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|Title: ||Integrating disaster risk management into construction: A UK perspective|
|Authors: ||Bosher, Lee S.|
Dainty, Andrew R.J.
Carrillo, Patricia M.
Price, Andrew D.F.
|Issue Date: ||2007|
|Publisher: ||© Taylor & Francis|
|Citation: ||Bosher, L.S. ... et, 2007. Integrating disaster risk management into construction: a UK perspective. Building Research & Information, 35 (2), pp. 163 - 177|
|Abstract: ||Although most disasters are not entirely unexpected and therefore can, to varying
degrees, be mitigated for, the construction sector in the UK does not play a
sufficiently integrated role in disaster risk management. This paper reports on
research that is developing a knowledge database and decision support framework
to enable more effective disaster risk management strategies from a construction
perspective. Questionnaire surveys and semi-structured interviews were used to
review the opinions of professionals involved with activities such as emergency
planning, construction, urban planning and insurance on issues related to disaster
risk management in the UK. The findings suggest that knowledge and awareness
of integrated approaches is poor and the construction sector as a key stakeholder
and potential resource is not being used sufficiently. The key recommendations
are: construction related stakeholders need to become more involved in groups
such as Local Resilience Teams and Forums; risk and hazard awareness training
needs to be integrated systematically into the professional training of architects,
planners, engineers, developers etc.; and the construction sector should embrace
and pre-empt regulatory changes regarding resilient construction requirements.|
|Description: ||This is a pre-print of an article published in the journal, Building Research and Information [© Taylor & Francis]. The definitive version: Bosher, L.S. ... et, 2007. Integrating disaster risk management into construction: a UK perspective. Building Research & Information, 35 (2), pp. 163 - 177, is available at: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09613218.asp|
|Version: ||Submitted for publication|
|Publisher Link: ||http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09613218.asp|
|Appears in Collections:||Published Articles (WEDC)|
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