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Cole, R J and Jose Valdebenito, M (2013) The importation of building environmental certification systems: international usages of BREEAM and LEED. Building Research & Information, 41(06), 662-76.

Coleman, M J, Irvine, K N, Lemon, M and Shao, L (2013) Promoting behaviour change through personalized energy feedback in offices. Building Research & Information, 41(06), 637-51.

Egbelakin, T, Wilkinson, S, Potangaroa, R and Ingham, J (2013) Improving regulatory frameworks for earthquake risk mitigation. Building Research & Information, 41(06), 677-89.

  • Type: Journal Article
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  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2013.819546
  • Abstract:
    New Zealand's devastating Canterbury earthquakes provided an opportunity to examine the efficacy of existing regulations and policies relevant to seismic strengthening of vulnerable buildings. The mixed-methods approach adopted, comprising both qualitative and quantitative approaches, revealed that some of the provisions in these regulations pose as constraints to appropriate strengthening of earthquake-prone buildings. Those provisions include the current seismic design philosophy, lack of mandatory disclosure of seismic risks and ineffective timeframes for strengthening vulnerable buildings. Recommendations arising from these research findings and implications for pre-disaster mitigation for future earthquake and Canterbury's post-disaster reconstruction suggest: (1) a reappraisal of the requirements for earthquake engineering design and construction, (2) a review and realignment of all regulatory frameworks relevant to earthquake risk mitigation, and (3) the need to develop a national programme necessary to achieve consistent mitigation efforts across the country. These recommendations are important in order to present a robust framework where New Zealand communities such as Christchurch can gradually recover after a major earthquake disaster, while planning for pre-disaster mitigation against future earthquakes.

Foulds, C, Powell, J and Seyfang, G (2013) Investigating the performance of everyday domestic practices using building monitoring. Building Research & Information, 41(06), 622-36.

Giddings, B, Sharma, M, Jones, P and Jensen, P (2013) An evaluation tool for design quality: PFI sheltered housing. Building Research & Information, 41(06), 690-705.

Ludvig, K, Stenberg, A-C and Gluch, P (2013) The value of communicative skills for developing an energy strategy. Building Research & Information, 41(06), 611-21.

Ma, Q, Cheung, S O and Li, S (2023) Optimum risk/reward sharing framework to incentivize integrated project delivery adoption. Construction Management and Economics, 41(06), 519–35.

Michieka, N M, Razek, N H A and Gearhart, R S (2023) Modelling the impact of oil price changes and investment decisions on construction wages in the U.S.. Construction Management and Economics, 41(06), 500–18.

Nielsen, K J, Törner, M, Pousette, A and Grill, M (2023) National culture and occupational safety – a comparison of worker-level factors impacting safety for Danish and Swedish construction workers. Construction Management and Economics, 41(06), 445–56.

Pérez-Bella, J M, Domínguez-Hernández, J, Rodríguez-Soria, B, del Coz-Díaz, J J, Cano-Suñén, E and Navarro-Manso, A (2013) An extended method for comparing watertightness tests for facades. Building Research & Information, 41(06), 706-21.

Pitts, A and Liao, H (2013) An assessment technique for the evaluation and promotion of sustainable Olympic design and urban development. Building Research & Information, 41(06), 722-34.

Tezel, A and Koskela, L (2023) Off-site construction in highways projects: management, technical, and technology perspectives from the United Kingdom. Construction Management and Economics, 41(06), 475–99.

Tillson, A-A, Oreszczyn, T and Palmer, J (2013) Assessing impacts of summertime overheating: some adaptation strategies. Building Research & Information, 41(06), 652-61.

Vosman, L, Coenen, T B J, Volker, L and Visscher, K (2023) Collaboration and innovation beyond project boundaries: exploring the potential of an ecosystem perspective in the infrastructure sector. Construction Management and Economics, 41(06), 457–74.