• Air tightness, friend or foe? 

      Birchmore, Roger; Wallis, Shannon; Hernandez, G.; Pivac, Andy; Berry, Terri-Ann (2020-02-20)
      Industry standard calculations recognise airtightness as a positive characteristic when houses are designed to consume low levels of energy for heating or for cooling. In addition, airtightness will insulate the internal ...
    • House construction waste minimisation project Unitec 

      Pivac, Andy; O'Gorman, Colin (2015-07)
      Project Methodology • 4 identical re-locatable houses measured in project • 3 Bed, open plan wooden framed, iron roofed, cedar clad, • Waste stream separation by activities • Sub floor-bearers up- • Framing • Roofing ...
    • Impacts of an innovative construction method on internal conditions 

      Birchmore, Roger; Pivac, Andy; Tait, Robert (2014-09)
      New Zealand houses are known for producing sub-optimal internal thermal conditions and unacceptably high internal relative humidities. These contribute to poor levels of health, mould and can coincide with the decay of ...
    • Impacts of an innovative residential construction method on internal conditions 

      Birchmore, Roger; Tait, Robert; Pivac, Andy (2014-09)
      New Zealand houses are known for producing sub-optimal internal thermal conditions and unacceptably high internal relative humidities. These contribute to poor levels of health, mould and can coincide with the decay of ...