Researcher profile for David Finnie
David's academic field is in Construction Law and Procurement. He recently completed doctoral level research in early-contractor involvement (ECI). He has written a range of journal articles, and technical papers, presented at international conferences, and has advised on a number of projects, including a proposed $150 million re-development of Scott Base, Antarctica.
Beginning his career in construction as an apprentice carpenter, David then worked for six years as a Contracts Managers for a large construction company before beginning teaching in 2010. He progressed his studies, completing a National Diploma in Quantity Surveying, a Bachelor of Construction (Quantity Surveying), and Masters of Construction (Construction Law) and PhD in Construction.
David serves on the SCL NZ National Committee, the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NZIQS) National Research Committee. He is the Educational representative on the NZIQS Dunedin Committee and serves on the Research Committee for the College of Engineering, Construction and Living Sciences. David also acts as an NZQA construction degree monitor and has served on NZQA panels for new construction degrees, and has consulted to TANZ eCampus.