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Modelling the impact of extreme weather events on hospital facilities management using a system dynamics approach

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posted on 24.07.2017, 12:57 by Vivien Chow, Martin Loosemore, Geoff McDonnell
Heatwaves kill more Australians per year than any other type of natural disaster and are predicted to increase in intensity and frequency due to climate change. Effectively designed and managed hospitals are therefore a critical and central part of a community's response to such events. While our understanding of these impacts is increasing, the impacts of potential knock-on effects from other critical infrastructure are not well understood. Using a case study approach, system dynamics is used to investigate the impact of heatwaves on community infrastructure and healthcare facility management outcomes. This provides hospital facility managers with a new way to understand and maximise the resilience of hospitals to the effects of extreme weather events.

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School

  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Published in

The 28th Annual ARCOM Conference

Pages

1157 - 1166 (10)

Citation

CHOW, V.W., LOOSEMORE, M. and MCDONNELL, G., 2012. Modelling the impact of extreme weather events on hospital facilities management using a system dynamics approach. IN: Smith, S.D (Ed.), Proceedings 28th Annual ARCOM Conference, 3-5 September 2012, Edinburgh, UK: Association of Researchers in Construction Management, pp. 1157–66.

Publisher

Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM)

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VoR (Version of Record)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2012

Notes

This conference paper was presented at the 28th Annual ARCOM Conference held on the 3-5th September 2012 in Edinburgh.

ISBN

9780955239069

Language

en

Location

Edinburgh, UK

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