Dr Nariman Ghodrati

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Lecturer in Construction Management

Phone: +64 9 9219999 ext 6542

Email: nariman.ghodrati@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:

Department of Built Environment Engineering
School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
WZ Building, Level 8, Room WZ801

Postal Address:

Auckland University of Technology
School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142


  • PhD - Civil Engineering (Construction Management), University of Auckland
  • MSc - Project Management, University Sains Malaysia
  • B.Arch - Architectural Engineering, IAUM

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Member of Project Management Institute, New Zealand Chapter (PMINZ)


Nariman completed his BArch in 2003 and has worked as an architect before pursuing his Master's degree in project management at University Sains Malaysia (USM). He joined the Built Environment Engineering Department, Auckland University Technology (AUT) as a Research Assistant in March 2017. Upon completion of his PhD in June 2018 from the University of Auckland, he took the position of Lecturer in Construction Management at the Built Environment Engineering Department.

Teaching Areas:

  • Building Construction
  • Construction Material
  • Construction Health and Safety
  • Management in Engineering

Research Areas:

  • Construction Health and Safety
  • Construction Management
  • Safety Technology
  • Construction Productivity and Performance
  • Project Management
  • Construction Automation
  • Housing Development and Affordability

Research Summary:

Nariman's research focuses on construction health and safety technologies and productivity improvement. His current research activities include the integration of emerging technologies in construction health and safety and construction operation, productivity improvement and computerized safety systems.


Journal Papers
  • Ghodrati, N., Wing Yiu, T., Wilkinson, S., & Shahbazpour, M. (2018). Role of Management Strategies in Improving Labor Productivity in General Construction Projects in New Zealand: Managerial Perspective. Journal of Management in Engineering, 34(6), 04018035.
  • Ghodrati, N., Yiu, T. W., Wilkinson, S., & Shahbazpour, M. (2018). A new approach to predict safety outcomes in the construction industry. Safety Science, 109, 86-94.
  • Samari, M., Ghodrati, N., Esmaeilifar, R., Olfat, P., & Shafiei, M. W. M. (2013). The investigation of the barriers in developing green building in Malaysia. Modern Applied Science, 7(2), 1.
  • Ghodrati, N., Samari, M., & Shafiei, M. W. (2012). Investigation on government financial incentives to simulate green homes purchase. World Applied Sciences Journal, 20(6), 832-841.
  • Ghodrati, N., Yiu, T. W., Wilkinson, S. (2015). High-reliability organization: A new concept to improve the construction industry performance and health and safety, COBRA 2015-RICS, 8-10 July 2015, Sydney, Australia.
  • Ghodrati, N., Shafiei, M. W. M (2012), Green Offices and Employees Performance, International Environment & Health Conference, 6-7 June 2012, Penang, Malaysia.
  • Wilkinson, S., Tookey, J., Potangaroa, R., MacGregor, C., Milicich, M., Ghodrati, N., Adafin, J., Stocchero, A., & Bayan, K. (2017). Transforming the Building Industry. State of Nation knowledge report, National Science Challenge, Wellington.

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