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    • 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 ...
    • Streaming the City: The Lucas Creek Park, Albany City, New Zealand 

      Bradbury, Matthew (2008)
      This paper investigates the making of a new public space on the edge of the contemporary city. The first part of the paper starts with a discussion of contemporary thinking about the urban conditions that are found on the ...
    • Student designed CANBus simulator used as teaching aid in autotronics course 

      Yee, Nigel; Chand, Prabhat (2017-12-13)
      1. Why did we do this project ? 2. Small video of Project 3. An overview many Networking Protocols in Vehicles 4. CAN Bus System 5. Our Project Overview 6. Student Feedback
    • Study on water sustainability in Tahiti 

      Terai, P.; De Costa, Gregory; Mahmood, Babar (2014-12)
      With an overall huge amount of water available in Tahiti, we might think that future generations have no reason to worry; however, this is not reflecting the real aspect of water availability in each district. By analysing ...
    • Subcontractors’ perceptions regarding bid shopping in Auckland, New Zealand 

      Thurnell, Derek; Lee, Ivan (Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 2009-09)
      Main contractors use bid shopping to reduce a subcontractor's quoted price. The literature suggests that this is a practice disliked by many subcontractors and that the subcontractor's loss of revenue and margin is an ...
    • Supporting BIM adoption and implementation - Case New Zealand 

      Puolitaival, Taija; Amor, R.; Ghaffarianhoseini, A.; Park, K.S. (2016-09)
      There is a significant list of reported reasons for why the construction industry is not adopting Building Information Modelling (BIM), or delaying the decision to use BIM. The most common reasons, regardless of the global ...
    • Sustainable refurbishment : new policy initiatives for New Zealand's leaking buildings 

      Murphy, Chris (Politecnico Di Milano, 2013-11)
      Faulty constructed and leaking buildings as a result of construction practices in the 1990s and 2000s are costing New Zealand billions of dollars in damage in lost production and repair. To improve the poor quality of ...
    • Techno-economic potentials and market trends for power-to-hydrogen and hydrogen-to-x based on a collaborative and international review 

      Robinius, M.; Linssen, J.; Mansilla, C.; Mihai, B.; Dolci, F.; Dickinson, R.; Funez, C.; Rupert, G.; Grand-Clement, L.; Hillard, S.; Iskov, H.; Proost, J.; Leaver, Jonathan; Quarton, C.J.; Samsati, S.; Olfa, T.; Valentin, S.; Weidener, E.; Lucchese, P. (2018-06-19)
      Motivation: Climate Targets Power-to-X Pathways: Core Elements of Future Energy Systems Task 38 of the IEA H2 TCP: Power-to-Hydrogen and Hydrogen-to-X Task 38 of the IEA H2 TCP : Power-to-Hydrogen and Hydrogen-to-X: ...
    • Temperature and humidity effects on particulate matter concentrations in a sub-tropical climate during winter 

      Hernandez, G.; Berry, Terri-Ann; Wallis, Shannon; Poyner, David (International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology (IACSIT), 2017-11)
      High concentrations of particulate matter (PM) in the atmosphere have been associated with degradation of human health. Auckland is the most populous city in New Zealand, with a humid subtropical climate (characterised by ...