• An academic managing an IT project using construction knowledge 

    Boon, John (2001-10)
    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 ...
  • Action and Re action: home grown timber and imported prefabricated housing. 

    Murphy, Chris (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 buildings, ...
  • Analysis of employability skills for civil engineers in New Zealand 

    Sharma, Madhvi; De Costa, Gregory; Heyzer, Daymon (Institution of Engineers Australia, 2014-12)
    Background The transition from university to a career in civil engineering is a challenging process. This study examined the perceptions of engineering graduates regarding the difficulties they encountered in their ...
  • Are we listening, are we learning? 

    Kestle, Linda (Elsevier B.V., 2014)
    New Zealand is said to be coming to grips with the post-disaster situation in Christchurch according to articles published by politicians, government agencies and business entrepreneurs. Christchurch has been subjected to ...
  • Asbestos remediation in the Cook Islands : a long-term solution for making schools safer 

    Berry, Terri-Ann; Wairepo, Daniel (Unitec Institute of Technology, 2015-12-22)
    Asbestos contamination in the South Pacific originates mainly from construction products containing asbestos (SPREP, 2011). In Rarotonga, asbestos contamination in the soil surrounding two schools examined (Nikao Maori and ...
  • Auckland Waterfront: From a Local Political Compromise to the Global Environmental Agenda 

    Bogunovich, Dushko (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 ...
  • Auckland WaterPark 

    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 ...
  • The barriers to a community contracts approach in post-disaster reconstruction 

    Zuo, Kelvin; Potangaroa, Regan; Wilkinson, Suzanne (6th International i-Rec Conference, 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 ...
  • Barriers to building and construction waste reduction, reuse and recycling : a case study of the Australian Capital Region 

    Zou, Patrick; Hardy, Robyn; Yang, Rebecca (Unitec Institute of Technology, 2015-12-22)
    Building and construction waste materials continue to be a major problem causing significant environmental impact worldwide. Broad university-industry collaborative research was undertaken in 2014 to identify the barriers, ...
  • Building adaption for waste minimisation : impact of policies 

    Mithraratne, Nalanie (Unitec Institute of Technology, 2015-12-22)
    Construction and demolition waste represents a significant wastage of natural resources and energy while also contributing to air pollution. Measures to reduce construction waste include achieving flexibility in design of ...
  • Combined sewer overflow forecasting with feed-forward back-propagation artificial neural network 

    Fernando, Achela; Zhang, Xiujuan; Kinley, Peter F. (World Enformatika Society, 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 ...
  • Community Engagement: Rebuilding Samoan Fale post 2009 Tsunami 

    Waqabaca, Fotu; Panko, Mary; Potangaroa, Regan (i-Rec 6th International Conference, 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. ...
  • Community Engagement: Rebuilding Samoan fale post 2009 tsunami 

    Panko, Mary; Waqabaca, Jokatama (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 ...
  • Comparison of planning and consenting procedures for water resources projects in Sri Lanka and New Zealand 

    Fernando, Achela; Werellagame, Induka B. (Zhongguo shui li shui dian chu ban she, 2008-11)
    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 ...
  • Comparison of two data-driven approaches for daily river flow forecasting 

    Fernando, Achela; Shamseldin, Asaad; Abrahart, Robert (The Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, 2011-12)
    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 ...
  • The consumer fightback: New refurbishment policies for NZ residential buildings. 

    Murphy, Chris (Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), Australia, 2013-11)
    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 ...
  • Current and anticipated future impacts of BIM on cost modelling in Auckland 

    Stanley, Ryan; Thurnell, Derek (Australasian Universities Building Education Association, 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 ...
  • Development of a Multi-Purpose Breakwater Reef at Maqai Eco Surf Resort, Qamea Island, Fiji. Coasts & Ports 

    Mead, Shaw; Phillips, David; Prime, Arama (Engineers Australia, 2013)
    A breakwater/reef and channel/lagoon development has been designed to alleviate the current ecological damage of the coral reef flat and lagoon, and the health and safety hazards involved with access to the Maqai Eco Surf ...
  • Ecosensitive stormwater system design for sub-division 

    Fernando, Achela; Iszard, Mark; Islam, Nazrul (New Zealand Water and Wastes Association, 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 ...
  • Educating with certainty for future career uncertainty? 

    Monteiro, Sylila; Sharma, Rashika (Asia Pacific Association for International Education, 2010-04-01)
    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 ...