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|Title: ||The construction industry and emergency management: towards an integrated strategic framework|
|Authors: ||Bosher, Lee S.|
Dainty, Andrew R.J.
Carrillo, Patricia M.
Price, Andrew D.F.
|Keywords: ||Construction industry|
|Issue Date: ||2006|
|Publisher: ||i-Rec information and research for reconstruction|
|Citation: ||BOSHER, L. ... et al., 2006. The construction industry and emergency management: towards an integrated strategic framework. IN: Proceedings of the Information and Research for Reconstruction (i-Rec) Third International Conference on 'Post-disaster reconstruction: Meeting stakeholder interests', University of Florence, Italy, May 2006, 14pp.|
|Abstract: ||Although most emergency events are not entirely unexpected and therefore
can, to varying degrees, be mitigated for, the construction industry in the UK
does not appear to play a sufficiently integrated role in emergency
management. This paper reports on research that is developing a knowledge
database and decision support framework to enable more effective emergency
planning and response strategies from a built environment perspective.
Questionnaire surveys were used to review the opinions of professionals
involved with emergency management, construction, planning and insurance
(amongst others) on issues related to emergency management in the UK. The
early findings suggest that knowledge and awareness of integrated
approaches is poor, that training needs to be more interdisciplinary, and the
construction sector as a key stakeholder and potential resource is not being
used sufficiently. Professions involved with the construction industry, and the
expertise they can offer, need to become more integrated with emergency
management if lessons are to be learnt from the past and a resilient built
environment created in the future.|
|Description: ||This is a conference paper.|
|Version: ||Accepted for publication|
|Appears in Collections:||Conference Papers (Civil and Building Engineering)|
Conference Papers (WEDC)
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