Keeping good roads good – How much is enough? Elke Beca, WSP


IDS provide industry leadership in the development, advocacy, and implementation of evidence-based decision making for infrastructure. As custodians of the NZ performance modelling IP, IDS has been developing and refining NZ performance models for over 20 years. In 2019, IDS embarked on a ground-breaking project with the NZ Transport Agency (Waka Kotahi); establishing a robust evidence basis for 2021 NLTP Pavement & Surfacing business case.  This presentation explores the developments achieved through this project and how these will be embedded in current process to enhance decision making industry wide.  In closing we will look at the overall outcomes from the project, the challenges faced by the industry and indication of how much really is enough.

Over the past 15 years, Elke has held integral roles in the Asset Management field both within New Zealand and internationally.  Elke currently holds the position of Technical Principal Analytics for WSPSpecialising in performance modelling, Elke also holds the position of IDS Technical Manager, leading the technical development of the dTIMS project in New Zealand.
Elke holds a BE in Engineering Science from the University of Auckland, a Masters of Technology in Pavements from the CPEE and is an ISO 55000 Certified Asset Management Assessor (CAMA)