2014 NZIHT Resilient Infrastructure Conference

6th - 8th July 2014

The Resilient Infrastructure Conference is the NZIHT mid-year conference in Rotorua with presentations by industry experts drawn from Consultants, Contractors and Stakeholders to share best practices in Resilient Infrastructure with a particular emphasis on roading.

The purpose is to explore recent developments in design, construction and maintenance to ensure that infrastructure projects can be provided by Clients which are resilient, functional, have a satisfactory design life and are also achieving value for money. This allows Clients to deliver good quality, long lasting projects with ever increasing design lives on  flat line (or decreasing) budgets. The submission of Abstracts is by invitation.


Dr Mike Mamlouk 

Dr. Mamlouk is a Professor and Chairman of the Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering program at Arizona State University.  Dr. Mamlouk graduated from Purdue University and has many years of research and teaching experience in the field of pavement design, pavement evaluation, and material characterization.  He has directed numerous research projects on sustainable pavement, pavement evaluation, material testing, pavement preservation and nondestructive testing.  Dr. Mamlouk has published over 100 technical papers and is the main author of the “Materials for Civil and Construction Engineers” textbook, published by Pearson Education Inc., which has been used at more than 150 schools worldwide.  He is a professional engineer in the state of Arizona.  He is a fellow of ASCE and an active member of other professional societies such as TRB, AAPT and ASTM.

Stephen Selwood

Stephen is the chief executive of New Zealand’s peak infrastructure industry body the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development. He is an expert on the infrastructure sector with a deep understanding of infrastructure governance, strategy, regulation, funding, delivery and management. He has undertaken extensive research of infrastructure policy implementation and delivery within New Zealand and overseas. Particular areas of expertise include, infrastructure industry leadership, productivity, advanced procurement, investment analysis, communications and stakeholder relationship management. He acts in an advisory capacity to the industry and on government appointed expert advisory groups. He is a member of the NZ Institute of Directors and has held a number of governance positions within the local government sector and charitable organisations.


Roger Fairclough 







Roger is a Civil Engineer and Member of the Institution of Professional Engineers New  Zealand. His career spans government, State Owned Enterprises and the private sector,  with infrastructure experience including:

     -  major industrial projects,

     -  high rise buildings,

     -  investigations for new electricity generation opportunities,

     -  government policy development,

     -  renewable energy in the Pacific,

     -  civil defence and emergency management,

     -  natural hazards research, and

     -  new technologies.

Within the National Infrastructure Unit (NIU) Roger leads work on Infrastructure Resilience and Infrastructure Research.