Improve outcomes by applying leadership and capability to manage data throughout the whole lifecycle of an asset, including taking a better approach to data for quality assurance so that trends or non-conformances can be responded to in a timely manner.

Future challenges, such as climate change, bring added risks that need to be considered for our assets and the achievement of our objectives.

One way we can better manage these risks is through robust quality assurance with the right leadership and capability in place. A regime that is efficient, and data-driven in its approach, will get to an effective outcome more quickly, more easily and more reliably.

In recent years, Asset Management Data Standards (AMDS) have been developed for transport asset data and provide an excellent foundation to ensure quality data is captured, managed and maintained as an asset in its own right. However, there are not yet established data standards across the industry for quality data.

There are significant benefits in capital projects, as well as in maintenance and operations, to having timely, robust data to assure quality and respond to undesirable trends as they arise.

Better data leads to better decisions and can ensure greater infrastructure resilience.

Damien Douglas


Damien has worked with WSP for over 16 years in New Zealand as well as the UK and Australia. He is currently based in Wellington as WSP’s national Service Line Leader for Network Management professional services where he leads a talented group of people who help manage some significant road networks across the country with clients such as Waka Kotahi and local authorities. In a previous role he worked closely with a small team of experts on several pieces of work analysing and interpreting quality data, which have made him think, “There must be a better way!?”.
Concurrent Session A

Kaitiakitanga | Tahi

Tuesday 21 May