Paving the way for a Digital Engineering future – Waka Kotahi’s New Zealand Transport Agency Asset Management Data Standard. David Darwin, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency


Paving the way for a Digital Engineering future, the Asset Management Data Standard (AMDS) programme is a collaborative programme between the NZ Transport Agency and The Road Efficiency Group that aims to improve the management of land transport infrastructure asset information.  The programme will develop and implement a national data standard, establishing a common language the sector can share so we can make the best decisions about New Zealand’s land transport assets. . This standard will realise significant benefits through improved efficiencies, networking planning and resilience.

David Darwin is the Lead Investment Planning Advisor for the Transport Services group in Waka Kotahi, the New Zealand Transport Agency.
He is responsible for the asset management operational policy and the technical standards and through those for the value for money frameworks used through the development & delivery of the annual programme of works.  He is a Chartered Professional civil engineer. He is experienced in infrastructure asset management including the development of the state highway maintenance programme, development of asset information systems, management of transport and drainage business units, and development of the National Land Transport Plan.