• Capturing construction client values 

      Aliakbarlou, Sadegh (New Zealand Built Environment Research Symposium (NZBERS), 2017-10)
      To improve the delivery of construction services, it is important to understand client values. The research aims to capture construction client values. To help achieve this, a systematic literature review was used. The ...
    • Challenges facing BIM education : development of BIM resources for teaching and learning 

      Puolitaival, Taija; Forsythe, P.; Kähkönen, K. (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), 2015-07)
      Building Information Modelling (BIM) is becoming the new norm in the AEC industry and also part of many construction project management (CPM) programmes. In terms of teaching BIM there is the need for specific resources ...
    • Challenges for the use of hydrogen: White paper for Task 38 – power to X 

      Leaver, Jonathan (French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), 2020-09-18)
      Power to hydrogen (PtH) Hydrogen to power (H2P) Hydrogen injection in NG grid (HG-H2) Hydrogen to Natural Gas – Methanation (HtG-M) Hydrogen to Fuel Cell – Vehicle (HtF-H2) Hydrogen to Liquid Synfuels (HtF-S) Hydrogen ...
    • Changes to water resources resulting from sea level rise and climate change 

      Tutulic, Marija R.; Shamseldin, Asaad; De Costa, Gregory (International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research, 2015-07)
      This paper highlights investigation and the impacts of the changes in groundwater table caused by sea level rise due to climate change in Whaiwhetu Aquifer, Lower Hutt, New Zealand. The aquifer is located in coastal zone ...
    • Client value in procured construction services: New Zealand participants' perspectives 

      Aliakbarlou, Sadegh; Wilkinson, Suzanne; 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. ...
    • Climate change adaptation legislation and the construction sector 

      Humphrey, L.; Kestle, Linda (New Zealand Built Environment Research Symposium (NZBERS), 2020-02-20)
      Climate change will inevitably, drastically impact the coastal nation of New Zealand. Through literature review, it was identified that much of the existing work in relation to climate change literature, legislation and ...
    • Climate change, natural hazards and the Auckland Unitary Plan : too little too late? 

      Murphy, Chris (Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, 2015-09)
      Natural hazards remain a substantial risk for the people of Auckland, its property and its infrastructure. With over 3100 km of coastline and extensive urbanization, Auckland remains vulnerable to hazardous coastal erosion ...
    • Collaboration in the New Zealand commercial construction sector : a case study of a medium sized construction company 

      Zaiat, M.; Laing, Neil; Kestle, Linda (Central Queensland University, 2019-11)
      The New Zealand commercial construction sector is experiencing a significant economic boom. During this boom many companies are struggling to operate efficiently, resulting in failures to meet project expectations, clients ...
    • Combined sewer overflow forecasting with feed-forward back-propagation artificial neural network 

      Fernando, Achela; Zhang, Xiujuan; Kinley, Peter F. (World Enformatika Society, 2006)
      A feed-forward, back-propagation Artificial Neural Network (ANN) model has been used to forecast the occurrences of wastewater overflows in a combined sewerage reticulation system. This approach was tested to evaluate its ...
    • Community engagement : rebuilding Samoan fale post 2009 tsunami 

      Panko, Mary; Waqabaca, Jokatama (2013)
      This paper examines the factors underpinning the successes achieved by a team of Unitec volunteers that worked with Habitat for Humanity (HfH) in Samoa, rebuilding fales (traditional houses) in early 2010. This team built ...
    • Community Engagement: Rebuilding Samoan Fale post 2009 Tsunami 

      Waqabaca, Fotu; Panko, Mary; Potangaroa, Regan (i-Rec 6th International Conference, 2013)
      A team of Unitec volunteers worked with Habitat for Humanity (HfH) in Samoa in early 2010, rebuilding fale (traditional houses) alongside the villagers, using collaborative techniques derived from Samoan cultural customs. ...
    • Comparative analysis of public and private client values for post disaster reconstruction services 

      Aliakbarlou, Sadegh; Wilkinson, Suzanne; 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 ...
    • Comparison of planning and consenting procedures for water resources projects in Sri Lanka and New Zealand 

      Fernando, Achela; Werellagame, Induka B. (Zhongguo shui li shui dian chu ban she, 2008-11)
      This paper compares and contrasts dam & reservoir water resources development projects between a developing and a developed country taking into consideration the drivers, approval processes, potential conflicts among ...
    • Comparison of two data-driven approaches for daily river flow forecasting 

      Fernando, Achela; Shamseldin, Asaad; Abrahart, Robert (The Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, 2011-12)
      Ongoing research on the use of data-driven techniques for rainfall-runoff modelling and forecasting has stimulated our desire to compare the effectiveness of transparent and black-box type models. Previous studies have ...
    • 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 ...

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