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Prof Robyn Phipps PhD, BArch (Hons), BBSc

Professor in Construction

School of Engineering and Advanced Technology

Prior to academia, Robyn worked in architectural practice, designing residential, commercial and industrial projects, ranging from Police stations, office design to hospitals. She moved to Massey University to fulfil a passion for research on healthy and sustainable buildings. She has been an active member of the Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand and been chair or deputy chair of the special interest group for Indoor Air Quality. She is a Fellow of RICS, a member of the International Society for Indoor Air Quality and Climate and IRHACE. She is a Co-Director of the Healthy Housing Research Group which won the Prime Ministers Science Team Prize in 2014.  She is also a Principle Investigator with the Sustainable Cities Research consortium and member of NERI National Energy Research Institute. 

Roles and Responsibilities

Academic Director Construction - Undergraduate and Post Graduate programs.  

These include the Bachelors of Construction, Post Graduate Diploma Construction, Masters of Construction and PhD.   Under Robyn's leadership these programs have had rapid growth and expansion.

Leader of the Built Environment Cluster.

The Built Environment Cluster consists of staff with expertise in Quantity Surveying, Construction Management, Lighting, Building Technology, Productivity in  Construction, Contract Administration, Adjudication of construction disputes, Healthy and sustainable construction,

CoDirector of He Kainga Oranga Healthy Housing Research Group.

This research group, funded by an HRC programme grant and other private sources,is a consortium of multidisciplinaryresearchers from Otago University, Massey University and BRANZ.  It has completed several large randomized community interventional field trials to investigate practical and cost effective solutions for healthy homes. Projects have included the effects of improving domestic heating, insulation, fuel subsidies for heating, and development of a Healthy Housing Index.  This team was awarded the Prime Ministers Science team Prize in 2014.

Principle Investigator of Sustainable Cities Research Group. This multidisciplinary research group is funded by the Tertiary Education Commission to investigate transport, urban use, energy, neighourhood, and sustainable housing issues.

Professor Phipps is the Director of Construction programs and Cluster Leader of the Built Environment staff at Massey University.

Robyn has expertise in the design and management of healthy buildings, indoor air quality, heating and ventilation.  Her research is focused on validating effective and practical means to improve indoor environments in homes, school and workplaces.  Energy efficient, sustainable building and professional practice are other research themes.

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 09 213 6257
    Location: 106.13, Building 106, School of Engineering and Advanced Technology
    Campus: Albany (Oteha Rohe, Auckland)

Qualifications

  • Doctorate of Philosophy - Massey Univeristy (2002)
  • Bachelor of Architecture (Honors) - Victoria University of New Zealand (1989)
  • Bachelor of Building Science - Victoria University (1986)

Prizes and Awards

  • NZIOB travel scholarship to investigate Facade Engineering - NZIOB Scholarship 2017 (2017)
  • Helen Tippett Award - Highly Commended - National Association of Women in Construction Excellence Awards 2017 (2017)
  • Women of Influence Award Science and Technology - Finalist 2017 - Westpac/Fairfax media (2017)
  • Helen Tippett Award - Finalist - National Association of Women in Construction (2017)
  • Women of Influence 2017 Science and Technology - Finalist - Fairfax media and Westpac (2017)
  • Women o Influence 2016 Science and Technology Finalist - Fairfax media and Westpac (2016)
  • NZIOB James Hardie Innovation Award 2016 Highly Commended for Low Cost Solar heating for Schools - New Zealand Institute of Building (2016)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Robyn Phipps has conducted projects on health and environmental effects of domestic heating, design of healthy buildings, low energy buildings, ventilation in homes, mould in buildings and health effects from fluorescent lighting.  She has conducted research on the advancement of women in hte construction sector, solar energy uptake, health and safety in construction, and profesional practice.

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Resource Development and Management, Design – for Commerce, Community and Culture, Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Architectural Science and Technology (incl. Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design) (120104): Architecture (120100):
Biological Sciences (060000):
Building (120200): Built Environment And Design (120000): Design Innovation (120302): Design Management and Studio and Professional Practice (120303): Design Practice and Management (120300):
Microbiology (060500): Mycology (060505):
Other Built Environment and Design (129900)

Keywords

Robyn Phipps has expertise in the design and management of healthy buildings, including housing, school and offices. Heating and ventilation to create warm, dry and healthy environments and the removal of mould and bacteria in buildings are her primary research areas. Energy efficient buildings and sustainable construction systems are also within her expertise.

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 6
Team Member 0 1

Completed Projects

Project Title: Indoor Air Quality Monitoring Equipment

This grant will update extensively used indoor air quality monitoring equipment. Additional equipment will enable more homes and classrooms to be monitored as we investigate cost effective methods to create healthy indoor environments.
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Date Range: 2015 - 2016

Funding Body: Department of Internal Affairs

Project Team:

Project Title: Improving health and wellbeing in low decile classrooms with a low cost solar ventilation system

Most New Zealand schools depend on open windows for ventilation. However classrooms are grossly under ventilated during cold weather. Consequently children are exposed to avoidable high levels of respirable pathogens and pollutants. Conventional mechanical ventilation is prohibitively expensive for schools. An interventional study will investigate the health improvements following installation of a low cost solar heated ventilation system in ten predominantly low decile junior classrooms (300 children) over two school terms for two winters. In the first monitoring period, five classrooms will be active (ventilation operational) and five will be a control; control and active groups will switch each term. Streptococci from throat swab, total airborne bacteria, coughing and sneezing frequency, absenteeism and chemical pollutants will be measured. It is anticipated that increased ventilation will lead to a healthier classroom environment as pathogen levels and subsequent respiratory infections will be reduced, as will chemical pollutants.
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Date Range: 2012 - 2015

Funding Body: Health Research Council of New Zealand

Project Team:

Research Outputs

Journal

Yakubu, E., Egbelakin, TK., Dmytro Dizhur, ., Jason Ingham, ., Kenneth Sungho Park, ., & Phipps, R. (2017). Why are older inner-city buildings vacant? Implications for town centre regeneration. Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal. 11(1), 1-16
[Journal article]Authored by: Egbelakin, T.Contributed to by: Phipps, R.
Boulic, M., Phipps, R., & Cunningham, C. (2017). Healthy School Research Group.
[Internet publication]Authored by: Boulic, M., Cunningham, C., Phipps, R.Contributed to by: Boulic, M.
Ghose, A., McLaren, SJ., Dowdell, D., & Phipps, R. (2017). Environmental assessment of deep energy refurbishment for energy efficiency-case study of an office building in New Zealand. Building and Environment. 117, 274-287
[Journal article]Authored by: McLaren, S., Phipps, R.
Boulic, M., Phipps, RA., Cunningham, M., Cleland, DJ., Fjällström, P., Abe, K., . . . Howden-Chapman, P. (2015). Heater choice, dampness and mould growth in 26 New Zealand homes: A study of propensity for mould growth using encapsulated fungal spores. Buildings. 5(1), 149-162
[Journal article]Authored by: Boulic, M., Cleland, D., Phipps, R.
Aishah Kamarazaly, M., Mbachu, J., & Phipps, R. (2013). Challenges faced by facilities managers in the Australasian universities. Journal of Facilities Management. 11(2), 136-151
[Journal article]Authored by: Mbachu, J., Phipps, R.
Pierse, N., Arnold, R., Howden-Chapman, P., Keall, M., Crane, J., Cunningham, M., . . . Boulic, M. (2013). Lung damage linked to cold bedrooms. NZ Doctor.
[Journal article]Authored by: Boulic, M., Cunningham, C., Phipps, R.Contributed to by: Phipps, R.
Pierse, N., Arnold, R., Keall, M., Howden-Chapman, P., Crane, J., Cunningham, M., . . . et al, . (2013). Modelling the effects of low indoor temperatures on the lung function of children with asthma. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 10, 918-925
[Journal article]Authored by: Boulic, M., Phipps, R.Contributed to by: Phipps, R.
Frei, M., Mbachu, J., & Phipps, R. (2013). Critical success factors, opportunities and threats of the cost management profession: the case of Australasian quantity surveying firms. International Journal of Project Organisation and Management. 5(1-2), 4-24
[Journal article]Authored by: Mbachu, J., Phipps, R.
Phipps, R., & Boulic, M. (2012). Living in the Comfort Zone. Build. 129, 40-40 Retrieved from http://www.branz.co.nz/cms_display.php?sn=67&st=1
[Journal article]Authored by: Boulic, M., Phipps, R.
Gillespie-Bennett, J., Pierse, N., Wickens, K., Crane, J., Howden-Chapman, P., Shields, H., . . . Woodward, A. (2011). The respiratory health effects of nitrogen dioxide in children with asthma. European Respiratory Journal. 38(2), 303-309
[Journal article]Authored by: Boulic, M., Cunningham, C., Phipps, R.
Preval, N., Chapman, R., Pierse, N., Howden-Chapman, P., Nicholls, S., Gillespie-Bennett, J., . . . Crane, J. (2010). Evaluating energy, health and carbon co-benefits from improved domestic space heating: A randomised community trial. Energy Policy. 38(8), 3965-3972 Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301421510001837
[Journal article]Authored by: Boulic, M., Cunningham, C., Phipps, R.
Free, S., Howden-Chapman, P., Pierse, N., Viggers, H., Nicholls, S., Bennett, J., . . . Crane, J. (2009). Does more effective home heating reduce school absences for children with asthma?. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 64(5), 379-386 Retrieved from http://jech.bmj.com/content/64/5/379
[Journal article]Authored by: Boulic, M., Cunningham, C., Phipps, R.
Free, S., Howden-Chapman, P., Pierse, N., Viggers, H., Nicholls, S., Bennett, J., . . . Crane, J. (2009). More effective home heating reduces school absences for children with asthma. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 64(5), 379-386 Retrieved from http://jech.bmj.com/content/64/5/379
[Journal article]Authored by: Boulic, M., Cunningham, C., Phipps, R.
Gillespie-Bennett, J., Pierse, N., Wickens, K., Crane, J., Nicholls, S., Shields, D., . . . Free, S. (2008). Sources of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in New Zealand homes: Findings from a community randomized controlled trial of heater substitutions. Indoor Air: international journal of indoor air quality and climate. 18(6), 521-528 Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1600-0668.2008.00554.x/abstract
[Journal article]Authored by: Boulic, M., Cunningham, C., Phipps, R.
Howden-Chapman, P., Pierse, N., Nicholls, S., Gillespie-Bennett, J., Viggers, H., Cunningham, M., . . . Crane, J. (2008). Effects of improved home heating on asthma in community dwelling children: randomised controlled trial.. BMJ (Clinical research ed.). 337
[Journal article]Authored by: Cunningham, C., Phipps, R.
Howden-Chapman, P., Pierse, N., Nicholls, S., Gillespie-Bennett, J., Viggers, H., Cunningham, M., . . . Crane, J. (2008). Effects of improved home heating on asthma in community dwelling children: randomised controlled trial.. BMJ. 337, a1411
[Journal article]Authored by: Phipps, R.
Howden-Chapman, P., Pierse, N., Nicholls, S., Gillespie-Bennett, J., Viggers, H., Cunningham, M., . . . Crane, J. (2008). Effects of improved home heating on asthma in community dwelling children: Randomised controlled trial. BMJ. 337(7674), 852-855
[Journal article]Authored by: Boulic, M., Cunningham, C., Phipps, R.
Boulic, M., Fjallstrom, PR., Phipps, R., Cunningham, M., Cleland, DJ., Pierse, N., . . . Viggers, H. (2008). Cold homes in New Zealand: Does increasing the heater capacity improve indoor temperatures?. Clean Air and Environmental Quality. 42(3), 22-30 Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=290339939759293;res=IELENG
[Journal article]Authored by: Boulic, M., Cleland, D., Phipps, R.
Howden-Chapman, P., Phipps, R., & Cunningham, M. (2007). Warm houses reduces childhood asthma. Build. (August/September), 40-41 Retrieved from http://www.branz.co.nz/cms_show_download.php?id=3f375a108efb13ff8b6da8e581577ae8fd03783c
[Journal article]Authored by: Phipps, R.
Boulic, M., Phipps, R., Cunningham, M., Cleland, D., & Fjällström, P. (2007). Too dry and too cold for mould germination in New Zealand dwellings?. International Journal of Global Environmental Issues. 7(4), 330-340
[Journal article]Authored by: Boulic, M., Cleland, D., Phipps, R.
Gale, J., Crane, J., Siebers, R., Howden Chapman, P., & Phipps, RA. (2005). Is the Wellington medical school facility a sick building?. New Zealand Medical Students Journal. 3, 8-10
[Journal article]Authored by: Phipps, R.
Cleaver, K., Phipps, R., & Parker, C. (2000). A Prevalence Study of Work-Related Health Complaints in Wellington and Auckland. Architectural Science Review. 43(3), 159-163
[Journal article]Authored by: Phipps, R.
Fleming, ME., Ganesh, S., Studman, CJ., & Phipps, RA. (2000). Modulation and flicker frequency effects on data entry personnel. Journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society. 29(2), 61-67
[Journal article]Authored by: Phipps, R.
Phipps, RA., Sisk, WE., & Wall, GL. (1999). A comparison of two studies reporting the prevalence of the sick building syndrome in New Zealand and England. New Zealand Medical Journal. 112(1090), 228-230
[Journal article]Authored by: Phipps, R.

Book

Taptiklis, P., & Phipps, RA.(2017). Indoor air quality in New Zealand homes and schools a literature review of healthy homes and schools with emphasis on the issues pertinent to New Zealand. Porirua, New Zealand: BRANZ Limited
[Authored Book]Authored by: Phipps, R.
Phipps, RA., & Elkink A, . (Eds.) (2012). Internal Moisture.
[Edited Book]Edited by: Phipps, R.
Boulic, M., Phipps, RA., Cunningham, M., Cleland, DJ., & Fjallstrom, PR. (2009). Did replacing unflued gas heaters with inverter heat pumps decrease the indoor potential for mould growth?. In P. Howden-Chapman, J. Bennett, & R. Siebers (Eds.) Do Damp and Mould Matter?. (pp. 100 - 112). : Steele Roberts Publishers
[Chapter]Authored by: Cleland, D., Phipps, R.
Boulic, M., Phipps, RA., Cunningham, M., Cleland, DJ., & Fjallstrom, PR. (2009). Did replacing unflued gas heaters with inverter heat pumps decrease the indoor potential for mould growth?. In P. Howden Chapman, J. Bennett, & R. Siebers (Eds.) Do damp and mould matter? Health impacts of leaky homes. (pp. 100 - 113). Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts Publishers
[Chapter]Authored by: Boulic, M., Cleland, D., Phipps, R.

Thesis

Kamarazaly, M. (2015). Challenges in strategic facilities management: analysis of problems faced by university facilities managers in New Zealand and Australia. (Doctoral Thesis, Massey University, New Zealand)
[Doctoral Thesis]Edited by: Mbachu, J., Phipps, R.
Phipps, RA. (2001). Development of a decision support system for the design of good indoor air quality in office buildings. (Doctoral Thesis, Massey University, Palmerston North)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Phipps, R.

IP

Phipps, RA., & Duncan, A.. : New Zealand: Solar roof ventilation system
[Patent]Authored by: Phipps, R.

Report

Freeman, L., Crosbie, A., Gilberd, P., & Rothschild, K.(2017). A report on the findings from the Auckland Housing Summit held on 1 August 2017.
[Technical Report]Contributed to by: Phipps, R.
Phipps, RA., & Warnes, S. (2007). Indoor Environment Quality. ( Report No. TE220/4).
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Phipps, R.
Stoecklein, A, ., & Phipps, RA. (2007). Health in Office Buildings: A Research Methodology. ( Report No. 173 [2007]). BRANZ.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Phipps, R.
Phipps, RA., Boulic, M., & Cunningham, C.(2006). Housing, Heating and Health Study: 2005/2006 Report One, Aims and Methods.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Boulic, M., Cunningham, C., Phipps, R.
Phipps, RA., Mumford, B., & Keeling, L. (2004). Investigation of the changes in fungi, moisture, indoor pollutants and increased thermal comfort in three state houses after an energy efficiency retrofit. Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Phipps, R.

Conference

Phipps, RA. (2017, May). Indoor Air Quality. Presented at HVAC&R Trade Exhibition NZ
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Phipps, R.
Trompetter, W., Boulic, M., Ancelet, T., Davy, P., & Phipps, R.(2016, February). Domestic dust as an air quality indicator in New Zealand homes. .
[Conference]Authored by: Boulic, M., Phipps, R.
Phipps, RA., Linterman, R., Butcher, G., & Simmons, G.(2016, June). Housing health and affordability in New Zealand. .
[Conference]Authored by: Phipps, R.
Phipps, RA., Linterman, R., Healy, K., & Simmons, G.(2016, June). Housing health and affordability in New Zealand. .
[Conference]Authored by: Phipps, R.
Boulic, M., Fjallstrom, P., Phipps, R., Cleland, D., Cunningham, M., & Howden-Chapman, P.(2016). Harmful No2 level during unflued gas heater operation in New Zealand homes. . (pp. 71 - 72).
[Conference]Authored by: Boulic, M., Cleland, D., Phipps, R.
Phipps, RA.(2016, March). Indoor environmental quality in homes and schools and the impact on health. .
[Conference]Authored by: Phipps, R.
Boulic, M., Wang, Y., Phipps, R., Plagmann, M., Cunningham, C., Howden-Chapman, P., . . . Trompetter, B.(2016). Increasing the ventilation rate and temperature in New Zealand classrooms using a solar roof collector. Paper presented at the meeting of CESB 2016 - Central Europe Towards Sustainable Building 2016: Innovations for Sustainable Future
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Boulic, M., Cunningham, C., Phipps, R.
Phipps, RA.(2016, February). Safety risks for house roofers: An observational study. . (pp. 46 - 46).
[Conference]Authored by: Phipps, R.
Phipps, RA.(2016, February). Construction and Health Issues. .
[Conference]Authored by: Phipps, R.
Phipps, RA.Construction and Health Issues. . Auckland
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Phipps, R.
Boulic, M., Trompetter, W., Garcia-R, JC., & Phipps, R.Air particulate sources and activity inside school classrooms. . Melbourne, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Boulic, M., Garcia-R, J., Phipps, R.
Boulic, M., Trompetter, B., Ancelet, T., Garcia Ramirez, JC., Davy, P., & Phipps, R. (2015). Air particulate sources and activity inside school classrooms. /. : 22nd International Clean Air and Environment Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Boulic, M., Phipps, R.
Wang, Y., Phipps, RA., Boulic, M., & Plagmann, M.Effects of Solar Collectors on Indoor air Quality in Junior Classrooms in winter 2013.
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Boulic, M., Phipps, R.
Phipps, RA., Hohaie, S., Donn, M., & Boulic, M.Indoor winter temperatures in 20 social housing units. . Auckland, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Boulic, M., Phipps, R.
Boulic, M., & Phipps, RA.Heater choice and mould growth in New Zealand Homes; An Invention Study. . Auckland
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Boulic, M., Phipps, R.
Trompetter, B., Boulic, M., Ancelet, T., Garcia Ramirez, JC., Davy, P., & Phipps, R.Air quality inside school classrooms. . Busan, Korea
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Boulic, M., Phipps, R.
Wang, Y., Boulic, M., Phipps, R., Plagmann, M., Cunningham, C., Theobald, C., . . . Baker, M. (2015). Effects of solar collectors on indoor air quality in junior classrooms in winter 2013. http://www.buildingabetternewzealand.co.nz/cms_show_download.php?id=202. (pp. 246 - 253). : Building a Better New Zealand
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Boulic, M., Cunningham, C., Phipps, R.
Boulic, M., Phipps, R., Cunningham, M., & Cleland, D. (2015). Heater choice and mould growth in New Zealand homes: An intervention study. http://www.buildingabetternewzealand.co.nz/cms_show_download.php?id=202. (pp. 140 - 149). : Building A Better New Zealand
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Boulic, M., Cleland, D., Phipps, R.
Wang, Y., Boulic, M., Phipps, R., Plagmann, M., Cunningham, C., Theobald, C., . . . Baker, M. (2014). Effects of solar collector on classroom temperature in winter 2013. Poster session presented at the meeting of Wellington, New Zealand. Wellington, New Zealand
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Boulic, M., Cunningham, C., Phipps, R.
Boulic, M., & Phipps, R.Improving health and wellbeing in low decile classrooms with a low cost solar ventilation system. . Wellington
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Boulic, M., Phipps, R.
Trompetter, B., Boulic, M., Ancelet, T., Davy, P., & Phipps, RA.Composition of indoor dust samples. . Sydney
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Boulic, M., Phipps, R.
Wang, Y., Boulic, M., Phipps, R., Plagmann, M., Howden-Chapman, P., Baker, M., . . . Theobald, C.(2013). Effects of solar collector on classroom temperature in winter 2013. .
[Conference]Authored by: Boulic, M., Cunningham, C., Phipps, R.
Wang, Y., Boulic, M., Phipps, R., Plagmann, M., Cunningham, CW., & Theobald, C.(2013). Effects of solar collector on classroom temperature in junior classrooms in winter 2013. .
[Conference]Authored by: Boulic, M., Cunningham, C., Phipps, R.
Trompetter, B., Boulic, M., Ancelet, T., Davy, P., & Phipps, R. (2013). Composition of indoor dust samples. In J. Cox, & D. Roddis (Eds.) Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand Conference 2013. NSW, Australia: Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand Conference 2013
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Boulic, M., Phipps, R.
Boulic, M., Phipps, R., Howden-Chapman, P., Baker, M., Cunningham, C., Theobald, C., . . . Sudol, P. (2013, February). Improving health and well being in low decile classrooms with a low cost solar ventilation system.. Presented at The Energy Conference. Wellington.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Boulic, M., Cunningham, C., Phipps, R.
Compton, P., & Phipps, R.How energy efficient is our campus?. . Adelaide, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Phipps, R.
Phipps, RA.Fungi in Homes. . Palmerston North
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Phipps, R.
Kamarazaly, MA., Mbachu, JI., & Phipps, RA. (2012). Risk analysis of the key constraints in the facilities management functional areas. In EHL. Lau (Ed.) http://fab.utm.my/shamsulhadi/files/2017/05/18.-S_GC_MA.pdf. (pp. 18 - 30). Dar Es Salaam, Brunei: 16TH PACIFIC ASSOCIATION OF QUANTITY SURVEYORS CONGRESS
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Mbachu, J., Phipps, R.
Mbachu, JIC., Shahzad, WM., & Phipps, R.(2011). Off-site manufacture of components as a means of enhancing productivity in the New Zealand construction industry: Key uptake constraints and improvement measures. Paper presented at the meeting of Proceedings, 15th PAQS Congress 2011. Colombo, Sri Lanka
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Mbachu, J., Phipps, R., Shahzad, W.
Shahzad, WM., Mbachu, JI., & Phipps, R.Off-Site Manufacture of Components as a Means of Enhancing Productivity in the New Zealand Construction Industry: Key Uptake Constraints and Improvement Measures. In R. Rameezdeen, S. Senaratne, & YG. Sandanayake (Eds.) (pp. 339 - 350). Sri Lanka: 15th Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors Congress
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Mbachu, J., Phipps, R., Shahzad, W.
Durdyev, S., Mbachu, JI., & Phipps, R.Pareto Analysis of On-Site Productivity Constraints And Improvement Techniques In New Zealand Construction And Building Industry. In R. Rameezdeen, S. Senaratne, & YG. Sandanayake (Eds.) (pp. 33 - 43). Sri Lanka: 15th Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors Congress
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Mbachu, J., Phipps, R.
Phipps, RA. (2011, September). Built Environment Research at Massey University. Presented at New Zealand Built Environment Research Symposium. Massey University Albany Campus Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Phipps, R.
Phipps, RA., & Boulic, M.Building in Mould and Dampness. : 5th Mould Asthma and Domestic Design
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Boulic, M., Phipps, R.
Durdyev, S., Mbachu, J., & Phipps, R.(2011, July). Pareto analysis of on-site productivity contraints and improvement technicues in New Zealaand construction and building industry. .
[Conference]Authored by: Mbachu, J., Phipps, R.
Boulic, M., Hosie, I., & Phipps, RA.Effects On Indoor Environment In 30 Auckland Homes From The Installation Of A Positive Pressure Ventilation Unit. (pp. 1 - 9). : New Zealand Sustainable Building Conference 2010, SB10
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Boulic, M., Phipps, R.
Boulic, M., Cunningham, M., Phipps, RA., Fjallstrom, P., Cleland, DJ., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2009). An Empirical Model To Predict The Minimum Heater Use To Reach 18˚C In New Zealand Bedrooms. (pp. 1 - 5). : 19th International Clean Air and Environment Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Boulic, M., Cleland, D., Phipps, R.
Boulic, M., Phipps, RA., Fjallstrom, PR., Cunningham, M., Cleland, DJ., & Chapman, H. (2009). Stop "heating the birds": Well-being at home and heating options. Massey University Centre for Energy Research Energy Post Graduate Conference. (pp. 1 - 6).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Cleland, D., Phipps, R.
Phipps, RA. (2008, September). Cost Effective and Energy Efficient House Design. Presented at Massey Property Seminar. Massey University, PN, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Phipps, R.
Howden-Chapman, P, ., & Phipps, RA.Improving Health through community-based houseing interventions.. . Conventry, UK
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Phipps, R.
Boulic, M., Fjallstrom, PR., Phipps, RA., Cunningham, M., Cleland, DJ., Howden Chapman, P., . . . Pollard, A. (2007). Cold homes in New Zealand - low heater capacity, or low heater use?. International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction. (pp. 1 - 8).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Boulic, M., Cleland, D., Phipps, R.
Phipps, RA., Amati, M., McCoard, SA., & Fisher, R. (2007). Visual and noise effects reported by residents living close to Manawatu wind farms: Preliminary survey results. Proceedings of the New Zealand Planning Institute Conference: The Politics of Planning.
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Phipps, R.
Phipps, RA., Cunningham, M., Fjallstrom, PR., Boulic, M., Howden-Chapman, P., Crane, J., . . . Chapman, R. (2006). Not Just Hot Air: Methods and Preliminary Results For The Intensive Monitoring of Emissions and By Products From Five Types Of Domestic Heaters. Poster session presented at the meeting of HB 20006 Healthy Buildings. Portugal
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Boulic, M., Phipps, R.
Phipps, RA., Cunningham, M., Fjallstrom, P., Boulic, M., Howden-Chapman, P., Crane, J., . . . Chapman, R. (2006). Intensive Monitoring of Emissions from Portable Domestic Heaters. Poster session presented at the meeting of International Healthy Buildings Confernce, Portugal. Lisboa, Portugal
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Boulic, M., Phipps, R.
Boulic, M., Phipps, RA., Cunningham, M., Cleland, DJ., & Fjallstrom, P. (2006). Too dry and too cold for mould germination in New Zealand dwellings. Proceedings of The 10th Annual Environmental Postgraduate Conference Australia's Largest Postgraduate Environmental Conference. (pp. 34 - 39).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Boulic, M., Cleland, D., Phipps, R.
Howden Chapman, P., Crane, J., Cunningham, M., Baker, M., Cunningham, CW., Viggers, H., . . . Quaglia, L. (2006). Does improving insulation and heating improve health? The aims and methods of the Housing, Heating and Health Study community trial. In Healthy Buildings 2006: 'Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People'(pp. 563). : International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Phipps, R.
Chapman, R., Howden Chapman, P., Viggers, H., Phipps, RA., Crane, J., Lloyd, B., . . . Bullen, C. (2006). Heating system choice: Preferences and trade-offs in respect of home heating, including health and environmental factors. In Healthy Buildings 2006: 'Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People'(pp. 252). : International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Phipps, R.
Phipps, RA. (2005, July). A journey from bricks and mortar, timber and paint to asthma research. Presented at Association for Women in the Sciences' 5th National Conference. University of Waikato, Hamilton, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Phipps, R.
Phipps, RA. (2005). What makes a healthy home?. (pp. 20 - 20). , New Zealand Institute of Environmental Health Conference 2005 Arrowtown, NZ: New Zealand Institute of Environmental Health
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Phipps, R.
Phipps, RA. (2005, October). Indoor air pollution and the effect on energy consumption in the home. Presented at Airstream Symposium. Palmerston North, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Phipps, R.
Phipps, RA., Fortes, RM., Fleming, M., & Jackson, A. (2005). Investigation of a home ventilation system for moisture & fungi control in 14 New Zealand houses. 17th International Clean Air & Environment Conference. (pp. unpaged). Hobart, TAS
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Jackson, A., Phipps, R.
Fortes, RM., Phipps, RA., & Fleming, ME. (2003, January). An empirical pilot study of a domestic ventilation system for the control of moisture in New Zealand housing. Presented at 9th Annual PRRES Conference. Brisbane, QLD.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Phipps, R.
Fleming, M., Phipps, RA., & Kennedy, H. (2001, April). An evaluation of domestic ventilation systems for control of moisture in New Zealand housing. Presented at CIB World Building Congress 2001. Wellington, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Phipps, R.
Phipps, RA., Laird, IS., & Wall, G. (2001, April). Decision support for healthy office building design: A conceptual framework. Presented at CIB World Building Congress. Wellington, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Laird, I., Phipps, R.
Phipps, RA., Laird, IS., & Wall, GL.(2001). Decision support for healthy office building design: A conceptual framework. Paper presented at the meeting of CIB World Building Congress
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Laird, I., Phipps, R.
Phipps, RA. (2000). Assessing the cost benefits of managing the workplace environment to maximise performance and productivity. Institute for International Research Facilities Management Conference. (pp. unpaged). Auckland, NZ
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Phipps, R.
Boulic, M., Trompetter, W., Ancelet, T., Garcia-Ramirez, JC., Davy, P., Phipps, R., . . . Howden-Chapman, P. (2016). Improving indoor air quality in New Zealand classrooms with a solar ventilation unit (solar collector): the air particulate part. Improving indoor air quality in New Zealand classrooms with a solar ventilation unit (solar collector): the air particulate part.. : 14th International Conference of Indoor Air Quality and Climate,
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Boulic, M., Cunningham, C., Phipps, R.
Boulic, M., Fjallstrom, PR., Phipps, RA., Cunningham, M., Cleland, DJ., Howden-Chapman, P., . . . Pollard, A. (2007). Cold homes in New Zealand low heater capacity, or low heater use?. (pp. 1 - 8). : International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Cleland, D., Phipps, R.
Boulic, M., Phipps, RA., Fjallstrom, PR., Cunningham, M., Cleland, DJ., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2009). Stop "heating the birds": Well being at home and heating options. (pp. 1 - 6). : Massey University Centre for Energy Research Energy Post Graduate Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Boulic, M., Cleland, D., Phipps, R.
Boulic, M., Phipps, RA., Cunningham, M., Cleland, DJ., & Fjallstrom, PR. (2006). Too dry and too cold for mould germination in New Zealand dwellings. Proceedings of The 10th Annual Environmental Postgraduate Conference. (pp. 34 - 39). : 10th Annual Environmental Postgraduate Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Cleland, D., Phipps, R.
Phipps, RA., Cunningham, M., Fjallstrom, PR., Boulic, M., Howden-Chapman, P., Crane, J., . . . Chapman, R. (2006). Not just hot air: Methods and preliminary results for the intensive monitoring of emissions and by products from two types of domestic heaters. In E. de Oliveira Fernandes, M. Gameiro da Silva, & J. Rosado Pinto (Eds.) Proceedings of Healthy Buildings 2006. (pp. 399 - 402).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Phipps, R.
Phipps, R., Cunningham, M., Fjällström, P., Boulic, M., Howden-Chapman, P., Crane, J., . . . Chapman, R. (2006). Not just hot air: Methods and preliminary results for the intensive monitoring of emissions and by-products from two types of domestic heaters. HB 2006 - Healthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, Proceedings. Vol. 3 (pp. 399 - 402).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Boulic, M., Phipps, R.

Other

Phipps, RA. (2013, September). From the Colosseum to the Cake Tin: the development of urban form.. In Te Manawa, Palmerston North. Presented at Palmerston North.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Phipps, R.
Phipps, RA. (2013, November). Walking in Big Footsteps; Indoor air and energy efficient buildings research going forward. Presented at Wellington.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Phipps, R.
Phipps, RA. (2012). Indoor Air quality research at Massey NIWA Indoor Air Quality Roadmap workshop.
[Other]Authored by: Phipps, R.
Phipps, RA. (2012). Built Environment research at Massey University.
[Other]Authored by: Phipps, R.
Phipps, RA. (2011, July). Invited member for 2 expert panels titled Resolving Conflicts in Domestic Heating, and Latest developments in Fungi Research, for the Indoor Air Special Interest Group Workshop, held as part the Clean Air Society Conference, Auckland 2011.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Phipps, R.
Phipps, RA. (2006, July). Healthy homes. In Te Manawa's 3rd Science Festival. Presented at Te Manawa, Palmerston North, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Phipps, R.
Phipps, RA. (2005, May). An interventional study. Presented at Hobart, TAS. : Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand Pre Conference Workshop.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Phipps, R.
Phipps, RA.Healthy Homes for Children. (pp. 57 - 58). BRANZ
[Other]Authored by: Phipps, R.
Phipps, RA.Is Your House Making Your Kids Sick?. (pp. 110 - 112). ACP Magazines
[Other]Authored by: Phipps, R.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 2 1
CoSupervisor 3 1

Teaching

Building Technology

Building Services

Sustainable Buildings and CAD

Construction Innovation

Postgraduate papers include Design and Managament of Healthy Buildings and Indoor Air Quality.

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Phoebe Taptiklis - PhD
    Investigating the relationship between house characteristics and indoor dampness
  • Yu Wang - PhD
    Effects of a solar collector on the classroom indoor air quality in winter--a case study of Palmerston North primary schools

CoSupervisor of:

  • Itohan Yakubu - PhD
    Economics of Strengthening and Redeveloping Buildings for Adaptive Reuse Purposes
  • Agneta Ghose - PhD
    Environmental evaluation of energy efficiency refurbishment of office buildings in New Zealand
  • Marcel Frei - PhD
    The future of construction cost management in Australasia: Stakeholder perceptions of likely changes, threats and opportunities

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2012 - Mikael Boulic - PhD
    The Indoor Environmental Benefits From Replacing Unflued Gas and Portable Electric Heaters With Higher Capacity Non Indoor Polluting Heaters: An Interventional Field Study

CoSupervisor of:

  • 2015 - Myzatul Aishah Binti Kamarazaly - PhD
    "Challenges in strategic facilities management: Analysis of problems faced by University Facilities Managers in New Zealand and Australia

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