Skills shortage in New Zealand prefabricated construction

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Sreymom, U.
Aliakbarlou, Sadegh
Masood, R.
Chan, Luban
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2022-12-02
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New Zealand
prefabrication
civil engineering
workforce
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Sreymom, U.; Aliakbarlou, S. ; Masood, R.; Chan, L. (2022, November 30 - December 2). Skills shortage in New Zealand prefabricated construction [Paper presentation]. ITP Research Symposium 2022, Invercargill, New Zealand
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BACKGROUND • Prefabricated construction has proven to be a non traditional innovative approach for rapid, cost effective, high quality, safe and sustainable buildings • Prefabricated construction has evolved from manufacturing, and the construction workforce has not yet familiarised themselves ..“A skill shortage is when there are not enough skilled people in a sector of the industry to deliver that outcome”outcome”(p 31 ))(Bryson et al, 2018 • Skill shortage and retention are critical challenge for prefabricated construction companies (Masood et al 2021 OBJECTIVE • This study aims to propose strategies to address skills shortage in New Zealand prefabricated construction METHODOLOGY • An industry wide survey was conducted to capture insight into the skill shortage using likert scale 1 =Not at all Significant, 2 =Slightly Significant, 3 Moderately Significant, 4 =Very Significant, 5 =Extremely Significant
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