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Governance and Decision Making : Academic Paper: Earthquake recovery versus routine maintenance

A design guideline for post-disaster repairs could ease the rebuild pain for asset owners.

This paper, written by Paul S. Botha and Eric Scheepbouwer, suggests that post-disaster repairs to horizontal infrastructure could be heavily influenced by design guidelines provided by asset owners.

Programme Management : Master of Engineering Thesis: Evaluating Alliance Non-cost Performance Measurement

An abstract of a Master of Engineering thesis for the University of Canterbury. The research focuses on non-cost performance measurement and management of the Christchurch rebuild programme.

Programme Management : Academic Studies: Driving Innovation in the Construction Industry

Academic studies detailing how SCIRT used KPIs to drive innovation.

Governance and Decision Making : Structure and Governance

Challenges over the funding of Christchurch's horizontal infrastructure repair programme, how it was shared, and how to assure value for taxpayers and ratepayers, shaped and reshaped the governance structure of SCIRT.

People and Culture : Peak Performance Coaching at SCIRT

An integral enabler of SCIRT's capability and culture was the use of peak performance coaches.

SCIRT's first Peak Performance Plan identified a primary aim of "delivering high performance and resilience in an environment of uncertainty". To facilitate this, its secondary objective was to introduce New Zealand-based coaching to the civil construction industry.