Identification, Categorization, and Weighting of Barriers to Timely Post-Disaster Recovery Process

Behzad Rouhanizadeh, Sharareh Kermanshachi, Thahomina Jahan Nipa

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Abstract

Different aspects of disaster recovery have been studied in recent years through which a variety of barriers relative to different perspectives were determined. However, the barriers causing delays in the process of post-disaster recovery have not been studied in detail. Some of these barriers are related to pre-disaster conditions, and some relate to post-disaster situation. In this study, post-disaster recovery barriers causing delay have been studied comprehensively. Based on the existing literature, the barriers were identified, categorized, ranked, and weighted. The 33 identified barriers are presented in economic, social, environment, policy and politics, infrastructure, and transportation categories. Furthermore, social and economic categories had the highest weight, 35% and 25% respectively, among all the categories. The found preventives in this study can be used by researchers for later studies. In addition, the decision-makers can use the results for making proper disaster recovery planning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputing in Civil Engineering 2019
Subtitle of host publicationSmart Cities, Sustainability, and Resilience - Selected Papers from the ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering 2019
EditorsYong K. Cho, Fernanda Leite, Amir Behzadan, Chao Wang
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages41-49
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780784482445
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019
EventASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering 2019: Smart Cities, Sustainability, and Resilience, i3CE 2019 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: Jun 17 2019Jun 19 2019

Publication series

NameComputing in Civil Engineering 2019: Smart Cities, Sustainability, and Resilience - Selected Papers from the ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering 2019

Conference

ConferenceASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering 2019: Smart Cities, Sustainability, and Resilience, i3CE 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAtlanta
Period6/17/196/19/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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