Our Construction students have benefitted from a number of industry guest speakers over the past month.
Last week students enjoyed an insightful and interactive lunchtime lecture given by Dr Ramin Asadi, a Contract Specialist at Auckland Council.
Ramin has a commercial and technical background in project management with extensive experience in a variety of construction projects. He has worked on many international projects and has vast experience in project management.
Ramin spoke to students and staff about his experience in contract administration. He started with the fundamentals and then talked us through various elements of contract management.
The Construction Team and Employability Team also collaborated on a Construction Open Day recently, where three guest speakers talked about their journeys in the construction industry.
One was Lenie Buis - Document Controller for Brosnan in Auckland and the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Auckland Chapter Chair.
Lenie encouraged our students and staff to join NAWIC and experience the joy of success in a dynamic industry.
We also heard from Fiona Jerry - Traffic Manager at Pipeline and Civil and Winner of the Outstanding Leader of the Year - Site Based NAWIC Award in 2022.
Fiona spoke about the need for tertiary education and how difficult it was for her to grow in her career without having a proper tertiary education.
Our next speaker was Jordan Howell - Project Manager at Alaska Construction.
Jordan is currently managing the interior design of many prestigious construction projects. She shared experiences from some of her projects including the Air New Zealand Regional Lounge, The Northern Club, and Panuku Apartments.
The guest speakers were organised by OPAIC Construction Lecturer Srividya Krishnamoorthy.