Centre for Building Performance Research

The Centre for Building Performance Research aims to extend and enhance knowledge of the performance of buildings and the built sector.

About us

The Council of Victoria University of Wellington approved the establishment of the Centre of Building Performance Research (CBPR) in 1998.

The Centre is the first of its kind in New Zealand, built upon the expertise in architecture and building performance research established at the Victoria University School of Architecture over the past 25 years.

Our aims

The Centre for Building Performance Research intends to:

  • extend and enhance knowledge of the performance of buildings and the built sector as a whole
  • develop knowledge that assists building design and operation; with the object of improving the quality of building performance
  • improve the dissemination of building performance information to the professions, industry and others involved in the research, design, construction and use of buildings
  • develop a building performance information resource and research database on the performance of New Zealand buildings
  • foster links between researchers and those professions and firms serving the building industry through joint development activities.

Projects

A list of current, recent and archived projects the Centre is involved in.

Resources

The resources that the Centre produces regularly.

Conferences

Conferences and symposiums hosted by CBPR, including abstracts.

Staff

The New Zealand History Group

The New Zealand History Group is a inter-institutional collective of academics, post-graduate students and independent scholars researching New Zealand architectural and design history.

More information on this group

Publications

Contract reports, papers, journals and articles published by the Centre.