• 5D BIM in a consulting quantity surveying environment 

    Harrison, Curtis; Thurnell, Derek (Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MoBIE), 2014)
    BIM is triggering a revolution in the construction industry, and the concept known as 5D BIM, which ultimately is concerned with a cost dimension being added to objects contained within the BIM model, has the potential to ...
  • 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 ...
  • Application of climate change adaptation, resilience, and beach management strategies on coral Islands 

    Mead, Shaw; Borrero, Jose; Phillips, David; Atkin, Ed (Engineers Australia and IPENZ, 2015-09)
    Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are particularly vulnerable to climate change, climate variability and sea level rise. For many island nations, the very existence of some low-lying islands and their associated ...
  • 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 ...
  • Assessment in virtual design and construction education 

    Puolitaival, Taija; Kestle, Linda; Davies, Kathryn; Forsythe, Perry (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), 2015-07)
    Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) is effecting a fundamental change throughout the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industry, and educational institutes have taken different approaches in response. A ...
  • Attitudes and perceptions towards early contractor involvement procurement 

    Francis, Steven; Kiroff, Lydia (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, 2015-07-08)
    Early contractor involvement (ECI) procurement is a relatively recent development in construction, which allows the contractor to have input into the design phase of a project. In comparison, under traditional construction ...
  • 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 ...
  • Challenges facing BIM education : development of BIM resources for teaching and learning 

    Puolitaival, Taija; Forsythe, Perry; Kähkönen, Kalle (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), 2015-07)
    Building Information Modelling (BIM) is becoming the new norm in the AEC industry and also part of many construction project management (CPM) programmes. In terms of teaching BIM there is the need for specific resources ...
  • Changes to water resources resulting from sea level rise and climate change 

    Tutulic, Marija R.; Shamseldin, Asaad; De Costa, Gregory (International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research, 2015-07)
    This paper highlights investigation and the impacts of the changes in groundwater table caused by sea level rise due to climate change in Whaiwhetu Aquifer, Lower Hutt, New Zealand. The aquifer is located in coastal zone ...
  • Climate change, natural hazards and the Auckland Unitary Plan : too little too late? 

    Murphy, Chris (Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, 2015-09)
    Natural hazards remain a substantial risk for the people of Auckland, its property and its infrastructure. With over 3100 km of coastline and extensive urbanization, Auckland remains vulnerable to hazardous coastal erosion ...
  • 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 ...