RIMS Forum 2022: Save the date

Programme  |   Call for Abstracts  |   Sponsorship

IPWEA NZ and RIMS are delighted to bring to market a two-day event, following on from the success of previous forums. In 2021, we had over 180 attend over the two days of the forum and we are planning for similar numbers in 2022. We are excited about supporting regional New Zealand and having our forum in Palmerston North.

Roading Infrastructure Management Support Group (RIMS) is New Zealand’s authoritative voice on road asset and information management. We provide leadership, strategic advice and promotion of best practice to ensure consistency and efficiency across New Zealand roads. RIMS is an IPWEA NZ Special Interest Group.



DAY  ONE    will include presentations which are aimed at the broad roading infrastructure management industry. It will have a strong focus on sharing asset management good practice examples, data collection, works management, transforming data into intelligence and the use of systems and data in optimised decision making and the management of assets.



DAY TWO  starts with a light breakfast in the exhibition hall.

The presentations on day two will include more detailed technical talks and workshops for sharing difficulties & learning’s, debating and digging further into some key issues in these parts of the industry. An important goal of day two is to provide a forum for professionals in the sectors of the industry that do not often get the opportunity to meet as a community to come together and make contacts/network.



Awards will be chosen from the Forum presentations for three categories:

  • Innovation Award
  • Peoples Choice
  • Under 35’s

RIMS Innovation Award will be judged by a panel, while Peoples Choice and Under 35’s will be judged by the attendees.


  • What the stats tell us – Are we improving, holding the line or going backwards
  • Code Review – What Changed
  • RCA Experiences – District Councils, City Councils, NZTA
  • Utility Operators Experiences – Gas, Power, Telco.
  • New products and treatments which lower our carbon demand and reduce emissions.
  • Asset and carbon performance – how do you communicate this to your customers.
  • Business case approach in Roading
  • Innovation in predictive analytics and asset forecasting
  • How is ONF changing the landscape of road asset management
  • Developments in utilities management. What’s going on underground?
  • Emerging data for network management.
  • Forward works programming – and its carbon impact.
  • Are decisions driven by data?
  • Customer Levels of Services
  • Technology supporting the changes in road asset management
  • Collaboration to reduce our impact on the environment.
  • Long-term strategies and their impact
  • Good case studies modeling examples
  • Linking Customer Levels of Service to Investment Decision Making
  • Benefits of working Collaboratively
  • Performance Measurement and Benchmarking
  • Contract Model Case Studies
  • Smart Buyer and smart supplier.
  • Motivators vs Behavior’s
  • Total cost of delivery vs tender box
  • Taking a Business case approach to Procurement
  • Road Safety – Are we making a difference?


If you would like to discuss packages or sign up for a sponsorship /exhibition stand, then please contact Joanne at The Conference Team at 03 359 2600 or joanne@conferenceteam.co.nz.

Platinum Sponsor

Thinkproject is an international technology group providing integrated software solutions across the entire asset lifecycle from design and build to operation. This year we are launching two group solutions to New Zealand, CEMAR and Conclude CDE, to provide global-leading digital solutions for Contract Management and Common Data Environments. The RAMM Solution Suite is delivering digital innovation to enable predictive maintenance and asset optimisation capability. To achieve real data visualisation, RAMM combines asset data with 2D schematics to easily identify and interact with assets in complex structures, and will soon provide the ability to import BIM data and 3D models, convert schematics into intuitive 3D models, and ingest real-time data to support the use of Digital Twins in RAMM.  Make Intelligence Your Asset.

Gold Sponsors

Higgins delivers a comprehensive range of civil construction and road maintenance services across urban and rural areas. With a team of 1700 people across New Zealand and in Fiji, we have a ‘Customer No.1’ focus to provide only the very best in service, product and solutions. The foundation of the business is our values which shape our behaviours and make us a great place to work and good people to work with. 


Silver Sponsors


Waugh Infrastructure Management is a niche consultancy that assists governments and councils with the full range of infrastructure asset management planning, from strategic planning and policy development, through to operational service delivery.

Waugh provides industry leadership within the New Zealand local government infrastructure management field, developing widely used guidance and templates designed to meet legislative and industry requirements. Waugh are infrastructure management specialists with wide domain expertise, who enjoy being part of your team and assisting in delivering the outcomes you require.

Waugh sponsor the IPWEA NZ Excellence in Asset Management Award.

WDM_NZ_Transparent_logo.jpg W.D.M. Limited offers the complete asset management solution and is the UK’s leading manufacturer and provider of highway survey and monitoring equipment, including SCRIM® (Sideways-force Coefficient Routine Investigation Machine). W.D.M.® is also the UK’s largest survey contractor and has been surveying New Zealand’s State Highway network since the mid-90s for SCRIM® and High Speed Data, working alongside Waka Kotahi in helping save hundreds of lives through safer roads.
Deighton Associates Limited (Deighton) has established itself as one of the world leaders in providing asset management systems and asset management expertise at the strategic, tactical, and operational levels for agencies around the world. Recognized as the premier software product for infrastructure asset management, dTIMS® is used to manage large infrastructure networks in Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, New Zealand, and the United States. These infrastructure networks include hundreds of thousands of miles of pavements, thousands of bridges, and millions of wastewater, storm water, and fresh water distribution pipe assets.




Key dates

Mon 18 October  Call for abstracts closed
Fri 19 November  Authors advised
Fri 4 March  PPT presentations due
23-24 March 22  2022 RIMS Forum

Contact Joanne:  03 359 2600 or joanne@conferenceteam.co.nz

^RIMS 2021