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2022 Symposium


Creating Capacity and Capability for the Future of the Built Environment

School of Built Environment, Massey University

17th & 18th February, 2022
Hybrid Symposium (In-person + Online)

School of Built Environment at Massey University is proud to announce the 7th New Zealand Built Environment Research Symposium 2022 to be held on 17th and 18th February 2022. The theme for this symposium is “Creating Capacity and Capability for the Future of the Built Environment”. This hybrid event will feature industry keynote speeches, academic presentations by postgraduate research students and academic staff, and panel discussions. The symposium aims to bring together built environment researchers in the NZ universities to disseminate their research findings or works-in-progress to the industry and research colleagues.

Aim of 2022 Symposium

This symposium – along with previous and subsequent series, aims to bring together the built environment policymakers, practitioners and researchers in the New Zealand construction industry and tertiary institutions to exchange knowledge and collaborate in areas of mutual research interests. The symposium challenges the siloed and individualistic approach to built environment research. It presents a platform for collegiality and collaboration among researchers and practitioners in New Zealand. Therefore, it throws more intense light on the nature of built environment research at all participating institutions.

Call for Abstracts

Authors are invited to submit abstracts of works-in-progress or manuscripts of completed research for peer review by the symposium’s paper review panel. Submissions must follow the Key Dates schedule advised in this document.

Guidelines for Authors

Authors wishing to feature in the symposium can do so through the following options:

  • Full Paper
  • Extended Abstract
  • Poster

For any of the options, an abstract of 300 words maximum should be emailed to NZBERS@massey.ac.nz

Key Dates

  • 26th September 2021: Deadline for abstracts submission
  • 1st October 2021: Notification for full papers/extended abstract submission
  • 7th December 2021: Deadline for full paper/extended abstract submission
  • 25th January 2022: Acceptance/Camera-ready submission
  • 1st February 2022: Presentation PPT submission deadline

Paper Review Process

Each paper will go through blind-peer reviews by experts in the field. Authors of accepted papers will be invited to present at the symposium. The accepted papers will be published in the symposium’s proceedings. Excellent papers will be invited for publication in a special issue for the International Journal of Construction Supply Chain management (IJCSCM).

Symposium Awards

At the end of the symposium, the following awards will be presented to recipients:

  • Best Conference Paper
  • Best Student Paper
  • Best Presentation
  • Best Poster

Registration Fees

All presenters must register for symposium. 

Registration Fee (Attend in Person) –  NZ$ 345

Registration Fee (Attend Online) –  NZ$ 115

All prices are including GST. Deadline for registration is 4th of February, 2022. Please see website for the registration portal.

Register Here 

All slides for the presentation will be published after the symposium on this page

All papers, extended abstracts and posters accepted and presented at the Symposium will be published in the  proceedings which can be downloaded free from the links that will be made available on this page.

Download Proceedings of 2020 Symposium here Proceedings-NZBERS-Feb2020

The guidelines and templates for paper submissions are available through the links below. Our industry participants are encouraged to submit extended abstracts.

Symposium Location:

  • Auckland University of Technology 
    Auckland City Campus 

  • Eziaku Rasheed (Chair) – Massey University
  • Morten Gjerde (Co-chair) – Victoria University
  • Ali Ghaffarianhoseini  – Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
  • Amirhosein Ghaffarianhoseini – Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
  • Linda Kestle – UNITEC
  • James Rotimi – Massey University
  • Wajiha Shahzad – Massey University 
  • Mostafa Jelodar – Massey University
  • Don Samarasinghe – Massey University 
  • Nimesha Vilasini – Massey University
  • Azam Zavvari – Massey University 

Sponsorships: Gregory Chawynski, Massey University

  • Ali Ghaffarianhoseini
  • Amirhosein Ghaffarianhoseini
  • Amarachukwu Nwadike
  • An Le Thi Hoai
  • Azam Zavvari
  • Claire Flemmer
  • Daniel Paes
  • Don Samarasinghe
  • Eziaku Rasheed
  • Gregory Chawynski
  • Hennie van Heerden
  • James Rotimi
  • Juwita Razdi
  • Kenneth Tak Wing Yiu
  • Lara Tookey
  • Linda Kestle
  • Mikael Boulic
  • Mohamed Elkhaboutly
  • Monty Sutrisna
  • Mostafa Jelodar
  • Naseem Ameer Ali
  • Niluka Domingo
  • Nimesha Vilasini
  • Priya Vishnu
  • Rino Lovreglio
  • Susan Mander
  • Suzanne Wilkinson
  • Wajiha Shahzad
  • Wen Yi

Sponsors will be published on the website closer to the event date. The organising committee welcomes interested sponsors in any of the sponsorship categories:

  • Platinum – NZD 5000
  • Gold – NZD 2000
  • Silver – NZD 1000
  • Bronze – NZD 500

For more details about sponsorship packages, please contact: