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  • Cruickshank, Garry (Unitec ePress Occasional and Discussion Paper Series, 2015)
    Author Garry Cruickshank investigates the gender gap in New Zealand’s plumbing profession. Having established that the proportion of female plumbers is almost unchanged since 1975, Cruickshank compares this information ...
  • 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. ...
  • McGarrigle, Malachy (Unitec ePress Research Report Series, 2014)
    The aim of this research is to generate a resource to assist construction lecturers in identifying opportunities where Building Information Modelling [BIM] could be employed to augment the delivery of subject content ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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; 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...