Recent Submissions

  • The impact of fatigue on workforce sustainability in the construction industry 

    Lipsham, T.; Davies, Kathryn; Kestle, Linda (Curtin University (Bentley, Western Australia), 2018-09)
    The construction industry is widely recognised as very demanding of its workers, and fatigue is a common result. Long working hours, unreasonable deadlines, heavy workloads, lack of resources, and a macho work culture are ...
  • Last Planner System : views of main contractors and subcontractors within the New Zealand construction industry 

    Samorow, Dorota; Davies, Kathryn; Puolitaival, Taija; Kestle, Linda (Curtin University (Bentley, Western Australia), 2018-09)
    The construction industry in Auckland, New Zealand is currently experiencing an economic boom, which is set to continue due to a forecasted level of unprecedented population growth in Auckland to 2025. The construction ...
  • What's the real story around digital technologies in construction management? 

    Puolitaival, Taija; Kestle, Linda; Kähkönen, K. (Curtin University (Bentley, Western Australia), 2018-09)
    The highly fragmented project nature of the construction industry, small companies and shortterm thinking has made the construction industry traditionally slow in adopting new methods and technology, and the least digitalised ...
  • Teaching and learning in AEC Education - the Building Information Modelling factor 

    Puolitaival, Taija; Kestle, Linda (Journal of Information Technology in Construction (ITcon), 2018-07)
    Building Information Modelling (BIM) is effecting a fundamental change through the architectural, engineering and construction industry (AEC) and simultaneously influencing curricula and course delivery within these ...
  • Active demand side management of a grid connected photovoltaic energy system using optimal control 

    Ahmad, Aziz; Anderson, T.; Swain, A.; Kamran, M. (2018-04)
    In this study, optimal energy management for a grid-connected photovoltaic-battery hybrid system was proposed to benefit customers at the demand side. The management of energy flow aims to minimize electricity cost subject ...
  • Comparative analysis of public and private client values for post disaster reconstruction services 

    Aliakbarlou, Sadegh; Wilkinson., S.; Costello, S. B.; Jang, H. (2017-09)
    There is a common belief that continuous improvement in delivery of contracting services is to be achieved through analysing client values. The current paper aims to help contractors to provide better services to their ...
  • Medium-density dwellings in Auckland and the building regulations 

    Birchmore, Roger (Unitec ePress, 2018-07-25)
    National thermal standards have historically been set to minimise winter heating energy in detached houses. It is uncertain whether these standards are optimal for the increasing number of joined, medium-density dwellings ...
  • Student designed CANBus simulator used as teaching aid in autotronics course 

    Yee, Nigel; Chand, Prabhat (2017-12-13)
    1. Why did we do this project ? 2. Small video of Project 3. An overview many Networking Protocols in Vehicles 4. CAN Bus System 5. Our Project Overview 6. Student Feedback
  • Preliminary research on modelling and control of two line kites for power generation 

    Yan, Ashley; Yee, Nigel; Huang, Ll. (2017-12)
    Wind power is the second largest renewable resource from which we can obtain electricity besides hydropower. Wind farms have had significant growth in past decades; however, they require a massive investment to setup ...
  • Temperature and humidity effects on particulate matter concentrations in a sub-tropical climate during winter 

    Hernandez, G.; Berry, Terri-Ann; Wallis, Shannon; Poyner, David (International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology (IACSIT), 2017-11)
    High concentrations of particulate matter (PM) in the atmosphere have been associated with degradation of human health. Auckland is the most populous city in New Zealand, with a humid subtropical climate (characterised by ...
  • Exploring efficiency improvements in a transitional hull form 

    Shaw, Rob (2017-09)
    This work looks at the potential to improve the efficiency of a powered monohull operating in the transitional speed zone between displacement and planing. It looks at the potential to make significant efficiency ...
  • Water restoration drones : applied research to date 

    Buckley, Paula (2017-11-27)
    This Drone has been designed for real-time water testing. Traditional/current methods of water testing rely on fixed point sensors or samples taken from hand, but do not allow scientists to fully survey the changing water ...
  • Seeking efficiency improvements for a motor-yacht transitional hull form 

    Shaw, Rob (2017-05)
    Experience in developing and refining custom high-performance race yachts unrestricted by rules has created an innovative approach to evaluating design challenges and considering potential solutions. This methodology has ...
  • Predicting the pumping characteristics of multiple parallel tube air-lift pumps 

    Yousuf, Noman; Anderson, T.; Gschwendtner, M.; Nates, R. (2016)
    Air-lift pumps have begun to receive a high degree of attention due to the absence of mechanical components and the potential for their use in renewable energy applications. One of the principal challenges of the air-lift ...
  • Modelling the performance of a diffusion absorption refrigeration system 

    Yousuf, Noman; Biteau, E.; Anderson, T.; Gschwendtner, M.; Nates, R. (2015-04-25)
    The diffusion absorption refrigeration cycle was first identified nearly a century ago but until relatively recently its application had been limited to niche cooling applications such as camping refrigerators. The diffusion ...
  • Protection and automation of distribution network with Inverter based Energy Systems (IES) rated up to 10 kVA 

    Mishra, A.; Farzinfar, M.; Bahadornejad, Momen; Murphy, K.; Faarooqui, N. U.; Nair, N. K. C. (Published by Power Systems Group, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering University of Auckland, 2016)
    With increasing penetration of Inverter based Energy System (IES), it is necessary to investigate the impact of IES presence on existing distribution network, particularly protection. To carry out comprehensive protection ...
  • Vector’s residential photovoltaic trials : a report on experience 

    Bahadornejad, Momen; Murphy, K.; Nair, N. K. C.; Williams, G.; Bishop, J. (University of Auckland, 2016-01-14)
    In 2013, Vector initiated the SunGenie program; a residential solar Photovoltaic (PV)/battery storage system, to assess the uptake with customers and the effect on the grid with a solar integrated battery solution. This ...
  • Smart Grid ICT infrastructure: New Zealand perspective 

    Nair, N. K. C.; Bahadornejad, Momen; Joish, J. H. S. (2015-06)
    In the transition of power system industry from traditional electricity grid towards Smart grid the distribution utilities are facing increased expectation from variety of stakeholders to support national energy efficiency ...
  • Client value in procured construction services: New Zealand participants' perspectives 

    Aliakbarlou, Sadegh; Wilkinson, S.; Costello, S. B.; Rotimi, J. O. B. (New Zealand Built Environment Research Symposium. (NZBERS), 2014-11)
    MOTIVATION: Due to the lack of a practical evaluation method to assist clients with measuring value in construction services when hiring service providers, there is greater emphasis on price rather than clients’ values. ...
  • Impacts of DRGs on distribution network protection 

    Bahadornejad, Momen; Calvert, Rhett; Carson, Nicholas; Dinh, Minh; Farzinfar, M.; Joish, Jagadeesha; Mishra, Ankur; Nair, Nirmal; Vegdani, Moonis; Zhang, Jake (2014-11)
    Introduction Outline New Zealand Distribution Network Protection Practices Survey Highlights Section 1- Utility General Information (4) Section 2- Considerations (3) Section 3- System Data (14) Section 4- Phase ...

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