A team of academics and professionals including UC CNRE's Senior Lecturer has won 10M$ in the 2020 Endeavour round at MBIE

06 October 2020

A collaborative team of academics and professionals including CNRE’s Senior Lecturer in Construction Management, Eric Scheepbouwer has won 10M$ incl. in the 2020 Endeavour round at MBIE for a proposal called “Creating Capacity and Capability for the New Zealand Construction Sector”

  • Eric Scheepbouwer

A collaborative team of academics and professionals including CNRE’s Senior Lecturer in Construction Management, Dr Eric Scheepbouwer has won 10M$ incl. in the 2020 Endeavour round at MBIE for a proposal called “Creating Capacity and Capability for the New Zealand Construction Sector” and will run for five years

The project will help improve the delivery of the new national projects by creating a world-first smart system "CanConstructNZ" that will model and report the dynamic inter-relationships of New Zealand's infrastructure work pipeline against the construction sector's capacity and capability to deliver including procurement & processes, supply chain & organisations, people, and technology & tools.
 
It is envisaged this collaborative endeavour CanConstructNZ will bring about a fundamental change in the construction sector by creating a new level of visibility for all stakeholders, enabling investor confidence in delivery, stability of construction companies and resource planning, confidence to people seeking training and education to work in the sector.
 
Dr Eric Scheepbouwer is one of the five core group leaders, he will lead the data contribution, management and procurement. There is also funding for a postdoc at the Universitiy of Canterbury (for five years) and several PhD scholarships (plus stipends), so the Construction group is likely to grow a bit in future.

 

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