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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Fernando, Achela; Werellagame, Induka B. (4th Conference of the Asia Pacific Association of Hydrology and Water Resources, 2008)
    This paper compares and contrasts dam & reservoir water resources development projects between a developing and a developed country taking into consideration the drivers, approval processes, potential conflicts among ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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; Iszard, Mark; Islam, Nazrul (5th South Pacific Stormwater Conference, 2007)
    Stormwater management is a contentious aspect of development in the 21st century. Although hydrological neutrality before and after a development is sought, it is acknowledged that any alterations to land form result in a ...
  • 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 ...
  • Cooper, M.R.; Fernando, Achela (18th World IMACS Congress and MODSIM09 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, 2009)
    It is well known that the accurate representation of spatial variation of rainfall within a catchment is important in achieving reliable outcomes from stormwater models. Various guidelines recommend different densities of ...
  • Thurnell, Derek (20th Annual ARCOM Conference, 2004)
    The importance of the facilitator in the Value Management (VM) process has not been accorded sufficient emphasis in the literature to date, particularly in the construction management field. This paper aims to develop a ...
  • 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 ...
  • Ge, X.J.; Poon, K.M.; Boon, John (12th Annual Conference of the Pacific Rim Real Estate Society, 2006)
    In the period 1999 – 2004 housing prices in Hong Kong sunk to a low point in mid 2003 and then rose again. This paper investigates which factors are associated with those price movements. The paper starts by reviewing ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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’, ...
  • 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; 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, ...
  • 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 ...