Saeed Haji Karimian

School of Built Environment
College of Sciences

Profile

Thesis Title
PRODUCTIVITY IN ROAD PAVEMENT MAINTENANCE & REHABILITATION PROJECTS: PERSPECTIVES OF NEW ZEALAND ROADING CONTRACTORS ON THE CONSTRAINTS AND IMPROVEMENT MEASURES

Research Description
This research aims at investigating the challenges that are hindering the productivity and performance of road pavement maintenance and rehabilitation (RPMR) contractors in NZ. The study will examine some practical and innovative ways of addressing the identified challenges. The study will specifically focus on identifying and prioritizing the factors constraining contractors' productivity and performance in the RPMR process, and on exploring measures for mitigating the identified constraints.

Research Importance
The findings of this study will advance existing knowledge by revealing critical factors constraining the productivity performance of the RPMR contractors in NZ, as well as effective measures for improvement. At the industry level, the findings will provide the basis for the skill development programs of the RPMR contractors.

Personal Description
I am a Civil Engineer from Iran with nearly eight years of work experience in the construction industry. I did my master's degree from Massey University, which was an enjoyable experience. I enjoyed working with my supervisor Dr. Jasper Mabchu. The successful outcome of my master's degree motivated me to continue doctoral study at Massey University.

Supervisors
Dr Wajiha Shahzad
Associate Professor James Rotimi

Publications

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

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