Third party damage (TPD) of utility assets in Transport Corridors – Near misses vs actual and how do we identify repeat offenders? Rene DÁth, First Gas

  Third party damage of utility assets is, “not can be”, a major cost to asset owners across all utility sectors. Not to mention the safety risks these damages impose. And these costs can be much higher than the pure cost of rectifying the damage. Post incident actions including awareness or education presentations, technical training, […]

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Havelock North Trunk Water Main – Maximising collaboration to minimise disruption. James Hopgood and Shaun Penprase, Stantec

A new DN500 trunk main was constructed by Hastings District Council in 2018. This was part of an overarching strategy to enable the decommissioning of the Brookvale bore field, and replace this with an alternative supply from Hastings. The trunk main was to also improve resilience for operations and maintenance as there was only 1 […]

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An evidence-based approach for value for money assessment of Roading Infrastructure in New Zealand. Harish Shivaramu, Auxilium Ltd

  The Activity Management Plans (AMPs) are developed by the Road Controlling Authorities (RCAs) to outline their short-term and long-term management approach for the maintenance and operation of the road network under their jurisdiction. Ideally, these AMPs need to be customer and outcome focused, and should also be able to demonstrate ‘sound principles and processes’ […]

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Maintenance costs. Colin Scott, Waikato District Alliance

  In an effort to forecast maintenance costs for renewal justifications, I developed a simple process for creating cost trends from existing maintenance data. This tool allows me to quickly quantify expected maintenance costs post rehabilitation. As roads perform differently, this tool also allows me to easily group similar performing treatment lengths, making forecasting even […]

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