Seminar - Disaster risk reduction and ‘built-in’ resilience: Towards overarching principles for construction practice
The increased emphasis on disaster risk reduction has broadened the range of experts whose knowledge must be garnered to resolve complex socio-technical challenges provided by most built environments. This talk highlights the role and position of the construction sector for addressing these concerns.
Based on a wide body of research on resilience issues a set of overarching principles are proffered to help inform efforts to overcome some of the barriers to creating a more resilient built environment. It is argued that these principles offer a point of departure for embedding resilience considerations at both project and institutional levels; although real change would demand challenging some of the conventions that currently underpin construction development.