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A comparative approach to determining the growth of productivity of the New Zealand construction industry
(University of Technology, Sydney - UTSePress, 2013)
In recent years there has been increasing interest in the productivity and efficiency of the construction industry in New Zealand. In part this interest has manifested itself in the increased use of numerous statistical ...
Good practices for managing Australia’s public and community housing assets
This project investigates good practices for managing Australia’s public and community housing assets. To a large extent the report concerns the identification of existing practices as an attempt to build a picture of asset ...
Activity-based teaching for Unitec New Zealand construction students
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 ...
Use of a supercomputer to advance parameter optimisation using genetic algorithms
(IWA Publishing, 2007-10)
Parameter optimisation is a significant but time consuming process that is inherent to conceptual hydrological models representing rainfall-runoff process. This study presents two modifications to achieve optimised results ...
Build back better : implementation in Victorian bushfire reconstruction
“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 ...
Use of gene expression programing for multi-model combination of rainfall-runoff models
(American Society of Civil Engineers, 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 ...
The benefits of, and barriers to, implementation of 5D BIM for quantity surveying in New Zealand
(Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, 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 ...
Auckland 2040: A resilent urban region on the water
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.
Collaborative partnership for education for sustainability: New Zealand vocational education
(Common Ground Publishing, 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 ...
Creative and imaginative scholarship: Lifelong learning for an unpredictable future
(Common Ground Publishing, 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 ...