If you think that New Zealand is all about dairy products and scenic places, then you are seeing just a limited picture of the country.
Inframnage.com is a Timaru-based company that specialises on infrastructure asset management learning. The company has been conducting webinars and producing learning videos that are available for free and paid subscriptions in the last three years now.
In late May 2016, Inframanage started a 9-video series “NZ’s Asset Management Success Story Revealed” that talks about the inception of Infrastructure Decision Support (IDS) Project and its successful implementation and institutionalisation of asset management in New Zealand.
The video series features David Fraser (IDS Board Chairperson) and Theuns Henning (IDS CEO) as resource persons and Ross Waugh of Inframanage.com as host.
To many Kiwis, the terms “infrastructure asset management” or “IDS Project” are probably new vocabulary but let me give an example based on my layman’s understanding.
For example, the highway that you see in the photo above, the highway that allows us to travel smoothly to Mt. Cook (and other scenic places), our local authorities have already plotted how it will be maintained and operated in the next 30 years. The same could be true of the infrastructure that you see in your town or city.
Yes, it’s really amazing how New Zealand cities and districts have institutionalised asset management and it’s implemented and plans are updated regardless of political leadership changes.
Deighton, a Canada-based software company that has been the partner of IDS for its asset management application called dTIMS, has featured on the frontpage of their website the videos that Inframanage.com has produced.
See the screenshot image below:
Deighton works with big companies and organisations around the world. It has established presence in North America, Europe and New Zealand.
With Deighton placing on their website front page the link to Inframanage.com’s documentary on the IDS Project, New Zealand’s success on infrastructure asset management is being shared globally.
PHOTO CREDIT: Karl Hipolito