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Title: Modelling the impact of extreme weather events on hospital facilities management using a system dynamics approach
Authors: Chow, Vivien W.
Loosemore, Martin
McDonnell, Geoff
Keywords: Facility management
Heatwaves
System dynamics
Hospitals
Risk management
Health
Extreme weather events
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM)
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.
Abstract: 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.
Description: This conference paper was presented at the 28th Annual ARCOM Conference held on the 3-5th September 2012 in Edinburgh.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/25874
Publisher Link: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2012-1157-1166_Chow_Loosemore_McDonnell.pdf
ISBN: 9780955239069
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