Recent Submissions

  • The model answer : investigating the use of BIM Digital models to provide assessment feedback 

    McGarrigle, Malachy (Australian Universities Building Educators Association (AUBEA), 2016-07)
    Rationale and aims of the project: * to analyse whether methods using non graphical text in digital models can deliver effective feedback to large student numbers after quiz assessment * to see if this approach could ...
  • The adoption of modern office workspaces by tertiary education institutes : a case study of Unitec 

    Vitasovich, A.; Kiroff, Lydia; Boon, John (UTS ePRESS (University of Technology Sydney), 2016-07)
    Modern office workspaces, and particularly activity-based workspaces (ABW) are emerging in the education sector. The primary reasons for making changes to workspaces vary from institute to institute. Yet, there is limited ...
  • Is radical innovation a new value-adding paradigm for construction organisations or just a current fad? -A critique- 

    Puolitaival, Taija; Kestle, Linda (Australian Universities Building Educators Association (AUBEA), 2016-07)
    The Construction Industry, globally, has long been accused of low levels of productivity and innovation and arguably cannot be as readily measured using mechanisms common to other industries. Innovation is described and ...
  • Building structural performance. Presentation conducted at the Building Structural Performance, Auckland. 

    Thomas, Cathy; Tuleasca, Lusa (2015-01)
    Initial Seismic Assessment ISA is intended to be a coarse evaluation and is recommended as first step in the overall assessment process ISA provide a board indication of the expected performance of a building taking ...
  • New Zealand update : IEA - Hydrogen Implementing Agreement Meeting, Petten, Netherlands 10-12 Feb. 

    Leaver, Jonathan; Stuart, Shane; Gardiner, Alister; Spencer, Jon; Hawkins, Steve; Shafiei, Ehsan (2015-02)
    1. Location 2. History of H2 events to date in New Zealand 3. Industry links 4. Proposed organisational structure. 5. Unitec Centre for Hydrogen Energy Technologies in Industry (HETI) 6. Three H2 focussed projects 7. ...
  • Challenges facing BIM education : development of BIM resources for teaching and learning 

    Puolitaival, Taija; Forsythe, Perry; Kähkönen, Kalle (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), 2015-07)
    Building Information Modelling (BIM) is becoming the new norm in the AEC industry and also part of many construction project management (CPM) programmes. In terms of teaching BIM there is the need for specific resources ...
  • Removing hidden waiting time in critical path schedules : a location-based approach to avoiding waste 

    Kenley, Russell; Harfield, Toby (International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC), 2015-07)
    Production waste from non-productive activities is a well understood concept in Lean Construction Management. Waiting-time is also a well understood form of production waste. However, waste arising from the hidden ...
  • Public data re-use policy, but not for road construction in Australia 

    Kenley, Russell; Harfield, Toby; Bedggood, Julianna (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), 2015-07)
    Australian states are mandated to provide researchers access to public sector information (PSI) through three legislative mechanisms: Public Sector Information, Public Records and Freedom of Information. In theory open ...
  • Construction project control methodologies and productivity improvement : EVM, BIM, LBM 

    Kenley, Russell; Harfield, Toby (Association of Engineering, Project, and Production Management (EPPM-Association) (Taiwan), 2015-09)
    Construction productivity has been and remains a concern of organizations and governments. Productivity is also a concern of individual projects. A recent survey of 50 international construction project controls professionals ...
  • How will NZ's construction industry escalate productivity to meet the largest predicted construction demand in decades - is a lean approach one of the magic bullets? 

    Bosnich, Anthony; Kestle, Linda (Asia Pacific Institute of Advanced Research (APIAR), 2015-12)
    Low productivity levels for at least twenty years in New Zealand’s construction industry have only realised any improvement by increasing hourly inputs, (a 0.2% per annum rise since the 1990’s). NZ’s Productivity Commission ...
  • Assessment in virtual design and construction education 

    Puolitaival, Taija; Kestle, Linda; Davies, Kathryn; Forsythe, Perry (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), 2015-07)
    Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) is effecting a fundamental change throughout the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industry, and educational institutes have taken different approaches in response. A ...
  • Steps in a journey towards a fuzzy future 

    Boon, John; Laing, Neil (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), 2015-07)
    From 2009 to early 2015 the Department of Construction at Unitec Institute of Technology has grappled with the challenges of changing technology that have impacted on both what and how it teaches. It has done this within ...
  • The effect of vapour-control membrane technology on indoor air quality in buildings 

    Berry, Terri-Ann; Chiswell, Jordan H.D (International Proceedings of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering, 2015-11)
    The impact of the inclusion of a vapour check membrane in timber buildings on indoor air quality, measured as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), was determined by Photo Ionization Detection. Two identical buildings were ...
  • Understanding water quality in Raglan Harbour 

    Greer, S. D.; McIntosh, R.; Harrison, S.; Phillips, David; Mead, S. (Engineers Australia and IPENZ, 2015-09)
    Raglan (Whaingaroa) Harbour is located on the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island and is bordered by the Raglan township on the southern side close to the entrance. Land use in the watershed is dominated by dairy ...
  • Application of climate change adaptation, resilience, and beach management strategies on coral Islands 

    Mead, Shaw; Borrero, Jose; Phillips, David; Atkin, Ed (Engineers Australia and IPENZ, 2015-09)
    Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are particularly vulnerable to climate change, climate variability and sea level rise. For many island nations, the very existence of some low-lying islands and their associated ...
  • Climate change, natural hazards and the Auckland Unitary Plan : too little too late? 

    Murphy, Chris (Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, 2015-09)
    Natural hazards remain a substantial risk for the people of Auckland, its property and its infrastructure. With over 3100 km of coastline and extensive urbanization, Auckland remains vulnerable to hazardous coastal erosion ...
  • How do you like your BIM? 

    McGarrigle, Malachy (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), 2015-07)
    This paper’s objective is to investigate what practitioners across various disciplines in NZ construction including academia expect to find in BIM models. What specific information do they actually want from models and can ...
  • Soft skill requirements in a BIM project team 

    Davies, Kathryn; McMeel, Dermott; Wilkinson, Suzanne (International Council For Research And Innovation In Building And Construction (CIB), 2015-10)
    Building Information Modelling (BIM) o ers the possibility of prototyping building design and construction options in a simulated system, before construction begins, o ering the potential for improvements in productivity, ...
  • Loss of land surface resulting from sea level rise and climate change 

    Tutulic, Marija R.; Shamseldin, Asaad; De Costa, Gregory (International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research, 2015-07)
    The sea level rise in the Wellington Region has been studied recently and results have been presented in the report Sea-level variability and trends: Wellington Region (Bell and Hannah, 2012). In the last 100 years the sea ...
  • Changes to water resources resulting from sea level rise and climate change 

    Tutulic, Marija R.; Shamseldin, Asaad; De Costa, Gregory (International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research, 2015-07)
    This paper highlights investigation and the impacts of the changes in groundwater table caused by sea level rise due to climate change in Whaiwhetu Aquifer, Lower Hutt, New Zealand. The aquifer is located in coastal zone ...

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