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Professor of Construction Management, Auckland University of Technology

Professor John Tookey holds a BSc in Technology and Management Science and a PhD Industrial Engineering from the University of Bradford, UK. Professor Tookey is Director CUBE-NZ, as well as being the Deputy Head of School at Auckland University of Technology’s School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences. His areas of principle expertise include: Construction management, logistics, SCM. Productivity, procurement, building costs and BIM. Professor Tookey has been involved in numerous funded research projects addressing the logistics of construction materials and waste; construction productivity; Housing productivity and Lean construction. In 2017 Professor Tookey published the notable report “The Mess We're In: Auckland's. Housing Bubble from a Construction Sector Perspective”, in substantial part addressing the inhibitors and opportunities for prefabrication as a means of solving Auckland’s housing problems. In addition to research and publication, Professor Tookey is a regular media commentator on housing and infrastructure issues.


  • –present
    Professor of Construction Management, Auckland University of Technology


  • 1998 
    University of Bradford, PhD