• NZDE national exams : a nightmare and a limiting barrier 

      Bahadornejad, Momen (2021-02-04)
      The pass rate in NZDE first-year modules with national exams is lower than the other courses in the programme In this presentation: The reasons why students struggle in the national exams are briefly discussed The ...
    • Insights into the New Zealand prefabrication industry 

      Brown, G.; Sharma, Rashika; Kiroff, Lydia (Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), 2020-11-26)
      Prefabricated building methods have recently undergone profound development and have been effectively used in easing housing shortages globally. However, prefabrication is a relatively new concept for New Zealand and is ...
    • Understanding the challenges of circular economy construction through full-scale prototyping 

      Finch, G.; Marriage, G.; Gjerde, M.; Pelosi, A.; Patel, Yusef (Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), 2020-11)
      Applying the Circular Economy paradigm in the built environment requires buildings to be designed for deconstruction and material recovery. Achieving circularity is complicated by the fact that requirements for deconstruction ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Hydrogen focussed research: a Unitec update 

      Leaver, Jonathan (2020-07-27)
      Unitec Models: UniSyD UniSyD Model Development and Structure UniSyD Selective Output UniSyd Model – NZ Energy Outlook 2012 Unitec Models: UniTrac UniTrac selective output Publications (2017 - 2020)
    • 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 ...
    • Performance comparison of cloud computing/IoT virtualization software, Hyper-v vs Vsphere 

      Kolahi, Samad; Hora, V.S.; Singh, A.P.; Bhatti, S.; Yeeda, S.R. (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), 2020-06-16)
      Hyper-V and vSphere are amongst the top virtualization software's available in the market currently. Both of these products are from different vendors, Hyper-V is developed by Microsoft and vSphere is devolved by VMware. ...
    • 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 ...
    • Has NZ’s construction industry’s productivity related GDP contribution increased by the Productivity Commission’s target of 20% by 2020 

      Kestle, Linda; van de Linde, S. (New Zealand Built Environment Research Symposium (NZBERS), 2020-02-20)
      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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Augmenting industry collaboration with architectural practices through design and development of productive internship schemes 

      McGarrigle, Malachy; Puolitaival, Taija (New Zealand Built Environment Research Symposium (NZBERS), 2020-02-20)
      This project investigates how industrial engagements between Unitec and local architectural practices can be reinforced through work placement schemes providing Architectural Technology students with diverse learning ...
    • 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 ...
    • Individual competence requirements for digital technologies in construction management 

      Puolitaival, Taija; Kähkönen, K. (New Zealand Built Environment Research Symposium (NZBERS), 2020-02-20)
      Digitalisation is an important change driver in the construction industry. However, most of its potential can be lost as the industry professionals lack the required competences. This paper presents part of a larger research ...
    • ExCo Member Update: New Zealand 

      Leaver, Jonathan (2020-02)
      Recent in-country developments / Update on policy National Energy strategy Government policy incentives Other news (market/commercial) IEA Hydrogen Task – NZ Engagement FCV Infrastructure
    • 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 ...
    • The potential for treating asbestos & asbestiform minerals 

      Berry, Terri-Ann; Wallis, Shannon (2019-11-26)
      Asbestos & asbestiform minerals Health Issues from asbestos Waves of asbestos exposure Asbestos case study – Cook Islands Asbestos case study – Canberra, Australia Potential asbestiform hazards Exposure to asbestiform ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

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