• 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 ...
    • Accuracy of estimating techniques for predicting residential construction costs – A case study of an Auckland residential construction company 

      Barzandeh, Mohammad (2011)
      Estimating is one of the most important functions of a successful project. Accurate estimates optimise good contracting as well as the process of calculating and analysing all the costs that will enter into a particular ...
    • 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.N.; 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 ...
    • Activity-based teaching for Unitec New Zealand construction students 

      Harfield, T.; Davies, Kathryn; Hede, Joseph; Panko, Mary; Kenley, Russell (2007)
      In 1993, Betts and Liow called for a shift from traditional ‘chalk and talk’ teaching methods to ‘active learning’ for construction students. However, this study appears to be the first to provide an active learning classroom ...
    • The adaptation and implementation of lean production in the New Zealand construction industry 

      Sadler, Luke (2011)
      Japanese manufacturers and in particular Toyota in the 1990s have had large amounts of success in the car manufacturing industry. This success has been directly attributed to a set of management tools and methods put in ...
    • 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 ...
    • Agricultural robot 

      Patel, M.; Singh, G. (2021-12)
      INTRODUCTION Agricultural robot design and construct for the field and green house Robot use for weed detection and spraying Pesticides which is operated by Remote Control OBJECTIVES The goals are the requirements ...
    • 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 ...
    • Analysing and forecasting daily water level fluctuations in water supply dams 

      Waidyartne, B.; Phillips, David (2021-12)
      Dams play a vital role in supplying fresh water to many cities all over the world. With increasing pressure and demand for natural resources, water supply remain a scarce resource worldwide. During times of uncertainty, ...
    • Analysing construction cost estimation factors as a map 

      Borna, Kambiz; Alshadli, Duaa; Moore, A. (2020-11)
      For construction projects, different factors such as the type the of project, material costs, project conditions and duration are combined to estimate the total project cost. Hence it is essential for the relationships ...
    • 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 Artificial Neural Network model to forecast runoff for Waikato river catchment 

      Zheng, Zhimin; Mahmood, Babar (2018-05)
      As we know that over the past decade or so the Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques (e.g. ANN - Artificial Neural Network & FIS - Fuzzy Interference System) have been used as an alternative modelling tools in water ...
    • Application of climate change adaptation, resilience, and beach management strategies on coral Islands 

      Mead, S.; Borrero, Jose; Phillips, David; Atkin, E. (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, ...
    • Application of spectroscopy in additive manufacturing 

      Long, J.; Nand, Ashveen; Ray, S. (MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute), 2021-01-04)
      Additive manufacturing (AM) is a rapidly expanding material production technique that brings new opportunities in various fields as it enables fast and low-cost prototyping as well as easy customisation. However, it is ...
    • 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 ...