• Impacts of an innovative residential construction method on internal conditions 

    Birchmore, Roger; Tait, Robert; Pivac, Andy (MDPI, 2015-02-11)
    New Zealand houses are known for producing sub-optimal internal thermal conditions and unacceptably high internal moisture levels. These contribute to poor levels of health, mould and can coincide with the decay of structural ...
  • The effects of lumber seasonal growth rings on microwave measurements 

    Holmes, Wayne; Bogosanovic, Mirjana; Emms, G.; Mukhopadhyay, S.C. (2014-12-01)
    In order to determine more accurate indicators of wood structure obtained by microwave sensing and improve our understanding of plane wave propagation through this complex material , we have undertaken a permittivity ...
  • Exploring alternative methodologies in innovative performance yacht design 

    Shaw, Rob (Society Of Naval Architects And Marine Engineers (SNAME), 2015-09)
    Increasingly the dominance of engineering process in yacht design development imposes limitations on the possibilities and scope for creative design. Designers are also limited to some extent by tradition — following what ...
  • Applying a performance-focused race-yacht methodology to the design of a superyacht 

    Shaw, Rob (Royal Institution of Naval Architects, 2015-05)
    A background in designing and sailing custom high-performance race yachts unrestricted by rating rules and formulas has fostered a penchant to prioritise performance and enjoyment of sailing in each new design. This project ...
  • Study on water sustainability in Tahiti 

    Terai, P.; De Costa, Gregory; Mahmood, Babar (2014-12)
    With an overall huge amount of water available in Tahiti, we might think that future generations have no reason to worry; however, this is not reflecting the real aspect of water availability in each district. By analysing ...
  • The rise and fall (and rise) of Winston Island 

    Mead, S.; Atkin, E.; Phillips, David (2017-06)
    On 20th February 2016, the most energetic cyclone in recorded history, the category 5 Tropical Cyclone (TC) Winston, tracked through central Fiji causing widespread damage and loss of life. At its peak, ten-minute sustained ...
  • Lyall Bay coastal remediation 

    Phillips, David; Mead, S.; Emeny, M. (2017-06)
    An investigation has been undertaken at Lyall Bay in Wellington to propose options with regard to protecting the natural and built coastal infrastructure and reinstating a functional dune. Lyall Bay is an important ...
  • Integrating waste management and pollution control in tertiary vocation education programmes : case studies 

    Panko, Mary; Sharma, Rashika (2014-11)
    Strategies to minimise pollution and environmental damage must start with the training of students ready to take their places in industry. These case studies show that by immersing students in the practicalities of ...
  • Deployment of hydrogen technologies in New Zealand 

    Leaver, Jonathan; Gardiner, A.; Spencer, J. (WHEC 2014, 2014-06)
    In 2013 the implementation in New Zealand of hydrogen technology took a significant step forward when the private sector company H2NZ facilitated the establishment of a nationally focused Hydrogen Technology Development ...
  • A platform for analysing advanced photovoltaic energy controllers 

    Ahmad, Aziz; Anderson, T.N.; Lie, T.T.; Holmes, Wayne (2015-12)
    Photovoltaic (PV) based power generation technology is being pushed to the forefront as a viable alternative source of renewable energy, particularly in small scale domestic applications. In addition, there is a growing ...
  • House construction waste minimisation project Unitec 

    Pivac, Andy; O'Gorman, Colin (2015-07)
    Project Methodology • 4 identical re-locatable houses measured in project • 3 Bed, open plan wooden framed, iron roofed, cedar clad, • Waste stream separation by activities • Sub floor-bearers up- • Framing • Roofing ...
  • An elastoplastic solution for earthquake resistant rigid timber shear walls 

    Loo, Wei; Quenneville, P.; Chouw, N. (2014-09)
    In terms of seismic performance, timber structures have been observed to perform well, in spite of timber being an inherently non-ductile material. This is due mainly to the ductility of the steel-to-timber connections, ...
  • Elasto-plastic behaviour of a rigid timber shear wall with slip-friction connectors 

    Loo, Wei; Quenneville, P.; Chouw, N. (New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering (NZSEE), 2014-03)
    The use of rigid engineered timber panels, such as cross-laminated-timber, in construction is increasing around the world, particularly in Europe and Australasia. Typically the panels rely on nailed or screwed steel plates ...
  • Google DashBoard 

    Pati, Kamuta (2014-11)
    Teacher Dashboard Reflection and recording of practical collaboration on drive Portfolio assessments on drive Augmented Reality Resources shared via google docs Mobile phones Aurasma Making it manageable
  • Education for sustainability in technological vocational education 

    Panko, Mary; Sharma, Rashika (2014-11)
    Building capabilities for the technological world of tomorrow is the primary aim of vocational education. That includes developing the skills and technical knowledge to problem-solve unseen needs by being able to design ...
  • Waste not, want not : education for sustainability in the construction industry 

    Panko, Mary; Sharma, Rashika; Fuemana, Daniel (2014-09)
    Not teaching but transforming – an educational process which is easy to espouse but frequently hard to achieve in practice. This case study, set in the building technology environment of a tertiary institution, shows ...
  • Impacts of an innovative residential construction method on internal conditions 

    Birchmore, Roger; Tait, Robert; Pivac, Andy (2014-09)
    New Zealand houses are known for producing sub-optimal internal thermal conditions and unacceptably high internal relative humidities. These contribute to poor levels of health, mould and can coincide with the decay of ...
  • Field studies to investigate Impact of increasing R-value of building envelope on winter indoor relative humidity of Auckland houses 

    Su, Bin (2016-11)
    PURPOSE / CONTEXT The study investigates relationships of winter indoor relative humidity and R-value of building envelope of the Auckland houses. METHODOLOGY / APPROACH Field study of indoor micro climatic conditions. ...
  • Construction management scheduling and control : the familiar historical overview. 

    Behman, A.; Harfield, T.; Kenley, Russell (EDP Sciences - Web of Conferences, 2016-03)
    The paper suggests that ‘management by exception’ is an historical default control mechanism based on the perception of control as a static process. However, increasingly scholars claim that a dynamic and proactive systems ...
  • BIM interoperability limitations : Australian and Malaysian rail projects. 

    Kenley, Russell; Harfield, T.; Behnam, A. (EDP Sciences - Web of Conferences, 2016-03)
    Building information modelling (BIM) is defined as a process involving the generation and management of digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a facility. The purpose of interoperability in ...