The NZIOB is sometimes approached by students in a construction-focused tertiary program to circulate their Research Surveys to our membership. This page is the one-stop shop for NZIOB members to participate in construction industry research.

Current surveys:

BIM SK Survey for Contractors and Quantity Surveyors
The National BIM Education Working Group (NBEWG) is conducting a research project which aims to:
(1) Define a BIM learning outcome framework which is aligned with the NZ BIM Handbook and the building industry’s expectations
(2) Identify gaps between current BIM teaching in NZ tertiary institutions and industry requirements.
The project is funded by the NZ BIM Acceleration Committee and BRANZ.
Brian Guo, PhD. EngNZ, Lecturer, Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, University of Canterbury
Email: brian.guo@canterbury.ac.nz
Survey link for Contractors
Survey link for Quantity Surveyors

Common issues associated with prefabricated compliance and probable solutions
Yuhan Zong, Ara Institute of Canterbury
Email: yuz0278@arastudent.ac.nz
Survey link

Survey on factors affecting the repair costs of earthquake-damaged buildings
Principal researcher: Mr Ravindu Kahandawa, School of Built Environment, Massey University
Email: R.Kahandawa@massey.ac.nz
Survey link

Factors causing cost overruns and the effect of collaboration in New Zealand's construction industry
Bachelor of Construction (Quantity Surveying) student: Jason Cho - Ara Institute of Canterbury
Email: jasoncho924@gmail.com

Survey link

How automation and robotics can be applied in the NZ construction industry
PhD candidate: Marwan Gharbia - The University of Auckland, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Email: mgha253@aucklanduni.ac.nz
Survey link

Barriers to use emerging technology in New Zealand to improve construction health and safety
Graduate Diploma Student: Ajith Punnakkaparambil Narayanan - Ara Institute of Canterbury
Email: ajp0396@arastudent.ac.nz
Survey link

Designing a Pre-Assessment tool to support the successful achievement of green building certifications: an experience with Green Star NZ™

PhD candidate: Jisun Mo - The University of Auckland, Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries, School of Architecture and Planning
Email: jmo435@aucklanduni.ac.nz
More information
Survey link

How do we improve the design process for NZ construction projects?
Masters in Engineering student: Jeff Fitzharding-Jones - University of Canterbury 
Email: jeff.fitzharding-jones@agresearch.co.nz 
Survey link

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