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  • Boon, John (Project Management Institute of New Zealand Annual Conference, 2001)
    The author is a construction project manager with considerable experience who became an academic, teaching in the area of construction management about nine years ago. Since then he has widened his academic interests to ...
  • Barzandeh, Mohammad (Bachelor of Construction, 2011)
    Estimating is one of the most important functions of a successful project. Accurate estimates optimise good contracting as well as the process of calculating and analysing all the costs that will enter into a particular ...
  • 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 ...
  • Harfield, T; 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 ...
  • Sadler, Luke (Bachelor of Construction, 2011)
    Japanese manufacturers and in particular Toyota in the 1990s have had large amounts of success in the car manufacturing industry. This success has been directly attributed to a set of management tools and methods put in ...
  • 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.
  • Bogunovich, Dushko (43rd ISoCaRP World Congress, 2007)
    The central proposition of this paper is that at this very moment Auckland has a unique historic opportunity to make a radical transition to an environmentally sustainable way of building cities. The opportunity that has ...
  • Bradbury, Matthew (2006)
    Like many waterfront cities in the world, Auckland is experiencing the slow but sure transformation of a heavily industrialised and polluted harbour into a lifestyle zone of apartments and marinas. This paper discusses and ...
  • Morrison, Callum (Bachelor of Construction, 2010)
    Building Information Modelling (BIM) is the process of using computer software to create object-oriented, parametric models of buildings from which useful data can be retrieved. BIM can be used either collaboratively or ...
  • Andric, Jovan (Bachelor of Construction, 2011)
    As an energy saving measure, part of an integrated response to mitigate climate change, the New Zealand Government raised the legal minimum requirements for the thermal performance of new homes. A carbon footprint provides ...
  • Sharma, Rashika (International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, 2011)
    This year marks the midpoint of the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development but sustainability still remains a foreign concept in the New Zealand vocational and trade education curriculum. Thus research was conducted ...
  • Fernando, Achela; Zhang, Xiujuan; Kinley, Peter F. (12th International Conference on Computer Science, 2006)
    A feed-forward, back-propagation Artificial Neural Network (ANN) model has been used to forecast the occurrences of wastewater overflows in a combined sewerage reticulation system. This approach was tested to evaluate its ...
  • 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 ...
  • Fernando, Achela; Werellagame, Induka B. (4th Conference of the Asia Pacific Association of Hydrology and Water Resources, 2008)
    This paper compares and contrasts dam & reservoir water resources development projects between a developing and a developed country taking into consideration the drivers, approval processes, potential conflicts among ...
  • 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 ...
  • Sharma, Rashika; Monteiro, Sylila (International Journal of Learning, 2010)
    The continued process of economic globalization challenges education as a means of achieving individual success in a constantly changing society. Education of today might be obsolete tomorrow in a technologically driven ...
  • Fernando, Achela; Iszard, Mark; Islam, Nazrul (5th South Pacific Stormwater Conference, 2007)
    Stormwater management is a contentious aspect of development in the 21st century. Although hydrological neutrality before and after a development is sought, it is acknowledged that any alterations to land form result in a ...
  • Monteiro, Sylila; Sharma, Rashika (Asia Pacific Association for International Education Annual Conference and Exhibition, 2010)
    Proficiency in generic skills becomes an imperative and sustainable approach in education today, to ensure future career certainty. The impact of technological change dictates that the future will belong to the knowledge ...
  • Cooper, M.R.; Fernando, Achela (18th World IMACS Congress and MODSIM09 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, 2009)
    It is well known that the accurate representation of spatial variation of rainfall within a catchment is important in achieving reliable outcomes from stormwater models. Various guidelines recommend different densities of ...
  • Thurnell, Derek (20th Annual ARCOM Conference, 2004)
    The importance of the facilitator in the Value Management (VM) process has not been accorded sufficient emphasis in the literature to date, particularly in the construction management field. This paper aims to develop a ...