Resources and capacity: Lessons learned from post-disaster reconstruction resourcing in Indonesia, China and Australia

Yan Chang, Suzanne Wilkinson, Regan Potangaroa, Erica Seville,

Paper presented at the 2010 Construction, Building and Real Estate Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, held at Dauphine Universite, Paris 2-3 September 2010, ISBN 978-1-84219-619-9.


Post-disaster reconstruction poses resourcing challenges specific to the construction practitioners and requires constant improvements of the construction industry and of the environment in which it operates. By drawing on in-field surveys and observations in the disaster affected areas in Indonesia, China and Australia, the research examines their respective resourcing practice following a disaster with a particular focus on identifying the resource and capacity constraints that confronted the reconstruction practitioners in a post-disaster situation. This mapping exercise helps draw attention from decision makers and the construction sector to the vulnerable areas in post-disaster reconstruction and also generates lessons and
experiences worthy of adoption in other disaster situations. Practical measures are suggested to improve the implementation of physical reconstruction through laws, regulations and policies, along with the according mechanisms in the industry and at a project level.

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