Rebuilding housing after a disaster : factors for failure

Sadiqi "Wardak", Zabihullah , Coffey, Vaughan, & Trigunarsyah, Bambang (2012) Rebuilding housing after a disaster : factors for failure. In Yamada , Fumihiko & Kakimoto, Ryuji (Eds.) Proceedings of 8th Annual International Conference of the International Institute for Infrastructure, Renewal and Reconstruction (IIIRR), Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan, pp. 292-300.

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Disasters, particularly those triggered by nature are often followed by a swift humanitarian relief response to address the resultant emergencies. These efforts are then transitioned through the medium recovery stage, eventually aimed at providing a long term post-disaster reconstruction solution. Emergency humanitarian relief focuses on responding to the immediate need for restoration of basic services, medical treatment and medical supplies, food and temporary shelter, and is a short term strenuous effort. Reconstruction of permanent houses, on the other hand, is a continuous process that often requires decades of effort to return a community to normality. Whilst emergency relief is generally perceived to be very effective, post-disaster housing reconstruction projects often fail to meet their set objectives. This paper outlines and discusses factors that contribute to the failure of post-disaster housing reconstruction projects and the subsequent immediate and long term negative impacts of failure on project outcomes.

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ID Code: 49862
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Post-disaster housing reconstruction, factors for failure, project outcomes, CEDM
ISBN: 9784990643409
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Emergency & Disaster Management
Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Please consult the authors.
Deposited On: 26 Apr 2012 03:10
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2014 16:45

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