Traditional design management processes aim to remove waste on individual design processes, neglecting to view the process as a whole. This research answers the question: How project participants perceive waste in design management operations, and in which ways the waste could be eliminated?
Domestic kerbside collections in Aotearoa New Zealand vary significantly across the country. Inconsistencies lead to confusion among the public, incentivise waste to landfill, and can increase contamination in recycling. This report discusses ways to standardise domestic kerbside collections to increase consistency, reduce confusion for householders...
Lean construction and Building Information Modelling (BIM) are central means of ongoing transformation in the construction industry. The current transformation of the industry is a major opportunity for social science researchers to observe interesting social phenomena, e.g., creativity, problem solving, collaboration, co-creation, commitment, and trust...
This report outlines New Zealand's plastics problem and provides recommendations for reducing the country's plastic footprint.
Sustainable waste management requires an integrated planning and design strategy for reliable forecasting of waste generation, collection, recycling, treatment and disposal for the successful development of future residential precincts. The success of the future development and management of waste relies to a high extent on...
The report reveals the annual value of global e-waste as over $62.5 billion, more than the GDP of most countries. It calls for an overhaul of the current electronics system, emphasising the need for a circular economy in which resources are not extracted, used and...
Cities across the world are looking into the circular economy concept, as it is being recognized as a key driver for the much wanted green transition, simultaneously enabling greater energy and material efficiency, lower pollution and GHG emissions and job creation. Cities echo that it...
Plans have been revealed for an off-grid high rise project on Sydney’s Lower North Shore that will be powered entirely by human waste and use design inspired by the wings of an owl to reduce wind load. An update on the NevHouse project is provided.
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.