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  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Morrison, Emily Jane; Thurnell, Derek (Annual ARCOM Conference (28th), 2012)
    Long working hours and weekend working are an integral part of many jobs in the construction industry, and are job characteristics that are linked to work-life conflict, which adversely affects employees' ability to achieve ...
  • 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 ...
  • Leaver, Luke H. T.; Leaver, Jonathan (Athens: ATINER'S Conference Paper Series, No: ENV2012-0365, 2012)
    New Zealand is a small isolated island nation in the South Pacific with a population of 4.4 million people. As part of national branding to promote exports of bio-commodities especially from agriculture and horticulture ...
  • 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 (Proceedings of CIB W78 2010 - Applications of IT in the AEC Industry, 2010)
    Building productivity in New Zealand lags other countries and industries which invest more heavily in technology. Improved productivity of the construction sector is widely touted as a significant factor in boosting the ...
  • Davies, Kathryn (25th International Conference on Information Technology, 2008)
    The construction industry is widely characterised as conservative in both business practices and construction methods and processes. Companies are seen as reluctant to change existing practices, despite the potential for ...
  • Davies, Kathryn; Birchmore, Roger; Tait, Robert (46th Annual Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), 2012)
    This paper reports on a project which uses two full-scale, three-bedroom standard houses to identify the impact of changes in building elements and materials on indoor environmental quality. The lightweight, timber framed, ...
  • Murphy, Chris (46th Annual Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), 2012)
    The long-term proposal to license building practitioners, a reality from 1st March 2012, marks a significant retreat from the strong pioneering tradition of self-help building that historically has been a significant element ...
  • 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 ...
  • Francis, Kerry (45th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association, 2011)
    A posthumous 1992 curriculum vitae for the Architect and Engineer, Richard Hobin records that during the period 1951-1953 he designed and built eight houses and seven factories in the New Zealand city of Auckland. Hobin’s ...