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Built Environment

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Built Environment

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  • Murphy, Chris (Architectural Science Review, 2014)
    The passing of the Building Amendment Act 2012 into law in March 2012 completes the long-term proposal by the Government to license New Zealand (NZ) building practitioners. The Licensed Building Practitioners Scheme (LBPS) ...
  • Kestle, Linda (4th International Conference on Building Resilience, 2014)
    New Zealand is said to be coming to grips with the post-disaster situation in Christchurch according to articles published by politicians, government agencies and business entrepreneurs. Christchurch has been subjected to ...
  • Su, Bin (International Journal of Civil, Architectural, Structural and Construction Engineering, 2014)
    Based on energy consumption of 200 Auckland sample houses, mean extra winter energy is a large portion (28.4%) of mean winter energy of Auckland sample houses. Mean total winter energy consumption is also a large portion ...
  • Burrell, Daniel; Kestle, Linda (19th International CIB World Building Congress, 2013)
    The importance of natural disaster economic loss estimations is paramount, in terms of assisting policy makers in mitigation decisions, risk assessments and tracking losses as they occur. Historically the New Zealand ...
  • Loo, Wei Yuen; Kun, Chern; Quenneville, Pierre; Chouw, Nawawi (Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, 2014)
    Allowing a structure to uplift and rock during an earthquake is one way in which activated forces can be capped and damage to the structure avoided or minimised. Slip-friction connectors (also known as slotted-bolt connectors) ...
  • Loo, Wei Yuen; Quenneville, Pierre; Chouw, Nawawi (4 th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 2013)
    While there has been significant research into the behavior of uplifting (or rocking) rigid structures under seismic loading, far less attention has been paid to the behavior of flex- ible structures allowed to uplift. ...
  • Gardiner, Alister; Levi, Tana; Whitney, Rob; Leaver, Jonathan (Presentation at the New Zealand Wind Energy Association Conference, 2013)
    Projections for wind generation in New Zealand The grid balancing issue A clean energy technology package for the future  Overview  Advanced gasification  Electrolysis System modeling – future demand for the energy ...
  • Pitovao, Jo (National Carpentry Conference, 2013)
    • Purpose of using SketchUp • Free and simple to use • No cost to students • Excellent learning resource • 3D Models of building structures • Interaction learning and Visual comprehension • New tool in the ...
  • Fuemana, Daniel (National Carpentry Conference, 2013)
    “The greatest challenge is the unprecedented workload that will be placed on the industry in the next few years, driven by the Canterbury rebuild, the demand in Auckland for housing and infrastructure investment, and the ...
  • Warburton, Alan (National Carpentry Conference, 2013)
    Why Create QR Codes for Students? -Share info, URL’s, YouTube videos, and more, without a single word. -Let students discover and learn at their own pace. -Use the QR Code over and over when the students need it. Take ...
  • Su, Bin (Proceedings of ICCGE 2015: 17th International Conference on Civil and Geological Engineering, 2015)
    Auckland has a temperate climate with comfortable warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters. An Auckland school normally does not need air conditioning for cooling during the summer and only needs heating during the winter. ...
  • Bradbury, Matthew (7th International Conference on Water Sensitive Urban Design (2012), 2013)
    Waterfronts are a critical site for urban redevelopment in the early 21st century. However many waterfront sites have serious environmental problems, especially the management of contaminated stormwater, which contemporary ...
  • Davies, Kathryn; McMeel, Dermott; Wilkinson, Suzanne (CIB W78 30th International Conference on Applications of IT in the AEC Industry, 2013)
    The increasing uptake of Building Information Modelling (BIM) is contributing to pressures and changes in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry, which require adjustments and adaptation in the roles ...
  • Fuemana, Jonson; Puolitaival, Taija; Davies, Kathryn (21st Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction – IGLC 21, 2013)
    Productivity of New Zealand’s construction sector is declining compared with other countries and with most other sectors of the New Zealand economy. In response, the New Zealand government has set a target to lift construction ...
  • Baker, C.; Davies, Kathryn (38th Australasian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA) Conference, 2013)
    Although in the past there have been various pathways into the Quantity Surveying profession in New Zealand, the most common route currently is through a Diploma or Degree in Quantity Surveying or Construction Economics. ...
  • Davies, Kathryn; Prigg, Chris (38th Australasian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA) Conference, 2013)
    Within Unitec Institute of Technology, the Department of Construction is currently planning the introduction of mandatory use of laptops or other mobile devices within the Bachelor of Construction programme. This paper ...
  • Holmes, Bartt; Kestle, Linda (38th Australasian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA) Conference, 2013)
    A large NZ construction company was engaged to effect repairs on 100,000 homes in Christchurch from 2011 till 2015, following the 2010 and 2011 major earthquakes. Three years on, thousands of homeowners are still waiting ...
  • Kestle, Linda; Gooch, Colin (AUBEA 2013 The 38th Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference, 2013)
    The task set was to scrape down, prepare and repaint (3coat system) a selection of exterior timber windows at Scott Base, to very strict environmental protection rules/requirements. ‘Zero Harm’ was the catchphrase. No ...
  • Shahwe, Tutsirae; Davies, Kathryn; Carson, Chris (19th International CIB World Building Congress, 2013)
    Internationally, mega events have been used by cities to enhance their image and improve urban spaces. Cities may be viewed as commodities, particularly when local or national governments are making the pitch for hosting ...
  • Loo, Wei Yuen; Kun, Chern; Quenneville, Pierre; Chouw, Nawawi (Australian Earthquake Engineering Society 2013 Conference, 2013)
    Allowing shear walls to rock is one way of protecting structures from earthquake damage, or at least minimising this damage. Walls allowed to rock must have the ability to resist both overturning moment, and lateral forces. ...

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