Infrastructure Associates

Independent multidisciplinary infrastructure management consulting

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Infrastructure Associates is an independent multidisciplinary infrastructure management consultancy practice.

Our core services are providing consulting services in the infrastructural advisory area. Our focus is on setting direction, business alignment, better decision making, and effective planning. Enabling better asset management is at the core of the services we provide.

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Some of our recent projects

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Tamaki Redevelopment Company

The Tamaki Redevelopment Company (TRC) has taken ownership of 2,700 social houses in the Tamaki area.  Facing the challenge of transitioning housing management from Housing New Zealand and progressing the development of the housing stock, TRC sought the assistance of Infrastructure Associates. David developed an asset management manual that was used to gain Community Housing Provider registration and within the organisation to ensure clear understanding. The organisation also needed a new asset management plan, which David customised to suit their needs.

Auckland Council

During 2017 and 2018, David led the preparation of eight Service and Asset Plans for Auckland Council’s Community Services group. A new approach to asset management planning was developed which enabled a service orientated focus to be used. The traditional IIMM asset orientated approach used in the past did not adequately describe the shift in emphasis required for the services nor did it tell the investment story. The plan development included workshops to explore the problems and benefits through a better business case for each service, analysis of the service roles, renewal planning, and great deal of collaboration. 

Waimakariri District Council

In 2018 David completed the review of five Asset Management Plans for Waimakariri District Council including transport, the three waters and open spaces. A desktop review was undertaken for the plans and a report drafted for each one was prepared. David was asked to present the findings to Council and to discuss with each team ways that the plans could be improved.  Feedback from Council was positive and the recommendations were well received.

Asset Management Maturity Assessments

David is currently undertaking the asset management maturity assessment for the Ministry of Education and for the Department of Corrections. In 2011, David developed the tool that uses the International Infrastructure Management Manual (IIMM) maturity framework. This tool is now widely used in the industry to assess current performance against an appropriate target across 16 areas of asset management capability.

Agencies reviewed by David and his team of consultants include six DHBs, the healthAlliance, Housing New Zealand, the Ministry of Education, Corrections, DIA, ACC and Inland Revenue.