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Vulnerability reduction of infrastructure reconstruction projects

Palliyaguru, Roshani, Amaratunga, Dilanthi and Haigh, Richard (2010) Vulnerability reduction of infrastructure reconstruction projects. In: COBRA 2010 The Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. RICS. ISBN 9781842196199

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Various infrastructure segments of numerous countries have been repeatedly subjected to natural and man-made disasters. The potential reason of damaging infrastructure facilities and their services is resultant disaster risks due to natural or man-made hazards connect with vulnerable infrastructure facilities and vulnerable communities. The simplest way to prevent or mitigate disaster losses is addressing vulnerabilities. The main study based on which this paper was compiled aimed at exploring and investigating the vulnerabilities of infrastructures and communities benefited from infrastructures and possible solutions to overcome them. This paper presents the literature review conducted on vulnerabilities of infrastructures and empirical evidence collated on best possible DRR strategies to overcome such vulnerabilities of infrastructures. The main study was conducted using case study strategy and the expert interviews. This paper is entirely based on the data collated from the expert interviews conducted in Sri Lanka and United Kingdom. The expert interviews discovered various DRR strategies to overcome the vulnerabilities of the infrastructure projects

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: Conference held at Dauphine Université, Paris, 2-3 September 2010
Uncontrolled Keywords: Disaster risk reduction, socio-economic development, vulnerability reduction
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Schools: School of Art, Design and Architecture
School of Art, Design and Architecture > Global Disaster Resilience Centre
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Depositing User: Sharon Beastall
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2015 13:11
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2015 13:11


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