Recent Submissions

  • The rise and fall (and rise) of Winston Island 

    Mead, S.; Atkin, E.; Phillips, David (2017-06)
    On 20th February 2016, the most energetic cyclone in recorded history, the category 5 Tropical Cyclone (TC) Winston, tracked through central Fiji causing widespread damage and loss of life. At its peak, ten-minute sustained ...
  • Lyall Bay coastal remediation 

    Phillips, David; Mead, S.; Emeny, M. (2017-06)
    An investigation has been undertaken at Lyall Bay in Wellington to propose options with regard to protecting the natural and built coastal infrastructure and reinstating a functional dune. Lyall Bay is an important ...
  • Integrating waste management and pollution control in tertiary vocation education programmes : case studies 

    Panko, Mary; Sharma, Rashika (2014-11)
    Strategies to minimise pollution and environmental damage must start with the training of students ready to take their places in industry. These case studies show that by immersing students in the practicalities of ...
  • Deployment of hydrogen technologies in New Zealand 

    Leaver, Jonathan; Gardiner, A.; Spencer, J. (WHEC 2014, 2014-06)
    In 2013 the implementation in New Zealand of hydrogen technology took a significant step forward when the private sector company H2NZ facilitated the establishment of a nationally focused Hydrogen Technology Development ...
  • A platform for analysing advanced photovoltaic energy controllers 

    Ahmad, Aziz; Anderson, T.N.; Lie, T.T.; Holmes, Wayne (2015-12)
    Photovoltaic (PV) based power generation technology is being pushed to the forefront as a viable alternative source of renewable energy, particularly in small scale domestic applications. In addition, there is a growing ...
  • House construction waste minimisation project Unitec 

    Pivac, Andy; O'Gorman, Colin (2015-07)
    Project Methodology • 4 identical re-locatable houses measured in project • 3 Bed, open plan wooden framed, iron roofed, cedar clad, • Waste stream separation by activities • Sub floor-bearers up- • Framing • Roofing ...
  • An elastoplastic solution for earthquake resistant rigid timber shear walls 

    Loo, Wei; Quenneville, P.; Chouw, N. (2014-09)
    In terms of seismic performance, timber structures have been observed to perform well, in spite of timber being an inherently non-ductile material. This is due mainly to the ductility of the steel-to-timber connections, ...
  • Elasto-plastic behaviour of a rigid timber shear wall with slip-friction connectors 

    Loo, Wei; Quenneville, P.; Chouw, N. (New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering (NZSEE), 2014-03)
    The use of rigid engineered timber panels, such as cross-laminated-timber, in construction is increasing around the world, particularly in Europe and Australasia. Typically the panels rely on nailed or screwed steel plates ...
  • Google DashBoard 

    Pati, Kamuta (2014-11)
    Teacher Dashboard Reflection and recording of practical collaboration on drive Portfolio assessments on drive Augmented Reality Resources shared via google docs Mobile phones Aurasma Making it manageable
  • Education for sustainability in technological vocational education 

    Panko, Mary; Sharma, Rashika (2014-11)
    Building capabilities for the technological world of tomorrow is the primary aim of vocational education. That includes developing the skills and technical knowledge to problem-solve unseen needs by being able to design ...
  • Waste not, want not : education for sustainability in the construction industry 

    Panko, Mary; Sharma, Rashika; Fuemana, Daniel (2014-09)
    Not teaching but transforming – an educational process which is easy to espouse but frequently hard to achieve in practice. This case study, set in the building technology environment of a tertiary institution, shows ...
  • Impacts of an innovative residential construction method on internal conditions 

    Birchmore, Roger; Tait, Robert; Pivac, Andy (2014-09)
    New Zealand houses are known for producing sub-optimal internal thermal conditions and unacceptably high internal relative humidities. These contribute to poor levels of health, mould and can coincide with the decay of ...
  • Field studies to investigate Impact of increasing R-value of building envelope on winter indoor relative humidity of Auckland houses 

    Su, Bin (2016-11)
    PURPOSE / CONTEXT The study investigates relationships of winter indoor relative humidity and R-value of building envelope of the Auckland houses. METHODOLOGY / APPROACH Field study of indoor micro climatic conditions. ...
  • Construction management scheduling and control : the familiar historical overview. 

    Behman, A.; Harfield, T.; Kenley, Russell (EDP Sciences - Web of Conferences, 2016-03)
    The paper suggests that ‘management by exception’ is an historical default control mechanism based on the perception of control as a static process. However, increasingly scholars claim that a dynamic and proactive systems ...
  • BIM interoperability limitations : Australian and Malaysian rail projects. 

    Kenley, Russell; Harfield, T.; Behnam, A. (EDP Sciences - Web of Conferences, 2016-03)
    Building information modelling (BIM) is defined as a process involving the generation and management of digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a facility. The purpose of interoperability in ...
  • Supporting BIM adoption and implementation - Case New Zealand 

    Puolitaival, Taija; Amor, R.; GhaffarianHoseini, A.; Park, K. S. (2016-09)
    There is a significant list of reported reasons for why the construction industry is not adopting Building Information Modelling (BIM), or delaying the decision to use BIM. The most common reasons, regardless of the global ...
  • Is radical innovation a new value-adding paradigm for construction organisations or just a current fad? : a critique. 

    Puolitaival, Taija; Kestle, Linda (Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference (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 ...
  • Keep-Out-Zone analysis for three-dimensional ICs 

    Said, Mostafa; Madipour, Farhad; El-Sayed, Mohamed (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2014-04)
    One of main challenges of 3D-integration is the area overhead which has two main causes: first the huge TSV diameter which is usually in the range of microns, and the second reason is the Keep-Out-Zone (KOZ) overhead due ...
  • A design methodology for performance maintenance of 3D Network-on-Chip with multiplexed Through-Silicon Vias 

    Madipour, Farhad; El-Sayed, M.; Murakami, K.; Said, M. (ACM DL (Digital Library), 2015-06)
    3D integration is an emerging technology that overcomes 2D integration process limitations. The use of short Through-Silicon Vias (TSVs) introduces a significant reduction in routing area, power consumption, and delay. ...
  • Analysing rain garden infiltration efficiency using MOUSE Model 

    Li, H.; De Costa, Gregory (International Association For Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHRAPD), 2016-08)
    A MOUSE model was developed to simulate rain garden and calculate the annual stormwater runoff volume. The key parameter settings of the simulation model are strictly built on Auckland Regional Council Technical Publications ...

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