Asset Owner's Representatives and Technical Leads from the New Zealand Transport Agency and Christchurch City Council were co-located with the team at SCIRT's central office. There were one or two Asset Owner's Representatives and Technical Leads per asset type. Their role was to provide an Asset Owner's perspective to the rebuild of the city's infrastructure.
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A case study was carried out by research and consulting group Resilient Organisations on what made SCIRT an effective organisation, based on an interview with Duncan Gibb (founding Executive General Manager, SCIRT), Belinda de Zwart (HR and Peak Performance Manager), and Rod Cameron (Value Manager).
University of Cambridge Affiliated Lecturer, Dr. Kristen MacAskill, undertook qualitative research to determine factors that affect the ability of engineers to include resilient measures in rebuilding civil infrastructure systems. The abstract of her final PhD thesis is attached.
Challenges over the funding of Christchurch's horizontal infrastructure repair programme, how it was shared, and how to assure value for taxpayers and ratepayers, shaped and reshaped the governance structure of SCIRT.