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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • Wanigasekera, Deepthi Jayatha Dias-; De Costa, Gregory; Worden, John; Wanigasekera, Beatrice Dias- (35th IAHR World Congress, 2013)
    Fifteen years of groundwater quality monitoring in the Kapiti Coast by the local authority in Wellington, New Zealand, has identified an area of elevated nitrate concentrations in the Te Horo area, with some monitoring ...
  • Mead, Shaw; Phillips, David; Prime, Arama (2013 Conference: 21st Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference and the 14th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference, 2013)
    A breakwater/reef and channel/lagoon development has been designed to alleviate the current ecological damage of the coral reef flat and lagoon, and the health and safety hazards involved with access to the Maqai Eco Surf ...
  • Waqabaca, Fotu; Panko, Mary; Potangaroa, Regan (AUBEA 2013 The 38th Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference, 2013)
    Community Engagement and its associated community participation seem to be a key factor for “successful” post disaster reconstruction. Yet not much is understood on what happens in such an “engagement” and how it occurs. ...
  • Potangaroa, Regan; Santosa, Happy; Siregar, Hasian (Cities 2013 International Seminar: Resilient Cities Beyond Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery, 2013)
    An unexpected result from a study of the Quality of Life (QoL) of 85 households in kampong Tunjungan, an informal settlement located in the CBD of Surabaya, Indonesia was the apparent existence of a resilience "tipping" ...
  • Zuo, Kelvin; Potangaroa, Regan; Wilkinson, Suzanne (6th International i-Rec Conference Sustainable Post-Disaster Reconstruction: From Recovery to Risk Reduction, 2013)
    The need to involve communities in post disaster reconstruction is seen as an imperative for sustainable if not ‘sensible’ post disaster reconstruction. One contractual approach is the use of community contracts. Such ...
  • Chang-Richards, (Alice) Yan; Wilkinson, Suzanne; Seville, Erica; Brunsdon, David; Potangaroa, Regan (i-Rec 6th International conference Sustainable Post-Disaster Reconstruction, 2013)
    New Zealand is prone to significant natural hazards. Past experience in New Zealand has demonstrated an ability to cope with small-scale natural disasters; but the recent Canterbury earthquake sequence, in particularly, ...
  • Kipa, M.; Potangaroa, Regan; Wilkinson, Suzanne (AUBEA 2013 The 38th Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference, 2013)
    The apparent treatment of some Maori following the September 4 2010 Earthquake in Christchurch resulted in the setting up of a Maori Response Network MRN when the subsequent February 22 2011 Earthquake occurred. This ...
  • Waqabaca, Fotu; Panko, Mary; Potangaroa, Regan (i-Rec 6th International conference Sustainable Post-Disaster Reconstruction, 2013)
    A team of Unitec volunteers worked with Habitat for Humanity (HfH) in Samoa in early 2010, rebuilding fale (traditional houses) alongside the villagers, using collaborative techniques derived from Samoan cultural customs. ...
  • Murphy, Chris (Cutting Edge in Architectural Science. Proceedings of the 47th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association., 2013)
    From the 12th March 2012, all builders in New Zealand doing certain restricted building work will require to be licensed. The passing of the Building Amendment Bill No 3 in March 2012 enshrines this requirement into the ...
  • Murphy, Chris (Proceedings for the International Association for Housing Science Congress (39th), 2013)
    Faulty constructed and leaking buildings as a result of construction practices in the 1990s and 2000s are costing New Zealand billions of dollars in damage in lost production and repair. To improve the poor quality of ...
  • Bogosanovic, Mirjana; Al Anbuky, A.; Emms, G. W. (IEEE Sensors Journal, 2013)
    Abstract- A microwave Focused Beam transmission measurement is identified as a good candidate for fast, accurate and affordable industrial wood testing. In this paper, the transmission measurement setup, in its various ...