Rebuilding housing after a disaster : factors for failure

Sadiqi , Zabihullah , Coffey, Vaughan, & Trigunarsyah, Bambang (2012) Rebuilding housing after a disaster : factors for failure. The Centre for Infrastructure Protection Report, 11(4), pp. 6-9.

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Unlike most normal construction projects, post-disaster housing projects are diverse in nature, have unique socio-cultural and economical requirements, and are extremely dynamic and thus necessitate a meaningful and dynamic response.

Post-disaster reconstruction practices that lack a strategy compatible with the severity of disaster, community culture, socio-economic requirements, environmental condition, government legislations, and technical and technological situations, often fail to operate and respond effectively to the needs of the wider affected population.

Factors that frequently pose real threats to the eventual success of reconstruction projects are rarely given appropriate consideration when designing such projects. Research into past reconstruction practices has shown that ignoring these factors altogether or failing to give them meaningful consideration can affect housing reconstruction projects. In other words, they either miss their targets altogether or undergo serious modifications after their occupancy, subsequently resulting in an overall loss of project resources. This article touches upon the common factors that negatively impact the outcome of such projects.

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ID Code: 59477
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: Post-disaster Housing Reconstruction, Factors for Failure, Project Outcomes, CEDM
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 CIP/HS
Deposited On: 30 Apr 2013 04:08
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2014 01:05

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