Reports and presentations - Build Back Smarter

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  • 30-Nov-2014 (Report BBS/14)

    Papanui 1: Build Back Smarter Case Study (PDF 329KB)

    Lois Easton

    The case study of the seventh house upgraded as part of the Build Back Smarter pilot project.


  • 03-Sep-2014 (Conference paper PRES/47)

    Build Back Smarter: House performance improvements during earthquake repairs (PDF 7MB)

    Lois Easton

    Presentation to the Building a Better New Zealand Conference 2014.  Covers learning from the Build Back Smarter pilot project in Christchurch.


  • 31-Mar-2014 (Report BBS/13)

    Redcliffs 1: Build Back Smarter Case Study (PDF 403KB)

    Lois Easton

    This is the sixth case study in the Build Back Smarter pilot project.


  • 19-Feb-2014 (Report BBS/12)

    Mt Pleasant 1: Build Back Smarter Case Study (PDF 785KB)

    Lois Easton

    Covers the fifth case study in the Build Back Smarter pilot project, Mt Pleasant 1.


  • 30-Nov-2013 (Report BBS/10)

    Spreydon 1: Build Back Smarter Case Study (PDF 1MB)

    Lois Easton

    The Build Back Smarter Project aims to develop evidence that residential performance upgrades can and should be included during earthquake repairs using the case studies of ten homes.  This report documents the third completed case study - the upgrade of a house known in the project as Spreydon 1.  


  • 30-Oct-2013 (Report BBS/11)

    Somerfield 1: Build Back Smarter Case Study (PDF 526KB)

    Lois Easton

    Using the case studies of ten homes, the Build Back Smarter pilo project is exploring and demonstrating how homes can be upgraded as part of earthquake repairs.  This report documents the fourth completed case study - the upgrade of a house known in the project as Somerfield 1. 


  • 30-Aug-2013 (Report BBS/9)

    Halswell 1: Build Back Smarter Case Study (PDF 1.3MB)

    Lois Easton

    Using the case studies of ten homes, the Build Back Smarter pilo project is exploring and demonstrating how homes can be upgraded as part of earthquake repairs.  This report documents the second completed case study - the upgrade of a house known in the project as Halswell 1. 


  • 23-Jul-2013 (Value case BBS/8)

    The Value Case for Building Back Smarter (PDF 124KB)

    Lois Easton

    This report provides an assessment of the value case for the Build Back Smarter approach and wider roll out of this across houses which require earthquake repairs in Canterbury. 


  • 01-Jul-2013 (Publication Case study/26)

    Huntsbury Homeowners Enjoy Warmer Healthier Home (PDF 242KB)

    Covers the benefits of upgrading during earthquake repair for Huntsbury homeowners in the Build Back Smarter project.


  • 29-Jun-2013 (Report BBS/10)

    Final Report on the Build Back Smarter Pilot Project (PDF 105KB)

    Lois Easton

    This report outlines the progress of the Build Back Smarter pilot project from January 2013 through to June 2013.  It focuses on the progress of the overall project against its key objectives and the process for up-scaling to a wider Build Back Smarter rollout for the Canterbury Region.

     


  • 30-Jan-2013 (Report BBS/5)

    Interim Report on the Build Back Smarter Project (PDF 561KB)

    Lois Easton, Vicki Cowan

    The Build Back Smarter Project aims to develop evidence that residential performance upgrades at the point of earthquake repair is able and worthwhile to be implemented as part of the Canterbury earthquakes recovery process through case studies of ten homes.  This interim report captures the first phase of the Build Back Smarter project to the end of 2012.  It focuses on the progress of the overall project against its key objectives and deliverables as well as outlining the impact that the project has had to date on policy and practice around the wider Christchurch earthquake repair process. 


  • 30-Jan-2013 (Report BBS/6)

    Huntsbury 2: Build Back Smarter Case Study (PDF 2.1MB)

    Lois Easton

    The Build Back Smarter Project aims to develop evidence that  performance upgrades can and should be done during earthquake repair as part of the Canterbury earthquakes recovery process.  Using the case studies of ten homes, the project is exploring and demonstrating what is possible as part of the repairs.  This report documents the first completed case study - the upgrade of a house known in the project as Huntsbury 2. 


  • 30-Jan-2013 (Publication BBS/7)

    Build Back Smarter Checklist (PDF 65KB)

    Lois Easton, Andrea Blackmore

    The kind of damage sustained in the Canterbury earthquakes - broken chimneys, damaged roofs, ceilings or walls, broken or poorly fitting windows and frames, cracked or damaged floors or foundations - provides the ideal opportunity to consider improving the performance of your home. This checklist will help you consider what changes to make alongside your earthquake repairs.  


  • 04-Sep-2012 (Presentation PRES/28)

    Build Back Smarter: Improving the performance of Canterbury's damaged homes (PDF 1.8MB)

    Lois Easton

    Beacon's 2012 Christchurch, Auckland and Wellington symposia


  • 21-Aug-2012 (Conference paper BBS/4)

    Build Back Smarter (PDF 1.5MB)

    Lois Easton

    6th Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference


  • 30-Apr-2012 (Publication BBS/2)

    Retrofitting Wall Insulation Fact Bank: Benefits and the Opportunity Earthquake Repairs Offer Christchurch (PDF 56KB)

    Lois Easton, Andrea Blackmore

    This fact bank is the repository of Beacon's core facts and knowledge about retrofitting wall insulation and the potential for this to be undertaken during earthquake repairs in Christchurch.  It reflects our current knowledge - if you have other or more up-to-date information, we invite you to draw our attention to it.  We will hold the fact bank as a living document and issue updated version as we receive feedback and input.  


  • 31-Aug-2011 (Publication BBS/3)

    Your Chance to Build Back Smarter: Designing and Building a New Home Guide (PDF 684KB)

    Verney Ryan for Christchurch City Council

    Aimed at Christchurch homeowners rebuilding post-earthquakes, this is a guide to designing a new home which is warmer, drier, healthier and cheaper to run.


  • 31-Jul-2011 (Publication BBS/1)

    Your Chance to Build Back Smarter: Home Repair Guide (PDF 857KB)

    Verney Ryan for Christchurch City Council

    The purpose of this guide is to help you when talking with builders and in making decisions about repairing your home. It provides tips for repairing your home and gives indicative costs and savings that could be made for an average sized, three to four bedroom home.


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