Critical factors for successful housing reconstruction projects following a major disaster

Sadiqi, Z, Coffey, V and Trigunarsyah, B 2013, 'Critical factors for successful housing reconstruction projects following a major disaster', in Stephen Kajewski, Karen Manley and Keith Hampson (ed.) Proceedings of the 19th Triennial CIB World Building Congress (CIB 2013), Brisbane, Australia, 5-9 May 2013, pp. 1-12.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Critical factors for successful housing reconstruction projects following a major disaster
Author(s) Sadiqi, Z
Coffey, V
Trigunarsyah, B
Year 2013
Conference name CIB 2013
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates 5-9 May 2013
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 19th Triennial CIB World Building Congress (CIB 2013)
Editor(s) Stephen Kajewski, Karen Manley and Keith Hampson
Publisher Queensland University of Technology
Place of publication Brisbane, Australia
Start page 1
End page 12
Total pages 12
Abstract Post-disaster reconstruction projects are often considered ineffectual or unproductive because on many occasions in the past they have performed extremely poorly during post-contract occupation, or have failed altogether to deliver acceptable outcomes. In some cases, these projects have already failed even before their completion, leading many sponsor aid organisations to hold these projects up as examples of how not to deliver housing reconstruction. Research into some previous unsuccessful projects has revealed that often the lack of adequate knowledge regarding the context and complexity involved in the implementation of these projects is generally responsible for their failure. Post-disaster reconstruction projects are certainly very complex in nature, often very context-specific and they can vary widely in magnitude. Despite such complexity, reconstruction projects can still have a high likelihood of success if adequate consideration is given to the importance of factors which are known to positively influence reconstruction efforts. Good outcomes can be achieved when planners and practitioners ensure best practices are embedded in the design of reconstruction projects at the time reconstruction projects they are first instigated. This paper outlines and discusses factors that significantly contribute to the successful delivery of post-disaster housing reconstruction projects.
Subjects Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Keyword(s) Islamic culture of Saudi Arabia
housing for Mid and Low-income Families
Sustainable Housing
Semi-Structured Interview
Saudi architectural elements
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