Reconstruction following Disaster

reconstruction after disaster - outside the red zone - ross2590-1d4Our research team have been researching post-disaster reconstruction for the past eight years, visiting many international disaster zones to understand what unique challenges and opportunities arise during reconstruction following a disaster.

Little did we know that right on our doorstep would be a major reconstruction effort in Christchurch...

Our research primarily focuses on the capability and capacity of the construction sector to rise to the challenge of a major reconstruction effort, and is subdivided into the following themes:

With the Christchurch rebuild underway, our research team continue to actively monitoring and reporting on resourcing issues likely to emerge over time. 


Publications

Capacity and capability development of Canterbury subcontracting businesses: Features, motivating factors and obstacles

Report prepared by Alice Yan Chang-Richards, Suzanne Wilkinson, Erica Seville, David Brunsdon.
Resilient Organisations Research Report 2016/03, February 2016

Trends in resourcing and employment practice of Canterbury construction organisations

Report prepared by Alice Yan Chang-Richards, Suzanne Wilkinson, Erica Seville, David Brunsdon.
Resilient Organisations Research Report 2016/02, February 2016

Factors Influencing Impacts on and Recovery Trends of Organisations: Evidence from the 2010/2011 Canterbury Earthquakes

Charlotte Brown, Joanne Stevenson, Sonia Giovinazzi, Erica Seville, John Vargo
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction Volume 14, Part 1, December 2015, Pages 56–72

From Disaster to Opportunity: Reviving Urban Function after the Canterbury Earthquakes.

Joanne Stevenson, Sonia Giovinazzi, Erica Seville, Charlotte Brown, Yan (Alice) Chang-Richards, Suzanne Wilkinson.  In the book:  Pierre Filion, Gary Sands and Mark Skidmore (Eds) Cities at Risk: Planning for and recovering from natural disasters.  Ashgate, UK, 2015.

Skills Shortages in the Christchurch Subcontracting Sector

Imelda Saran Piri, Yan Chang-Richards, Suzanne Wilkinson
ANDROID Residential Doctoral School Proceeding, 5th International Conference on Building Resilience, Newcastle, Australia, 15-17th July 2015. The paper received the ANDROID Residential Doctoral School 2015 Best Paper Award.

Investment in the Construction Sector to Reduce Disaster Risk Management

Suzanne Wilkinson, Alice Yan Chang-Richards, Zulkfli Sapeciay, and Resilient Organisations, New Zealand.
Input Paper to the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015

Addressing Inter-Sectoral Linkages and Interdependencies:  A study of the past disaster events

Alice Yan Chang-Richards, Erica Seville, Suzanne Wilkinson, Hlekiwe Kachali, Joanne Stevenson.
Input Paper to the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015

Post-Disaster Challenges and Opportunities: Lessons from the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake and Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Frederico Ferreira Pedroso, Joel Teo, Erica Seville, Sonia Giovanazzi, John Vargo.
Input Paper to the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015

Industry sector recovery following the Canterbury earthquakes

H. Kachali, Z. Whitman, JR. StevensonJ. Vargo, E. Seville and T. Wilson.
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Volume 12, June 2015, Pages 42–52 (pre-print Link to attached/published link to: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420914001204)

Resilience and Recovery: Business Behaviour Following the Canterbury Earthquakes

E. Seville, J.R. Stevenson, J. Vargo, C. Brown, S. Giovinazzi.
IST Workshop on the Economics of Community Disaster Resilience, 29-30 April 2015, Washington DC.

A Study of Factors Influencing Post-Earthquake Decisions on Buildings in Christchurch, New Zealand

Jenna Jihyun Kim, Kenneth J. Elwood, Stephanie E. Chang, Frederic Marquis
11th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Canadian Association for Earthquake Engineering

Understanding Post-Earthquake Decisions on Multi-Storey Concrete Buildings in Christchurch, New Zealand

Frederic Marquis, Jenna Jihyun Kim, Kenneth J. Elwood, Stephanie E. Chang
Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, May 2015.

Investment in the Construction Sector to Reduce Disaster Risk Management

Suzanne Wilkinson, Alice Yan Chang-Richards, Zulkfli Sapeciay, and Resilient Organisations, New Zealand.
Input Paper to the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015

Addressing Inter-Sectoral Linkages and Interdependencies:  A study of the past disaster events

Alice Yan Chang-Richards, Erica Seville, Suzanne Wilkinson, Hlekiwe Kachali, Joanne Stevenson.
Input Paper to the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015

Resourcing the Canterbury Rebuild: Emerging issues facing subcontracting businesses.

Report prepared by Alice Yan Chang-Richards, Suzanne Wilkinson, Erica Seville, David Brunsdon. Resilient Organisations Research Report 2015/03, May 2015.

Resourcing the Canterbury Rebuild: Case studies of construction subcontractors recruitment and retention strategies.

Report prepared by Alice Yan Chang-Richards, Suzanne Wilkinson, Erica Seville, David Brunsdon. Resilient Organisations Research Report 2015/02, April 2015

A Framework for Building Back Better During Post-Disaster Reconstruction and Recovery. 

Sandeeka Mannakkara, University of Auckland, PhD thesis 2014

Building Natural Disaster Response Capacity: Sound workforce strategies for recovery and reconstruction. (2013).

 APEC Human Resources Development Working Group. Report prepared by Alice Yan Chang-Richards, Erica Seville, Suzanne Wilkinson, Bernard Walker.  December 2013

Workforce behaviour and business responses - Case studies of construction organisations.

Alice Yan Chang-Richards, Suzanne Wilkinson, Erica Seville, David Brunsdon. Resilient Organisations Research Report 2014/05

Assisting Self-Managing Rebuilding Owners in New Zealand to Rebuild their Homes: Lessons for New Zealand from the 2009 Victoria Bush Fire Recovery.

Suzanne Wilkinson, Alice Yan Chang-Richards, Erica Seville, David Brunsdon. Resilient Organisations Research Report 2014/02

Provision of temporary accommodation for construction workers: Learnings from Queensland post Cyclone Larry.

Alice Yan Chang-Richards, Suzanne Wilkinson, Erica Seville, David Brunsdon. Resilient Organisations Research Report 2014/01, February 2014

Re-conceptualising "Building Back Better" to Improve Post-Disaster Recovery.

Sandeeka Mannakkara, Suzanne Wilkinson. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, Vol. 7 Iss: 3, (2014).

Improving environmental management legislation to facilitate post-disaster reconstruction. (pre-print version)

James Olabode Bamidele Rotimi, Suzanne Wilkinson. International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, Vol. 5 Issue 1. (published version)

Build Back Better: Lessons from Sri Lanka's recovery from the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. 

Sandeeka Mannakkara, Suzanne Wilkinson.  International Journal of Architectural Research.  Archnet-IJAR, Volume 7 - Issue 3 - November 2013 - (108-121) - Special Issue.

Build Back Better principles for post-disaster structural improvements. ( pre-print version)

 Sandeeka Mannakkara, Suzanne Wilkinson. (2013) Structural Survey, Vol. 31 Iss: 4, (2013) pp.314 – 327 (published version)

Effects of workers' accommodation in Christchurch. 

Yan Chang-Richards, Suzanne Wilkinson, David Brunsdon, Erica Seville. May 2013. Resilient Organisations Research Report 2013/05.

Myths and Realities of Reconstruction Workers' Accommodation. 

Alice Chang-Richards, Suzanne Wilkinson, Erica Seville, Dave Brunsdon. February 2013, Resilient Organisations Research Report 2013/02

Resourcing of the Canterbury rebuild: Case studies of construction organisations.

Alice Chang-Richards, Suzanne Wilkinson, Erica Seville, Dave Brunsdon. January 2013, Resilient Organisations Research Report 2013/01

Resource challenges for housing reconstruction: A longitudinal study of the Australian bushfires (pre-print version)

Yan Chang-Richards, Suzanne Wilkinson, Regan Potangaroa, Erica Seville. Disaster Prevention and Management, Vol 22, Issue 2, 2013 

Learning from Christchurch: Technical Decisions and Societal Consequences in Post-Earthquake Recovery.

Josh E. Taylor, Stephanie E. Chang, Kenneth J. Elwood, Erica Seville, Dave Brunsdon. Resilient Organisations Research Report 2012/08

Resourcing Issues in Past Disaster Recoveries: Some Perspectives.

Alice Yan Chang-Richards, Erica Seville, Suzanne Wilkinson, David Brunsdon. Resilient Organisations Research Report 2012/07

Resourcing the Canterbury Rebuild: Changes and Emerging Themes.

Alice Chang-Richards, Suzanne Wilkinson, Erica Seville. June 2012. Resilient Organisations Research Report 2012/02

Resourcing the Canterbury Rebuild: Issues and Outlook.

Alice Chang-Richards, Suzanne Wilkinson, Erica Seville. April 2012. Resilient Organisations Research Report 2012/01

Resourcing for post-disaster reconstruction: a comparative study of Indonesia and China

Chang, Y., S. Wilkinson, R. Potangaroa and E. Seville (2012). Disaster Prevention and Management 21(1): 7-21.

An integrated approach: managing resources for post-disaster reconstruction (pre-print version).

Chang, Y., Wilkinson, S., Brunsdon d., Seville, E., & Potangaroa, R. (2011). Disasters: the journal of disaster studies, policy and management, 35(4), 739-769

Identifying factors affecting resource availability for post-disaster reconstruction: a case study in China (pre-print version).

Chang, Y., Wilkinson, S., Potangaroa, R., & Seville, E. (2011). Construction Management and Economics, 29(1), 37-48

Structural Engineers and Post Disaster Recovery: Lessons Learnt From Haiti.

Potangaroa R. Human Ecology Journal, 2011. Issue No. 24 Published by: Commonwealth Human Ecology Council (CHEC) Church House Newton Road London W2 5LS United Kingdom pg 35-39.

The Management of Portable Toilets in the Eastern Suburbs of Christchurch after the February 22, 2011 Earthquake.

Potangaroa, R., Wilkinson, S., Zare, M., & Steinfort, P.  Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies, 2011, 2 (Special Issue - A Focus on the Canterbury Earthquakes), 39-48.

Disaster Waste Management: A review Article.

Charlotte Brown, Mark Milke, Erica Seville. Waste Management, Vol 30 (2011) 1085-1098.

Procurement and Contractual Arrangements for Post-Disaster Reconstruction.

Kelvin Zuo, University of Auckland, PhD thesis 2011.

Disaster Waste Management Case Study: 2009 Victorian Bushfires, Australia.

Charlotte Brown, Mark Milke, Erica Seville. Resilient Organisations Research Report 2010/04

Resourcing for a resilient post-disaster reconstruction environment.

Yan Chang, Suzanne Wilkinson, Regan Potangaroa, Erica Seville. International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment 1(1): 65-83, 2010.

Resourcing challenges for post-disaster housing reconstruction: A comparative analysis.

Yan Chang, Suzanne Wilkinson, Regan Potangaroa, Erica Seville. Building Research and Information 38(3): 247-264, 2010

Waste management as a 'Lifeline'? A New Zealand case study analysis.

Charlotte Brown, Mark Milke, Erica Seville. International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, 2010. Vol. 1 No. 2, pp.192-206.

Interpreting resourcing bottlenecks of post-Wenchuan earthquake reconstruction in China.

Yan Chang, Suzanne Wilkinson, Regan Potangaroa, Erica Seville. International Journal of Strategic Property Management 14: 314-331, 2010

Discussion paper: Should Waste Management be Considered a Lifeline in New Zealand?

Charlotte Brown, Mark Milke, Erica Seville. Resilient Organisations Research Report 2010/01.

Donor-driven resource procurement for post-disaster reconstruction: Constraints and actions.

Yan Chang, Suzanne Wilkinson, Regan Potangaroa, Erica Seville. Habitat International 35(2): 199-205, 2010.

An Examination of Improvements Required to Legislative Provisions for Post-Disaster Reconstruction in New Zealand.

James Olabode Bamidele Rotimi, University of Canterbury, PhD thesis 2010

Legislation for effective post-disaster reconstruction.

James Rotimi, Suzanne Wilkinson, Kelvin Zuo and Dean Myburgh. International Journal of Strategic Property Management. 2009. Vol.13 No.2, pp. 143-152

Empowerment and Capacity Building: Recovery Lessons from An Earthquake in China.

Yan Chang, Regan Potangaroa, Suzanne Wilkinson, Erica Seville and Kelvin Zuo. Tephra, Vol 22 pp 38 - 41. 2009. Community Resilience Special Issue

Summary of Learnings from the 4th International i-Rec Conference: Building resilience - achieving effective post-disaster reconstruction.

Dean Myburgh , Erica Seville, Suzanne Wilkinson. Resilient Organisations Research Report 2008/02.

Resource Availability for Roading Reconstruction: A Wellington Earthquake Scenario.

Bhesram Singh, University of Auckland, Master's thesis 2007

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