels
Incorporation of innovative data sets to enhance forecast for funding requirements using pavement modelling
– Khaldoon Azawi
Keeping communities connected
– Nick Webby
The next step to a connected future
– James Gunn and Daniel Nolan
Media Suite & Christchurch City Council
Interactive Workshops Streams
Facilitator Grant Holland
Proudly sponsored by WSP
Taking R&D into practice
– Fritz Jooste & Sean Rainsford
Enough is enough … or is it?
Te Ringa Maimoa
Cracking on with consistent condition data collection
– Alison Tomlinson
Queenstown Lake District Council
Update on the national Code of Practice review
– Nick Miskelly & Ian Cox
Chorus & Waka Kotahi
Asset management plan and business case development
Theuns Henning, Erik Barnes & Grant Holland
IDS, Waugh & Auxillium
Panel Discussion Part Two
Represented by Utility, Council, NZUAG, and Contractor.
Suggested topic: Forward planning – how it provides common service opportunities, and what that means for us working in the corridor.
- IDS Update with Theuns Henning
- RIMS SIG Update
- IPWEA NZ Update
Best Paper Finalist Presentations – 20min each including Q&A
Awards Presentation & Prize Draw with Exhibitors
Programme is subject to change.
CEO | Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
‘Do not let a disability define your life’
“Imagine, you are 23 years old, trapped in an ice cave for 14 days by a sub-zero blizzard on the summit of New Zealand’s highest peak.
You are starving and freezing to death. You wake up in hospital to find that you have lost both legs below the knees due to frostbite.
What do you do next?
If you are Mark Inglis, you climb Mount Everest, of course.”
Between losing his legs at 23 years old due to frostbite and then going on to be still the only double amputee to have stood on the roof of the world, the summit of Mount Everest, Mark has carved out careers as a mountain bike trail builder, scientist, a world recognised winemaker, business creator and innovator, paralympic athlete (NZ’s 1st paralympic cycling medal, a silver at Sydney 2000), Himalayan mountain and trekking guide, philanthropist and a leading International Motivator. Who else can truly define the often used saying, “Attitude determines your Altitude”
General Manager, Strategy | Te Waihanga, New Zealand Infrastructure Commission
Presentation & Workshop Speakers
National Maintenance Assets Lead | HEB Construction
Managing Director | Sixense Oceania
Eric is a French-Australian engineer and business manager with 35 years of experience in monitoring. Throughout his career he has driven the development and international applications in more than 20 countries of new monitoring solutions in a wide range of domains, including the environment, Defence & security, nuclear energy, mining and civil infrastructure.
After relocating in Australia in 2009, Eric joined Sixense in 2013 as Managing Director of the Oceania branch of Sixense Group to foster real-time monitoring in civil construction, infrastructure and mining.
Roading Manager | Waitaki District Council
Mike has a varied background across Council, Contracting and Consulting.
He has held key roles at Christchurch City and Dunedin City Councils; as well as being a Business Development Advisor for Enterprise Dunedin.
COO | Infrastructure Decision Support NZ
Gemma is the Chief Operating Officer of IDS and has over 10 years of experience in infrastructure asset management.
She has been involved in the development of forecasting models across infrastructure assets. Gemma was a technical specialist on the Waka Kotahi 2021-24 NLTP Strategic Maintenance Investment Justification Analysis, which received the IPWEA Australasia 2021 Project of the Year Award.
Asset Engineer | Beca
Lucien is an Asset engineer with three years’ experience with Beca, prior to those three years as a data analyst and research engineer in China.
Lucien specializes in computer algorithm design and automation, programming in a number of languages, mathematical modelling and data analysis.
Technical Director | Beca
Mike is a Senior Technical Director with 30 years’ experience in road asset management and network management.
Mike is the Beca practice lead for Transportation Infrastructure asset management and sits on the Higgins consolidated NOC Board. Mike recruits’ people like Lucien who know what a random forest classifier with oversampling methodology is.
CEO | Inframax Construction
Vesta is Chief Executive Officer of Inframax. Vesta has over 18 years’ experience in the infrastructure industry (both vertical and horizontal infrastructure).
Her approach is described as customer-centric with an unrelenting focus on putting people first. Inframax is a civil construction and maintenance company with specific expertise in local authority maintenance contracts.
Senior Asset Manager | GHD
Andrea is a Senior Asset Manager at GHD, based in Taumarunui. Prior to taking on this role, she worked at Ruapehu District Council for 16 years in the Land Transport department, becoming Team Leader, then Manager Land Transport in 2018.
During her time at Council, she studied and obtained her Bachelor of Highway Technology through NZIHT. She spent a year as REG champion for Manawatu-Taranaki and been part of the development of a number of Asset Management plans and 10 year budgets.
Partner Outcomes Manager | Media Suite
Jame is a Partner Outcomes Manager for Media Suite, the Christchurch software development house behind traffic impact permitting tool myWorkSites.
In this service design role, James helps facilitate and design digital tools to meet the needs of complex modern enterprises.
James has 15 years experience working in strategy, delivery management and consulting on data ecosystems, geospatial platforms, and other projects in the public sector. This makes him uniquely placed to provide an authoritative view on creating real change in domains such as corridor management.
Traffic Management Coordinator | Christchurch City Council
Daniel is a Traffic Management Coordinator for Christchurch City Council. He has been using myWorksites as his primary planning tool for the last 4 years.
After starting his career “on the road”, Daniel progressed to designing and submitting CCC traffic plans in Temporary Traffic Management before taking up his current role reviewing plans for the CCC. With 16 years of traffic management experience, Daniel is in an expert position to describe the challenges and opportunities of integrating data analytics to traffic planning with firsthand knowledge.
Under 35 Speakers
Business Development | Reveal
William Reid is a Geophysicist and an Associate Business Development Manager at Reveal, with a First-Class Honours Degree in Geophysics from the University of Auckland. He is passionate about the urbanisation of Aotearoa New Zealand and the opportunity that presents for a more prosperous society for more Kiwis. Away from the office, he can be found on or in the water.
Senior Asset Planning Analyst | Auckland Transport
Owen Xu, a mechanical engineer turned data analyst, is a senior asset planning analyst at Auckland Transport. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in both mechanical engineering and information technology. He has over 5 years of mechanical engineering experience in the US and New Zealand, plus more than 2 years data science and data analysis experience in New Zealand.
He is currently leading asset management business intelligence, data quality reporting and process improvement, and asset investment planning financial data management at Auckland Transport. He has a passion for telling stories with insightful visuals that could bring great value to the decision-making process in asset management.
Senior Advisor – Asset Management | GHD
Michael Zhang has over 9 years of asset management experience in New Zealand and internationally. He has extensive asset management & asset systems experience in the public and private sector across several different infrastructure sectors. He is experienced in providing specialist services around asset management strategy, asset systems designs and process flows, business intelligence, data visualization and data standards.
Development Engineer | Road Science
Michael He is currently a Development Engineer working to create valuable and effective projects in the Bitumen and IoT space.
His expertise is currently in working in project development and management of new projects and innovations that are resourceful to the transport industry.
The topography of Tauranga is such that retaining walls have been constructed in high numbers to support vulnerable slopes. Historically, the asset inventory and information on condition of retaining walls was inadequate and had led to higher cost of maintenance. Given the number of walls, it was essential for Tauranga City Council (TCC) to identify walls that may be of greater vulnerability and establish a long-term strategy for renewal or replacement. So, TCC carried out a network wide Asset inventory survey of retaining walls to update RAMM asset database. This advanced work has included capturing key asset information such as retained height, wall length, structural form, and an estimated age. In some instances, unretained slope batters have been incorporated.
The renewal and replacement of retaining walls can be expensive, particularly within the road corridor where works can be constrained by the built environment (proximal buildings, utility networks, road corridors) and topographic features. TCC have developed a retaining wall assessment and prioritisation framework for the screening and detailed assessment to identify the critical retaining walls in the city that may require additional monitoring, maintenance, and renewal. The framework focused on the following core objectives:
- Establishing a retaining wall assessment methodology using Critical Vulnerability Rating (CVR), comprising of three components; Wall Vulnerability, Wall Importance and Network Disruption;
- Providing a robust and consistent framework that is compatible with current RAMM asset management system for walls requiring more detailed inspection; and,
- Providing a suitable solution framework and indicative costing for critical walls.
The outcome of this study is to help form a future maintenance strategy to be incorporated into TCC’s long-term planning. There have been 2897 retaining walls identified in Tauranga, 735 of which have been identified within the road corridor and have been prioritised for further investigation. The framework allows TCC to have a decision-making process to apply to the effective management of all retaining wall assets and particularly the ones requiring immediate attention.
An update on the IDS/Waka Kotahi embodied carbon modelling project. How the model was developed and results of application to the State Highway NLTP analysis.
Background: the need for change.
The project: the process we went through to develop the guide, including consultation.
The outcome: overview of the guide.
Interactive session with series of fault photos – audience can choose the names and the severity. This exercise will:
- Introduce the new fault terms.
- Introduce the severity terms.
- Demonstrate the importance of the guide to get consistent interpretation and implementation.
Responding to the carbon challenge is becoming more urgent. Waka Kotahi have commissioned work to benchmark the national land transport infrastructure carbon footprint in a research project. This presentation will provide a preview of some the work currently being undertaken prior to release of the research later in 2023.
Beca have been commissioned by Waka Kotahi to undertake a research project to calculate the carbon footprint of all land transport infrastructure in New Zealand.
This covers assets such across road, rail, public transport including bus stations and ferry terminals and covers the full asset lifecycle from construction, maintenance, operation to end of life. While the research project is not finished yet, this presentation is a great opportunity to update industry on some of the initial findings of this important study.
The presentation will focus on some of the initial individual asset class findings and challenges, including sourcing national asset data and calculating the carbon across the full lifecycle.
The research project will be a key benchmark document and the presentation will be a preview of the work undertaken and some of the methodologies and issues involved.
Imagine the power we can harness by connecting and sharing good practices in transport asset management. By connecting practitioners in the industry, we can support those that need help and ensure they are not left behind. Sometimes it only takes seeing one good example or having a five-minute conversation to solve the most complex problem.
In our complex and fast-changing world, we need to be able to understand how we can tell a technical story in a way that is understandable to the public. Te Ringa Maimoa has completed the second review of all transport asset management plans across the country. We see a positive trend of improvement but also further need to improve our practices.
The review has identified some great examples of good practices and ways that can help improve our investment story. By sharing and connecting RCAs that have spearheaded innovative ideas and good practices with RCAs that need help, we can grow the capability and maturity of the sector.
We have compiled a growing collection of good examples and are developing a collaborative network/resource to share and connect individuals who can support each other.
Key learning points:
- Understand the national trends in asset management and business case practices.
- See and test practical examples of good practices.
- Connect those that need help to those doing good work.
With potholes hitting headlines throughout 2022 and becoming a key topic for politicians, we wanted to identify common causal factors to help prevent their likelihood of occurrence. This presentation explores data to answer the questions ‘Why is that pothole there?’ and ‘How can we stop these things popping up?’
Potholes pose a serious safety hazard and also present a significant concern to vulnerable communities when costs of tyre and wheel damage mount up. In an effort to better understand the problem and build a evidence-based case for better targeted funding, Fulton Hogan undertook a research project looking at all available data for themes and trends leading to potholes.
This presentation provides an overview of the research which examined and matched potholes against traffic data, pavement and surface age, drainage conditions, rainfall data, changing weather conditions over time and repair activates completed. The commonly used reasoning for potholes; ‘not enough/poor maintenance practices’ and ‘lack of renewal funding’ are tested. We will then identify options for both the client and the contractor that have the best short term (lasting month), medium term (the next construction season) and long term (next renewal timing) solutions.
Have you ever wanted your maintenance contract to be able to provide improved transparency for clients while enabling contractors to systematically improve maintenance outcomes? Come and hear about the Ruapehu journey, from the client and contractor, with a back-to-basics systemised approach to improve maintenance and associated outcomes.
Managing maintenance is crucial and we are all familiar with the recurring niggle list:
- Is the network inspected regularly?
- Have some roads not been graded for years?
- What do we do when contract documents don’t keep up?
- Why do maintenance issues get ‘driven past’?
- Is lump sum work being done?
- Prices rise, budgets are fixed… but we need to go to market
- What if staff change?
- I can’t find what I need in the contract documents
- How do I know I am receiving what I am paying for?
Going back to basics to create a systemised, structured and process driven approach around data, risk, performance, and behaviours helped address these issues to provide transparency and clarity, allowing the contractor to focus on the best solutions.
Clarity ensures no one gets left behind. Maintenance, asset management and community outcomes can be optimised. Hear about the journey from the client and contractor.
The three most important things in road maintenance are drainage, drainage, and drainage. This old adage is just as relevant as ever and new technology is providing rich data which help asset manager ensure no piece of road is left behind.
It has been widely accepted that pavement moisture leads to a reduced design life, more maintenance repairs and faster deterioration.
The changing dynamic of our road networks, including increasing traffic, changes to adjacent farming practises (irrigation), urban sprawl, as well as weather events becoming more frequent, requires us to explore new data sources to better inform decision making.
This presentation outlines a case study where Fulton Hogan have completed TDRI moisture surveys on the Northland and West Waikato NOC Networks encompassing over 2900 km of traffic lanes. Key points include:
- How moisture effects our networks, what is normal or base line, comparing Northland and West Waikato Networks.
- Identify locations for the current forward works programme which have higher moisture content or are susceptible to moisture and therefore have a higher risk of failure.
- Provide insight around collection constraints, data interpretation and quality.
August 2022 saw a significant rain event effect the Marlborough districts roading network, utilising new data pickup techniques and reporting systems allowed the network state and repair programme to be communicated and managed efficiently through various customers and stakeholders.
In August 2022 an atmospheric river event in the Marlborough region resulted in network wide flood and slip damage resulting in assets that were unusable and not fit for purpose for a significant timeframe.
Utilising ESRI systems the Marlborough Roads NOC team recorded over 4000 individual faults in just over 2 weeks from Utes, helicopters, and electric bikes across 3 different organisations.
The challenge was then communicating network state across various customers to ensure delays were clear and concise as well as working with different organisations to efficiently programme and manage the repair work in a consistent manner.
This presentation will focus on the technology utilised to collect the faults and how the data and system was then used to communicate with customers and collaborate across Waka Kotahi, Marlborough Roads, and Local Iwi to ensure efficient programming and culturally sensitive areas were allowed for when engineering the required remedial works.
Incorporation of innovative data sets to enhance forecast for funding requirements using pavement modelling.
The Northern Transportation Alliance (NTA) has a strategic approach to data acquisition. Two recent innovations have been the adoption of high-speed crack data (Laser Crack Measuring System – LCMS) and studies of heavy vehicle forestry truck movements around the network. Data is important to the asset management decision making and this data has also been incorporated into the pavement performance model to provide optimised forecasts of future pavement conditions and likely impacts to funding requirements for renewals and maintenance.
The NTA has completed a comprehensive study of high-speed crack data and implemented this into the annual modelling processes. The NTA recognised the need to embrace this new technology as the potential advantages that could improve the understanding of the network pavement performance and long-term trends.
The forestry strategy gathered information on forestry related heavy vehicle trips on the road network for the current use and make a forecast for the future demands. The forestry strategy then used pavement performance model analyses to predict future pavement condition and assess the associated financial impact from forestry trucks.
The key learning points for the audience to take away are:
- Data quality is essential for optimised decision making;
- We need to move with the emerging technologies (it is 2023!); and
- The future cannot be predicted without understanding the demands placed on the network.
The next (and the current) generation is motivated in their work by the ‘why’. Everyone wants to go home at the end of the day knowing they have made a positive difference. What more noble cause is there than helping communities in distress when weather has cut off basic needs?
At a point in time when we are getting more intense and more frequent weather events impacting our road networks, the need for our teams to be well prepared and equipped has never been greater. This presentation will outline the challenges and also rewards of working in emergency response as part of a road maintenance contract.
Drawing on the Fulton Hogan experience over several recent events in the Nelson/ Tasman region, we will highlight key lessons for successful response and transition into the recovery phase across aspects including:
- Proactive planning and resourcing – people and gear.
- Taking care of the team throughout the event.
- Data collection, triage and reconnaissance.
- Links with client and Emergency Operations Centre (EOC).
- Solutions to quickly re-establish community lifelines.
- Public communications.
You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough. So, how can an infrastructure professional, who has not experienced more than enough, know when enough is enough?
What is enough when it comes to investing in New Zealand’s transport network for the future, and how do we know when enough is enough?
Our new national road classification system ONF, which better includes people walking, riding a bike, or taking public transport, is being used to help determine the function of our roads and streets and inform decision-making.
Significant improvement has been made with the ONF performance reporting framework via the Te Ringa Maimoa Transport Insights web portal. Experience has highlighted the value of a reliable performance reporting source with a complete set of measures to understand when enough is enough.
The Transport Insights web portal performance reporting enables us to compare each RCA’s network and street class. As a result, we can differentiate and identify service levels across the country.
This presentation will focus on how the three interrelated areas:
- ONF performance measurement framework.
- Performance measure development for the sector.
- Te Ringa Maimoa Transportation Insights web portal, ONF and other modules.
In the very near future, RCAs will not have to concern themselves about what pavement condition data to collect or when, who and how to collect it. Te Ringa Maimoa is taking all RCAs into a future where they can just crack on and confidently use condition data to manage their assets better.
Consistent condition data is increasingly important in the New Zealand transport sector’s approach to lifecycle asset management, benchmarking, performance management and investment decision-making.
Te Ringa Maimoa is leading the implementation of a consistent approach to collect pavement, and surfacing condition data for all local authority sealed roads.
The Consistent Condition Data Collection (CCDC) implementation project is being undertaken collaboratively by sector representatives from councils and Waka Kotahi, supported by industry subject matter experts and is being phased through to 30 June 2024.
This presentation will focus on how the three desirable outcomes will be achieved:
1. Specifying the pavement and surfacing condition data to be collected for measuring, analysis, and reporting asset and network conditions.
2. Establishing the means to collect the condition data across New Zealand consistently.
3. The right condition data is consistent and will be available to all councils by July 2027.
IPWEA NZ sincerely thanks the generous support of the following sponsors for the 2023 RIMS Forum. If you are interested in sponsoring the Forum, or exhibiting, please contact Joanne Reddock: firstname.lastname@example.org | 027 303 8703
Thinkproject is an international technology group providing integrated software solutions across the entire asset lifecycle from design and build to operation.
Thinkproject is a global leader in construction intelligence, creating sustainable impact by turning intelligence from data and people into an indispensable asset. We provide integrated software and services that promote collaboration across the entire asset lifecycle, from design and build to operation, helping you make informed, data-driven decisions.
Connecting all stakeholders in single source of truth, RAMM is our innovative and fully integrated asset and work management solution for infrastructure and property. RAMM is leading-edge technology, helping our clients to optimise asset management and enhance predictive maintenance capability. Achieve real data visualisation with RAMM by combining your asset data with 2D and 3D models to easily identify and interact with assets in complex structures, import BIM data, and ingest real-time data to support the use of digital twins in RAMM.
Make intelligence your asset.
“Company-X offers world-leading software savvy delivered with a Kiwi can-do attitude.”
“Company-X’s reputation is built on providing world-leading software savvy teams to domestic and international clients.
We are renowned for building highly-skilled, tightly-knit, self-managed, and co-located teams that stay with projects from beginning to end and deliver software quickly.
Our team of about 50 software specialists include analysts, architects, designers, developers, testers and project managers with a can-do attitude.”
Waugh Infrastructure Management provides asset management services to local government, public and utility services clients.
Waugh Infrastructure Management is a niche consultancy that assists governments and councils with the full range of infrastructure asset management planning, from strategic planning and policy development, through to operational service delivery.
Waugh provides industry leadership within the New Zealand local government infrastructure management field, developing widely used guidance and templates designed to meet legislative and industry requirements . Waugh are infrastructure management specialists with wide domain expertise, who enjoy being part of your team and assisting in delivering the outcomes you require.
WSP is one of the world’s leading engineering professional services consulting firms, bringing together approximately 55,000 talented people globally.
We are technical experts who design and provide strategic advice on sustainable solutions, engineering projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come.
We’re proud of the unique value we bring to our clients at WSP. With unrivalled local knowledge harnessed from over 150 years of pioneering the important infrastructure and environments of NZ, alongside our world-class technical experts in Transport, Property & Buildings, Power, Earth, Environment & Water who are part of the 36 communities around NZ in which we operate, we know this place like no other. This combined with our network of 55,000 global WSP experts means that we have the power to generate solutions that question today, imagine tomorrow and create for the future.
Connecting NZ to world-class fibre broadband.
It started with the first ‘talking telegraph’ trial in 1877 which led to the formation of the New Zealand Post and Telegraph Department in 1881. What followed was 130 years of communications evolution that saw telephones in nearly every home, the privatisation of the network and birth of Telecom in 1987, and the arrival of the internet and mobile phone technology.
Now optical fibre ushers in a new era. Chorus was formed in March 2008 as a Telecom business unit operating at arm’s length from the rest of the organisation, to give all service providers access to the local fixed line network.
In December 2011, Chorus reached a major milestone, formally becoming a separate entity and listing on the New Zealand stock exchange.
Today, as New Zealand’s largest telecommunications infrastructure company, Chorus continues its long heritage of building and looking after the country’s fixed line telecommunications network for present and future generations.
Find out how this partnership uses co-design principles to champion excellence in transport asset management.
Formerly the Road Efficiency Group (REG), this unique partnership supports New Zealand’s drive to incentivise improved activity management, support multi-model decision making, and builds the capability of the transport sector.
Te Ringa Maimoa Transport Excellence Partnership is a collaborative initiative between Local Government NZ, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and all road controlling authorities, targeting business-excellence across the transport sector.
This programme builds sector capability and excellence enabling continuously improving investment decision-making based on robust activity planning, service delivery and quality comparative data.
The success of the programme has been the combined partnership of local government and Waka Kotahi promoting a ‘for the sector, by the sector’ philosophy. We support Road Controlling Authorities (RCAs) to understand the requirements of the Government Policy Statement on land transport and to become ‘smarter buyers’ by creating tools and providing guidance to improve performance.
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We have secured rooms at the Crowne Plaza, across from the beautiful Victoria Square and a 15 minute walk from the forum venue.
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Accommodation is available to forum attendees at special rates. We have secured rooms at the BreakFree on Cashel Street, a 10 minute walk from the forum venue.
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This year’s RIMS forum will be hosted at the Majestic on Durham in Ōtautahi, Christchurch.
The venue is located at 189 Durham Street South, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011.
Full registration including networking event includes all components as detailed in the programme, including morning and afternoon teas, lunches and the evening event.
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By registering for the forum, you acknowledge that the details supplied by you may be made available to the Forum Committee and accommodation providers (for the purposes of room bookings). Your details will be included in the delegate list unless you have indicated otherwise on the registration form. This listing will include your name/organisation and city and does not include your email address.
Cancellations must be in writing. An administration fee of $100 will be charged on all cancellations prior to 15 March 2023. Thereafter, refunds will be at the discretion of the organising committee and will be processed after the forum. No refunds will be made for late arrival or early departure. Registrations may be reassigned to another person from the same organisation without penalty. Please notify The Conference Team of any changes prior to the forum at email@example.com.
These are your own responsibility. The airport is a 30 minute drive from the central city. A taxi fare to the city centre is approximately $40 one way, a shuttle bus $25 or airport bus $3.
Forum Pricing and Payments
All pricing is quoted in New Zealand dollars exclusive of GST.
Payment is due within 21 days but must be paid in full prior to 22 March to gain access to forum.
Payments can be made by bank transfer or credit card. If paying by credit card an additional 3% surcharge will apply. We accept visa or Mastercard only.
Registration Credit Card Payments
We will neither collect nor store your credit card details. On the registration form, you will be directed to use the credit card payment facilities provided by Windcave. Payment will show as via The Conference Team Windcave makes the following statement on security:
“Windcave is committed to data security. Windcave uses a variety of technologies and procedures to help protect personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. For example, Windcave stores the data in computer servers with limited access that are located in controlled facilities secured by advanced surveillance and security technology. When Windcave transmits sensitive information (such as a payment card number), Windcave protects it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (“SSL”) protocol. Credit card details stored onsite are encrypted using 168bit 3DES encryption. Windcave is a level 1 certified PCI-DSS compliant provider.”
All insurance is the responsibility of registrants. The Forum Organising Committee, IPWEA NZ, Majestic on Durham and The Conference Team Ltd (PCO) accept no liability or responsibility for illness or death, injury or accident to or financial loss by any person attending the Forum, whatever the cause.
Liability & Warranty
In the event of any disruption or event leading to losses or added expenses being incurred in respect of the Forum, there shall be no liability attached The Forum Organising Committee, IPWEA NZ, Majestic on Durham and The Conference Team Ltd (PCO).
The Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 applies to the sale of goods or services to consumers. If the goods or services are acquired for a business, then our liability is limited to the contract price.
By completing this registration form, you acknowledge that the details supplied by you may be made available to the Forum Committee, accommodation provider (for the purposes of room bookings) and conference sponsors. Your details will be included in the delegate list unless you have indicated otherwise on the registration form. This listing will include your name/organisation and city and does not include your email address.
Cancellations must be in writing. An administration fee of $100+gst will be charged on all cancellations prior to 15 March 2023. Thereafter, refunds will be at the discretion of the organising committee and will be processed after the conference. No refunds will be made for late arrival or early departure. Registrations may be reassigned to another person from the same organisation without penalty. Please notify The Conference Team Ltd of any changes prior to the forum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The convenors reserve the right to change activities, topics and presenters where necessary. Neither the organisers (The Conference Team Ltd) nor the convenors shall be liable for any loss caused by the cancellation or abandonment of the event where such cancellation is due to Force Majeure. The term “Force Majeure” means any circumstance beyond the reasonable control of the organisers including but not limited to war, hostilities (whether war be declared or not), terrorism, aircraft hijacking, military operation, riot, civil war, rebellion, civil commotion or unrest, pandemics or natural disasters, Acts or Regulations of government, refusal to grant visas, explosions, transport delays, transport difficulties and the insolvency of airline carriers. The organisers will use all reasonable efforts to conduct the event despite the intervention or occurrence of any such cause. Changes will be notified on this website.