• 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, ...
    • 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 ...
    • The adoption of modern office workspaces by tertiary education institutes : a case study of Unitec 

      Vitasovich, A.; Kiroff, Lydia; Boon, John (UTS ePRESS (University of Technology Sydney), 2016-07)
      Modern office workspaces, and particularly activity-based workspaces (ABW) are emerging in the education sector. The primary reasons for making changes to workspaces vary from institute to institute. Yet, there is limited ...
    • Analysing rain garden infiltration efficiency using MOUSE Model 

      Li, H.; De Costa, Gregory (International Association For Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHRAPD), 2016-08)
      A MOUSE model was developed to simulate rain garden and calculate the annual stormwater runoff volume. The key parameter settings of the simulation model are strictly built on Auckland Regional Council Technical Publications ...
    • 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 ...
    • Application of floating vegetative pads (FVP) to improve stormwater quality : a pilot scale study 

      Yu, Ronald; Mahmood, Babar; De Costa, Gregory; Phillips, David (2016-08)
      Henderson Creek contributes one of the largest load of sediments & heavy metals (e.g. Copper - Cu and Zinc - Zn) into the Central Waitemata Harbour, Auckland. Cu and Zn particles do not decompose so they are persistent, ...
    • Applying a performance-focused race-yacht methodology to the design of a superyacht 

      Shaw, Rob (Royal Institution of Naval Architects, 2015-05)
      A background in designing and sailing custom high-performance race yachts unrestricted by rating rules and formulas has fostered a penchant to prioritise performance and enjoyment of sailing in each new design. This project ...
    • 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 ...
    • Baby steps with BIM – learning to walk the talk 

      Davies, Kathryn; Wilkinson, S.; McMeel, D. (Heriot-Watt University School of the Built Environment, 2017-07-21)
      Although there is a great deal of enthusiasm reported for companies to adopt BIM for improved project outcomes and industry productivity, the process of developing BIM expertise is not always an easy one. Project teams ...
    • 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, ...
    • BIM interoperability limitations : Australian and Malaysian rail projects. 

      Kenley, Russell; Harfield, T.; Behnam, A. (EDP Sciences - Web of Conferences, 2016-03)
      Building information modelling (BIM) is defined as a process involving the generation and management of digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a facility. The purpose of interoperability in ...