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    • Reliability of wireless sensors using low cost WiFi chipsets for structural monitoring 

      Look, Morgan; Holmes, Wayne; Birchmore, Roger (ICEIC 2019 Secretariat, 2019-01)
      This paper focused on the gathering of comparative temperature data from the ventilation systems installed in two buildings constructed to differing building standards. The Logging of temperature at 6 locations in the ...
    • Removing hidden waiting time in critical path schedules : a location-based approach to avoiding waste 

      Kenley, Russell; Harfield, T. (International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC), 2015-07)
      Production waste from non-productive activities is a well understood concept in Lean Construction Management. Waiting-time is also a well understood form of production waste. However, waste arising from the hidden ...
    • Residential household electrical appliance management using model predictive control of a grid connected photovoltaic-battery system 

      Ahmad, Aziz; Anderson, T.N.; Swain, A.; Lie, T.T.; Currie, J.; Holmes, Wayne (2016-12)
      Grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) based power generation technology is being pushed to the forefront as a viable alternative source of renewable energy, particularly in small-scale domestic applications. Due to the variable ...
    • Resilient cities : the proposition of the convergence of individual and community resilience 

      Potangaroa, Regan; Santosa, Happy; Siregar, Hasian (ITS University, Surabaya & Queensland University of Technology (QUT), 2013)
      An unexpected result from a study of the Quality of Life (QoL) of 85 households in kampong Tunjungan, an informal settlement located in the CBD of Surabaya, Indonesia was the apparent existence of a resilience "tipping" ...
    • A review of development issues as they apply to construction IT 

      Davies, Kathryn (2008)
      The construction industry is widely characterised as conservative in both business practices and construction methods and processes. Companies are seen as reluctant to change existing practices, despite the potential for ...
    • The rise and fall (and rise) of Winston Island 

      Mead, S.; Atkin, E.; Phillips, David (2017-06)
      On 20th February 2016, the most energetic cyclone in recorded history, the category 5 Tropical Cyclone (TC) Winston, tracked through central Fiji causing widespread damage and loss of life. At its peak, ten-minute sustained ...
    • River flow forecasting using gene expression programming models 

      Fernando, Achela; Shamseldin, Asaad; Abrahart, Robert (2012-07)
      River flow forecasting models provide an essential tool to manage water resources, address problems associated with both excesses and deficits, and to find suitable solutions. With changing climate and environmental ...
    • Role of hidden neurons in a RBF type ANN in stream flow forecasting 

      Fernando, Achela; Shamseldin, Asaad (978-0-9758400-4-7, 2007-12)
      Although the use of Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) in hydrological forecasting is widespread, the use of ANNs is occasionally treated with some scepticism due to its “Black Box” nature. Their use has posed some discomfort ...
    • Sea level rise impact on underground freshwater lens : a case study 

      Tiareti, A. A.; Mahmood, Babar (Water New Zealand (WNZ), 2019-09-18)
      Sea-water intrusion is a growing environmental concern for communities that live along the coastal line and rely on local aquifers/fresh water reserves to meet their water supply & demand. The rising sea level is likely ...
    • Seeking efficiency improvements for a motor-yacht transitional hull form 

      Shaw, Rob (2017-05)
      Experience in developing and refining custom high-performance race yachts unrestricted by rules has created an innovative approach to evaluating design challenges and considering potential solutions. This methodology has ...
    • The seemingly simple? Community engagement and construction management in Samoa, post tsunami 2009 

      Waqabaca, Fotu; Panko, Mary; Potangaroa, Regan (Australasian Universities Building Education Association, 2013)
      Community Engagement and its associated community participation seem to be a key factor for “successful” post disaster reconstruction. Yet not much is understood on what happens in such an “engagement” and how it occurs. ...
    • Sharing building information using the IFC data model for FDS fire simulation 

      Dimyadi, Johannes; Spearpoint, M.; Amor, R. (2008)
      This paper describes part of a research project that looks into the potential and challenge of using the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) open standard building information model in fire engineering design. In particular ...
    • A simple and rapid approach for the numerical simulation of non-linear elements and examples of its application 

      Loo, Wei; Tuleasca, Lusa (IOP Publishing, 2019-05)
      In earthquake design philosophy non-linear inelastic damage is concentrated at predetermined locations in a structure, with the ultimate aim being to keep structural members critical for collapse avoidance, elastic. ...
    • Simplified model forecasting changes to groundwater table and land lost due to sea level rise 

      Li, Jiannan; De Costa, Gregory; Phillips, David (International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), 2016-08)
      It is well known that climate change is causing sea levels to change worldwide. This sea level increase is causing loss of land and changes to water table in coastal zones. There are sophisticated models such as ARCGIS, ...
    • Simplified model to estimate impact on coastal water resources and loss of shore line land due to climate change and sea level rise 

      Ogunililusi, A.; De Costa, Gregory (International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), 2017-08)
      This paper presents a review of past to current observations in the study of climate change and sea-level rise. It appraised the relationship between climate change and sea-level rise, and other drivers on the climate ...
    • Sketchup: An Excellent Learning Resource 

      Pitovao, Jo (2013)
      • Purpose of using SketchUp • Free and simple to use • No cost to students • Excellent learning resource • 3D Models of building structures • Interaction learning and Visual comprehension • New tool in the ...
    • Smart Grid ICT infrastructure: New Zealand perspective 

      Nair, N.K.C.; Bahadornejad, Momen; Joish, J.H.S. (2015-06)
      In the transition of power system industry from traditional electricity grid towards Smart grid the distribution utilities are facing increased expectation from variety of stakeholders to support national energy efficiency ...
    • Soft skill requirements in a BIM project team 

      Davies, Kathryn; McMeel, D.; Wilkinson, Suzanne (International Council For Research And Innovation In Building And Construction (CIB), 2015-10)
      Building Information Modelling (BIM) o ers the possibility of prototyping building design and construction options in a simulated system, before construction begins, o ering the potential for improvements in productivity, ...
    • Standards based household load control prototype 

      Mollah, K. U. Z.; Bahadornejad, Momen; Nair, N.K.C. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2014-09)
      In this paper a platform is developed to facilitate the control of household loads using communication protocols relevant to home automation and substation automation systems. Protection IEDs that support IEC 61850 standard ...
    • Steps in a journey towards a fuzzy future 

      Boon, John; Laing, Neil (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), 2015-07)
      From 2009 to early 2015 the Department of Construction at Unitec Institute of Technology has grappled with the challenges of changing technology that have impacted on both what and how it teaches. It has done this within ...

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