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Deane is the project manager for the project to recover full operation of State Highway Six at Diana Falls in the Haast Pass. This role required Deane, in conjunction with the New Zealand Transport Agency as the Road Controlling Authority and Opus International Consultants as MEM's client, to develop the overall strategy for the recovery project. Deane based this strategy firmly around safety for the travelling public and workers at the site as top priority, followed by clear and consistent communication, with road availability following these two key guiding principles. Deane and the specialist engineers and highway maintenance contractor identified the need for a staged approach to recovering the route, identified the need for an overarching approach to management of health & safety on the project, including working with the physical works contractor to enhance and implement existing emergency response procedures, and to prepare for, facilitate, and ensure implementation of robust risk assessment process to identify threats and controls.

Deane then managed a transition to the construction contract phase with $3M of slope protection fences.

Deane's experience with incident response planning and management for the Christchurch earthquakes, following the Pike River mine explosion, as an ambulance paramedic, as well as experience managing underground coal mine infrastructure projects allowed a rapid identification of strategic and operational needs, which then flowed logically to implementation.

Deane was a member of the management team for a large scale Detailed Engineering Evaluation programme of some 2,600 buildings in Canterbury for the Ministry of Education. This role involved developing operational solutions to system gaps and supporting the project manager by analysing, synthesising, and solving project gaps and issues. The role also involved managing the destructive testing project of two separate timber framed classroom buildings (Carterton and then Christchurch). More broadly the evolving nature of the Christchurch environment meant researching, understanding, and communicating complex technical matters to various parties in a post-earthquake environment.

Deane was a member of the management team for a large scale Detailed Engineering Evaluation programme of some 2,600 buildings in Canterbury for the Ministry of Education. This role involved developing operational solutions to system gaps and supporting the project manager by analysing, synthesising, and solving project gaps and issues. The role also involved managing the destructive testing project of two separate timber framed classroom buildings (Carterton and then Christchurch). More broadly the evolving nature of the Christchurch environment meant researching, understanding, and communicating complex technical matters to various parties in a post-earthquake environment.

Deane was part of the rapid Building Safety Evaluation management team following both the September 2010 and February 2011 earthquakes in Canterbury. This work, covering a programme of rapid assessment of building damage, was split into several significant operations, within the Central Business District, around suburban shopping centres, and along key arterial roads. Strategically the work involved:


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