Critical factors for successful housing reconstruction projects following a major disaster

Sadiqi, Zabihullah, Coffey, Vaughan, & Trigunarsyah, Bambang (2013) Critical factors for successful housing reconstruction projects following a major disaster. In Kajewski, Stephen L., Manley, Karen, & Hampson, Keith D. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 19th Triennial CIB World Building Congress, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD, pp. 1-12.

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Post–disaster reconstruction projects are often considered ineffectual or unproductive because on many occasions in the past they have performed extremely poorly during post-contract occupation, or have failed altogether to deliver acceptable outcomes. In some cases, these projects have already failed even before their completion, leading many sponsor aid organisations to hold these projects up as examples of how not to deliver housing reconstruction. Research into some previous unsuccessful projects has revealed that often the lack of adequate knowledge regarding the context and complexity involved in the implementation of these projects is generally responsible for their failure. Post-disaster reconstruction projects are certainly very complex in nature, often very context-specific and they can vary widely in magnitude. Despite such complexity, reconstruction projects can still have a high likelihood of success if adequate consideration is given to the importance of factors which are known to positively influence reconstruction efforts. Good outcomes can be achieved when planners and practitioners ensure best practices are embedded in the design of reconstruction projects at the time reconstruction projects they are first instigated. This paper outlines and discusses factors that significantly contribute to the successful delivery of post-disaster housing reconstruction projects.

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ID Code: 59837
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Post-Disaster Housing Reconstruction, Success Factors, Project Outcomes, CEDM
ISBN: 978-0-9875542-1-5
Divisions: Past > 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 2013 Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 12 May 2013 23:20
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 19:03

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