Researcher profile for David Finnie
David's academic field is in Construction Law and Procurement. He completed 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 in Construction.
David serves on the SCL NZ National Committee, the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NZIQS) National Research Committee. He is the Educational representative on the NZIQS Dunedin Committee and serves on the Research Committee for the College of Engineering, Construction and Living Sciences. David also acts as an NZQA construction degree monitor and has served on NZQA panels for new construction degrees, and has consulted to TANZ eCampus.
Finnie, D.,Ameer Ali, N., & Park, K., (2018) Enhancing off-site manufacturing through early contractor involvement (ECI) in New Zealand Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Management, Procurement and Law ISSN 1751-4304 | E-ISSN 1751-4312
Finnie, F. (2015) What's it really worth? NZ Construction News (21) April-May, 2015
Finnie, D. A. & Ali, Naseem, A. (2015) The New Zealand Construction Contracts Amendment Act 2015 - For Better or Worse? Construction Economics and Building, [S.l.], v. 15, n. 4, p. 95-105, November 2015. ISSN 2204-9029.
Finnie, D. (2015) Clarifying buildability obligations in construction contracts . Masters of Construction with Distinction, Massey University.
Finnie, F. (2014) Effective planning to improve productivity and reduce rework. NZ Construction News Aug-Sept, 2014
Finnie, D., Fersterer, C., Qi, Z., Terpstra, C. and Findlay, J. (2014) A student project development for multidisciplinary programs at Otago Polytechnic, 2014 Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE2014), Wellington, New Zealand.
Finnie, D., Fersterer, C., Qi, Z., Terpstra, C. (2014) A student project development for multidisciplinary programs at Otago Polytechnic. 2014 Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE2014), Wellington, New Zealand.
Christopher Fersterer, David Finnie, Ziming (Tom) Qi, Marie Terpstra
Finnie, D. (2013) Comparison of Time Adjustment Clauses between DZ3910, AS4000 and STCC. Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building, 13(1), 66-84.
Finnie, D. A. (2012) Contract delay: what is it and how are we performing? Construction Economics and Building, [S.l.], v. 12, n. 1, p. 83-91, February 2012. ISSN 2204-9029.