AMDS is a data standard and is system agnostic which means the Road Asset Management System you are using today can be used in the future to adopt the standard.
When the standard is adopted, any legacy data that is not supported by the standard will still be available in your Road Asset Management System. From the time the standard is adopted, only standard compliant data will be available for any new work required.
New asset classes are released in quarterly cycles and are available on the AMDS website in output files enabling users to test in an operational environment.
As each batch of asset classes are released, they are tested in prototype environments. This provides the evidence and lessons learnt for RCAs and sector partners come implementation
Implementation of the standard will begin July 2022 with the first tranche of RCAs and will continue over 5–6 years.