My name is Chao Ma. I am a final year student majoring in Quantity Surveying at Massey University.

The aim of this research is to determine whether there is a shift in the use of contract procurement strategies in the buoyant market, and how the risk burden changes between parties in their contractual relationships in the buoyant market.

The purpose of this survey is to assist readers of my research to get an idea of how the client’s preferences and risk allocation strategies change when there is a movement in the industry from depressed to buoyant market conditions. This knowledge can provide people with a clearer view of each party’s negotiating power under both bust and boom phases. In addition, this study will potentially allow consultants to provide a more appropriate and accurate suggestion of procurement strategy to clients - in particular, within the boom market.

This survey will take about 10 minutes to complete. Your participation in this survey is voluntary. Your response will only be used for the purpose of data analysis and will be treated in strict confidence.

If you have any problem about this survey, please feel free to contact me by email or by phone using the details below.

Thanks for your time.


Researcher: Chao Ma
Mobile: 027 306 4671

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Question Title

* 1. The following have been identified as some of the procurement strategies used in the New Zealand construction industry. Please rate their relative used frequencies during the depressed market.

  Very frequent Frequent Occasional Rare Very rare N/A
Traditional Sequential
Early Contractor Involvement
Management Procurement
Design and Build
Develop and Construct
Public Private Partnership