Theuns received his ME (Transportation) from the University of Pretoria, South Africa his PhD at the University of Auckland. His research includes condition deterioration modelling, asset management systems and optimisation of infrastructure renewal and replacement programmes including road pavements, water pipes and bridges.
He has joined the University in 2007 as an academic staff member from industry, having been an internationally recognized consulting engineer. He led a number of national industry steering bodies, including being the CEO of IDS ltd, a company of IPWEA NZ (Engineers for Local Government) and has worked a number of years as advisor to the NZTA.
For NZTA, he was responsible for the long-term maintenance strategic planning for all state highways of NZ. He has also completed thirteen NZTA research projects and three for the World Bank. These research projects included some internationally ground breaking work in relation to the techniques of road condition data collections and condition forecasting models.
Theuns has been responsible for the dTIMS asset management system implementation for infrastructure agencies in NZ since 1999 when he has immigrated to NZ. Through this project, the NZ Long-term Pavement Performance program was created that includes the manual measurement of road condition data collection. He has set up this program through his PhD, and to date Theuns has completed seven NZTA research projects on the basis of this program.
Since 1998 Theuns has started his involvement in Performance Based Contracts (PBC) and his experience in this area not only covers NZ and Australia but also Indonesia, China, and Mauritius. He has also been involved with some strategic international reviews of PBCs. Through this work Theuns has also completed a number of studies in performance measurement, reporting and management. Some of these projects include a benchmarking process for public transport, an assignment form the World Bank and a number of performance management frameworks for road agencies and water utilities.
Theuns is a member of IPENZ, IPWEA NZ and has been appointed to international committees such as the Transport Research Board (TRB) and the international conference organizing committee of the 9th ICMPA to be held in Washington DC in 2015.
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