• Computerising the New Zealand Building Code for automated compliance audit 

      Dimyadi, J.; Fernando, S.; Davies, Kath; Amor, R. (New Zealand Built Environment Research Symposium (NZBERS), 2020-02-20)
      One key ingredient in the automated compliance audit process is the availability of a computable form of normative requirements (e.g. codes and standards), which are usually written in natural language intended for human ...
    • Construction management scheduling and control : the familiar historical overview. 

      Behnam, A.; Harfield, T.; Kenley, Russell (EDP Sciences - Web of Conferences, 2016-03)
      The paper suggests that ‘management by exception’ is an historical default control mechanism based on the perception of control as a static process. However, increasingly scholars claim that a dynamic and proactive systems ...
    • Construction project control methodologies and productivity improvement : EVM, BIM, LBM 

      Kenley, Russell; Harfield, T. (Association of Engineering, Project, and Production Management (EPPM-Association) (Taiwan), 2015-09)
      Construction productivity has been and remains a concern of organizations and governments. Productivity is also a concern of individual projects. A recent survey of 50 international construction project controls professionals ...
    • The consumer fightback: New refurbishment policies for NZ residential buildings. 

      Murphy, Chris (Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), Australia, 2013-11)
      From the 12th March 2012, all builders in New Zealand doing certain restricted building work will require to be licensed. The passing of the Building Amendment Bill No 3 in March 2012 enshrines this requirement into the ...
    • Cost benefit analysis of apprenticeships to the employers apprentices and the NZ Construction industry 

      Hogarth, Blake; Kestle, Linda (2014-09)
      The Auckland construction sector is currently faced with a skills shortage which has the potential to impede the industry’s further development. The research focused on the potential of carpentry apprenticeship programmes ...
    • Current and anticipated future impacts of BIM on cost modelling in Auckland 

      Stanley, Ryan; Thurnell, Derek (Australasian Universities Building Education Association, 2013)
      5D Building Information Modelling (BIM) models contain data consisting of 3D objects which also include information relating to construction scheduling and cost aspects, and has the potential to be used by quantity surveyors ...
    • The current state of productivity in the NZ construction industry 

      van de Linde, Stephan; Kestle, Linda (Central Queensland University, 2019-11)
      The construction sector in New Zealand is considered to have a continuing low level of productivity. The industry has been contributing less to the National GDP than construction industries in America, Australia and the ...
    • Customer service gaps : a case study of small automotive service centres in Auckland, New Zealand 

      Singh, Niranjan; Tawaketini, Jone; Kudin, Roman; Hamilton, Gerry (Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology, 2020-09-25)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How deep is the customer service gap in the automotive after-market service industry in New Zealand? ABSTRACT: Auckland New Zealand has 1,791 automotive repair workshops, of which the majority are ...
    • Deployment of hydrogen technologies in New Zealand 

      Leaver, Jonathan; Gardiner, A.; Spencer, J. (WHEC 2014, 2014-06)
      In 2013 the implementation in New Zealand of hydrogen technology took a significant step forward when the private sector company H2NZ facilitated the establishment of a nationally focused Hydrogen Technology Development ...
    • A design methodology for performance maintenance of 3D Network-on-Chip with multiplexed Through-Silicon Vias 

      Madipour, Farhad; El-Sayed, M.; Murakami, K.J.; Said, M. (ACM DL (Digital Library), 2015-06)
      3D integration is an emerging technology that overcomes 2D integration process limitations. The use of short Through-Silicon Vias (TSVs) introduces a significant reduction in routing area, power consumption, and delay. ...
    • Development of a Multi-Purpose Breakwater Reef at Maqai Eco Surf Resort, Qamea Island, Fiji. Coasts & Ports 

      Mead, Shaw; Phillips, David; Prime, Arama (Engineers Australia, 2013)
      A breakwater/reef and channel/lagoon development has been designed to alleviate the current ecological damage of the coral reef flat and lagoon, and the health and safety hazards involved with access to the Maqai Eco Surf ...
    • Digital natives and digital technologies in construction education 

      Kiroff, Lydia; Puolitaival, Taija (2019-11-28)
      Digitalisation is changing both our personal and professional lives. Although the construction industry has been seen as the least digitalised industry sector, digitalisation is emerging also there in the form of Building ...
    • Digital technologies and related competences in construction management in the era of fast-paced digitalisation 

      Puolitaival, Taija; Davies, Kathryn; Kähkönen, K. (International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB), 2019-06)
      Digitalisation is changing both our personal and our professional lives. This change is continuous and fast-paced. Construction management professionals are required to work smart, using various smart digital technologies ...
    • Disposal or treatment : future considerations for solid waste from the construction and demolition industry 

      Wallis, Shannon; Lemckert, C.; Hardy, R.; Berry, Terri-Ann (© 2020 WIT Press, 2020-07)
      Each year more than 2 billion tonnes of municipal solid waste are produced globally. The greatest worldwide users of resources in terms of raw materials and energy are from the construction sector. Construction, demolition ...
    • Ductile cross laminated timber (CLT) platform structures with passive damping 

      Hashemi, Ashkan; Loo, Wei; Masoudnia, Reza; Zarnani, Pouyan; Quenneville, P. (2016-08)
      Multi-storey platform cross laminated timber (CLT) structures are becoming progressively desirable for engineers and owners. This is because they offer many significant advantages such as speed of fabrication, ease of ...
    • Ecosensitive stormwater system design for sub-division 

      Fernando, Achela; Iszard, Mark; Islam, Nazrul (New Zealand Water and Wastes Association, 2007)
      Stormwater management is a contentious aspect of development in the 21st century. Although hydrological neutrality before and after a development is sought, it is acknowledged that any alterations to land form result in a ...
    • Educating with certainty for future career uncertainty? 

      Monteiro, Sylila; Sharma, Rashika (Asia Pacific Association for International Education, 2010-04-01)
      Proficiency in generic skills becomes an imperative and sustainable approach in education today, to ensure future career certainty. The impact of technological change dictates that the future will belong to the knowledge ...
    • Education for sustainability in technological vocational education 

      Panko, Mary; Sharma, Rashika (2014-11)
      Building capabilities for the technological world of tomorrow is the primary aim of vocational education. That includes developing the skills and technical knowledge to problem-solve unseen needs by being able to design ...
    • The effect of the raingauge distribution on stormwater models 

      Cooper, M.R.; Fernando, Achela (The Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc. and the International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, 2009-07)
      It is well known that the accurate representation of spatial variation of rainfall within a catchment is important in achieving reliable outcomes from stormwater models. Various guidelines recommend different densities of ...
    • The effect of vapour-control membrane technology on indoor air quality in buildings 

      Berry, Terri-Ann; Chiswell, Jordan H.D. (International Proceedings of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering, 2015-11)
      The impact of the inclusion of a vapour check membrane in timber buildings on indoor air quality, measured as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), was determined by Photo Ionization Detection. Two identical buildings were ...

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