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  • Davies, Kathryn; Baker, C. (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. ...
  • Stanley, Ryan; Thurnell, Derek (AUBEA international conference (38th), 2013)
    5D Building Information Modelling (BIM) models contain data consisting of 3D objects which also include information relating to construction scheduling and cost aspects, and has the potential to be used by quantity surveyors ...
  • Morrison, Emily Jane; Thurnell, Derek (Annual ARCOM Conference (28th), 2012)
    Long working hours and weekend working are an integral part of many jobs in the construction industry, and are job characteristics that are linked to work-life conflict, which adversely affects employees' ability to achieve ...
  • Stanley, Ryan; Thurnell, Derek (Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building, 2014)
    Building Information Modelling (BIM) models are relational and parametric in nature, and 5D BIM is where model objects include specification data and other properties which can be directly used for pricing construction ...
  • Mannakkara, Sandeeka; Wilkinson, Suzanne; Potangaroa, Regan (Disasters Journal, 2014)
    “Build Back Better” (BBB) is a prominent concept in post-disaster reconstruction and has emerged from identifying the need for the reconstruction phase to be taken as an opportunity to decrease the vulnerability of communities ...
  • Su, Bin (International Journal of Civil, Architectural Science and Engineering, 2013)
    This study focuses on the impact of school building design factors on winter extra energy consumption which mainly includes space heating, water heating and other appliances related to winter indoor thermal conditions. A ...
  • Su, Bin (International Journal of Civil, Architectural Science and Engineering, 2013)
    Auckland has a temperate climate with comfortable warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Auckland house design not only focus on winter thermal performance and indoor thermal condition, but also indoor moisture control, ...
  • Panko, Mary; Waqabaca, Jokatama (i rec 2013 presentation, 2013)
    This paper examines the factors underpinning the successes achieved by a team of Unitec volunteers that worked with Habitat for Humanity (HfH) in Samoa, rebuilding fales (traditional houses) in early 2010. This team built ...
  • Leaver, Luke H. T.; Leaver, Jonathan (Athens: ATINER'S Conference Paper Series, No: ENV2012-0365, 2012)
    New Zealand is a small isolated island nation in the South Pacific with a population of 4.4 million people. As part of national branding to promote exports of bio-commodities especially from agriculture and horticulture ...
  • Kenley, Russell; Chiazor, Maxwell; Hall, Jon; Heywood, Christopher (2010)
    This project investigates good practices for managing Australia’s public and community housing assets. To a large extent the report concerns the identification of existing practices as an attempt to build a picture of asset ...
  • Harfield, Toby; Davies, Kathryn; Hede, Joseph; Panko, Mary; Kenley, Russell (Emirates Journal for Engineering Research, 2007)
    In 1993, Betts and Liow called for a shift from traditional ‘chalk and talk’ teaching methods to ‘active learning’ for construction students. However, this study appears to be the first to provide an active learning ...
  • Davies, Kathryn; Birchmore, Roger; Tait, Robert (19th International CIB World Building Congress, 2013)
    Previous research in New Zealand houses has indicated that recent increases in insulation and double glazing requirements may have led to increased problems with summertime overheating. Monitoring of a typical New Zealand ...
  • Davies, Kathryn (Proceedings of CIB W78 2010 - Applications of IT in the AEC Industry, 2010)
    Building productivity in New Zealand lags other countries and industries which invest more heavily in technology. Improved productivity of the construction sector is widely touted as a significant factor in boosting the ...
  • Davies, Kathryn (25th International Conference on Information Technology, 2008)
    The construction industry is widely characterised as conservative in both business practices and construction methods and processes. Companies are seen as reluctant to change existing practices, despite the potential for ...
  • Davies, Kathryn; Birchmore, Roger; Tait, Robert (46th Annual Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), 2012)
    This paper reports on a project which uses two full-scale, three-bedroom standard houses to identify the impact of changes in building elements and materials on indoor environmental quality. The lightweight, timber framed, ...
  • Su, Bin (Architectural Science Review, 2006)
    This paper reports on a study that researched the possibility of building passive designs to prevent mould growth in housing in humid and mild winter climatic zones without permanent thermal active controls. This study ...
  • Su, Bin (World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 2012)
    A hotel mainly uses its energy on water heating, space heating, refrigeration, space cooling, cooking, lighting and other building services. A number of 4-5 stars hotels in Auckland city are selected for this study. ...
  • Su, Bin (Architectural Science Review, 2011)
    The energy consumption of a house can be affected simultaneously by many building design factors related to its main architectural features, building elements and materials. The relationship between the building design ...
  • Murphy, Chris (46th Annual Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), 2012)
    The long-term proposal to license building practitioners, a reality from 1st March 2012, marks a significant retreat from the strong pioneering tradition of self-help building that historically has been a significant element ...
  • Murphy, Chris (43rd Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association: Performative Ecologies in the Built Environment; Sustainable Research Across Disciplines, 2009)
    One thousand prefabricated buildings were imported in a systematic manner by the New Zealand Government from Europe and erected in the Titahi Bay area of Wellington and the Tamaki area of Auckland NZ. These kitset ...