Programme, Abstracts & Presentations

The 2014 Building a Better New Zealand conference ran over three days from 3-5th September 2014 at the Rendezvous Grand Hotel Auckland.

Conference Programme
Conference Proceedings

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Alessandro Melis - Energy-plus downtown View abstract
Ben Jagersma - Beyond the first light house: prototype to production View abstract
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Carol Boyle - Integrating green infrastructure into the build environment View abstract
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Daniel Fuemana - Waste not, want not: education for sustainability in the construction industry View abstract
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Derek Thurnell - 5D BIM in a consulting QS environment View abstract
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Diane Brand - The NZ Hydrotown View abstract
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Jerome Partington  Living building, the challange View abstract
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Jianchao Zhang - BIM based energy management for smart built environments View abstract
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Jules Moloney - The role of design in achieving better buildings View abstract
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Leila Mirza - Water views: The imporatnce of water on urban landscape preferences View abstract
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Mark Bassett - Weathertight performance of flashings for taller buildings View abstract
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Matt Wilson - How the ideal house received an 8 homestar rating View abstract
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Matthew Cutler-Welsh - The role of a residential rating tool
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Matthew Cutler-Welsh - Sustainably affordable housing
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Michael Donn - Comparison of NZs energy efficiency regulation and verification assumptions to real building loads and operation
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Nick Clements - A pathway to BIM improving residential construction productivity
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Nick Clements - Who are building SMART and what are we doing? View abstract
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Patricia Shaw - Building resilience
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Roman Jaques - NZ performance: where are we at?
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Santos Nouri - A framework of thermal sensitive urban design benchmarks
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Denise Bijoux - Measuring neighbourhood sustainability
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Natalie Allen - Trading suburbia for an urban lifestyle
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Gleb Speranski - Ways to achieve thermal efficiency in new houses
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Andrew Walter - Sleading by example
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Richard Popenhagen - Moisture problems in homes
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Paula Hugens - Achieving better buildings performance of the building envelope
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Greg Overton - WAVE programme and the challanges
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Stephan Rupp - Condensation in Large-Cavity, Steel-Framed Roof Spaces
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Robyn Phipps - Heater choice and mould growth in NZ homes
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Robin Phipps - Indoor winter temperatures in 20 social housing units View abstract
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Blake Hogarth - The cost and value of carpentry apprenticeships to employers in Auckland and the wider NZ construction industry View abstract
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Dermott McMeel - EDFAB Phase 2: Is a digital revolution possible for construction
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Mohammadali Noktehdan - Driving innovative thinking in the NZ construction industry
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Mohammad Poshdar - Improvement of productivity in construction projects using a lean driven scheduling method
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Vanessa McGrath - Improving the energy performance of existing commercial office buildings
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Morten Gjerde - Aiming for a better public realm
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George Baird - Users' perceptions of commercial and institutional buildings
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Ruth Williams - IL CASINO – Challanges and consequences
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Shay Brazier - Understanding and improving the performance of NZ homes
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Peter Fehl - The University of Auckland's Newmarket campus development
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Andrew Pollard - Energy end-uses in NZ non-residential buildings
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Nick Marston - House condition survey
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Ricardo Magno Santos Antunes - A production model for construction
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Warren Parke - The effects of boom bust on national construction industry performance
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Verney Ryan - If we need houses why do we build silos
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Brenna Waghorn - Improving sustainability outcomes through measurement, reporting and public engagement in waterfront Auckland's smart precint
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Jeremy Brown - Warming up NZ’s Coldest Town – Ophir Central Otago
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Damon Birchfield - Shared learnings from Auckland council's social return on investment
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John Jamison - Productive environments - buildings that work
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Hendry Sutjiadi - Lessons from seismic assessments in Wellington
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Min Hall - Is there a place for natural building in NZ's conventional housing market
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Min Hall - Yes! In my front yard

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Edgar Adga - Alternate building system of a concrete thin plate View abstract

Stephen McNeil - Developing a technique for calculating moisture removal
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Yu Wang - Effects of solar collectors on indoor air quality in junior classrooms in winter
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Lois Easton - Build back smarter: case studies of house performance retrofits at the time of earthquack repairs
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Christina Mackay - How could NZ build resources for on-going care of heritage buildings
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Verney Ryan - Breathing new life into our central cities
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Damon Birchfield - Towards an agreed minimum housing performance standard for rentals
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Nick Collins - Improving performance of steel frames new homes
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Katja Lietz - Small is beautiful
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David Cossey - Filleting an old building sustainably
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Geoff Thomas - Fire safety in NZ transient accommodation buildings
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Linda Zhao - Socio-economic indicators and building costs
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Manfredo Manfredini - Energy upgrade to passive house standard
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Jake McLaren - Introducing the Australian EPD
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Dave Dowdell - Developement of an EPD for ready mixed concrete
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Nick Marston - Materials performance testing methodologies
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Ralf Kessel - Building better apartments
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Sally Blackwell - Raising the bar, enabling transitions through more effective advice
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Larry Bellamy - Development of energy and carbon performance
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Tavis Creswell Well - Urban form and passive design
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Eion Scott - The effectiveness of in home advice on increasing sustainability
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Amanda Warren - A model for enhancing drivers and reducing inhibitors of productivity
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Jasper Mbachu - Security of payments for subcontractors in NZ
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Wajiha Shahzad - Marginal productivity improvement achievable by use of prefabrication
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Phillip Hartley - Material performance, past, presenta nd future
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John Burgess - Surface coefficients for glazing systemsin construction
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John Chapman - Intergrating cross laminated timber panels to construction buildings
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Roger Birchmore - Impacts of an innovative residential construction method
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Guy Marriage - Pavlova paradise and the curse of the side yard
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Emina Petrovic - The importance of educating the general population on health risk associated with building and finishing materials
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Alister Gardiner - Energy system design for an affordable autonomous solar PV powered dwelling
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Geoff Thomas - Sustainable building features and fire safety
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Daniel Scheibmair - Innovative design solutions in timber
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Jeff Seadon - Overcoming the barriers to construction productivity
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Amanda Warren - Lean construction and last planner
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Sheila Belayutham - Enhacement of pre-construction stage through lean thinking and its impacts
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