The RIMS Group Recent released a new guideline on the monitoring and management of road infrastructure. Sponsored by Queenstown Lakes DC, it forms part of the Body of Knowledge and aims to assist authorities in better decision making for investment in maintenance programmes through performance monitoring, reporting and management. The objectives of the Guideline are:
- Improve the understanding of how the network performs through specific measures (what they measure, how it can be used) and its performance from a statistical point of view
- Clarify the performance management implications as viewed from different performance monitoring frameworks used in New Zealand, including One Network Road Classification (ONRC), Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) and Council specific frameworks
- Improve the understanding of linking performance outcomes to the appropriate maintenance programme and investment profile
- Define the data implications on performance monitoring and need guidance to the type, frequency, quality and processing of condition data
Based in Auckland, New Zealand, Dr Theuns Henning holds many roles within the civil engineering industry, drawing on his academic background and industry experience. Theuns is a published author of 39 international journals, six Road Infrastructure Management (RIMS) Body of Knowledge Guidelines and is the primary author of four World Bank Guidelines for developing countries. He holds a Masters of Engineering (Transportation) from the University of Pretoria, South Africa and completed his PhD at the University of Auckland in 2009, where he was the recipient of the Foundation for Research and Technology Bright Future Scholarship.