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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • Fernando, Achela; Shamseldin, Asaad; Abrahart, Robert (HIC 2012 - 10th International Conference on Hydroinformatics: "Understanding Changing Climate and Environment and Finding Solutions", 2012)
    River flow forecasting models provide an essential tool to manage water resources, address problems associated with both excesses and deficits, and to find suitable solutions. With changing climate and environmental ...
  • Fernando, Achela; Shamseldin, Asaad; Abrahart, Robert (Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 2012)
    This paper deals with the application of an innovative method for combining estimated outputs from a number of rainfall-runoff models using Gene Expression Programming (GEP) to perform symbolic regression. The GEP multi-model ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • Bogunovich, Dushko; Bradbury, Matthew (Planning Quarterly, 2012)
    Further spatial expansion of Auckland is inevitable, but this does not have to lead to environmental disaster and a poor quality of life. An alternative approach has been developed.
  • Thurnell, Derek; Morrison, Emily (Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building, 2012)
    The construction industry is a challenging environment in which to work, with job characteristics that are linked to work-life conflict, and it is important for its future sustainability that initiatives to support employee ...
  • Bogunovich, Dushko (Urban Regeneration and Sustainability, 2012)
    Is there a way to convert the vast, fast growing, low-density urban areas of the world to sustainability other than attempting to contain the growth and increase the density of existing development - hoping that the ‘sprawl’ ...
  • 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, ...
  • Morrison, Emily; 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 ...
  • Fernando, Achela; Shamseldin, Asaad; Abrahart, Robert (MODSIM2011, 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, 2011)
    Ongoing research on the use of data-driven techniques for rainfall-runoff modelling and forecasting has stimulated our desire to compare the effectiveness of transparent and black-box type models. Previous studies have ...
  • Fernando, Achela; Mellalieu, Peter (22nd Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, 2011)
    In general, teachers deploy several methods to encourage their students to engage early with their learning during their course of study. These methods include: presentation of previous years’ pass/fail rates; feedback ...