10 am Friday 12 July
|DR. Alice Chang-Richards (University of Auckland)|
Quantification of Infrastructure Downtime in Earthquake Reconstruction
Knowing how to rapidly rebuild disaster-damaged infrastructure, while deciding appropriate recovery strategies and catering for future investment is a matter of core interest to government decision makers, utility providers, and business sectors. The first phase of this QuakeCore research is to identify the underlying critical decision factors and processes that have governed the trajectory of post-earthquake recovery in Christchurch; and the second phase has focused on quantification of the effect of these critical elements on infrastructure downtime. We have undertaken a system dynamics modelling and extensive field work in Christchurch and Kaikōura using questionnaire survey and semi-structured interviews to capture perspectives of those involved in the reconstruction process (central and local government agencies, SCIRT, NCTIR, engineers, contractors). The project improves our understanding of the process of earthquake reconstruction in the infrastructure sector and how we, as a country, can better plan for a speedy recovery.
This seminar will present the two phases of research project, including key results from the field work as well as lessons learned for better delivery of disaster reconstruction works.
For details on how to join the seminar – return to the 2019 Seminar series home page link