Research focused on developing new forms of construction contracts, and management or people through the construction life-cycle including clients, contractors, consultants and other stakeholders.
Construction management is a profession with roots in many disciplines, including engineering, law, architecture, management and computer science. The researchers in this field use skills from each of these disciplines to analyse and apply general management techniques such as quality assurance, human resources and risk management to the construction industry. They also develop and design new tools and techniques which are useful for management of construction projects and companies in the industry.
Our team works across fields that include project management, construction management, construction law, adjudication and contract management, supply chain management, project procurement processes, and risk management.
We are involved with two large, government-funded research projects:
The examination of construction management problems associated with post-disaster reconstruction. Visit the Resilient Organisations website.
We contribute to the financial analysis of retrofitting New Zealand's buildings to protect then against seismic damage. Visit the Seismic Retrofit Solutions website.
- Professor Suzanne Wilkinson (primary contact)
- Dr Alice Chang-Richards
- Dr Vicente Gonzalez
- Dr Yang Zou