20 Oct 2020
The Asset Management Data Standard (AMDS) programme is a collaboration between Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and the Road Efficiency Group (REG). It's set to improve the management of land transport infrastructure asset information that supports decisions about our land transport assets and what sits on and under them.
The programme will develop and implement a national data standard for our land transport assets (roads, highways, bridges, and cycleways). It'll establish a common language the sector can share – a way of defining and describing land transport assets, their attributes, characteristics, properties, location and performance to enable efficient and effective end-to-end life cycle asset management.
Implementation of the standard will be in June 2021. Prior to this, there will be four minor releases to socialise the standard to measure suitability for use, gather feedback, gauge impact and provide visibility to our stakeholders. The first release was launched on July 31 and the second release on October 30, to include three asset types: Locations, Zones and Devices.
Locations, Zones and Devices
A draft cross-agency Location referencing standard is the first major component. It proposes a location referencing standard to be used across sectors and infrastructure types. It proposes a spatial first concept, with linear referencing and centre-line included for pavement and surface and rail assets.
The second significant and related area is the concept of zones. Zones will allow us to capture multiple overlays to transport assets including environment, heritage, safety, speed, multi-modal and land use areas. It will help to resolve the handling of lanes, centre-line and linear referencing. Release v0.2 will then add to the "devices" group and will include physical traffic controlling devices like traffic islands, speed humps and road markings plus street lights.
Remaining ITS assets plus structures including bridges, geotechnical and water assets will follow in Release v0.3 in early 2021. Release v0.3 will also include changes to pavement and surfacing, barriers and device supporting structures in response to feedback to v0.1.
Waka Kotahi has spoken to over 90% RCAs, visited over 30 and intends to meet all RCAs by the end of November 2020. Shane Gorinski, Relationship Manager, Asset Management Data Standard Programme said; “The response has been very positive with all contacted willing to help and be part of the process”.
If you are a road controlling authority, maintenance contractor, asset management software provider, or anyone with an interest in the development and implementation of the standard, we want to hear from you.
To better support the 30 October release and to provide a greater understanding of the impact of the standard and what it means to you, regional workshops will be held in November at Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency Regional offices.