Post-Disaster Reconstruction of the Built Environment: Rebuilding for Resilience

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 13, 2011 - Technology & Engineering - 336 pages
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Disasters threaten all parts of the world and they appear to be increasing in frequency, scale and intensity. Despite huge improvements in the emergency response, permanent reconstruction is often uncoordinated, inefficiently managed and slow to begin. International agencies are geared to an efficient response in terms of humanitarian relief, but they are not well versed in the requirements of long-term reconstruction, which is often constrained by lack of planning and poorly coordinated management.

The construction industry is typically engaged in a range of critical activities after a disaster, including provision of temporary shelter in the immediate aftermath and restoration of permanent shelter and public infrastructure once the immediate humanitarian needs have been attended to. Post-Disaster Reconstruction of the Built Environment identifies the challenges that face the industry and highlights best practice to enable the construction industry to address those problems which make an effective response to these unexpected events difficult. Written by an international team of experts, this book will help researchers and advanced students of construction understand the problems faced by communities and the construction industry when faced with a natural or man-made disaster, and identify the planning and management processes required by the industry to mount an effective response.


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Dilanthi Amaratunga is the Professor of Disaster Management at the University of Salford, UK where she leads the University's Centre for Disaster Resilience.

Richard Haigh is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Disaster Resilience, the School of the Built Environment, University of Salford, UK.

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