WHY WAUGH INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT HAS BEEN ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE IN A NICHE WHERE FINANCIAL EFFICIENCY AND PUBLIC AUDIT ARE CHALLENGING
Ross Waugh believes in the simple business philosophy: “make sure it is always a two-way street with our clients.”
Ross is expert in the municipal and local authority sector. He has been providing consultancy services in the sector for over 16 years.
His experience working with a number of Councils over this time enables him to create sound and practical concepts.
Waugh Infrastructure Management Ltd, the company Ross established, has implemented projects for over 70 percent of New Zealand local authorities.
The company works in a specific field where achieving success entails pro-active partnerships with clients who are usually of the same background. “We implement appropriate and best practice methodology for the benefit of our clients and their constituents”.
“Two-way street with our clients” means we enable our partners, mentoring them with new concepts and processes so they can apply them well using their own resources.
“We ensure we invest in our clients as much as we provide consulting expertise,” Ross Waugh said.
Waugh Infrastructure Management Ltd has carved a niche in the infrastructure asset management arena. They are experts in creating and updating infrastructure management plans, integrating existing practice and fulfil all external and legislative requirements.
Moreover, they create asset management improvement programmes, distinct and tailored to match the client’s requirements, and applicable for the number of years specified.
This process may involve Waugh Infrastructure Management to:
- Analyse assets for lifecycle plans update;
- Use a holistic method – capital renewal and operational expenditure integration;
- Include recent legislation revisions;
- Support service level planning and demand management incorporation;
- Provide advice to client’s asset management team on best practice applications;
After the Asset Management Plan completes the statutory updating round, the Waugh Infrastructure Management team may to be called on to review plans, taking notice of items they have not had input into.
In conducting objective analysis, they use a model and standard scoring system, which is assessed against National Compliance data.
Waugh Infrastructure Management gives further suggestions for enhancing the Asset Management Plan, integrating knowledge and experience on best practices in the sector.
They usually participate in the full three-year cycle of asset management planning for their clients.
To meet the challenge of updating plans to accommodate new requirements, particularly in the risk management area the Waugh Infrastructure Management team conducts the following:
- Analyse meticulously the factors affecting future capacity;
- Evaluate funding resources for operations, maintenance and renewals;
- Ensure the assets are performing according to the owners’ expectation and externally imposed standards
That’s where the Waugh Infrastructure Management experience pays off.
“Asset management is a complex undertaking these days and with increasing public debate over investment in infrastructure by ratepayers, we are able to cost-effectively provide solutions that not only stand robust scrutiny but also meet best practices,” says Ross.
Their clients take a great deal of comfort in the expertise and practical results that Waugh Infrastructure Management helps them deliver for their communities.
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