13 Jan 2016

Dr Robert Care - ARUP Dr Care’s Building Australia’s Future 2015 Conference presentation provides both a historical and a future insight on the construction industry’s adoption of a Performance-based code. The barriers, the benefits, and the need for industry sectors to work collaboratively in developing Performance-based solutions. More information on ‘The NCC – A Performance-based Code’ can be found at: http://www.abcb.gov.au 

01 Sep 2017

This document goes over how the Co-Benefits Risk Assessment (COBRA) model works by quantifying changes in air quality, calculating change in health outcomes, and calculating monetary values. COBRA is a peer reviewed screening tool that inexpensively and quickly establishes the air quality, human health, and associated economic impacts of various state- and county-level emission reduction scenarios.

05 Jul 2018

While relocatable, prefabricated learning environments have formed an important component of school infrastructure in Australia, prefabrication for permanent school buildings is a new and emerging field. This review of prefabrication for schools is timely. In 2017, Australia’s two largest state education departments committed to prefabrication programs for permanent school infrastructure. In this paper we examine the recent history of prefabrication for Australian school buildings in the context of prefabrication internationally.

Journal article
12 Apr 2017

The report is in two sections. The first is a summary report written from my Office with the assistance of the Departmental Science Advisors from the Department of Conservation and the Ministry for the Environment. This overview avoids technical detail but tries to explain the core issues of public concern that have implications for policy development. The main body of the report is a more technical and scientifically referenced document that reviews the state of fresh water in New Zealand and issues related to restoration.

09 Dec 2013

This paper outlines an on-going interdisciplinary research project entitled “Integrated ETWW demand forecasting and scenario planning for low-carbon precincts” and reports on first findings and a literature review.

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