The Asset Management Data Standard (AMDS) was established to support the complete asset management lifecycle, whereas many traditional data standards have been developed from a maintenance management perspective.
When comparing to a traditional data standard, a common difference is the AMDS has been designed to support methods or processes on the network rather than at the asset level. This model enables us to reflect the activities that occur around the assets rather than capturing information against the asset itself.
Supporting the complete Asset Management Lifecycle enables us to monitor trends in impacts, service performance or asset condition targeting the right intervention in the right place and the right time by providing better consistent data. This will help Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency improve understanding of when and why maintenance renewal and improvement activities are needed, what different roadworks can achieve and cost, and how they should be designed and scoped to address all service defects and outcomes together for least disruption.
AMDS is intended to support current and future multimodal networks and reflect the planning and design activities around that for asset management.
The success of the AMDS programme to develop and deliver a national, shared standard for roading asset management relies on a collaborative effort between Waka Kotahi and the wider local government and transport sector.