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Dr Wajiha Shahzad PhD (Construction), MConMgt, BSc

Lecturer in Construction Management

Doctoral Supervisor
School of Built Environment

Wajiha is a lecturer in construction management. She is  a civil engineer with a doctorate in construction management. Wajiha has more than 15 years of industry and academic experience. Her research expertise includes prefabrication, construction innovation and construction management. 

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 09 2127 017
    Location: 330, Quad A
    Campus: Albany

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Construction) - Massey University (2017)
  • Master of Construction Management - Massey University (2012)
  • Bachelor of Science - University of Engineering and Technology (2003)

Certifications and Registrations

  • Licence, Supervisor, Massey University

Prizes and Awards

  • BRANZ postgraduate research award for PhD in Construction Management - Building Research Association of New Zealand (BRANZ) (2012)
  • BRANZ postgraduate research award for Master in Construction Management - Building Research Association of New Zealand (BRANZ) (2010)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Prefabrication

Design for Manufaturing and Assembly (DfMA)

Construction Planning & Management

Innovation in Construction

Productivity

Sustainability

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Building (120200): Building Construction Management and Project Planning (120201): Built Environment And Design (120000):
Civil Engineering (090500): Construction Engineering (090502): Construction Materials (090503): Engineering (090000): Environmental Engineering (090700): Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management (090505): Transport Engineering (090507)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 1

Research Outputs

Journal

Sooriyamudalige, N., Domingo, N., Shahzad, W., & Childerhouse, P. (2020). Barriers and enablers for supply chain integration in prefabricated elements manufacturing in New Zealand. International Journal of Construction Supply Chain Management. 10(1), 73-91
[Journal article]Authored by: Childerhouse, P., Domingo, N., Shahzad, W.
Haji Karimian, S., Mbachu, J., Egbelakin, T., & Shahzad, W. (2019). Improving efficiency in roading projects: a New Zealand study. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management. 26(5), 827-849
[Journal article]Authored by: Shahzad, W.
Mbachu, J., Egbelakin, T., Rasheed, EO., & Shahzad, WM. (2017). Influence of key role players on productivity outcomes in the residential building lifecycle. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology. 15(4), 528-551
[Journal article]Authored by: Rasheed, E., Shahzad, W.
Shahzad, W., Mbachu, J., & Domingo, N. (2015). Marginal productivity gained through prefabrication: Case studies of building projects in Auckland. Buildings. 5(1), 196-208
[Journal article]Authored by: Domingo, N., Shahzad, W.Contributed to by: Domingo, N.
Shahzad, W., & Mbachu, J. (2013). Prefabrication as an on-site productivity enhancer: Analysis of impact levels of the underlying constraints and improvement measures in New Zealand construction industry. International Journal of Project Organisation and Management. 5(4), 1-32
[Journal article]Authored by: Shahzad, W.

Book

Luo, O., & Shahzad, W. (2020). Prefabrication and Waste Minimisation in Construction Projects: Perspectives from New Zealand. (pp. 55 - 67).
[Chapter]Authored by: Shahzad, W.
Shahzad, W., Rasheed, E., & Rotimi, J. (Eds.) (2020). Proceedings - New Zealand Built Environment Research Symposium. Auckland: Massey University
[Edited Book]Edited by: Rasheed, E., Rotimi, J., Shahzad, W.
Shahzad, WM., & Mbachu, J.(2012). Productivity enhancement of construction industry using prefabrication: Impact levels of the underlying constraints and improvement measures. Germany: LAMBERT Academic Publishing
[Authored Book]Authored by: Shahzad, W.

Thesis

Shahzad, WM. (2016). Comparative analysis of the productivity levels achieved through the use of panelised prefabrication technology with those of traditional building system. (Doctoral Thesis, Massey University, New Zealand)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Shahzad, W.Edited by: Domingo, N.
Shahzad, WM. (2011). Offsite manufacturing as a means of improving productivity in New Zealand construction industry: Key barriers to adoption and improvement measures. (Master's Thesis)
[Masters Thesis]Authored by: Shahzad, W.

Report

Shahzad, W., & Rasheed, E.(2019). The H&S case for prefab. (Report No. 170). Wellington, New Zealand
[Technical Report]Authored by: Rasheed, E., Shahzad, W.
Shahzad, W.(2018). Panellised prefab's benefits. (Report No. Issue 164). Wellington, New Zealand: Building Research Association of New Zealand (BRANZ)
[Technical Report]Authored by: Shahzad, W.

Conference

Alqudah, H., Poshdar, M., Rotimi, JOB., & Tookey, J.(2020, February). Performance Differentialsin SMEs: The New Zealand Construction Industry. Proceedings - New Zealand Built Environment Research Symposium. (pp. 189 - 195). 2463-4905. Retreived from http://nzbers.massey.ac.nz/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Proceedings-NZBERS-Feb2020.pdf
[Conference]Authored by: Rotimi, J.Edited by: Rotimi, J., Shahzad, W.
Wahid, I., Rotimi, JOB., Shahzad, W., & Rasheed, N.(2020, February). Nature of New Zealand Construction Industry: An Exploratory Analysis of Performance Hindering Challenges. Proceedings - NewZealand Built Environment Research Symposium. (pp. 181 - 188). 2463-4905. Retreived from http://nzbers.massey.ac.nz/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Proceedings-NZBERS-Feb2020.pdf
[Conference]Authored by: Rotimi, J., Shahzad, W.Edited by: Rotimi, J., Shahzad, W.
Weerasinghe, AS., Rasheed, E., & Rotimi, JOB.(2020, February). Energy Retrofitting: Value Case for Costs and Savings. Proceedings - New Zealand Built Environment Symposium. (pp. 138 - 146). 2463-4905. Retreived from http://nzbers.massey.ac.nz/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Proceedings-NZBERS-Feb2020.pdf
[Conference]Authored by: Rasheed, E., Rotimi, J.Edited by: Rasheed, E., Rotimi, J., Shahzad, W.
Asadi, R., Wilkinson, S., & Rotimi, J.(2020, February). Rework Management in Life Cycle of Project: An Outline for Construction Contracts. Proceedings - New Zealand Built Environment Research Symposium. (pp. 87 - 96). 2463-4905. Retreived from http://nzbers.massey.ac.nz/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Proceedings-NZBERS-Feb2020.pdf
[Conference]Authored by: Rotimi, J., Wilkinson, S.Edited by: Rotimi, J., Shahzad, W.
Bakhtiarizadeh, E., Shahzad, W., & Rotimi, J.(2020, February). Applying Secure Information-based Mechanism for Prefabrication Supply Chain Integration: A Review. Proceedings - New Zealand Built Environment Research Symposium. (pp. 71 - 78). 2463-4905. Retreived from http://nzbers.massey.ac.nz/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Proceedings-NZBERS-Feb2020.pdf
[Conference]Authored by: Rotimi, J., Shahzad, W.Edited by: Rotimi, J., Shahzad, W.
Rasheed, N., Wahid, I., Shahzad, W., & Rotimi, JOB.(2020, February). Understanding the Factors Critical to Success of PPPs in New Zealand: Public and Private Sector Standpoint. Proceedings - New Zealand Built Environment Research Symposium. (pp. 13 - 20). 2463-4905. Retreived from http://nzbers.massey.ac.nz/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Proceedings-NZBERS-Feb2020.pdf
[Conference]Authored by: Rotimi, J., Shahzad, W.Edited by: Rotimi, J., Shahzad, W.
Sooriyamudalige, N., Domingo, N., Childerhouse, P., & Shahzad, W.(2019, November). Supply chain of prefabricated housing construction: a case study of New Zealand. . (pp. 426 - 433).
[Conference]Authored by: Childerhouse, P., Domingo, N., Shahzad, W.
Rotimi, JOB., Wahid, I., & Shahzad, W.(2019, November). Factors limiting performance of the construction industry: A New Zealand perspective. 43rd AUBEA Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference. (pp. 629 - 637).
[Conference]Authored by: Rotimi, J., Shahzad, W.
Rasheed, N., Tejano Jr., CA., Shahzad, W., & Rotimi, JOB.(2019, November). Critical success factors of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in New Zealand. 43rd AUBEA Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference. (pp. 223 - 232).
[Conference]Authored by: Rotimi, J., Shahzad, W.
Bakhtiazadeh, E., Shahzad, W., & Rotimi, JOB.(2019, November). A process map for supply chain relationships in prefabricated construction. 43rd AUBEA Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference. (pp. 112 - 123).
[Conference]Authored by: Rotimi, J., Shahzad, W.
Rasheed, E., Yu, J., Hale, S., Booth, N., & Shahzad, W. (2019). Explaining the factors’ influencing young females’ interest in the construction industry using Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. : West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Rasheed, E., Shahzad, W.
Zhao, LL., Mbachu, J., Domingo, N., & Shahzad, W. (2017). Predictors of building development cost trend: A New Zealand multi-level analysis. https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/85681d_b1b348c544a740d2aab11cdda431d365.pdf. (pp. 49 - 59). : THE 5TH ANNUAL NZBERS 2017
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Shahzad, W.
Nguyen, HT., Jasper, M., Park, K., & Shahzad, W. (2017). Key factors influencing the productivity performance of construction industry: A literature review. https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/85681d_b1b348c544a740d2aab11cdda431d365.pdf. (pp. 1 - 11). : THE 5TH ANNUAL NZBERS 2017
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Shahzad, W.
Ansari, R., Egbelakin, T., Mbachu, J., Rasheed, E., & Shahzad, W. (2017). Maximizing the productivity of the precast concrete plants by implementing the lean management system. Advancing collaborative built environment research and practice in New Zealand. : THE 5TH ANNUAL NZBERS 2017
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Rasheed, E., Shahzad, W.
Yakubu, E., Egbelakin, T., Rasheed, E., Mbachu, J., & Shahzad, W. (2017). Development of a multiple-criteria decision assessment framework for adaptive reuse case study building selection. Advancing collaborative built environment research and practice in New Zealand. : THE 5TH ANNUAL NZBERS 2017
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Rasheed, E., Shahzad, W.
Razeen, M., Shahzad, W., Mbachu, J., Egbelakin, T., & Rasheed, E. (2017). Prefab timber panels - A study to investigate the potential of export trade. Advancing collaborative built environment research and practice in New Zealand. : THE 5TH ANNUAL NZBERS 2017
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Rasheed, E., Shahzad, W.
Razeen, M., Shahzad, WM., Egbelakin, T., & Rasheed, E. (2017). Prefab timber panels - A study to investigate the potential of export trade.. : 5th New Zealand Built Environment Research Symposium
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Rasheed, E., Shahzad, W.
Mbachu, J., Rasheed, EN., & Shahzad, W. (2016). Improving productivity and viability of SME contractors: Resilience management framework. In N. Domingo, & S. Wilkinson (Eds.) 2016 6th International Conference on Building Resilience: Building Resilience to Address the Unexpected. (pp. 872 - 881). Auckland, New Zealand: 6th International Conference on Building Resilience
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Rasheed, E., Shahzad, W.
Mbachu, J., Rasheed, EN., & Shahzad, W.Improving productivity and viability of sme contractors: resilience-enhancing framework. (pp. 872 - 881). Auckland, New Zealand: 6th International Conference on Building Resilience: Building Resilience to Address the Unexpected
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Rasheed, E., Shahzad, W.
Mbachu, JIC., & Shahzad, WM. (2015). Prefab content versus cost and time savings in construction projects: A regression analysis. In J. Cable (Ed.) 2015 APM Proceedings. Vol. 1 (pp. 1 - 12). Maryland, United States of America: 2nd Annual Project Management Symposium
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Shahzad, W.
Shahzad, WM., Mbachu, J., & Domingo, N.Marginal productivity gained through prefabrication: Case studies of building projects in Auckland. . Auckland, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Domingo, N., Shahzad, W.Contributed to by: Domingo, N.
Shahzad, W., & Mbachu, J.Comparative analysis of the productivity levels achieved through the use of prefab systems with those of the traditional construction methods: Case studies of some projects in Auckland. . Auckland, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Shahzad, W.
Mbachu, JI., & Shahzad, WM.(2012, July). A holistic understanding of the concept and measurement of productivity in the construction industry: A New Zealand perseptive. Proceedings of the West African Built Environment Research Conference 2012. (pp. 1 - 7). Retreived from http://www.waberconference.com/page_2454858.html
[Conference]Authored by: Shahzad, W.
Mbachu, JIC., Shahzad, WM., & Phipps, R.(2011). Off-site manufacture of components as a means of enhancing productivity in the New Zealand construction industry: Key uptake constraints and improvement measures. Paper presented at the meeting of Proceedings, 15th PAQS Congress 2011. Colombo, Sri Lanka
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Phipps, R., Shahzad, W.
Shahzad, WM., Mbachu, JI., & Phipps, R.Off-Site Manufacture of Components as a Means of Enhancing Productivity in the New Zealand Construction Industry: Key Uptake Constraints and Improvement Measures. In R. Rameezdeen, S. Senaratne, & YG. Sandanayake (Eds.) (pp. 339 - 350). Sri Lanka: 15th Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors Congress
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Phipps, R., Shahzad, W.
Shahzad, WM., Mbachu, J., & Domingo, N. (2004). Prefab content versus cost and time savings in construction projects: A regression analysis. Poster session presented at the meeting of 4th Annual New Zealand Built Environment Research Symposium
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Domingo, N., Shahzad, W.

Consultancy and Languages

Languages

  • English
    Last used: Today
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent
  • Urdu
    Last used: Today
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent

Teaching and Supervision

Teaching Statement

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Courses Coordinated

  • 218.110 Construction Industry Work Experience I
  • 218.150 Introduction to Built Environment and Measuring Systems
  • 218.210 Construction Industry Work Experience II

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Main Supervisor 1 0
Co-supervisor 4 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Main Supervisor of:

  • Saeed Haji Karimian - Doctor of Philosophy
    PRODUCTIVITY IN ROAD PAVEMENT MAINTENANCE & REHABILITATION PROJECTS: PERSPECTIVES OF NEW ZEALAND ROADING CONTRACTORS ON THE CONSTRAINTS AND IMPROVEMENT MEASURES

Co-supervisor of:

  • Ehsan Bakhtiarizadeh - Doctor of Philosophy
    Developing a framework for prefabrication supply chain integration in New Zealand using Blockchain technology
  • Nasir Rasheed - Doctor of Philosophy
    Risk-driven Construction Project Financing: Establishing an optimum capital structure
  • Israr Wahid - Doctor of Philosophy
    An analysis of Determinants of Construction Organisations Performance: A New Zealand Perspective
  • Nishadi Sooriyamudalige - Doctor of Philosophy
    Innovation in supply chain management as a solution to housing affordability crisis in New Zealand

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