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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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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’ ...
  • 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, ...
  • Morrison, Emily; 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 ...
  • Fernando, Achela; Shamseldin, Asaad; Abrahart, Robert (MODSIM2011, 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, 2011)
    Ongoing research on the use of data-driven techniques for rainfall-runoff modelling and forecasting has stimulated our desire to compare the effectiveness of transparent and black-box type models. Previous studies have ...
  • Fernando, Achela; Mellalieu, Peter (22nd Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, 2011)
    In general, teachers deploy several methods to encourage their students to engage early with their learning during their course of study. These methods include: presentation of previous years’ pass/fail rates; feedback ...
  • Leaver, Jonathan; Leaver, Luke (14th Annual Energy, Utility and Environment Conference, 2011)
    In 2008 greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector in New Zealand accounted for 19% of total emissions. Studies using the multi sector partial equilibrium model UniSyD show that vehicle costs and driving range when ...
  • Fernando, Achela (ICWES 15: 15th International Conference for Women Engineers and Scientists, 2011)
    Although the common view that engineering is best suited for men is changing, there is anecdotal evidence suggesting gender imbalance in the engineering industry. Efforts take place throughout New Zealand to encourage ...
  • 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 ...
  • Fernando, Achela; Gebreselasie, Bruck; Capiral, Jacinto (2010 International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software Modelling for Environment’s Sake, 2010)
    This paper presents how a hydrodynamic Modelling study can be used to maximise the collective efforts from the stakeholders to enhance the protection of a riparian environment. A hydraulic model of a sensitive part of the ...
  • Monteiro, Sylila; Sharma, Rashika (Asia Pacific Association for International Education Annual Conference and Exhibition, 2010)
    Proficiency in generic skills becomes an imperative and sustainable approach in education today, to ensure future career certainty. The impact of technological change dictates that the future will belong to the knowledge ...
  • Phillips, David; Taylor, Robert; Leaver, Jonathan; McMullan, Randall (FIG Congress 2010: Facing Challenges - Building the Capacity, 2010)
    The National Diploma in Surveying (NDS) was successfully delivered by Unitec for the first time in 1999 after replacing the New Zealand Certificate in Land Surveying (NZCLS). The ongoing challenge for Unitec has been to ...
  • Sharma, Rashika (International Conference on Sustainable Community Development, 2010)
    The exponential globalisation of the economy warrants the formulation of a pathway that harnesses the human and social capital that can work together collaboratively and proactively to promote the development of sustainable ...
  • Lai, Francis; Halvitigala, Dulani; Boon, John; Birchmore, Roger (16th Pacific Rim Real Estate Society Conference, 2010)
    The complexity of a modern construction project, especially in a fast track environment, necessities the use of Building Information Management (BIM) system to manage such a project to provide the necessary probable cost ...
  • 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 ...