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David Finnie



David's academic field is in Construction Law and Procurement. He is currently conducting 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 Construction.
David serves on the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NZIQS) National Research Committee and is the Educational, is acting Research Coordinator for the College of Engineering, Construction and Living Sciences and serves as the representative on the NZIQS Dunedin Branch Committee. He has also served as a construction degree monitor for NZQA and panel member for new construction degree programmes and has consulted to TANZ eCampus.

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