Integration of the Concept of Disaster Resilience for Sustainable Construction—An Analysis on the Competency Requirements of the Built Environment Professionals

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Abstract

Sustainable construction involves a commitment to: Economic sustainability, Environmental sustainability and Social sustainability. However, the notion of ‘resilience’ has not been mainly integrated to the sustainable construction. Within this context, researchers have emphasised the need to bring these two notions ‘sustainability’ and ‘resilience’ into one framework as both these notions are interrelated. However, in order to integrate disaster resilience to the sustainability agenda, it is extremely important to identify the competency requirements of the built environment professionals. As a part of a key research project entitled CADRE, an analytical framework was developed to identify various built environment professionals, different resilience aspects and stages of the construction project cycle. Accordingly, based on this analytical framework, an extensive literature review was conducted to identify the competency requirements of the built environment professionals under different resilience aspects in the construction stage of the project cycle. Findings reveal, that the built environment professionals should have a variety of competencies to enhance resilience in the built environment projects and through that contribute to integrate the notion of resilience to the sustainability agenda.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICSECM 2019
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management
EditorsRanjith Dissanayake, Priyan Mendis, Kolita Weerasekera, Sudhira De Silva, Shiromal Fernando
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Pages449-458
Number of pages10
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9789811572227
ISBN (Print)9789811572210
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sep 2020
Event10th International conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management: Special Session on Disaster Risk Reduction - Earl's Regency Hotel, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Duration: 12 Dec 201914 Dec 2019
Conference number: 10
http://www.icsecm.org/2019/
http://www.icsecm.org/2019/dowanloads/Final%20Abstract(2019).pdf
http://www.icsecm.org/2019/ (Conference Website)

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Civil Engineering
PublisherSpringer
Volume94
ISSN (Print)2366-2557
ISSN (Electronic)2366-2565

Conference

Conference10th International conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management
Abbreviated titleICSECM2019
CountrySri Lanka
CityKandy
Period12/12/1914/12/19
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