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Decision support for integrating disaster risk management strategies into construction practice

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posted on 15.12.2015, 16:30 by Lee BosherLee Bosher, Andrew Dainty, Patricia CarrilloPatricia Carrillo, Jacqui Glass, Andrew Price
Threats to society and the built environment are diverse and include extreme natural and human induced hazards. Hazards such as floods, storms and terrorist attacks may not only threaten the lives of many people but can result in disasters that threaten economies and long-term development. Consequently, the UK government has recognised the importance of promoting the resilience agenda. Within this agenda there is growing acceptance that professionals involved with the construction industry need to understand the principles of, and become more engaged in, Disaster Risk Management (DRM). The outputs from a three year project, that has utilised a pluralistic methodology, are presented in the form of a decision support framework (DSF). The DSF will assist key stakeholders to integrate DRM strategies into the planning, design, operation and maintenance of the built environment. The central component of the DSF is 'Pre-Empt for Projects' - which assists key stakeholders (in the earliest design phase) to: identify a range of threats; assess the implications of any identified threats; and undertake mitigative adaptations if necessary.

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School

  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Published in

Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2009 - Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference

Pages

793 - 802

Citation

BOSHER, L.S. ... et al, 2009. Decision support for integrating disaster risk management strategies into construction practice. IN: Dainty, A R J (ed.), Proceedings 25th Annual ARCOM Conference, 7-9 September 2009, Nottingham, UK. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, Vol. 2, pp.793-802

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© ARCOM / © the authors

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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

2009

ISBN

095523901X;9780955239014

Language

en