Hynds Paper Of the Year




2019 Winner Announced!
Congratulations to James Thorne (WSP Opus) for his winning paper: Intuitive Decision Making for Infrastructure Strategists.
James has won an all expenses paid trip to Brisbane to attend the IPWEA Queensland conference later in 2019.

The three finalists of the 2019 Hynds Award presented their papers on Wednesday 26 June, at the IPWEA NZ Conference in Wellington:

  1. William Gray, WSP Opus - Quality Assurance in Pavement Construction – Our Legacy
  2. James Hughes, Tonkin & Taylor - The Impacts of Climate Change on our Stormwater and Wastewater Systems
  3. James Thorne, WSP Opus - Intuitive Decision Making for Infrastructure Strategists


Purpose of the Hynds Award
The purpose of the Hynds Paper is to encourage IPWEA NZ members to improve their presentation skills by presenting papers on asset management and engineering for infrastructure.

All IPWEA NZ members who have a paper accepted for presentation at the IPWEA conference are automatically entered into the Hynds Award. Before the conference, Judges select the three best papers, who then present in the Hynds Paper plenary session at conference. the presentations will be judged by the audience.

The winner of this award has the opportunity to present the winning paper at an IPWEA conference in Australia. The prize includes return airfares for two (ie winner and partner) , accommodation for the period of the conference, airport transfers and delegate and partner conference registration fees.

Our thanks go to Hynds Group for sponsoring this award annually since 1990.

Hynds Paper of the Year, 2018 - Winner
2018 Hynds Paper Winner - Irmana Garcia Sampedro
winning paper, "How to Plan for an Earthquake Event".
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Hynds Paper of the Year, 2017 - Winner
2017 Hynds Paper Winner - David Langford

winning paper, "Blurring the lines with the New Plymouth District Council professional services collaborative contract".
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Hynds Paper of the Year, 2016 - Winner
2016 Hynds Paper Winner - Carey Morris
Winning Paper: "Is Cheap Real Value". - Click here to download paper

Hynds Paper of the Year, 2015 - Winner
2015 Hynds Paper Winner - Chris Maguire
with the winning paper, "Standardising Standards and Creating Best Practice".
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Hynds Paper of the Year, 2014 - Winner
2014 Hynds Paper Winner was Simon Bush with the winning paper, "Agent base modelling, a quiet revolution in asset management"
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Hynds Paper of the Year 2013 - Winner
2013 Hynds paper Winner was Phil Cahill (Dunedin City Council) with the winning paper, "3 Waters and the Amis Programme"
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Hynds Paper of the Year 2012 - Winner
The Winner of the 2012 Hynds paper
was Caroline Boot (PLan A) with the winning paper, "Value for Money Starts With Clever Buying"
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Hynds Paper of the Year 2011- Winner
The Winner of the 2011 Hynds paper
was Joanna Orr (DOWNER) with the winning paper, "The Ruby Bay Bypass" 

Hynds Paper of the Year 2010 - Winner
The winner of the 2010 Hynds paper
was Mark Faulkner (OPUS International Consultants Ltd) with the winning paper, "Landslip Stabilisation - Turei Hill, Kawakawa Bay. Click here to download the paper.

Hynds Paper of the Year 2009 - Winner
The winner of the 2009 Hynds paper
was Andrew Washington Timaru District Council) with the winning paper, "An Alternative approach to managing waste water flows during rain events". Click here to download the paper.