• The Application of Quality of Life Metrics 

      Potangaroa, Regan; Santosa, Happy; Wilkinson, Suzanne (Springer, 2014)
      The current “resilience gap” is how it can be enabled in reality from its apparent idealistic grounding? This chapter accepts that a first step should be the establishment of a suitable metric for resilience measurement. ...
    • Architecture for humanity: Shipping containers as Swiss Army knife 

      Lee, Ja Yeun; Potangaroa, Regan (2010-01-01)
      Surplus commercial shipping containers have re-gained popularity among developed countries recently and are often associated with fashionable, prefabricated second-homes, hotels, and even cities. However, when applied in ...
    • 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 ...
    • Build back better : implementation in Victorian bushfire reconstruction 

      Mannakkara, Sandeeka; Wilkinson, Suzanne; Potangaroa, Regan (2014-04)
      “Build Back Better” (BBB) is a prominent concept in post-disaster reconstruction and has emerged from identifying the need for the reconstruction phase to be taken as an opportunity to decrease the vulnerability of communities ...
    • The cluster approach revisited 

      Kestle, Linda; Potangaroa, Regan (International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction, 2010-05-14)
      The UN Cluster approach came from the Humanitarian Response Review (HRR) commissioned by the UN in 2005. The intention of that review was to address apparent failures in the speed, quality and effectiveness of humanitarian ...
    • Communication styles of international students : teaching to their strengths 

      McAfee, Steven; Potangaroa, Regan; Panko, Mary (2015-02)
      Aim: To investigate whether the communication styles of the students were compatible with the nature of teaching they were receiving. • Identify the communication skills held by the programme participants • See ...
    • 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. ...
    • Earthquake vulnerability of wastewater pumping stations in New Zealand 

      Zare, Mohammad R.; Wilkinson, Suzanne; Potangaroa, Regan (2010-09)
      New Zealand is located in an earthquake prone part of the world where earthquakes are the most common natural hazard in New Zealand. Consequently, earthquake vulnerability especially in lifelines is of great concern of ...
    • The Gabion House Revisited 

      Potangaroa, Regan (ITS University, Surabaya, 2013)
      Most material on a “Green Concept” for addressing the environmental, social, cultural and institutional issues resulting from global warming and climate change through the implementation of architecture and environmental ...
    • Gimme shelter: Tsunami mitigation as part of a permanent shelter programme for Aceh, north Sumatra 

      Potangaroa, Regan (i-Rec, 2006)
      The resulting housing solutions developed for permanent shelter as part of aid packages and reconstruction often belie the complexity of their resolution. This paper briefly outlines the often hidden subtleties in such ...
    • The integration of seismic resistant design & construction into the Diploma of Associate Engineering DAE (Civil) curriculum in Pakistan 

      Potangaroa, Regan; Chhetri, Vickram; Timarzi, Irshad (2010)
      The 8th October 2005 Kashmir Earthquake exposed the vulnerability of Pakistan’s building stock with the collapse of both public and private buildings. Whilst appropriate building codes are now being developed and introduced, ...
    • Iwi resilience? : the Maori response following the February 22, 2011 Christchurch Earthquake 

      Kipa, M.; Potangaroa, Regan; Wilkinson, Suzanne (Australasian Universities Building Education Association, 2013)
      The apparent treatment of some Maori following the September 4 2010 Earthquake in Christchurch resulted in the setting up of a Maori Response Network MRN when the subsequent February 22 2011 Earthquake occurred. This ...
    • Long-term reconstruction in Christchurch: Learning from its governance structure 

      Chang-Richards, (Alice) Yan; Wilkinson, Suzanne; Seville, Erica; Brunsdon, David; Potangaroa, Regan (i-Rec 6th International Conference, 2013)
      New Zealand is prone to significant natural hazards. Past experience in New Zealand has demonstrated an ability to cope with small-scale natural disasters; but the recent Canterbury earthquake sequence, in particularly, ...
    • Measuring the qualitative aspects of a reconstruction programme: Aceh, Indonesia 

      Potangaroa, Regan (i-Rec, 2006)
      Aid Agencies are accountable for the funds that they administer and consequently there is a reporting requirement to demonstrate that any intervention (such as a permanent housing program) is beneficial to those that the ...
    • Planning for social outcomes 

      Potangaroa, Regan; Mair, Julie Samia (2010-09-01)
      There is usually no purposeful connection between the physical planning of refugee camps and the social outcomes for those living in these camps with each being treated separately by independent groups or more often the ...
    • Post-disaster recovery: Multi-agency leadership and co-ordination 

      Beckett, James V.; Wilkinson, Suzanne; Potangaroa, Regan (2010)
      Recovery is a vital phase in an emergency management and civil defence cycle aimed towards long-term community resilience. Leadership plays a crucial role in an emergency situation, especially in the response and recovery ...
    • Resilient Cities : The proposition of the Convergence of Individual and Community Resilience 

      Potangaroa, Regan; Santosa, Happy; Siregar, Hasian (ITS University, Surabaya & Queensland University of Technology (QUT), 2013)
      An unexpected result from a study of the Quality of Life (QoL) of 85 households in kampong Tunjungan, an informal settlement located in the CBD of Surabaya, Indonesia was the apparent existence of a resilience "tipping" ...
    • Resources and capacity: Lessons learned from post-disaster reconstruction resourcing in Indonesia, China and Australia 

      Chang, Yan; Wilkinson, Suzanne; Potangaroa, Regan; Seville, Erica (2010)
      Post-disaster reconstruction poses resourcing challenges specific to the construction practitioners and requires constant improvements of the construction industry and of the environment in which it operates. By drawing ...
    • The seemingly simple? Community engagement and construction management in Samoa, post tsunami 2009 

      Waqabaca, Fotu; Panko, Mary; Potangaroa, Regan (Australasian Universities Building Education Association, 2013)
      Community Engagement and its associated community participation seem to be a key factor for “successful” post disaster reconstruction. Yet not much is understood on what happens in such an “engagement” and how it occurs. ...
    • Seismic Discussion Paper 

      Potangaroa, Regan (Published for ES&NFI Cluster, 2014-12)
      There does not appear to have been any seismic guidelines despite the obvious seismic character of Afghanistan. The seismic measures that are being used seem to be of unknown heritage and perhaps of questionable value and ...