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  • 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 ...
  • Austin, Michael (UAL International Housing Conference, 2006)
    Auckland is sometimes called the world's biggest Polynesian city but Polynesians occupy only some of the suburbs. The original Ngati Whatua inhabitants have been swamped, not only by the European (Pakeha) settlers, but ...
  • Bogunovich, Dushko (Fourth International Conference on Sustainable Development and Planning, 2009)
    In order to be ready for the harsh environmental challenges of the 21st century, cities need a new planning agenda. Defining this agenda is impossible without first revisiting the core concepts of our work: ‘sustainability’, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Bogunovich, Dushko (Urban Regeneration and Sustainability, 2012)
    Is there a way to convert the vast, fast growing, low-density urban areas of the world to sustainability other than attempting to contain the growth and increase the density of existing development - hoping that the ‘sprawl’ ...
  • Bradbury, Matthew (2008)
    This paper investigates the making of a new public space on the edge of the contemporary city. The first part of the paper starts with a discussion of contemporary thinking about the urban conditions that are found on ...
  • 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 ...
  • Boon, John (COBRA 2001: The Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, 2001)
    The management of four New Zealand Quantity Surveying firms is examined using a five part framework. Comparison is made between current practice and that observed during research in 1996. It is concluded that the firms are ...
  • 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 ...
  • Fernando, Achela; Shamseldin, Asaad; Abrahart, Robert (HIC 2012 - 10th International Conference on Hydroinformatics: "Understanding Changing Climate and Environment and Finding Solutions", 2012)
    River flow forecasting models provide an essential tool to manage water resources, address problems associated with both excesses and deficits, and to find suitable solutions. With changing climate and environmental ...
  • Fernando, Achela; Zhang, Xiujuan; Brown, N. (Rainwater and Urban Design 2007, 2007)
    Water is a valuable resource needing conservation. Excessive water pressure in water distribution systems causes leakages leading to substantial losses of treated water. It also places additional strain on networks reducing ...
  • 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 ...