Skill matrix for prefabricated construction: A case of NZ modular company

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Masood, R.
Aliakbarlou, S.
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2022-11-30
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New Zealand
civil engineering
workforce
prefabrication
modular housing
housing construction
off site manufacture
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Masood, R., & Aliakbarlou, S. (2022, November 30- December, 2). Skill matrix for prefabricated construction: A case of NZ modular company [Paper presentation] ITP Research Symposium 2022, Invercargill, New Zealand
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Skill shortage is a critical issue in the uptake of prefabricated construction around the world, and New Zealand is no exception. Prefabricated construction is an emerging industry, that amalgamates manufacturing and construction practices. Further, the workforce for prefabricated construction has diverse backgrounds considering traditional construction, manufacturing or any other industry. This establishes the in consistency of skill sets for profiles based on different qualifications and experience. This study aims to develop a comprehensive skill matrix as per profiles in prefabricated construction companies. A case study approach was adopted to understand the essential skills of various profiles within the organizational structure. Skill profile studies were involved in the design, manufacturing and construction processes. Data was collected from interviews with key employees for job descriptions affiliated with the selected case company. The data was triangulated with archives, reports, and market recruitment sources. Key participants were involved in profiles from managerial (3) to supervision (4) to front-line workers (4), also supporting staff (4). A skill matrix was developed showing skills and profiles, and skills classified based on core and overlapping, soft and hard, also technical and managerial. This study sets a foundation for further research on companies using low to high-prefabricated construction technologies. A robust skill matrix will help both new and old companies to understand human resource requirements.
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